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  1. City captain Kompany out "for weeks" with knee injury
  2. Champions League: Leicester v Club Brugge (19:45 BST)
  3. Also: Monaco v Tottenham
  4. Man City news conference coming up
  5. Ramsey & Walcott miss Arsenal training but expected to be fit
  6. PSG's Aurier refused entry into UK for Arsenal match
  7. Get Involved: What have you done to attend a sporting event? #bbcsportsday

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By Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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Right that's all from me for now.

Our Champions League live text is starting now with Leicester and Tottenham in action.

We also have live radio commentary on 5 live.


Leicester's big night


It is a huge night for Leicester as they could qualify from their group tonight.

19:45 GMT Leicester v Club Brugge

19:45 GMT FC Copenhagen v FC Porto

  • Leicester will progress with a draw or if Copenhagen do not win.
  • Porto qualify with a victory.
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Leicester v Brugge (19:45 GMT)

Spurs have arrived

Monaco v Tottenham (19:45 GMT)

Chelsea Ladies sign Norway captain Mjelde


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Chelsea Ladies have signed Norway captain Maren Mjelde until 2018.

The central midfielder, 27, who has 107 international caps, will join the Women's Super League One outfit from Norwegian club Avaldsnes on 1 January.

She reached the Women's Champions League semi-finals with German side Turbine Potsdam in 2013-14, before a spell with Swedish side Goteborg.

"To sign Maren is a real statement of intent from the club," manager Emma Hayes told Chelsea's club website.

Riyad Mahrez gets punished for messing up this training ground exercise...

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A reminder of the permutations in group E.

HT: CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

19:45 GMT Monaco v Tottenham 

  • Monaco will go through with a draw and win the group if they win and Leverkusen do not.
  • Leverkusen will be through if they avoid defeat and Tottenham lose.
  • CSKA must win to stay in contention for a top-two finish.

Half-time in Moscow


Half-time in Moscow and Kevin Volland's first Champions League goal give Bayer Leverkusen the lead against CSKA.

That's all from Pep today.

The main headline was the injury to Vincent Kompany. The defender could "could be out for weeks", with a knee ligament problem.

This Belgian journalist has summed up Vincent Kompany's 2016...

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Man City news conference

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

Pep Guardiola was asked if he could see himself staying at City for 10 years. 

He said: "I don't know. It depends... but I am so happy here.

Talking about reaching at least the semi-finals in this year's Champions League, he said: "Barcelona and Real Madrid are there every year. I am trying to do a lot in the next few years to be there."   

Man City news conference

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

Manchester City beat Barcelona 3-1 in their last Champions Legaue outing and are second in group C behind the La Liga side on seven points.

"We were so happy with beating Barcelona but it was just one game," said Pep Guardiola. "We cannot be considered favourites to win the tournament."

Man City news conference

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

Vincent Kompany has now suffered his six injury this year and Pep Guardiola has clarified the defender has a knee ligament problem.

"The doctor told me weeks but didn't explain how many," he said.

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Leverkusen could dent Spurs' hopes


As I have already said Bayer Leverkusen are currently winning in Moscow.

That is important for Tottenham's Champions League's hopes.

As it stands Leverkusen top the group on nine points, with Spurs third on four points, with Monaco second on eight points.

Spus travel to Monaco in tonight's game.

Man City news conference

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

More from Pep Guardiola on Vincent Kompany, who has made just five appearances for City this season, in an injured affected campaign.

Kompany will be assessed by specialist Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.

"We have to try to help him week after week to see if he can play more often, " said Guardiola. "Deciding now is not the right thing.

"He is sad, It is a long time he doesn't play, but he is in the best hands. He is travelling to a hospital in Spain so he can recover as soon as possible."

Man City news conference

Champions League, Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (19:45 GMT)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany missed training today and Pep Guardiola says the Belgian defender has a knee injury and will be out for "the next weeks."

Kompany was taken off during City's 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday with a head injury, but Guardiola said: "Fortunately nothing happened with his head. The real problem is the knee."

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Akinfeev wait goes on


Make that 42 games without a clean sheet for Igor Akinfeev.

CSKA Moscow have just conceded again in the Champions League as Kevin Volland scores for Bayer Leverkusen on 16 minutes.

Man City news conference

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

Looks like we are about to hear from Pep Guardiola. The Press Association's Andy Hampson is at the team's hotel.

Have travelled down the road to Dusseldorf, where Man City will be holding their press conference in a plush hotel

Have travelled down the road to Dusseldorf, where Man City will be holding their press conference in a plush hotel

Akinfeev looks to break duck


We already have a Champions League match under way tonight as CSKA Moscow entertain Bayer Leverkusen in a chilly Moscow, where it is currently -5C.

