Despite news of Mario Götze’s summer exit, Jürgen Klopp wants a “special” night as Borussia Dortmund seek to repeat their autumn results against Real Madrid CF. UEFA Champions League semi-final in 15 years go, eve-of-match news that one of your best players is leaving to join your rivals in the summer is not ideal. Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has had to deal with exactly that, however, with Mario Götze announcing a July move to FC Bayern München. Yet Klopp is determined not to let Real Madrid CF think Dortmund are wounded ahead of Wednesday’s first leg, More >
// //FC Bayern München coach Jupp Heynckes believes preparation will count for little when their tie with FC Barcelona kicks off, with Jordi Roura expecting “minor details” to be crucial. FC Bayern München coach Jupp Heynckes believes preparation could count for little once their first leg with FC Barcelona gets under way at the Fußball Arena München, while FC Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura expects the tie to be won or lost because of “minor details”. Heynckes is confident the Bundesliga champions will pose a significant goal threat despite missing Mario Mandžukić through More >
Nantes is currently on the 2nd position in Ligue 2 and they are on good way to get back in Ligue 1 after 4 years. In the last match they’ve smashed Chateauroux away 0:4 and comfirmed that they are very serious candidate for promotion. Nantes is a very good team when they play at home. This season they have lost only one match up-front their supporters. Match against Auxerre is a very good chance to get another three points and stay on 2nd position. Vincent Bessat is injured, while Papy Djilobodji will be back in the starting eleven after suspension. Auxerre is mid-table team, they can’t go More >
After late win against Celta (1:0 – 93 min.), Mallorca increase their chances to avoid the relegation. They desperately need another three points in order to stay in Primera. More >
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is likely to be on the bench as Tomas Rosicky comes into the starting XI for Tuesday night’s match with Everton after recovering from a hamstring injury. The Gunners also have Per Mertesacker available after serving a one-match ban, but goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who has played in the last five games, is a doubt after sustaining a kick in the ribs at the Emirates. Vito Mannone was on the bench on Saturday and either the Italian or Wojciech Szczeny could deputise. Theo Walcott’s return from injury could see the forward start on the right flank in place of More >
The Bavarians will host the Blaugrana in the first leg, while Jurgen Klopp’s men will play Los Blancos in a pair of group stage rematches.
The Bavarians have claimed the continent’s top prize on five previous occasions and are desperate to atone for defeat in last year’s tournament decider against Chelsea.
After 2-2 draw in Paris, in the second leg Barca and PSG will continue tonight their battle and try to reach semi-final of Champions League. Primera match, Barca humiliated Mallorca 5:0 despite the fact that they have played with mixed team. In that game, Cesc Fabregas replaced Messi and taken hat-trick, while Alexis Sanchez scored twice. Barca play superb in Champions League. They are unbeaten in their last 20 matches. For today’s match Lionel Messi is doubtful, but in the last match Barca showed that can play very good without him. For this match out will be Adriano, Puyol More >