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Hulk hits first goal of 2014/15 group stage

Tuesday 16 September 2014 20.51 CET
Hulk hits first goal of 2014/15 group stage
Brazilian forward Hulk has scored the first goal of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage, giving FC Zenit a fifth-minute lead away to SL Benfica in Group C.
 
Preview: Chelsea v Schalke

Preview: Chelsea v Schalke

José Mourinho says it will be "difficult" for Chelsea FC to better their semi-final run last season as they prepare for FC Schalke 04, who are rueing the loss of their captain.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 20.42 CET
 
Preview: Barcelona v APOEL

Preview: Barcelona v APOEL

Luis Enrique will take the challenge of leading FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in his stride as he seeks to spoil APOEL FC's "dream" of a Camp Nou upset.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 20.34 CET
 
Preview: Roma v CSKA Moskva

Preview: Roma v CSKA Moskva

Leonid Slutski and Rudi García both attempted to discard the favourites' tag ahead of up-and-coming AS Roma's home meeting with experienced PFC CSKA Moskva.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 20.22 CET
 
Preview: Athletic v Shakhtar Donetsk

Preview: Athletic v Shakhtar Donetsk

Ernesto Valverde urges Athletic Club to be back with a bang as they start their second group stage campaign against an FC Shakhtar Donetsk side in familiar surroundings.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 20.11 CET
 
Preview: Maribor v Sporting

Preview: Maribor v Sporting

While Ante Šimundža thinks NK Maribor will "play with a lot of energy", visiting coach Marco Silva demands Sporting Clube de Portugal improve as they make a group stage return.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 20.03 CET
 
Preview: Porto v BATE Borisov

Preview: Porto v BATE Borisov

FC Porto are big favourites for their game at home to FC BATE Borisov but Julen Lopetegui is taking nothing for granted against Belarusian visitors in a rich vein of form.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 19.50 CET
 
Kompany confident City can impress in Munich

Kompany confident City can impress in Munich

Vincent Kompany says Manchester City FC can repeat last year's win at FC Bayern München as they look to "close the gap on the best three or four clubs in the world".
Tuesday 16 September 2014 19.39 CET
 
Preview: Bayern v Manchester City

Preview: Bayern v Manchester City

With AS Roma and PFC CSKA Moskva making up a tough group, FC Bayern München's Josep Guardiola is keen to get a good start against a "top" Manchester City FC side.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 19.22 CET
 
Preview: Ajax v Paris

Preview: Ajax v Paris

Walking around the Amsterdam ArenA, Laurent Blanc said the sense of AFC Ajax's history was intoxicating and admits Paris Saint-Germain have to realise their potential.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 19.17 CET
 
Basel benefit from focus on youth
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Basel benefit from focus on youth

The Swiss champions' academy is feeding Europe with supreme talent, with more than 40 players progressing to the first team since 2000, including some famous names.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 9.00 CET
 
Team news ahead of Tuesday's ties

Team news ahead of Tuesday's ties

UEFA.com rounds up the likely lineups and formations for Tuesday night's eight UEFA Champions League group stage games, including who is out and who is a doubt.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 8.30 CET
 
Lovren ready for centre stage with Liverpool

Lovren ready for centre stage with Liverpool

Liverpool FC's €25m defensive recruit Dejan Lovren analysed the Reds' mixed results so far this season and sounded a confident note about their return to the group stage.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 8.00 CET
 
What teams need to get through

What teams need to get through

UEFA.com crunches the key numbers ahead of the start of the group stage including how many points will be required to progress and the importance of away form.
Tuesday 16 September 2014 7.40 CET
 
Preview: Real Madrid v Basel

Preview: Real Madrid v Basel

Carlo Ancelotti told his players it is time to stand up and be counted as Real Madrid CF look to put recent disappointment behind them by making a winning start in Group B.
Monday 15 September 2014 22.45 CET