Conditions where a snood or gloves are probably allowed.

CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev will be hoping to break an unwelcome record, he has not kept a clean sheet in 41 Champions League games, dating back to November 2006.

It's currently 0-0 and the home side have had the best of the early exchanges.

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Thanks Matthew.

A quick one hour cameo from me today and we have a Pep Guardiola news conference to look forward to.

Right then. 

17:00 GMT would usually spell the end of Sportsday but today you're in luck.

With Pep Guardiola's news conference ahead of Borussia Monchengladbach against Manchester City coming up we'll be extending today's page.

It is goodbye from us but we'll leave you in the very capable hands of Matt Davis.

Gerrard and Keane A-league targets?

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Australia's A-league is hoping to tempt former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard and ex-Premier League striker Robbie Keane to the country.

According to The Age, a number of clubs have been in contact with Football Federation Australia regarding a move for Gerrard while there is also interest in Keane.

Both announced they would be leaving Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy recently.

A potential move for either player to an Australian club would require a joint bid including funding from the centralised A-League marquee player fund.

Australia had to 'restart from zero'

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Australia coach Michael Cheika says he had to "restart from zero" with his team after the 3-0 home series whitewash by England in June and further three defeats by New Zealand.

Cheika, 49, was named 2015 world coach of the year after leading the Wallabies to last year's World Cup final.

However, the former Leinster coach then faced the task of integrating several new players into the Australia squad.

"Maybe I didn't get it 100% right at the start of the year," said Cheika.

Australia face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday before facing England on 3 December.

Australia coach Michael Cheika

We have to be clever - Pochettino

Champions League, Monaco v Tottenham (19:45 GMT)

Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham could be knocked out of the Champions League tonight if they fail to beat Monaco.

To make matters worse they have injury concerns around striker Harry Kane and midfielders Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele.

"We must win but we need to see whether players have fully recovered or not," said Mauricio Pochettino on Monday.

Spurs have just four points from four games in Europe this season and lost 2-1 to Monaco earlier in the campaign at Wembley.

"We have a very good team in front of us and we have to be clever," added Pochettino.

"Some players might need to start on the bench and then come on and make an impact."

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Mourinho to spend £70m on defensive reinforcements?

Latest gossip

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign two defenders in January, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper say Mourinho is targeting £40m-rated Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba, 24, and Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, 25, who the Mirror says would cost a further £30m and is also interesting Liverpool.

Bayer Leverkusen's £20million-rated centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic is also reportedly on Mourinho's wish-list.

United spent £150m in the summer but have conceded 14 goals in the Premier League so far - the joint highest in the top six.

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NFL plays of the week: Xavier Rhodes 100-yard intercept touchdown

Watch Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes intercept a pass and return it 100 yards to score a touchdown in week 11's NFL plays of the week.

You can see highlights from week 11 of the NFL tonight on BBC Two at 23:15 GMT.

Who can qualify tonight?


We all love permutations, don't we?

Five teams (Arsenal, Paris St-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund) have already qualified for the Champions League knockout stages and seven more can join them tonight.

Monaco will be through if they avoid defeat against Tottenham while in the same group Bayer Leverkusen will progress with a draw if Spurs lose.

In Group F, Real Madrid just need a point to progress while in Group G Leicester are through with a draw or if Copenhagen fail to win.

In the same group, Porto will qualify with a win tonight.

Finally in Group H, Juventus face Sevilla and the Spanish side will progress with a draw and Juventus will advance if they win or Lyon fail to win.

All clear?


It doesn't exactly inspire confidence

Champions League, CSKA Moscow v Bayer Leverkusen (17:00 GMT)

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After 10 years of trying, will tonight be the night? 

Igor Afinkeev and his CSKA Moscow team-mates will be in action shortly - their match against Bayer Leverkusen kicks off at 17:00 GMT.

Champions League 'a free bet' for Leicester

Champions League, Leicester v Club Brugge (19:45 GMT)

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Riyan Mahrez playing for Leicester against Watford
Leicester's 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday was their sixth loss in 12 league games

The difference between Leicester City this season and last is that they have something to lose this term. 

This time 12 months ago the Foxes were still perky about surviving in the Premier League the previous season (having been bottom for 140 days). Like a happy-go-lucky casino goer, their £10 play money was slowly growing into what would become life-changing money. Now, the croupier isn’t as appealing because they have more to lose at the table than gain.

The fearless nature of Claudio Ranieri's charges last term was what excited us all. They didn’t care who the opponent was, they took the game to them. Now, they’re a scalp themselves and struggling to adapt.

