1. Simon Mignolet and the 10 Biggest Champions League Goalkeeping Errors

    Not so long ago, Mario Balotelli was the scapegoat for Liverpool's troubles, now it appears to be Simon Mignolet ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 day ago 8,761 reads 6 comments

  2. Analysing the African Hits and Misses of Champions League Matchday 5

    This week saw the penultimate round of Champions League group-stage matches. Several teams sealed their progression to the last 16, others moved closer and a number of sides were eliminated from the tournament...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 day ago 270 reads 0 comments

  3. State of Play: Analysing the Champions League Groups with 1 Game Left

    After the conclusion of round five of matches in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, we now know 11 of the 16 teams who will go into the knockout phase of the competition...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 day ago 7,791 reads 17 comments

  4. Champions League Player Rankings After Matchday 5: Hazard, Alexis, Cavani Star

    Welcome to the fifth edition of our UEFA Champions League player rankings, in which we order the competition's top 20 players so far. The criteria is simple: We pick the 20 best players on the basis of form in European games only...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 day ago 3,086 reads 5 comments

  5. Champions League Defeat Cannot Disguise Qualities of Bayern Under Pep Guardiola

    First things first. Manchester City are still very much in the Champions League thanks to a brave, committed display against, arguably, the best organised side in Europe, Pep Guardiola ’s Bayern Munich...

    Guillem Balague Written by Guillem Balague about 1 day ago 7,618 reads 51 comments

  6. Arsenal and the Biggest Clubs Never to Win the Champions League

    On Wednesday night, Arsenal qualified for the second round of the Champions League for a 15th consecutive season, but if history is any guide, they will not be lifting the European Cup in Berlin next June...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 day ago 8,478 reads 26 comments

  7. Ranking and Grading Atletico's Players on Champions League Performances so Far

    Atletico Madrid 's commanding 4-0 victory over Olympiakos at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday ensured progression into the Champions League knockout phase for Diego Simeone's side for the second straight season...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 661 reads 3 comments

  8. Eliaquim Mangala Coming of Age at Manchester City After Champions League Display

    The performance may have been poor, but Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping Manchester City ’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich, which came courtesy of two late Sergio Aguero strikes, will kick-start their season...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 day ago 3,889 reads 5 comments

  9. Cristiano Ronaldo Under Pressure from Madrid Media to Beat Lionel Messi Record

    Even the most ardent Lionel Messi supporters will find it hard to argue against Cristiano Ronaldo's dominance over the last year, but after a week which has seen Leo break both ...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 2 days ago 14,002 reads 65 comments

  10. World Football's Champions League Hangover: The Problem with Dominance

    Welcome to world football's Thursday Morning Hangover, an homage to the NFL section's own Monday Morning Hangover, in which we round up the key stories and important points from the most recent matchday in the Champions League...

    Alex Dimond Written by Alex Dimond about 1 day ago 20,900 reads 18 comments

  11. Grading Every 2014/15 Champions League Team on Matchday 5

    The Champions League made its way back to centre stage this week as the penultimate round of group-stage fixtures set the European elite up for an almighty December climax...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 1 day ago 15,803 reads 38 comments

  12. Carlo Ancelotti Predicts Liverpool Failure Against Basel in Champions League

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has predicted Liverpool will fail to beat Basel during the final round of Champions League group fixtures, thus dropping out of the competition...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 1 day ago 13,117 reads 35 comments

  13. Atletico Madrid vs. Olympiakos: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    Atletico Madrid secured their progression into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday with a dominant 4-0 victory over Olympiakos at the Vicente Calderon...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 4,399 reads 10 comments

  14. Champions League Team of the Week from Matchday 5

    Matchday 5 of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League gave us three hat-tricks, a new all-time goalscoring record and a dazzling selection of standout individual displays...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 2 days ago 41,809 reads 43 comments

  15. Real Madrid Fail to Impress vs. Basel but Grind out Yet Another Win

    Real Madrid equalled their all-time longest winning streak by grinding out a 1-0 victory away to Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday...

    Nick Dorrington Written by Nick Dorrington about 2 days ago 6,110 reads 83 comments

  16. Arsenal vs. Borussia Dortmund: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    Arsenal found a way to silence the critics Wednesday night by defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. The win earned the Gunners a spot in the round of 16 alongside the German side, who failed to impress in every aspect of the game..

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 2 days ago 3,303 reads 4 comments

  17. Ludogorets vs. Liverpool: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    This bizarre Liverpool season doesn ’t feature a Champions League exit just yet, as the Reds earned the point to keep themselves alive in the competition with a 2-2 draw against Ludogorets in Sofia...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 days ago 3,230 reads 14 comments

  18. Malmo vs. Juventus: Score, Grades and Reaction from Champions League Game

    Juventus kept their chances of progressing to the next round of the UEFA Champions League alive with a 2-0 win over Malmo on Wednesday, scoring twice in the second half in a dominant performance...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 2 days ago 2,166 reads 18 comments

  19. Basel vs. Real Madrid: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    Real Madrid confirmed top spot in Champions League Group B with a relatively comfortable 1-0 win away at Basel. The reigning European champions did not have things entirely their own way...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 2 days ago 9,576 reads 24 comments

  20. Champions League Tables 2014: Updated Group Standings, Results After Matchday 5

    Matchday 5 of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League campaign saw a number of teams grab their tickets to the round of 16 amid plenty of goals, late drama and some of the biggest blunders we've seen on the European pitches all year...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 2 days ago 18,702 reads 1 comments

  21. Twitter Reaction to Simon Mignolet's Performance for Liverpool vs. Ludogorets

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been receiving increasing levels of criticism for recent performances, with former Reds shot-stopper Bruce Grobbelaar claiming he is " worse than Dracula " with crosses in the press on Wednesday...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 days ago 14,855 reads 32 comments

  22. Ludogorets vs. Liverpool: Score, Grades, Reaction from Champions League Game

    An 87th-minute equaliser frustrated Liverpool as they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Wednesday...

    Alex Dimond Written by Alex Dimond about 2 days ago 6,888 reads 48 comments

  23. Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Score, Grades, Reaction from Champions League Game

    Yaya Sanogo scored his first Arsenal goal as the Gunners secured progress to the UEFA Champions League knockout phase with a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over visiting Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium...

    Michael Cummings Written by Michael Cummings about 2 days ago 11,876 reads 42 comments

  24. Basel vs. Real Madrid: Score, Grades, Reaction from Champions League Game

    Real Madrid guaranteed top spot in Champions League Group B with a comfortable 1-0 win in Basel on Wednesday evening...

    Alex Livie Written by Alex Livie about 2 days ago 9,378 reads 99 comments

  25. Mario Mandzukic Scores Atletico Madrid's First-Ever Champions League Hat-Trick

    Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi both scored hat-tricks on the penultimate matchday of the Champions League group stage, and now Mario Mandzukic has joined in on the fun...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 days ago 4,172 reads 4 comments