Former Chelsea teammates Manchester City’s Frank Lampard (right) and AS Roma’s Ashley Cole (left) after their Champions League draw. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

James Milner felt Manchester City were simply too sluggish to put Roma away at the Etihad on Tuesday night. The English champions took a fourth-minute(...)

PSG’s Marco Verratti celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League game against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a sub-standard start to the season to claim a 3-2 victory over Barcelona. Barca had n(...)

Sporting Lisbon’s Andre Carrillo (top) falls on  Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas after a challenge during their Champions League Group G   match at the Estadio Jose Alvade in Lisbon. Photograph: Rafael Marchante / Reuters

Sporting Lisbon 0 Chelsea 1 The scoreline might suggest this was a squeeze, an awkward evening of defensive resilience and a lead pilfered on t(...)

 Francesco Totti of AS Roma scores the equaliser against Manchester City. The 38-year-old became the oldest scorer in Champions League history at the Etihad.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 AS Roma 1 It has become the recurring theme of Manchester City’s difficult and largely unsatisfactory Champions League story,(...)

Thomas Müller of Bayern Munich scores the opening goal with a penalty during the Uefa  Champions League group match against  CSKA Moscow at Khimki Arena. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

CSKA Moscow 0 Bayern Munich 1 Thomas Müller’s first-half penalty gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 triumph at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, their second victo(...)

Injured Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool has not travel to Switzerland to face Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday.  Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies there is unrest within the camp after a stuttering start to the season but admits he has warned defender Mama(...)

Joe Hart: “It is a big game after a disappointing start in Munich . . . We are aware it is the Champions League and not the knockout phase but especially at home we are going in trying to win the game.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions are on a tightrope as Roma visit tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s side need to win or next month’s trip to CS(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey lies injured during the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Arsenal are resigned to being without Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month after scans confirmed the extent of his hamstring injury, but(...)

Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic  during the team’s Champions League game against Ajax in Amsterdam . Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc today admitted his team’s frailty when deprived of injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying they will be meeting thei(...)

  Tyler Blackett (right) is suspended ahead of West Ham game.  Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has admitted Manchester United’s plight is the hardest moment of a glittering managerial career. United have only five points from fiv(...)