Riyad Mahrez is a marked man and Jamie Vardy has managed five shots in his past eight games in the top flight with none coming on target - it must be very difficult for the players to operate with those golden badges on their sleeves.

The Champions League is a different proposition, it’s a free bet, nothing to lose and they look set to progress into the knockout stages with their thoroughly professional approach.

Foxes target last-16 qualification

Champions League, Leicester v Club Brugge (19:45 GMT)

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri and winger Riyad Mahrez

Claudio Ranieri says it would be a "fantastic achievement" if Leicester could seal qualification for the Champions League knockout stages by avoiding defeat at home to Club Brugge tonight.

The Premier League champions are top of Group G after three wins and a draw, despite struggling to defend their domestic title - Saturday's loss at Watford was their fourth in the past seven games.

"I respect Club Brugge a lot and I can't believe they're on zero points. They play well and create good chances - it's strange," said Ranieri.

Record signing Islam Slimani, will miss the match at the King Power Stadium with a groin injury while defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy (ankle) and keeper Kasper Schmeichel (hand) are long-term absentees.

Bottom-placed Brugge are winless in Europe this season, losing all four of their games, during which they have conceded 10 goals and scored just once.  

GB men face tough draw


Great Britain's men have been handed a tough draw for next year's Eurobasket finals. 

They face Olympic silver medalists Serbia, 2007 European champions Russia and hosts Turkey in Istanbul, as well as Latvia and Belgium. 

The tournament runs from 31 August to 17 September.  

Bieber meets Barcelona's Ter Stegen

"Enjoy the concert in our city tonight Justin!"

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Ronaldo to bring up his century?

Champions League, Sporting Lisbon v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

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Cristiano Ronaldo needs two more goals to become the first player to score 100 times in European competition as Real Madrid come up against his former side Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League later.

The Portuguese has 98 goals, with 95 of those coming in the Champions League.

Defending champions Real need only point from their Group F game in Lisbon to progress to the last 16.

Zinedine Zidane's team have eight points from their four group games, two behind German side Borussia Dortmund who have already qualified for the knockout stage and play bottom side Legia Warsaw on Tuesday.

As well as 95 goals in the Champions League proper, Ronaldo has found the net once in Champions League qualifying (for Manchester United against Debrecen in 2005), and twice in the 2014 Uefa Super Cup final for Real.

Nice try Douglas


Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa was keen to win a Mats Hummels shirt..

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Garry Brogden: Has to be Ian Botham, ambassador to Pakistan.

The former England all-rounder jokingly said that Pakistan was "the kind of place to send your mother-in-law for a month, all expenses paid" in 1984.  

Celtic news conference

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Weds, 19:45 GMT)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on how his side can beat Barcelona.

"We have to look to impose our style and make it as difficult as we possibly can," he said.

"For us it's about the team. It's an opportunity for us all to play here. We want to get a victory and know it will be difficult.

"We have no fear for the result. If we play our style we have an opportunity to get the result." 

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They have done it before don't forget...
Celtic celebrate beating Barcelona
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'The worst question I've been asked'

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Top marks for imagination with this question...

Brendan Rodgers asked if Loch Ness Monster existing or Messi being human is more believable. "That’s the worst question I’ve been asked."

Barcelona a 'different team' with Messi

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

Brendan Rodgers

Lionel Messi missed Barcelona's 0-0 draw against Malaga in La Liga on last weekend with illness but has traveled to Glasgow to face Celtic.

"If he plays then he's arguably the world's best player," Rodgers said.

"He's shown when he does play they are a different team.   

"No matter who plays, we know Barcelona are a very good side."

Asked whether Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo should win this year's Balon d'Or, Rodgers was diplomatic, and paid compliment to Luis Suarez who he managed at Liverpool.

"It's down to who you prefer, Messi or Ronaldo but I think Suarez comes into that bracket as well now."

Lionel Messi

Celtic to play on the front foot

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)


More from Brendan Rodgers ahead of Celtic's match against Barcelona.

"We have to fight and ensure we do everything we can to try to stop them, but it's not easy," he said.

"You go into the game having to think about defensive organisation.

"They are a team of quality that can play through pressure and we have have to play how we are best - on the front foot.

"You also need a little bit of luck as well and when the opportunities come, you can take them."

Celtic news conference

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday's Champions League tie against Barcelona.

On his side's 7-0 defeat last time the teams met, he said: "We showed them too much respect and the scoreline was bitterly disappointing at the time.

"There were many aspects we learnt from, like being brave, and the players have shown they have learned from that.  

"It was a tough game against a top-class, world-class team but I'd hope it will be a different performance from ourselves."