With their resources and the calm head of Ancelotti at the helm, PSG are only going to get stronger, and next season, they will be even better equipped to challenge for the Champions League title.
Arsenal beware: Bayern Munich’s attack is so good they leave Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben on the bench
The Munich street on which the Bayern headquarters are to be found, has begun to take its place alongside Coronation Street and Albert Square as the location for one of the world’s most famous soap operas.
If Arsenal are to keep one thing in mind when they line up against FC Bayern tomorrow evening, it should be that this is not Bayern as we have known them in recent years.
Borussia Dortmund take on Shakhtar Donetsk in tonight’s other Champions League tie.
He was criticised as a player and his first season and a half in charge was laden with controversy, but for Neil Lennon things are taking shape.
The expectation level has risen at Hull City, who have an experienced manager and some exciting players.
After being thumped 6-1 by Bayern Munich last week in the Champions League, it would be fair to say Lille’s aspirations of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition are all but over.
This week is a big one for Lukas Podolski. For the first time since his move to Arsenal, the homesick son of Cologne has a chance to show the Bundesliga just how much he has grown up, and just how well he is settling in to his new life in London, as his new side face Schalke 04 in the Champions League.
Dortmund have more than enough potential to penetrate the European elite. And if they do so, they will do it in the knowledge that they have bucked a trend.
Matias Degra, the 29-year-old goalkeeper from Cordoba, is making a name for himself in the Cypriot game – and now in Europe – as the man who cannot be beaten from the penalty spot.
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