UEFA Champions League updates: 12-18 October

All the latest from the 32 clubs

  • All clubs,
  • All matches
Reset X

The clock is ticking until matchday three next Tuesday and Wednesday and all the updates will be here.

©AFP/Getty Images

Borussia Mönchengladbach's injury problems have increased as defender Nico Schulz has follwoed Patrick Herrmann in tearing cruciate knee ligaments. The 22-year old Schulz, a former Germany Under-21 international signed this summer from Hertha Berlin, suffered the injury in a Friday friendly with Duisburg. "Nico will be undergoing surgery in the next days and will be sidelined for around six months," said team doctor Stefan Hertl.

©Getty Images

Galatasaray defender Hakan Balta has extended his contract with the UEFA Champions League contenders for a further two years. The Berlin-born 32-year-old is in his ninth season with the Istanbul giants, having joined them from Manisaspor in 2007. Hakan has been a valuable member of the team with his ability to play as a left-back and centre-back. Capped 42 times for Turkey, he was a part of the Crescent-Stars side that reached the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2008.

©Getty Images

Lyon have announced that striker Aldo Kalulu will be sidelined "for the next two months". The 19-year-old, who made his UEFA Champions League debut on matchday one and scored his first Ligue 1 goal last month, sustained an ankle injury in training today.

Benfica have announced that full-back Nélson Semedo has undergone surgery on a fractured right knee sustained on international duty on Sunday. The 21-year-old was making his Portugal debut, and played all 90 minutes of their 2-1 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying win in Serbia. The club have not said how long he will be out of action, but reports suggest he may not be available until January, thus missing the remainder of the Eagles' group stage campaign.

©AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid have confirmed that midfielder Luka Modrić suffered "an adductor muscle injury in the player's right thigh" while on international duty with Croatia. The club are yet to put a timescale on the player's return, however it appears he is doubtful for Wednesday's trip to Paris Saint-Germain.

©AFP/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimović, now Paris Saint-Germain's all-time leading scorer, believes there is more to come at the age of 34. "I think I still improve, even if I get older," he told the club's website. "I'm still here, I do what I have to do and I even do it better and better.

"I'm like a fine wine, I improve with age. I don't feel I wane. On the contrary, I think I'm mentally stronger now. I'm still very hungry for titles, this is what will help me to achieve my goals."

©Getty Images

Atlético's female team emulate those of Barcelona, Chelsea, Lyon, Paris and Wolfsburg (but not Bayern) in going through from the round of 32 of the UEFA Women's Champions League and keeping their hopes alive of a double ...

David Luiz (knee), Marco Verratti (calf), Kevin Trapp (thigh) and Presnel Kimpembé (ankle) are the four injured players for Paris as the Ligue 1 leaders travel to Bastia on Saturday, their last game before plying host to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

©AFP/Getty Images

Juventus defender Martín Cáceres will miss the UEFA Champions League game against Mönchengladbach on Wednesday after injuring both ankles while on international duty with Uruguay. A scan revealed he has sprained his left ankle, while bruising the right. "He is expected to return to action within approximately 10-15 days," read a Juve statement. Ironically Cáceres suffered the injury after an unfortunate clash with Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado, his team-mate at Juve.

©AFP/Getty Images

Dynamo Kyiv captain Andriy Yarmolenko has extended his contract with the the club until October 2020. "I came through the ranks here and have won every domestic trophy with the club," said the forward, who has won two titles and two Ukrainian Cups. "Dynamo are my family and I'm glad to be staying here."

Yarmolenko was courted by an English club in the summer, and the 25-year-old still hopes to move abroad one day. "I still want to try myself in one of the top leagues," said the two-time Ukrainian player of the year. "We'll find a solution if a good offer comes, but I want Dynamo to receive decent compensation for me if I leave."

©AFP/Getty Images

Hamit Altıntop's four-year stay at Galatasaray has been consistently hampered by injury and this season has been no different with the international midfielder having undergone knee surgery in August on a damaged meniscus. Having taken longer than the expected four weeks to recover, the 32-year-old has finally returned to light training.

