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Athletic second-half comeback ousts Napoli

Wednesday 27 August 2014 22.55 CET
Athletic second-half comeback ousts Napoli
Athletic Club 3-1 SSC Napoli (agg: 4-2)
Three goals in 14 second-half minutes helped the hosts come from behind and return to the group stage for the first time since 1998/99.
 
Leverkusen coast through at FCK's expense

Leverkusen coast through at FCK's expense

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 FC København (agg: 7-2)
Stefan Kiessling continued his prolific early-season form with two goals as the Bundesliga outfit coasted into the group stage.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 22.47 CET
 
Sánchez sends Arsenal through

Sánchez sends Arsenal through

Arsenal FC 1-0 Beşiktaş JK (agg: 1-0)
Alexis Sánchez scored his first goal for Arsenal to fire his side into the group stage of the UEFA Champions League at Beşiktaş's expense.  
Wednesday 27 August 2014 22.41 CET
 
How much do seedings matter?

How much do seedings matter?

In the run-up to every group stage draw, the focus is on which of the four pots the 32 teams will be placed in: UEFA.com analysis how seedings have translated into results.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 20.20 CET
 
Manolas ready to replace Benatia at Roma

Manolas ready to replace Benatia at Roma

Kostas Manolas has left Olympiacos FC for AS Roma to replace FC Bayern München-bound Mehdi Benatia but said his predecessor "is the past – I'm the present".
Wednesday 27 August 2014 16.21 CET
 
Enrique adds Douglas to Barcelona defence

Enrique adds Douglas to Barcelona defence

Luis Enrique's project to strengthen FC Barcelona's defence has been bolstered by the signing of right-back Douglas Pereira: local correspondent Richard Walker explains.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 12.04 CET
 
Team news ahead of tonight's play-offs

Team news ahead of tonight's play-offs

UEFA.com rounds up the likely lineups and formations for tonight's five UEFA Champions League play-off second legs, including who is out and who is a doubt.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 11.27 CET
 
Guerrero: Athletic philosophy reaps rewards

Guerrero: Athletic philosophy reaps rewards

Julen Guerrero was the last Athletic Club player to score a goal in the UEFA Champions League, more than 16 years ago. We caught up with him ahead of their play-off decider.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 11.14 CET
 
Lopetegui shares the praise among Porto players

Lopetegui shares the praise among Porto players

"Everyone played marvellously," said FC Porto coach Julen Lopetegui after two second-half goals took them through against a LOSC Lille side who conceded the hosts were better.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 0.34 CET
 
BATE bask in euphoria as Slovan reflect

BATE bask in euphoria as Slovan reflect

"There is just euphoria," said coach Aleksandr Yermakovich while Egor Filipenko praised FC BATE Borisov's "crazy support" after eliminating a philosophical ŠK Slovan Bratislava.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 0.27 CET
 
Donis turns sights on big guns as APOEL advance

Donis turns sights on big guns as APOEL advance

Giorgos Donis hopes APOEL FC draw Juventus or Olympiacos FC after the "finest moment" of his coaching career: the 4-0 win against Kent Nielsen's Aalborg BK.
Wednesday 27 August 2014 0.03 CET
 
'Phenomenal feeling' for Šimundža and Maribor

'Phenomenal feeling' for Šimundža and Maribor

Ante Šimundža believes NK Maribor's success will delight the whole of Slovenia, leaving Ronny Deila to admit Celtic FC "weren't good enough" over the two games.
Tuesday 26 August 2014 23.59 CET
 
Villas-Boas praise for Zenit hero Hulk

Villas-Boas praise for Zenit hero Hulk

André Villas-Boas hailed Hulk after the forward recovered from injury to fire FC Zenit into the group stage, beating R. Standard de Liège 3-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate.
Tuesday 26 August 2014 23.15 CET
 
Porto oust LOSC for 19th group appearance

Porto oust LOSC for 19th group appearance

FC Porto 2-0 LOSC Lille (agg: 3-0)
Yacine Brahimi and Jackson Martínez struck in the second half to send Porto into the group stage for the 19th time.
Tuesday 26 August 2014 22.46 CET
 
BATE progress after seeing off Slovan

BATE progress after seeing off Slovan

FC BATE Borisov 3-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava (agg: 4-1)
BATE ensured a fourth group stage appearance after overpowering their visitors, who ended with ten men.
Tuesday 26 August 2014 22.42 CET