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By Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    That's us done here for the night then - join us tomorrow for Arsenal v Galatasaray and Basel v Liverpool. Over and out.

  2. Post update

    He was an animal tonight, Diego Costa. A wounded animal? I don't think so.

  3. Costa injury free?

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Diego Costa

    "If you've got a hamstring problem - surely you can't perform the way Diego Costa did tonight.

    "You can't even get up to full tilt in a game if you're thinking about an injury like that.

    "I watched him tonight and he didn't appear to show any signs of struggling."

  4. Chelsea team all smiles

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea celebrate Sporting win

    Chelsea midfielder Felipe Luis has tweeted this picture from the Chelsea dressing room: Sporting 0-1 @chelseafc First victory on the @ChampionsLeague Great game! Go Blues! #CFC

  5. Man City reaction

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You need energy and guile and so much more in that midfield area to compete in Europe.

    "City don't have that at the moment and I'm not sure where they go.

    "Totti at 38 is able to sprint 20 yards through the centre of City's team and pull off a superb finish - it's quite worrying."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tim Arstall: It won't steal many headlines tonight but massive away win from Birmingham and great performance from 18 year old Kobe Arthur

    Andrew Hutchinson: shocking referee at Derby tonight, disallowed a Rams goal to award a free kick and send their GK off?! Hadn't got a clue. #dcfc

  7. Football League latest

    Norwich stay top of the Championship despite a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Charlton, which even the Addicks' own official twitter account admitted was 'daylight robbery.'

    Nottingham Forest were frustrated by Wigan in a 0-0 draw and Watford won 2-1 at home to Brentford. Norwich, Forest and Watford are all now on 20 points.

    That means that Wolves can go top tomorrow night if they beat Huddersfield.

  8. Player reaction

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea captain John Terry: "We had so many chances to kill it off, but it was one of those nights when it wouldn't go in and thankfully Nemanja Matic scored.

    "We lost our first group game last year and went on to win the group. We had that in mind and knew we needed to win - we've put ourselves top of the group and in control again."

    On his 100th Champions League game: "I'm very proud - not many players have achieved that. I've had a great and successful career and long may it continue. I'm feeling great at the moment."

    Chelsea captain John Terry
  9. Have your say

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    With Manchester City still without a Champions League win this season, will they qualify for the next round?

    Here's what some of you are saying on the BBC Sport Facebook page:

    Michael Barnsfield: Roma dominated large parts of that game and should have won! FORZA ROMA

    Chukwu R Bukas: So hard to say. I wonder what Mangala was doing on the bench.

  10. The lie of the land

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    In Group E Bayern Munich are sitting pretty on six points from two games.

    Roma are next up on four, with City on one and CSKA Moscow pointless after two defeats. They are City's next opponents next month and only a win will do.

  11. Chelsea reaction

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea have got as good a defence as anyone in the Champions League.

    "They should have won by four or five goals really.

    "But, overall Chelsea were comfortable at the back and that's the positive Mourinho will take from the game."

  12. The lie of the land

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    In Group G, Chelsea are top on four points after two games, with Maribor and Schalke on two apiece, and Sporting bottom on one.

    Next up for Jose Mourinho's men is a visit from Maribor on Tuesday 21 October.

  13. Text us on 81111

    Tom, Manchester: City desperately missing Fernando, specifically bought for nights like these. Thought City played alright today, Yaya woke up in the second half. Clichy was very poor. Still believe we can get out of this group

  14. Man City reaction

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "City are under big pressure.

    "When you play open, expansive football, you need quick players. That's where ideally you'd play Mangala to get you out of trouble."

  15. Man City reaction

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "City in Europe just don't seem to click, I don't know why.

    "Tonight just goes to show that defensively, they're not strong enough. I'm surprised Manuel Pellegrini left Eliaquim Mangala out tonight."

  16. Player reaction

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Manchester City midfielder James Milner: "We didn't play at our best but we had a fair few chances and could have nicked it. We never played at our tempo which teams find hard to deal with.

    "They are well organised and we didn't do enough."

  17. Jump and prance...

    Man City 1-1 Roma


    Francesco Totti scored a great goal tonight - he made his Roma debut in the 2-0 away victory against Brescia on 28 March 1993.

    That was so long ago that Shaggy was at number one with 'Oh Carolina.' Ridiculous.

  18. Text us on 81111

    Stephen, Kircubbin: Roma impressive, City not. So disappointed. Going backwards in Europe. Milner and Lampard deserve starts.

  19. Championship latest

    Action shot from Watford v Brentford

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Watford 2-1 Brentford: "Billy McKinlay starts his managerial career with a victory as Watford cling on to beat Brentford.

    "Matej Vydra's corker of a half-volley proved to be the winner - but they needed a sharp save by Heurelho Gomes at the death to deny Jake Bidwell heading in an equaliser."