There are no expectations that the former Bayern and Real Madrid man will be fast-tracked back into the side however, with club sources indicating that it will be three more weeks until ready. The last time Altıntop wore a Galatasaray shirt was back on 28 July in a friendly against Nice.

©AFP/Getty Images

BATE Borisov wrapped up their tenth consecutive Belarussian title with three games to spare with a routine 2-0 win at lowly Vitebsk. Aleksei Rios (25) and Dmitri Mozolevski (31) ensured the visitors maintained their unbeaten record on the road before the celebrations began.

©AFP/Getty Images

Dinamo Zagreb moved four points clear at the Croatian summit with a 4-1 success at home to NK Zagreb. Gabrijel Boban's first-minute effort stunned the leaders but Junior Fernandes struck twice before the break before Armin Hodžić and Ángelo Henríquez took the game away from the visitors after half-time.

©Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk scored an impressive victory on Friday evening as they beat hosts Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 - a result that ended Dynamo's 38-match unbeaten run in the Ukrainian Premier League. The home side had won all four home games without conceding a goal going into the game but both records were blown away by Mircea Lucescu's men.

Marlos (40) deflated the home side before Alex Teixeira's second-half double - his 15th and 16th league goals of the season - sealed a resounding win and moved Shakhtar level on points with Dynamo at the summit.

"I want to praise all the team, all coaches and players on the bench as we showed our real football," said Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna. "Our coach analysed Dynamo very well and we played the way he asked us to. It was our chance to draw level with Dynamo and make a step towards regaining the championship."

©AFP/Getty Images

Gent came from a goal down earn their second away victory at Mouscron-Péruwelz and maintain their unbeaten league record this season. Noë Dussenne gave the home side an early lead but Laurent Depoitre (69) and Sven Kums' 78th-minute penalty turned the contest around.

©AFP/Getty Images

Lyon were left frustrated at Monaco despite earning a point through Rafael's 84th-minute equaliser. Mario Pašalić (39) gave the hosts the lead but Lyon dominated thereafter and played the last 24 minutes against ten men following Wallace's dismissal. Despite 15 shots on target, Rafael was the only visiting player to break through.


Central defender Jardel's 90th minute header from a corner helped 25-time winners Benfica to a 2-1 third round win at third-tier Vianense in the Portuguese Cup on Friday night. Mohamed Coulibaly scored an equaliser for the hosts in the 79th minute after Medhi Carcela-González had out the Eagles ahead in the first half, before Jardel's late winner. Portugual's other UEFA Champions League contenders Porto play away at second division Varzim on Saturday.

CSKA Moskva returned to domestic action with a 3-2 victory over Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast. Leonid Slutski rested midfielder Alan Dzagoev and gave a rare start to Kirill Panchenko who thanked his coach with a goal after just two minutes. The visiting side equalised through Gerson Acevedo but the leaders clinched all three points thanks to goals from Seydou Doumbia and Pontus Wernbloom. Doumbia's strike was his ninth in his last nine games for CSKA in all tournaments.

©AFP/Getty Images

Astana got the better of Ordabasy 2-1 to close on league leaders Kairat Almaty, who dropped points against Atyrau. The Kazakh title holders won thanks to an own goal from Serhiy Malyi and a second-half strike from Roger Cañas, meaning Astana close to within five points of the summit.

Zenit are ten points shy of league leaders CSKA Moskva after a 2-2 draw at Kuban Krasnodar. The Russian champions suffered an early blow from Xandão who opened the scoring after just two minutes.

Artem Dzyuba equalised before the break and Oleg Shatov made it 2-1 for the St Petersburg side, but the hosts salvaged a point thanks to Lorenzo Melgarejo. Zenit are currently third in the table but can drop a further place should Spartak Moskva win on Sunday.

Thomas Müller was on target as the Bayern bandwagon kept rolling in the Bundesliga. A 1-0 win at Werder Bremen means they are still perfect after nine games and have won every game in every competition they have played this term.

Max Kruse scored a hat-trick, his first league goals of the season, to help Wolfsburg end a three-game winless run in the Bundesliga with a 4-2 success against Hoffenheim. The game was at 2-2 until the forward's second in the 62nd minute before he completed a treble seven minutes from time.

