6 hrs ago
Ronaldo, Messi, Ibrahimovic - the contenders for Champions League top scorer in 2014-15
Cristiano Ronaldo set a new standard for goalscoring in Europe's top competition last season - here, Goal takes a look at the leading candidates to take his crown The Champions League returns this week, with Europe's finest aiming to wrestle the trophy from the hands of Real Madrid.
11 hrs ago
Arsenal press conference LIVE: Arsene Wenger speaks ahead of Borussia Dortmund Champions League tie
Find out what the Arsenal manager has to say ahead of tomorrow's clash with the German side, as the Gunners prepare for their opening Champions League game Interesting point being made by some fans on Twitter, who think that Arsenal should start Bellerin at right-back as they simply cannot afford an injury to Chambers. When you're the only cover for so many positions, you can become quite the precious commodity, even if you're only 19 years of age and relatively inexperienced at the top-level.
15 hrs ago
10 Players with Points to Prove in 2014/15 Champions League
Real Madrid's dramatic victory over city rivals Atletico remains fresh in the memory but with a new campaign come new challenges. There are new records to be broken, new dreams to be realised and new heroes to be born.
19 hrs ago
Sterling, Immobile and the stars set to make their Champions League debut
From summer signings to youth prospects, Goal looks at which exciting players are ready to take on the European elite for the first time... By Miles Chambers Every season, the Champions League contains the vast majority of the best players on the planet - but familiarity can breed contempt, so it's always exciting to watch fresh faces burst on to the European scene and steal the limelight. The 2014-15 campaign brings a number of prestigious clubs - such as Liverpool, Roma and Monaco - back into the elite fold after a few years away and with them come attackers, midfielders and defenders who will hope to excite a whole new audience.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Kagawa stars on Dortmund return, Bayern also wins
Shinji Kagawa starred on his return for Borussia Dortmund in a 3-1 win over Freiburg, while Franck Ribery scored on his injury comeback as Bayern Munich defeated Stuttgart 2-0 in the Bundesliga in Saturday. Kagawa, back at Dortmund after an unhappy two-year spell at Manchester United, was given a hero's welcome by fans who remembered his role in helping the club to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.
Gundogan's back, Reus' ankle - Dortmund's horrific injury woes continue
Jurgen Klopp's side have been plagued by a series of blows over the course of the last 15 months, robbing them of several key players for a series of big games By Enis Koylu Borussia Dortmund only deal in absolutes. Since rising back to prominence, Jurgen Klopp's side have lurched from the sublime to the ridiculous, their squad of young talent challenging the very best teams in the world one week, slipping to baffling defeats the next.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Borussia Dortmund's 5 Biggest Weaknesses to Exploit in the 2014/15 Season
Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action this weekend, as they welcome Freiburg to the Westfalenstadion in the hope of overcoming a rather bumpy start to the season. Jurgen Klopp's side have picked up just three points from their first two league matches, having lost emphatically to a determined Bayer Leverkusen in the opening weekend and so will be hopeful of a quick, tidy win on Saturday.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Atletico can unleash Mandzukic
As Real and Atletico prepare for the Madrid derby on Saturday, Mario Mandzukic will be aiming to be a big factor once again, just as he was in the Rojiblancos' Super Cup triumph last month. Adam Bate looks at how the powerful Croatian forward has settled in nicely at his new club... It's been an impressive beginning to Mario Mandzukic's career at Atletico Madrid with the powerful forward scoring in each of his first two games at the Vicente Calderon stadium.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Champions League Group D Betting Preview: Arsenal to edge battle of familiar foes
Having been drawn alongside Borussia Dortmund for the third time in four years, Al Hain-Cole expects the Gunners to gain revenge for last season by winning a two horse race Separated only by goal difference in last season's Champions League group stages, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund look set to run each other close once again after being drawn together for the third time in four years. While Napoli provided stiff opposition in a threehorse race a year ago, Group D looks like a toss-up between the familiar pair this time out, with neither Galatasaray nor Anderlecht expected to mount a serious challenge.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Should Yield in January Battle for Marco Reus
When you have two illustrious, wealthy sides keen on the same player, that man's current club hold all the aces, and teams can end up paying stratospheric amounts for their target. When the player has a release clause that becomes active next summer - one that undermines his true market value - then the aforementioned issues become even more pertinent.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Albania shock Portugal in Lisbon
Portugal slumped to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at home to Albania in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday as any hopes of bouncing back from a miserable World Cup were shattered. A stunning volley from Bekim Balaj early in the second half decided the Group I clash, with the hosts, without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo, unable to muster a response.
Marco Reus Injury: Updates on Borussia Dortmund Star's Ankle and Return
Every Borussia Dortmund fan's worst nightmare came true on Sunday, as star forward Marco Reus suffered an injury during Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland, to the same ankle that forced him to miss the 2014 World Cup. Terrible for Marco Reus: The BVB and Germany star had to be substituted off with another apparent injury https://t.co/4kjWi3Y0GQ Reus seemed to misplace his left foot just as a defender made contact in a duel late in the match and immediately fell to the pitch in agony.
Germany beats Scotland 2-1 in Euro 2016 qualifier
Thomas Mueller scored twice as Germany got its 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday. Mueller opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a difficult backward header, only for Ikechi Anya to score Scotland's deserved equalizer in the 66th.
What We Learned from Borussia Dortmund's 2014 Summer Transfer Window
The 2014 summer transfer window was an active one for Borussia Dortmund , who made an unprecedented investment in the transfer market. Despite bringing in just 2.6 million for the sale of Julian Schieber and 100,000 for the loan of Marvin Ducksch, BVB spent 54.1 million on newcomers.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Germany opens Euro 2016 qualifying campaign
Germany's Mario Goetze walks in front of a German flag during the friendly soccer match between Germany and Argentina in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Transfer Balls: Arsenal And Manchester United Make Top Secret Moves For Barcelona's Marco Reus
TRANSFER Balls: Is Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus heading to Arsenal to Manchester United? Or what about Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid? Real Madrid have secured first refusal on Arsenal and Manchester United target Marco Reus next summer, according to reports in Spain. The German international's future at Borussia Dortmund has been questioned in recent weeks after it was revealed he had a special release clause in his contract which allows him to leave the team in summer 2015 for as little as A 25m .
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Betting: Value in backing Messi to outscore Ronaldo in the Champions League
Having seen his Portuguese rival earn the golden boot in the last two European seasons, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Barcelona star to return to the top this campaign Having scored an unprecedented 17 Champions League goals on the way to claiming La Decima with Real Madrid last season, Cristiano Ronaldo is bet365's 9/4 favourite to finish at top ... (more)
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Winners and Losers from Bundesliga Week 2
The top of the table has an unfamiliar look to it at this early juncture. Leverkusen lead the way, followed by promoted Paderborn.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Schalke spoil Bayern's day
Robert Lewandowski's first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich was not enough to earn the champions victory as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Schalke.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Arsenal Champions League draw: We take a look at Group D and the Gunners' opponents
The Gunners faced Borussia Dortmund at the same stage in 2013/14 and will renew their acquaintance with the Bundesliga giants.