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Ernesto Valverde faces tricky Champions League trip to Lille in first game in charge of struggling Spanish side Valencia

Ernesto Valverde faces a tricky trip to Lille as he attempts to guide Valencia to first place in Champions League Group F in his first game in charge of the La Liga club.
Ernesto Valverde faces a tricky trip to Lille as he attempts to guide Valencia to first place in Champions League Group F in his first game in charge of the La Liga club.

Ernesto Valverde faces his first test as manager of Valencia as he leads the La Liga club into their final group game in the Champions League against Lille tonight, and the pressure will be less intense for the new boss as his side have already secured at least second place in Group F. Continue reading Ernesto Valverde faces tricky Champions League trip to Lille in first game in charge of struggling Spanish side Valencia

Barca rest stars for Benfica battle but do include Messi who could equal goal-scoring record for a calender year

Many of Barcelona's first-team stars are missing for tonight's final group game against Benfica, but Lionel Messi has been included in the squad as he hunts down Gerd Muller's record for goals scored in a calender year.
Many of Barcelona’s first-team stars are rested for tonight’s final group game against Benfica, but Lionel Messi has been included in the squad as he hunts down Gerd Muller’s record for goals scored in a calender year.

Benfica visit the Camp Nou tonight desperate to get a result against La Liga giants Barcelona and clinch a spot in the next round of the Champions League at the expense of Group G rivals Celtic. Continue reading Barca rest stars for Benfica battle but do include Messi who could equal goal-scoring record for a calender year

Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Real Madrid's young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.
Real Madrid’s young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.

Real Madrid eased to victory in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday, beating Ajax 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and manager Jose Mourinho was impressed by what he saw from some of the young academy players who he fielded in the game. Continue reading Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Malaga sail through to the last 16 but Pellegrini left frustrated by draw

Manuel Pellegrini is proud of his players for their Champions League qualification, but showed frustration at not being able to hold on to their lead against Anderlecht.
Manuel Pellegrini is proud of his players for their Champions League qualification, but showed frustration at not being able to hold on to their lead against Anderlecht.

Manuel Pellegrini says he is disappointed after his Malaga side conceded a late goal against Anderlecht on Tuesday which denied the club another Champions League win, and he claims his side deserved to hold on to victory. Continue reading Malaga sail through to the last 16 but Pellegrini left frustrated by draw

Champions League: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

Cristiano Ronaldo rides a challenge from Ajax's Toby Alderweireld in the previous meeting between tonight's side, but who will form tonight's starting line-up for both teams?
Cristiano Ronaldo rides a challenge from Ajax’s Toby Alderweireld in the previous meeting between Real Madrid and Ajax, but who will form tonight’s starting line-up for both teams?

Real Madrid head into tonight’s final Group D Champions League match against Ajax knowing that they will end the night and group stages in second place, but Ajax are in contention to grab the group’s Europa League place if they equal or better Manchester City’s result against Borussia Dortmund. Continue reading Champions League: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

Pellegrini expects maximum effort despite Malaga’s Champions League qualification

Even though Malaga have already progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, manager Manuel Pellegrino expects nothing less than maximum effort from his team as they aim to remain unbeaten.
Even though Malaga have already progressed through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, manager Manuel Pellegrino expects nothing less than maximum effort from his team as they aim to remain unbeaten.

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini will not let his side take it easy in their final Champions League group game despite the club already having won Group C, and the boss expects his side to remain unbeaten by avoiding defeat to tonight’s opponents Anderlecht. Continue reading Pellegrini expects maximum effort despite Malaga’s Champions League qualification