Manchester City made it 11 league goals in their last two home games as Raheem Sterling scored the first hat-trick of his career to help the Citizens to a 5-1 win against Bournemouth. Wilfried Bony scored the second and fifth as the leaders followed up their 6-1 win against Newcastle with another thumping win. 

Manchester United put together their most impressive performance of the season as they made a difficult trip to Everton appear simple with a 3-0 win. Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney were on target as the Red Devils recovered from their 3-0 win at Arsenal last time out.

Chelsea won just their third Premier League game of the season as Diego Costa and an Alan Hutton own goal secured a 2-0 home win against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 324th goal in a Real Madrid shirt to become the club's all-time leading scorer as the Merengues saw off Levante 3-0 to return to winning ways in the Liga after two draws.

Paris's relentless domestic pace continued as Zlatan Ibrahimović made it six goals in his last four Ligue 1 games with a double to secure a 2-0 win at Bastia. The undefeated champions had to wait until the 72nd minute before the Swedish forward found the target and his second seven minutes from time sealed it.

The result was "satisfying preparation" for the midweek meeting with Real Madrid said coach Laurent Blanc. "The team held their organisation, we got no additional players injured and we won after producing a good second half."

©AFP/Getty Images

Daniele De Rossi marked his 500th Roma appearance with a goal as he scored in the 3-1 win against Empoli which takes the Giallorossi second. It is a third Serie A win in a row for Rudi Garcia's side and De Rossi got the second after Miralem Pjanić's opener and Mohamed Salah hit the third. 

Arsenal are two points off the top of the Premier League after a third successive domestic win as second half goals from Alexis Sánchez, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey sunk Watford at Vicarage Road. 

©Getty Images

Mönchengladbach's renaissance under André Schubert continued as they made it four successive Bundesliga wins since the coach took over after their opening run of five defeats. Raffael and André Hahn both scored two as Eintracht Frankfurt were defeated 5-1, with Mahmoud Dahoud adding the other.

Galatasaray jumped to the top of the Turkish Super League with a 4-1 success against Gençlerbirliği. The Cimbom have now won five of their last six league games after Bilal Kisa, Aurélien Chedjou, Yasin Öztekin and Burak Yılmaz score. 

It's been some day, as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern made history: the full story of a weekend in which so far 30 of the 32 group teams have played.

©Getty Images

Galatasaray midfielder Bilal Kısa scored his first league goal for the Istanbul side in Saturday's 4-1 win against Gençlerbirliği, equalising after his side had been behind at the break. Bilal said: "It was a difficult game. We had started our resurgence before the international break and we aimed to continue that. We had players returning the side tired due to the national team games. This made things harder.

"We struggled to create chances in the first half and couldn't play as we desired. We knew if we could press forward, we could turn the tables in the second half. I can say that we played the best football of the season in the second half of Gençlerbirliği match. I am happy to  score my first league goal."

©AFP/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann scored against his former club as Atlético returned to winning ways in the Liga at nine-man Real Sociedad. The home side had failed to win all three league home ties going into the game and fell behind inside nine minutes as Griezmann dinked over Gerónimo Rulli. Substitute Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco sealed the 2-0 victory in added time as the visitors moved within two points of the top.

Neither side was able to break the deadlock in the Derby d'Italia as Juventus continued their stuttering start to the season. Sami Khedira went closest to finding the net when he connected with a post in the second half, but the result left Juve 14th in the table with just two wins from their first eight fixtures.

This blog is now closed, but our rolling coverage of the 32 UEFA Champions League teams will resume on Monday – with the countdown now on ahead of matchday three.

UEFA.com newsdesk

Aidyn Kozhakhmetov

Evgeni Polyakov

José Nuno Pimentel

Paolo Menicucci, Turin

Türker Tozar, Istanbul

UEFA.com French newsdeskUEFA.com French newsdesk

UEFA.com German newsdesk

UEFA.com newsdesk

UEFA.com Portuguese newsdesk, Lisbon

UEFA.com Riga newsdesk

UEFA.com Spanish newsdesk