Now halfway through the UEFA Champions League group stage, the new edition of Champions Matchday – the competition's official magazine – hits the newsstands full of insight, analysis and trends set to shape matchday four.
Cover star Andrés Iniesta talks to Champions Matchday exclusively. The inspiration behind FC Barcelona's come-from-behind win against Celtic FC on matchday three tells how he has thrived at the Camp Nou with the help of Josep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova and supreme mental strength. The diminutive No8 won his third European crown at Wembley in 2011; is London calling him again this year?
Elsewhere in issue four, the revamped Champions Matchday hears from FC Porto winger James Rodríguez, finds out who has most influenced Manchester City FC midfielder Javi García and discusses the AFC Ajax philosophy with coach Frank de Boer. Plus, three key figures from FC BATE Borisov explain how hard work, patience and no little skill have taken the Belarusian side to the Group F summit.
The publication also reveals how Jürgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund have revived the great art of pressing, salutes Sir Alex Ferguson's 26th anniversary as Manchester United FC manager in graphic detail, and reviews the spectacular goals, dramatic upsets and stirring comebacks that made matchday three the most exciting yet. You can also win tickets to one of three matchday six games.
Issue four is available across Europe from 31 October and also comes in digital versions which can be purchased on Apple Newsstand or Zinio. This season, for the first time, Champions Matchday is available before every round of the UEFA Champions League and you can follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.
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