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Heinze troubled by scale of OM task

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 21:05
Former Real Madrid CF defender Gabriel Heinze knows exactly how tough Olympique de Marseille's mission will be when his new club host their Group C rivals needing a win to retain hope of progress.

Sivok believes in Beşiktaş's chances

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 21:03
Beşiktaş JK may need a favour from VfL Wolfsburg as well as a win against PFC CSKA Moskva to keep their European campaign alive, but midfielder Tomáš Sivok is confident they will do exactly that.

Essien eager to end Chelsea slump

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 21:02
Michael Essien is eager to finish Group D on a high against APOEL FC following a week in which Chelsea FC exited a domestic cup competition and had their Premier League lead cut to two points.

Patient Antonini comes of age

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 21:01
AC Milan left-back Luca Antonini will make his UEFA Champions League debut on Tuesday in his side's trip to FC Zürich, and coach Leonardo says the 27-year-old's breakthrough is a "beautiful story".

Misimović champions safety-first attitude

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 21:00
Zvjezdan Misimović says his VfL Wolfsburg team-mates will need to be patient when they host already-qualified Manchester United FC in Group C with their first knockout rounds aspirations on the line.

Harazi hyped up for last hurrah

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 20:57
Alon Harazi will "leave the stage to a younger generation" after Maccabi Haifa FC's match against FC Girondins de Bordeaux, and the defender, 38, is keen to finish his illustrious career on a high.

Nikopolidis taking nothing for granted

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 20:30
Almost 39 and not yet contemplating retirement, Antonis Nikopolidis has been around long enough to know Olympiacos FC cannot expect an easy ride against Arsenal FC as they look to seal a last-16 berth.

Doomsday scenario haunts Domínguez

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 20:25
He may be a callow 20-year-old but Club Atlético de Madrid's Álvaro Domínguez does not need telling that victory over FC Porto is key as "the last thing we want is not to carry on playing in Europe".

U17 holders hook up with world champions

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 12:09
UEFA European Under-17 Championship holders Germany will take on FIFA U-17 World Cup winners Switzerland in an Elite round group that also contains Hungary and Serbia after the draw in Nyon.

Elite round reunion for 2009 U19 finalists

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 12:08
Finalists in the 2008/09 competition, Ukraine and England will meet again in this season's edition after being paired together in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite round following the draw in Nyon.

Matchday 6 number crunching

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 08/12/2009 - 00:55
While Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to stretch his lead in the goalscoring charts, Maccabi Haifa FC hope to break their duck, as uefa.com delves into the facts and figures ahead of Matchday 6.

Juve and Bayern warm up with wins

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 23:40
Juventus and FC Bayern München prepared for their crunch game on Tuesday with morale-boosting wins on a weekend which saw AZ Alkmaar and VfB Stuttgart part company with their coaches.

Zico undaunted by masterful Wenger

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 23:30
Their paths having crossed in Japan in the 1990s, Zico and Arsène Wenger meet once more, with the Olympiacos FC boss revering his Arsenal FC counterpart but noting his Gunners are not unbeatable.

Kuzmanović confident of Stuttgart resurgence

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 22:45
Part of a team mired at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table, Zdravko Kuzmanović is backing VfB Stuttgart to "rise again", starting with the visit of FC Unirea Urziceni in a must-win Group G game on Wednesday.

Kuzmanović plots Stuttgart renaissance

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 20:45
Though a thigh injury has consigned him to the sidelines, Zdravko Kuzmanović is backing VfB Stuttgart to "rise again", starting with the visit of Romanian team FC Unirea Urziceni in a must-win Group G tie.

Calf injury causes Chiellini concern

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 14:21
Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini could miss Tuesday's decisive UEFA Champions League Group A fixture against FC Bayern München after sitting out today's training session with a calf injury.

Kaká sits out Group C finale

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 12:03
Kaká has been ruled out of Real Madrid CF's final Group C game at Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday after aggravating a persistent groin injury in the lead-up to Saturday's 4-2 victory over UD Almería.

Eight knockout spots left up for grabs

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 12:00
Eight teams have qualified for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League after Arsenal FC and ACF Fiorentina booked their places last time out leaving eight spaces still up for grabs.

Lax Lyon floored by dogged Lille

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 07/12/2009 - 00:40
Olympique Lyonnais missed the chance to go second in Ligue 1 as they let slip a two-goal lead to lose 4-3 at LOSC Lille Métropole on the day Grenoble Foot 38 registered their first win of this season.

Gross replaces Babbel at Stuttgart

Liga Prvakov - Ned, 06/12/2009 - 23:40
VfB Stuttgart have named Christian Gross as their new coach after parting company with Markus Babbel three days before their must-win UEFA Champions League meeting with FC Unirea Urziceni.
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