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UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid destroy Schalke 6-1

Shellshocked Schalke shuffle off. Photo: Reuters

Merciless Real Madrid pounced on a glut of Schalke 04 mistakes as they romped to another 6-1 away win in the Champions League on Wednesday, their second of the season, leaving the ragged Bundesliga side shattered and embarrassed.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 9:57am

Jose Mourinho content to leave Istanbul with a draw

Didier Drogba, rear, and Aurelien Chedjou celebrate the latter's equaliser. Photo: AP

Chelsea kept Didier Drogba well-shackled in his first game against the team he helped to win the Champions League but Aurelien Chedjou’s second-half goal earned Galatasaray a 1-1 draw in their last-16 first leg on Wednesday.

27 Feb 2014 - 9:48am

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to take out frustrations on Schalke 04

Cristiano Ronaldo in training in Germany. Photo: AP

Ballon d’Or-winner Cristiano Ronaldo cannot wait to play for Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg clash at Schalke 04, according to the Spanish giants’ boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The 29-year-old Ballon d’Or winner, who has scored 34 goals in 32 games for Real this season, has missed the last three Spanish league matches through suspension.

26 Feb 2014 - 10:14am

Jose Mourinho blasts media for publicising Samuel Eto'o remarks

Jose Mourinho castigates the media. Photo: AFP

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised media for publicising his disparaging comments about his forwards, comments he regarded as private and light-hearted.

26 Feb 2014 - 10:03am

Manchester United's abject season gets even worse as they lose 2-0 to Olympiakos in Champions League

David Moyes said it was the worst United have played in Europe. Photo: AFP

Manchester United’s dwindling hopes of lifting a trophy this season are dangling by a thread after they produced an abject display to lose 2-0 at Olympiakos Piraeus in a Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.

26 Feb 2014 - 9:34am

I must win the Champions League again, says Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney in training ahead of the Olympiakos game. Photo: Reuters

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he will not be satisfied if he finishes his career without lifting the Champions League trophy again.

Rooney, who signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract earlier this week, tasted glory in the competition with United in 2008, before finishing on the losing side in the final against Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

26 Feb 2014 - 12:08am

Olympiakos v Manchester United: Five things to know

Wayne Rooney and David Moyes speak to the press ahead of tonight's game. Photo: Reuters

Winning the Champions League has never been more important for Manchester United. Just to get a chance to rejoin Europe’s elite again.

With United in an unusually low English Premier League position, 11 points from the fourth Champions League place, qualifying for next season’s Champions League through the usual domestic route seems unlikely.

25 Feb 2014 - 11:23am

Diego Costa's magnificent header gives Atletico first-leg advantage over Milan

Diego Costa connects with the ball ...

Atletico Madrid gave AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf an unhappy return to a competition he graced so magnificently as a player when the Spaniards first frustrated their opponents before snatching a late 1-0 Champions League win on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2014 - 10:08am

Arsene Wenger blames referee as Bayern outclass Arsenal in 2-0 Champions League win

Szczesny sees red. Photo: Reuters

Arsene Wenger cut a frustrated figure after his 10-man Arsenal side suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich in their Champions League Round of 16 first-leg clash at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2014 - 10:01am

PSG underline their Champions League credentials

Zlatan Ibrahimovic fires in PSG's third. Photo: AP

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored with a stunning long-range strike as Paris St Germain sauntered to a 4-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday which clearly demonstrated they are among the Champions League favourites.

19 Feb 2014 - 10:32am

Pep Guardiola wary of Arsenal threat

Pep Guardiola speaks to the press. Photo: Reuters

Pep Guardiola believes Arsenal have the potential to make his Bayern Munich side “suffer” when the Champions League holders return to the Emirates Stadium for the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday.

It is almost exactly a year since Bayern eliminated Arsenal at the same stage of European club football’s premier competition, helped via a first-leg 3-1 win in north London.

19 Feb 2014 - 10:11am

Manuel Pellegrini rages at ref as Barca all but end City's European campaign

Barca keeper Victor Valdes makes a save. Photo: AFP

Barcelona virtually ended 10-man Manchester City’s dreams of European glory when they dominated their Champions League last 16 first leg and finished deserved 2-0 winners at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2014 - 9:33am

Four-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf needs to show he can deliver as a manager as well

Clarence Seedorf and Atletico's coach Diego Simeone had regular battles during their playing days. Photo: AFP

Clarence Seedorf will need to tap into all the experience he gained as the only player to win the Champions League with three different clubs if his AC Milan side are to get past Atletico Madrid into the quarter-finals.

18 Feb 2014 - 10:45am

Arsenal hope to erase painful memories against Bayern Munich

Per Mertesacker admits Arsenal need "two perfect games" to go through. Photo: EPA

Arsenal will be out to show they have learnt the lessons of last season’s painful home defeat by Bayern Munich when the sides meet again in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in London on Wednesday.

18 Feb 2014 - 10:40am

Four things to know about this week's Champions League ties

Bayern's Claudio Pizarro fires in the fourth goal against SC Freiburg on Saturday. In-form Bayern take on Arsenal. Photo: EPA

Manchester City will finally find out whether their impressive record this season counts for anything against Europe’s finest attacking side.

17 Feb 2014 - 10:23am