UEFA.com brings you all the news from the 32 UEFA Champions League clubs as we look forward to the second half of the group stage, which starts with matchday four on 6 November.
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Alex O'Henley in Glasgow (@UEFAcomAlexO):
As if Celtic's task on Wednsesday, when they host Barcelona in Group G, was not tough enough already, manager Neil Lennon has yet more injury worries after the weekend's league action. Thomas Rogne (calf) and Emilio Izaguirre (hamstring) were forced off during Sunday's 2-2 draw against Dundee United FC, adding to concerns over the fitness of Gary Hooper (hamstring), Giorgos Samaras (ankle) James Forrest and captain Scott Brown (both hip).
"Emilio looks like a hamstring strain, Thomas went off with a calf injury and that disrupted the flow of the team as well," said Lennon, who watched his side surrender a 2-0 lead in the closing stages at Tannadice. "Gary Hooper is a doubt, Forrest is a doubt, Samaras is a doubt. We'll have to see how Brown is, so we're starting to collect some niggles and injuries which is disrupting the flow of the squad at the minute."Post your commentComments0
UEFA,com Russian newsdesk:
FC Spartak Moskva scored five in an away league game for the first time since their last championship season of 2001 with a 5-0 win at PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara. Aside from the goals, it was a third straight clean sheet for No3 goalkeeper Artem Rebrov, ony starting in the absence of injured Andriy Dykan and Sergei Pesyakov.
UEFA.com French newsdesk:
Paris Saint-Germain FC's hopes of going through a whole 12 months without a home Ligue 1 loss were dashed as AS Saint-Étienne came away from Parc des Princes witrh a 2-1 win, ending a run that began on 20 November 2011. In addition, Zlatan Ibrahimović received his first red card in France for a foul on visiting goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier.
Paul-Daniel Zaharia in Bucharest:
Paulo Sergio had a happy debut as CFR 1907 Cluj coach as they defeated FC Braşov 5-0. Pantelis Kapetanos and Gabriel Mureșan both managed their fifth league goal of the season while captain Ricardo Cadu converted his fifth penalty in all competitions.
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FC Shakhtar Donetsk prepared for their trip to Chelsea FC with their 23rd straight Ukrainian Premier League win, the 14th of this season, as Douglas Costa's penalty and Luiz Adriano's clincher game them a 2-0 victory against FC Metalurh Zaporizhya. Shakhtar have scored in 33 matches in a row.
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