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Emery focused on Bayern as Neymar's PSG pile up records

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery urged his team to stay focused on completing an impressive Champions League group campaign after an "extraordinary" Neymar led a record-breaking win over Celtic on Wednesday.


Neymar and Cavani closing in on Ronaldo in the Champions League

Neymar Jr and Edinson Cavani scored a brace each against Celtic to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from opening the gap at the top of the charts for Champions League top goalscorer after the Portuguese striker's double against APOEL.

New Zealand football coach quits after missing World Cup spot

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson announced his resignation Thursday in the wake of the All Whites' failure to reach next year's World Cup.


Emery hails Neymar after stunning Celtic win

Celtic took an early lead against Paris Saint-Germain, but Neymar scored twice as the French giants roared back to win 7-1.


After Barca stalemate, Buffon left the Juventus Stadium... in his underwear!

The legendary goalkeeper was not called into action much against Barcelona, but after the referee blew for full-time, he was in the spotlight for the peculiar way in which he left the pitch.


Simeone hails Griezmann's 'extraordinary' volley

After Antoine Griezmann broke his eight-game duck in style, Diego Simeone hailed the Atletico Madrid striker's "extraordinary" goal.


Goncharenko delighted for clean sheet star Akinfeev

Igor Akinfeev broke an unwanted personal record in CSKA Moscow's Champions League win against Benfica, to Viktor Goncharenko's delight.


Neymar equalled a record set by Del Piero, Rebrov... and Ronaldo

After Paris Saint-Germain's latest 7-1 rout over Celtic, in which Neymar netted a double for the French giants to set a goalscoring record in the group stages, the Brazilian equalled an unusual record.


Championship Review: Wolves thrash 10-man Leeds, Middlesbrough cruise

A red card to Ronaldo Vieira played a big part as Wolves beat Leeds United 4-1 to remain four points clear at the top of the Championship.


'I hope Barcelona rest Messi'

Sporting CP can beat Barcelona and qualify for the Champions League knockout stage, according to head coach Jorge Jesus.


Man United slammed for 'unprofessional' defeat in Basel

Manchester United suffered a painful late defeat at Basel in the Champions League after a woeful second half performance which culminated in Michael Lang's 89th minute winner.


Wednesday's Champions League round-up

Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinho's Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel.


Valverde explains decision to bench Messi

Lionel Messi was benched for Barcelona's trip to Juventus but Ernesto Valverde says it was simply a coaching decision.


Heynckes confirms Thiago suffered a serious injury

Thiago Alcantara was forced off and Jupp Heynckes says Bayern Munich face an anxious wait to determine the severity of the problem.


Iniesta hails 'splendid' Ter Stegen

Marc-Andre ter Stegen's last-minute save from Paulo Dybala earned special praise from Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta.


Guardiola was angry - Toure

Manchester City preserved their perfect record in Europe this season against Feyenoord but Yaya Toure said Pep Guardiola was not satisfied.


Griezmann shrugs off goalless run: 'I try to do my best'

After breaking a run of eight games without a goal, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann insisted he was not worried about his form.


Mourinho: Basel win was 'impossible'

Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Basel on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinho says his side should have scored five.


The 8 teams who have qualified for the Champions League last 16

After the fifth fixture of the group stages, we know eight of the teams which will be in the draw that is due to take place on 11 December in Nyon. Some could still finish first or second in their respective groups, and Manchester United are not included as Mourinho's men could be knocked out if CSKA Moscow manage to beat the Red Devils by a six-goal difference.


'Messi had played a lot of games and needed a rest'

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde had revealed the reason behind dropping talisman Lionel Messi to the bench for the goalless draw against Juventus in the Champions League.

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