  20. Text us on 81111

    Chris, London: It's become fashionable to rag on Yaya Toure. He was one of City's best players in their last two games, but he gets all the criticism. Why not Silva or anyone else?

  21. Player reaction

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea captain John Terry talking to Sky Sports: "Sporting are a good side and it was a big night for them.

    "We had so many chances to kill it off, but it was just one of those nights where it didn't quite go in for us.

    "We had to come here and win tonight and we got it. It puts us top of the group and in control again."

  22. Player reaction

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole

    Roma defender Ashley Cole: "It was a good performance after going 1-0 down so early in the game. We had belief that we could get a result. Maybe we should have won? I don't know.

    "We defended well. It's still early, we came here to win and are a bit disappointed but it's a good point for us."

  23. Text us on 81111

    Dan, North London: Unbelievable performance from Matic. Lost count of how often he won possession and launched Chelsea forward, plus has the eye for a through ball. Not many like him around at the moment.

  24. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio made six saves tonight, he kept his side in it for long periods. But Chelsea should have been home and hosed.

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    David Morris: Very good first half performance, not as good in the second. Matic was magnificent, as was Willian when he came on.

    Binaya Basyal: And how many clear one-on-ones did @chelseafc miss? Oh, I lost the count of them.

    Kuntal Majumdar: Mourinho walking all the way and congratulating Patricio is all about respect. That's why I love football.

  26. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    So a familiar tale for Manchester City fans, their side have it all to do in the Champions League once more. One point from six, Bayern have six and Roma have four.

  27. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alex Gameli: Does anyone at @chelseafc know how to chip the ball? Dreadful finishing


    Man City 1-1 Roma

  29. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Really good interplay on the edge of the box to tee it up for Stevan Jovetic, he gets his foot through the ball but he can't control it and fires over the top. That is that. It is what it is.


    PSG 3-2 Barcelona

    All over and Barcelona have been beaten for the first time this season, and it is a deserved victory for Paris St-Germain.

    The French side could have had more goals but for some poor finishing, while at the other end of the pitch, David Luiz was in inspired form to hold back the late barrage of Barcelona attacks.

    PSG manager Laurent Blanc after their victory over Barcelona

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

  32. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Charlie Fee: Since he came on, Milner has easily been the best player on the pitch

  33. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    David Silva! No! Flowing move sees City find Pablo Zabaleta on the overlap, his low ball in is dangerous but Silva can't steer into the net.

    Manchester City's David Silva takes on Maicon

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Rui Patricio has earned a Superbock or two tonight, the Sporting captain making yet another stop to keep out Mo Salah's low shot. How is this 1-0?!

  35. Elsewhere in Europe

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

    Into the last few minutes in tonight's Champions League games and it looks like Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's strike could rescue a draw for Schalke at home to Maribor, with that game 1-1.

    Bate are still beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 while the game between Apoel and Ajax is 1-1 and Shakthar are beating Porto 2-1.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Bannister: can't believe England ditched Cole so readily. Positional play and experience superb.

  37. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    David Silva tries to pick the Roma lock with a clever flighted ball over the top but Stevan Jovetic can't get there.

  38. Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The last few minutes there have been signs that Sporting could get back in this game.

    "Montero flashed that header just wide and Chelsea will only have themselves to blame if they concede."

  39. CLOSE!

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    A few Chelsea hearts in mouths as substitute Fredy Montero heads wide at the near post, the closest Sporting have come for a time. Into added time in Lisbon.

  40. Post update

    Football League

    Into the closing stages of games in the Championship and leaders Norwich are still being held 0-0 at home by Charlton as are nearest rivals Nottingham Forest at Wigan. Billy McKinlay is minutes away from marking his first game in charge of Watford with victory, Matej Vydra making it 2-1 against Brentford. And Derby, who started the day sixth in the table, have taken a late lead at home to Bournemouth through Will Hughes.

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Asa Johnson: Talk recently of Liverpool needing a new keeper- judging by the game he is having tonight, could Patricio be an option?

  42. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Gael Clichy wins a corner for Manchester City as they enter the last four minutes - there will be time added on though as Maicon is down injured.

  43. Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jose Mourinho

    "Considering the talent Chelsea have in that final third, they should really be four or five up in this game.

    "Costa missed a great chance early on, Oscar was denied in a one-on-one and Schurrle had several shots in the first half."

  44. CLOSE!

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Yet another good move for Chelsea, yet another near miss! Luis Filipe is on the end of Willian's pass but drags a cross across the goalmouth and Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa both just miss out.

    At the other end Nani shoots over the top.


    Man City 1-1 Roma

    A strange one if you want a goal - Sergio Aguero is replaced by the fit-again Stevan Jovetic. Frank Lampard pumps a shot just wide after another marvellous pass from David Silva.

    City well on top now but they have just six minutes to find a goal.

