Galatasary have been fined 50,000 Euros for setting off/ throwing of fireworks and missiles during their Champions League match with Arsenal on October 1, UEFA has announced. The proceedings against the Gunners have been dropped.
Defender Alvaro Arbeloa watched from the bench as Real Madrid were crowned European champions for a 10th time in May but admits his toughest moment in the competition came as a Liverpool player.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in five of his six appearances against Premier League teams in Europe, but on Wednesday he heads to Anfield which has not been a happy hunting ground personally.
Manchester City travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow in their third match of Champions League Group E on Tuesday.
Here, we look at the key battles that could decide a match both sides will be anxious to win.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of his simmering discontent over uncommunicative national team managers over the treatment of his players in the continued absence of striker Diego Costa.
Ramires and Andre Schurrle trained with Chelsea on the eve of the Champions League Group G clash with Maribor, but Diego Costa was absent.
Brazil midfielder Ramires (groin) and World Cup-winning Germany forward Schurrle (illness) missed Saturday's win at Crystal Palace.
Costa, scorer of nine goals in seven Premier League games for the leaders, was also missing at Selhurst Park after persistent hamstring problems this season.
Costa was again absent for the first 15 minutes of Monday's training session, which was open to the media, with an otherwise full squad at Jose Mourinho's disposal.
CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa claims Manchester City are "weak" opponents but it is unfair that his team have to face them without supporters.