Champions League newcomers Manchester City are still waiting for their first win in the competition as a double from Mario Gomez gave in-form Bayern Munich a 2-0 Group A victory at the Allianz Arena.
Gian Piero Gasperini has paid the price for Inter Milan's poor start to the season, being sacked as coach following the 2010 European champions' 3-1 defeat by newly-promoted Novara on Tuesday.
Sports journalists Julien Laurens and Rafael Honigstein discuss the groups for the 2011 UEFA Champions League.
Keisuke Honda is the rising star of Japanese football.
Inter Milan are through to the semifinals of the Champions League after Wesley Sneijder's first-half free-kick gave them a 1-0 victory at CSKA Moscow, for a 2-0 aggregate win.
Young striker Mario Balotelli made a goalscoring return to Inter Milan's line-up as the Italian champions bounced back from last weekend's defeat to maintain a one-point lead in Serie A on Saturday.
Sevilla have sacked coach Manolo Jimenez after their disappointing home draw to bottom-club Xerez on Tuesday extended the club's winless run to seven games.
Spain's Champions League woes continued as Sevilla were beaten 2-1 at home by CSKA Moscow to go out at the first knockout stage 3-2 on aggregate.
CSKA Moscow will be allowed to take their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, after learning they will not be expelled over two failed drugs tests.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes governing body UEFA should consider a system which will enable clubs to appeal against bookings.
Manchester United came from 3-1 down to salvage a 3-3 draw against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford to secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Russian side CSKA Moscow have parted company with coach Juande Ramos after less than seven weeks in charge.
Antonio Valencia struck a late winner as Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent record in Champions League Group B with a 1-0 victory at CSKA Moscow.
Shakhtar Donetsk became the third former Soviet club to win the UEFA Cup in the past five years, following CSKA Moscow in 2004-05 and Zenit St. Petersburg last season.
When CSKA Moscow lifted the UEFA Cup in 2005, becoming the first Russian team to win a European trophy, manager Valeri Gazzaev described it as "a landmark victory for Russian football."
Zenit St.Petersburg slipped up in their defense of their defense of the UEFA Cup as the Russian side went down 2-0 to Udinese on Thursday night.
CSKA Moscow produced a professional performance to get past Aston Villa's 'reserves' in the second leg of their UEFA Cup last-32 tie on Thursday, winning 2-0 on the night for a 3-1 aggregate victory.
Italian giants AC Milan will face Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup as they continue in their quest to win the only major European trophy that has so far eluded them.
Tottenham's miserable start to the season continued as a blunder from goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes helped hand Udinese a 2-0 victory in their opening UEFA Cup Group D match in Italy on Thursday.
Brazilian striker Jo steered Manchester City towards the group stages of the UEFA Cup with his first goals for the club in a 2-1 victory at Omonia Nicosia.
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Brazilian striker Jo from CSKA Moscow for a club record undisclosed fee -- believed to be in the region of $37 million.
Bankrolled by one of the world's wealthiest companies, Zenit St. Petersburg now have the silverware that means the Russian club's aspirations to be a major force in European football will be taken seriously.
Inter Milan confirmed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over main Group G rivals Fenerbahce.
Italian leaders Inter Milan completed a remarkable Champions League comeback to win 4-2 against CSKA Moscow at the San Siro and stand on the brink of a last-16 place.
Some people in the U.S. marvel at the popularity of the NFL Draft on television and the "drama" of watching team officials scratching their chins before deciding which obscure offensive lineman to choose with the 17th pick in the seventh round.
Russia coach Guus Hiddink has recalled experienced defender Sergei Ignashevich for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia and England next month.
Midfielder Gilberto Silva has been recalled by Brazil for next month's friendlies against the United States and Mexico.
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Ronaldo has been left out by Brazil again after coach Dunga named his squad for this month's friendlies against Chile and Ghana in Sweden.
