Lionel Messi could make Barca return against Dortmund
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:04 PM
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi could make his comeback from injury against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the Champions-League. The Argentina striker has not played since sustaining a calf injury in pre-season, but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde named him in the group which arrived in Germany on Monday. Messi trained on Sunday and Monday after missing the first three La Liga matches of the season.
Liverpool begin Champions League defense at Napoli
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:51 PM
Defending champion Liverpool and Barcelona open their Champions League campaigns with difficult away games as Europe's top club competition returns. Liverpool travels to Napoli, where it lost in the group stage last season, while Barcelona visits Borussia Dortmund as the Spanish giant renews its search for a first European title since 2015. Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has several new, enticing options in his second-season.
Jurgen Klopp expects no easy ride for Liverpool in Champions League defence
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:30 PM
Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool face a daunting task in their bid to retain the Champions-League-title this season given the "crazy" depth of quality in the competition. Klopp has led Liverpool to back-to-back Champions-League-finals but is adamant that their impressive recent track-record does not make them the title favourites. Klopp expects Liverpool to face stiff-competition from a number of heavyweights as they bid for seventh-European-crown.