Varane predicts title defence

Raphael Varane is confident Real Madrid can become the first team in the history of the Champions League era to successfully defend their crown.

Echiejele hails UCL return

Elderson Echiejile could not hide his delight following Monaco's 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Keller hails Schalke display

Schalke boss Jens Keller expressed pride in his players after they held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League Group G opener.

Atleti confirm Mandzukic op

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has undergone surgery on the broken nose he suffered in the 3-2 defeat to Olympiacos on Tuesday.

Drogba calls for Blues patience

Didier Drogba has called on Chelsea's fans to give him time to regain his best form after rejoining in the recent transfer period.

Garcia counts cost of victory

Roma boss Rudi Garcia was left to count the cost of his side's 5-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow after losing two players to injury.

Blanc laments Ajax stalemate

PSG boss Laurent Blanc was left to rue his side's profligacy as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ajax in their Champions League Group F opener.

Enrique calls for improvement

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has called for improvement as his side were made to fight for their 1-0 Champions League win over APOEL on Wednesday.

Arteta 'bitterly disappointed'

Mikel Arteta admits if Arsenal continue to play the way they did against Dortmund, they will have no chance of winning trophies.

Pep: Bayern deserved victory

Pep Guardiola is convinced Bayern Munich were deserved winners after seeing off Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday evening.

Hart gutted by late winner

Joe Hart felt Bayern Munich's late strike on Wednesday was harsh, claiming he felt Manchester City were well worth at least a draw.

Mourinho to manage Costa

Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa is not able to start more than one game a week after he was deployed as a substitute against Schalke.

Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04

Chelsea were made to pay for missed chances as Schalke secured a 1-1 draw in their Champions League Group G opener at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Man City

A fantastic 90th-minute strike from Jerome Boateng secured Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory in their Group E opener with Manchester City on Wednesday.

Barcelona 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

Barcelona defeated a determined Apoel side 1-0 to open their Champions League account with a less-than-convincing win on Wednesday night.

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