Former winners CSKA Moscow bowed out of the UEFA Cup on Thursday as a 1-0 defeat in Israel sent Maccabi Haifa through to the last 16.
Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa held 2005 winners CSKA Moscow to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first knockout round tie on Wednesday.
Porto and Arsenal drew 0-0 to qualify for the Champions League knockout phase on Wednesday.
Lucho Gonzalez struck a sublime volley to lead Porto to a 3-1 win over Hamburg SV on Wednesday, putting his side back in the hunt in Champions League Group G and knocking the Germans out.
Brazil have recalled Werder Bremen star Diego on Monday for a friendly international against Switzerland in Basle on November 15.
Arsenal's Thierry Henry was furious after having what looked to be a perfectly good late equalizer against CSKA Moscow ruled out for handball.
Arsenal's winning run in the Champions League came to an end on Tuesday when Daniel Carvalho fired CSKA Moscow to a 1-0 victory over last season's finalists and to the top of Group G.
CSKA Moscow coach Valery Gazzaev expressed his optimism on Monday ahead of his side's Champions' League showdown with English Premiership side Arsenal.
Arsenal took control of Champions League Group G on Tuesday as goals from Thierry Henry and Alexandr Hleb eased them to a 2-0 home victory over Portuguese Champions Porto.
Arsenal took advantage of an early red card for Hamburg SV keeper Sascha Kirschstein to clinch a 2-1 Champions League win on Wednesday when Group G rivals Porto and CSKA Moscow played a goalless draw.
CSKA Moscow kept hold of the Russian Cup after Brazilian strikers Jo and Vagner Love swept them to a 3-0 victory over city rivals Spartak.
Holders CSKA Moscow were eliminated from the UEFA Cup without playing on Wednesday when a late winner from Andre Hanssen put Heerenveen through to the knockout stage from Group F.
UEFA Cup holders CSKA Moscow slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Bucharest to leave their hopes of making it through to the next round hanging in the balance.
Brazilian coach Ivo Wortman has been sacked by Dynamo Moscow after a string of poor results.
UEFA Cup holders CSKA Moscow were held to a 0-0 draw by Dutch club Heerenveen in their Group F match on Thursday.
CSKA Moscow coach Valery Gazzayev has been fined more than $4,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct following his club's heated derby against city rivals FK Moscow.
Holders CSKA Moscow will face former European champions Olympique Marseille in the UEFA Cup group stage following the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Tuesday.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard eased England's injury worries when he came through his first squad training session of the week on Thursday.
Croatia striker Ivica Olic will miss their remaining World Cup qualifiers after suffering a serious knee injury in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Brazil.
Brazil had to come from a goal behind to draw 1-1 with Croatia in Split in a frendly international largely dominated by the world champions.
Red Star Belgrade, the 1991 European champions, will face Croatian side Inter Zapresic in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup next month.
New Russia coach Yuri Syomin has recalled keeper Sergei Ovchinnikov for the World Cup clash with Latvia and friendly in Germany.
Bosnia coach Blaz Sliskovic has called up uncapped CSKA Moscow midfielder Elvir Rahimic for the World Cup European Group Seven ties away to San Marino on June 4 and Spain four days later.
Sporting Lisbon's preparations for Wednesday's UEFA Cup final against CSKA Moscow suffered a major setback when star striker Mauricio Pinilla suffered injury heartbreak in the final training session.
CSKA Moscow became only the second Russian side to reach a European final as they crushed an under-strength Parma in the UEFA Cup semi-final.
Twice UEFA Cup winners Parma, fielding virtually a reserve team, drew 0-0 with CSKA Moscow in their UEFA Cup semi-final, first leg.
Substitute Mauricio Pinilla scored a spectacular long-range goal 10 minutes from time to give Sporting a 2-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar in the first leg of their UEFA Cup semi-final.
Parma coach Pietro Carmignani's preoccupation with his side's relegation battle will mean he again fields a weakened line-up for their UEFA Cup semifinal first leg clash against CSKA Moscow on Thursday.
