August 7th, 20152870The Champions League playoff round draw was made by UEFA on Friday and is as follows:
Astana vs APOEL Nicosia
Manchester United vs Club Brugge
Celtic vs Malmo
Lazio vs Bayer Leverkusen
Sporting Lisbon vs CSKA Moscow
Rapid Vienna vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia vs Monaco
Skenderbeu vs Dinamo Zagreb
Basel vs Maccabi...
August 4th, 20153367By Andreas Vou
APOEL sealed European group stage football for the coming season by the skin of their teeth, scraping past Danish champions Midtjylland via the away goals rule despite a 1-0 defeat in Nicosia on Tuesday night which left the aggregate score tied at 2-2.
With two away goals in hand, sweltering Nicosia heat and the...
August 4th, 20153004By Andreas Vou
APOEL are looking to finish off the job against FC Midtjylland in their Champions League third-round qualifying second leg match after their 2-1 win in Denmark last week, which would guarantee European group stage football for yet another season in Nicosia.
The Cyprus champions boosted their chances of progression to...
July 29th, 20152527Results from the Champions League Qualifying Round 3 first leg matches on Wednesday:
Celtic (Scotland) - Qarabag Agdam (Azerbaijan) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0)
Steaua Bucharest (Romania) - Partizan Belgrade (Serbia) 1-1 (halftime: 0-0)
Salzburg (Austria) - Malmo (Sweden) 2-0 (halftime: 0-0)
July 28th, 20153402By Andreas Vou
APOEL travel to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland in Champions League third-round qualifying on Tuesday (8pm), a week after an unconvincing performance which almost saw the Cyprus champions prematurely knocked out of the competition.
Due to recent successful campaigns in the Champions League, a fair amount of...
July 21st, 20153617By Andreas Vou
APOEL survived an early scare in their Champions League qualifying campaign, scraping through the second round via the away goals rule with a nervous 1-1 draw in Skopje over FK Vardar on Tuesday night.
Though their performances over the two matches must beg serious questions over their group stage credentials, Tomas...
July 17th, 20153738Below is the draw for the third qualifying round of the Champions League, made on Friday by UEFA (ties 28/29 July and 4/5 August):
Midtjylland/Lincoln Red Imps vs APOEL FC/FK Vardar
FK Sarajevo/KKS Lech Poznan vs FC Basel
Ludogorets/Milsami Orhei vs KS Skenderbeu/Crusaders FC
FK Ventspils/HJK Helsinki vs NK Maribor/FC...
July 14th, 20152420By Andreas Vou
APOEL kick off their Champions League campaign in the second qualifying round by hosting FK Vardar in the first leg of their clash at the GSP Stadium on Tuesday (8pm).
No longer one of the minnows of the competition, APOEL are now rightfully regarded as one of the strongest sides in the Champions League qualification...
June 22nd, 20152647Champions League first qualifying round draw
Lincoln FC (GIB) v FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Crusaders FC (NIR) v FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
FC Pyunik (ARM) v SS Folgore (SMR)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) v The New Saints FC (WAL)
• Ties will be played on 30 June/1 July and 7/8 July.
Champions League second qualifying round draw
May 13th, 20151759By Karolos Grohmann
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said after the Spanish side eliminated the Bavarians 5-3 on aggregate to reach next month's Champions League final.
"He is the best player of all time," Guardiola said. "I compare him with Pele. I am so happy to see this...
May 6th, 20151659By Iain Rogers
While there may still be a question mark over treble-chasing Barcelona's defence, their fearsome attacking trident is firing on all cylinders ahead of Bayern Munich's visit in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday (9.45pm).
The South American trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez reached a scorching...
May 5th, 20151923By Brian Homewood
HAVING battled to break down one of Europe’s meanest defences in the quarter-finals, Real Madrid will have to do it all over again when they face Juventus in their Champions League semi-final.
The defending champions took just under three hours to break down Atletico’s resistance in the previous round, wining...
April 24th, 20151953By Mitch Phillips
Holders Real Madrid will face Juventus and Barcelona take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals following the draw made at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland on Friday.
Real, seeking a record 11th title, will be at home in the second leg against the Italian side who are making their first appearance...
April 22nd, 20152218By Iain Rogers
Holders Real Madrid kept alive their dream of a record-extending 11th European crown when Javier Hernandez's late strike in a tense clash at home to 10-man Atletico Madrid secured a 1-0 win and a Champions League semi-final place on Wednesday.
After last week's quarter-final first leg at the Calderon ended 0-0, the...
April 22nd, 20151883By Julien Pretot
A trademark display of grit and resilience earned Juventus a goalless draw at Monaco as the Italian side qualified for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2003 with a 1-0 aggregate victory on Wednesday.
Juve, the first Italian team to reach the last four of Europe's premier club competition...
April 22nd, 20151632By Tim Hanlon
With Real Madrid facing an injury crisis ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid (9.45pm), attention will be on talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to lead them through but James Rodriguez may hold the key.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti will be without playmaker Luka Modric and forward Gareth Bale while...
April 22nd, 20151514By Julien Pretot
Juventus will be hoping to make it 11 victories out of 11 against French teams in knockout ties when they face AS Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday (9.45pm).
Juventus, who moved 15 points clear at the top of Serie A after beating second-placed Lazio 2-0 on Saturday as...
April 21st, 20151495By Tim Hanlon
Barcelona's lethal attack has put them on course for a seventh Champions League semi-final place in eight years but their shaky defence gives Paris Saint Germain a glimmer of hope on Tuesday.
The Catalan side are renowned for the quick passing possession game that brought them so much success under Pep Guardiola, but...
April 16th, 20151947By Julien Pretot
BARCELONA took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night as a goal from Neymar and a Luis Suarez double ended Paris St Germain's 33-game unbeaten run at home in Europe with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes.
PSG, who were without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended for one game after picking...
April 15th, 20152586By Simon Curtis
Ricardo Quaresma's two early goals and a second-half strike from Jackson Martinez helped a slick Porto complete a stunning 3-1 home victory over a sloppy Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.
The Portuguese side raced out of the blocks with two goals in the opening 10 minutes,...
April 15th, 20151656By Julien Pretot
PARIS St Germain will look to overcome the absence of key players including striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona.
PSG are buoyant after strong domestic performances last week having beaten bitter Ligue 1 rivals Olympique de Marseille 3-2, thrashed St...
April 15th, 20151776By Karolos Grohmann
BAYERN Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they travel to Porto for the first leg of their Champions League last eight on Wednesday but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their favourites tag.
Chasing a second treble after 2013, Bayern will be without Arjen Robben,...
April 14th, 20151719By Brian Homewood
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, leaving the tie on a knife-edge.
Vidal, who has missed two penalties this season, held his nerve and fired into the roof of the net in the...
April 14th, 20152554By Tim Hanlon
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes coach Diego Simeone's clear understanding of the team's weaknesses has been the key to their success as they seek revenge against Real Madrid on Tuesday for last season's Champions League final defeat.
With the determined Argentine at the helm, Atletico have belied...
April 14th, 20152401By Brian Homewood
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri faces a tricky dilemma for their Champions League clash against AS Monaco as he tries to decide whether to field Andrea Pirlo after the playmaker's recovery from injury.
Pirlo has not played since he suffered a calf strain against Borussia Dortmund seven weeks ago and, at 35, it...
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