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Messi battling to make Inter showdown

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 24/11/2009 - 00:58
Lionel Messi is a major doubt for FC Barcelona's crucial meeting with FC Internazionale Milano after picking up a groin injury, though there is better news regarding Zlatan Ibrahimović and Rafael Márquez.

Guardiola geared up for Inter challenge

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 24/11/2009 - 00:45
Josep Guardiola has said FC Barcelona will not compromise their style as the holders host FC Internazionale Milano with their Group F lives on the line. "Even if we fall, we will fall attacking," he said.

Evergreen Zico shrugs off injuries

Liga Prvakov - Tor, 24/11/2009 - 00:00
Olympiacos FC coach Zico remains optimistic of reaching the last 16 though a spate of injuries has seen him threaten to dust off his own boots. "Second place is still wide open," he told uefa.com.

Fabiano preaching faith in Sevilla

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 23:58
In Luis Fabiano's view, all Sevilla FC need to reach May's UEFA Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabéu is confidence. "With belief, Sevilla can do great things," he said to uefa.com.

Past form keeps Benítez believing

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 23:50
Memories of Liverpool FC's "amazing" qualification from the group stage two years ago have given Rafael Benítez hope as his team take on Debreceni VSC in Hungary with destiny out of their hands.

Prandelli relishing Fiorentina test

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 23:45
The adrenalin may be rising for Cesare Prandelli ahead of the visit of Olympique Lyonnais, yet the ACF Fiorentina coach called for calm as the Italian club look to secure a first qualification in a decade.

Iniesta out to silence Barça sceptics

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 23:42
FC Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta is determined to dispel any doubts that have started to swirl around the European champions when they welcome FC Internazionale Milano to the Camp Nou.

Sharonov hungry for more at Rubin

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 23:30
Having captured a second successive Russian Premier-Liga title on Saturday, Roman Sharonov is confident FC Rubin Kazan can set about securing their place at Europe's top table into the new year.

Fàbregas readies Arsenal riposte

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:50
Arsenal FC captain Cesc Fàbregas is confident his team will bounce back from their weekend disappointment when they look to secure progress from Group H against R. Standard de Liège on Tuesday.

Milito warns not to mess with Messi

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:49
Diego Milito might prefer Lionel Messi to have his feet up as FC Internazionale Milano visit Camp Nou on Tuesday, rating his Argentina team-mate "the best, most decisive player in the world".

Stubborn Gilardino gunning for Lyon

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
Alberto Gilardino has vowed to fight through the pain barrier for ACF Fiorentina as they prepare to host Group E leaders Olympique Lyonnais knowing victory would take them through to the last 16.

History beckons for Petrescu's Unirea

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
Coach Dan Petrescu has called on FC Unirea Urziceni to seize the day against Sevilla FC as they look to become the first Romanian side to reach the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League.

Raúl Bravo keen to rejoin elite

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
Having played his part in Real Madrid CF's 2001/02 UEFA Champions League win, Raúl Bravo hopes to contribute to another "historic" achievement by helping Olympiacos FC reach the last 16.

Motta making up for lost time

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
FC Internazionale Milano's crunch match at Camp Nou will be the perfect occasion for FC Barcelona old boy Thiago Motta to show that he is back on his game after career-blighting knee injuries.

Liverpool eye another great escape

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool FC are still in a position where they can produce one of their trademark recoveries from recent seasons and qualify from UEFA Champions League Group E.

Standard ready to rise to occasion

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
Coach László Bölöni insists R. Standard de Liège will not be overawed by the occasion as they travel to Group H leaders Arsenal FC needing to win to keep the pressure on second-placed Olympiacos FC.

Only one route for Koeman's AZ

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
AZ Alkmaar coach Ronald Koeman knows "there is no other option than victory for us" as Group H's bottom side take on second-placed Olympiacos FC with their European hopes in the balance.

Stuttgart looking for European lift

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 22:45
VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel stressed that "this is a different competition" as his Bundesliga strugglers set out to boost their UEFA Champions League prospects at Rangers FC on Tuesday.

What's on uefa.com

Liga Prvakov - Pon, 23/11/2009 - 17:22
uefa.com is the place to be for UEFA Champions League Matchday 5. Follow the latest news, insight and scores, delve into the Genoa CFC-focused Magazine, and claim some great prizes in our games.
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