CSKA Moscow stayed on course for their first European final by sealing a 4-2 aggregate win over Auxerre in their UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg.
CSKA Moscow put one foot in the UEFA Cup semi-finals with a thumping 4-0 win over Auxerre.
Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness has included Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer in his squad for Thursday's UEFA Cup quarterfinal first leg against Sporting Lisbon, after their on-field punch-up on Saturday.
Russia coach Georgy Yartsev has dropped veteran goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov from a 23-man squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers at Liechtenstein and Estonia.
AZ Alkmaar practically sealed a place in the UEFA Cup quarterfinals with a convincing 3-1 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their second knockout round tie on Thursday.
CSKA Moscow striker Dmitry Kirichenko is set to join city rivals FK Moscow on a three-year deal, the Russian premier league club said on Monday.
Vasiliy Berezoutsky and Vagner Love scored the goals as CSKA Moscow returned to action with a 2-0 first leg win over Benfica in the UEFA Cup round of 32.
Russian international striker Sergei Semak has signed for Paris St Germain from CSKA Moscow, the French Ligue 1 club said on Monday.
Uncapped CSKA Moscow midfielder Yuri Zhirkov has been named by Russia coach Georgy Yartsev in his 20-man squad for next month's friendly against Italy.
Chelsea have completed their first signing of the January transfer window with Czech Republic midfielder Jiri Jarosik joining from CSKA Moscow.
Pedro Pauleta struck twice in the first half to help Paris St Germain snatch a 2-1 victory at Sochaux on Sunday.
Two first half goals within two minutes gave Monaco a 2-0 win over Rennes, ending a series of eight French league games without a win.
South African striker Benni McCarthy threw Porto's Champions League hopes a lifeline on Wednesday when he earned the holders a 1-0 win at CSKA Moscow.
Dutch winger Arjen Robben proved matchwinner for the second time in a week as his 72nd minute strike put Chelsea top of the English Premier League with a 1-0 win over Everton.
Chelsea became the first club though to the knockout stage of the Champions league when they won 1-0 at CSKA Moscow.
Headed goals from skipper John Terry and striker Eidur Gudjohnsen gave Chelsea a 2-0 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow and virtually guaranteed their spot in the knockout round.
Czech midfielder Marek Jankulovski has renewed his contract with Serie A underdogs Udinese until June 2008.
Jose Mourinho's new club Chelsea defeated his old side Porto 3-1 to leave the European champions with an uphill battle to qualify from Group H of the Champions League.
Rangers midfielder Dragan Mladenovic will be sidelined for three weeks with strained knee ligaments suffered in Sunday's Scottish Premier League action.
Two-goal Didier Drogba inspired Chelsea to a convincing 3-0 win over French side Paris Saint Germain in their opening Champions League Group H encounter on Tuesday.
UEFA will examine Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's links with CSKA Moscow after the pair were drawn together in the first round of the Champions League.
European champions Porto will face their former manager Jose Mourinho in the group stages of the Champions League after being drawn against his new club Chelsea.
Glasgow Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has lost his appeal against a five-match European ban for gross unsporting conduct, UEFA said on Monday.
Rangers have lodged an appeal with UEFA over the five-match ban given to midfielder Alex Rae for kicking out at CSKA Moscow's Serguei Dadu in a Champions League qualifying match last week.
Glasgow Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has been charged by UEFA with gross unsporting conduct after an incident during Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat by CSKA Moscow.
Rangers midfielder Alex Rae faces a European ban after UEFA said they would investigate an ugly incident during the Scottish club's 2-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.
Jiri Jarosik scored the winner at the start of the second half as CSKA Moscow beat Rangers 2-1 in their Champions League third qualifying first leg on Tuesday.
Russian champions CSKA Moscow signed a $54 million three-year sponsorship deal with oil giant Sibneft (SIBN.RTS) on Wednesday.
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