  46. Text us on 81111

    Josh in London: Yaya Toure has been poor tonight. Definitely not the same player we saw last season.

  47. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    That's much more like it Yaya Toure, holding off two men in midfield and then pinging a 45-yard crossfield ball out wide. The cross comes in and David Silva can only hammer over the bar.


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Chelsea players

    Tonight on 5 live's football social, Mark Pougatch is joined by Kevin Kilbane and Robbie Savage and they're asking: Is this Chelsea squad good enough to win Jose's third Champions League?

    And we're also trying to work out why Manchester City are such slow starters in Europe?

    Call 0500 909 693; Text 85058; Tweet @bbc5live

  49. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kiran Emrich: Roma very impressive tonight, esp since they not at full strength. City very poor. Toure having terrible season.

    Manchester City's Yaya Toure
  50. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium

    "Entering the crucial last 10 minutes and Roma have a decision to make - do they continue to go for it or do they contain and try to keep a result that is far better for them than it is for Manchester City?

    "The tension has been illustrated by a spectacular on-the-spot dance by Roma coach Rudi Garcia when they conceded possession in a dangerous area."

  51. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Nani and Branislav Ivanovic

    We are into the last 10 minutes. Hold on to your hats (or opposing full-backs).

  52. Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea are just retreating a little bit now, maybe they feel they can get away with a one-goal lead."

  53. CLOSE!

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Diego Costa is in again! Great pace and power from the big man to stream through on his own but his shot lashes into the side-netting at the near post. I can't believe it's only 1-0.

  54. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Manuel Pellegrini to bring in Beyonce to his backroom staff? That is a story.

  55. Text us on 81111

    Tom Rose, Stirling: It seems to me that there is a mental issue surrounding Man City and the Champions League. On paper, they have a squad more than capable of winning this group. However, it seems that some of the players and managerial staff have got the oh so familiar European stage fright. Maybe they could learn a thing or two from Beyoncé in that department.

  56. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    He won't Chris - he really won't.

    But that is brilliant from David Silva, fine ball out to the left to find Gael Clichy, he flings it in to the middle but Frank Lampard can't steer home under pressure.

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chris Whinfield: take a bow Totti you majestic man. Will score goals when he's 80.

  58. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    That's brilliant from Maicon, what a delivery on the run to arc in a cross right into the mixer, it's asking for a tap-in but Pablo Zabaleta scrambles it away. Fine play from both right-backs there.

    City have 17 minutes left.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ross Dickson: Sporting keeper has been amazing, his save against @oscar8 was world class. Chelsea will sneak an 2nd goal tho


    PSG 3-2 Barcelona


    Xavi Hernandez, 34, comes on for Barcelona for the last 20 minutes and in doing makes his record-breaking 143rd appearance in the Champions League - more than other player.

  61. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Into the last 20 minutes and Yaya Toure is again all over the place, giving the ball away and almost seeing Roma counter to good effect. He's so languid.


    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    How is this only 1-0? Another close call for Chelsea as substitute Willian's low ball in is deflected just past the near post. Jose Mourinho then sends on John Mikel Obi for Oscar in a bid to close this one up.

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Liz Tray: City crowd getting correctly irate at all of these cynical fouls going unpunished by cards. Roma should have several on yellows

  64. Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "If Diego Costa has a hamstring problem, I would love to see him when he's 100% fit.

    "He's just got an incredible turn of pace."


    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Frank Lampard has been banging them in since joining City and he now takes aim from 20 yards, hitting a dipping strike that is deflected away for a corner.

    Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard against Roma
  66. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Manchester City are now looking more stable since they went to a five-man midfield, and James Milner has threatened to find a way in on a few occasions. But Roma still look composed on the ball and work a way through to Miralem Pjanic, whose composure escapes him as he lashes over the top.

  67. Text us on 81111

    Carl in Reading: I'm not sure what football team Beyonce supports but her favourite manager is 'Jay-Z' Mourinho! I'll get my coat!

    That's probably enough now.


    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    He was lucky not to be sent off but that is the end of Mauricio's night as he has to leave the field on a stretcher. The Sporting defender is replaced by Paulo Oliveira.

    Sporting Lisbon's Mauricio gets a yellow card as he is stretchered off
  69. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "He was just totally outpaced.

    "Costa was clean through on goal and then Mauricio came in and just cleaned him out. He was the last man."

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa is fouled by Sporting Lisbon's Mauricio
  70. Text us on 81111

    Ian, Whitley Bay: When Beyoncé goes to watch Knowsley United, she probably eats her prawn sandwiches in a box to the left.

  71. Post update

    We are into the last half-hour in tonight's games. Manchester City have not played well and would probably settle for a point now, whereas Chelsea should be home and hosed.


    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Players argue

    Wall-to-wall filth in Lisbon! Diego Costa is the latest man to sprint away and would be clean through had Mauricio not bodychecked him. That would be frowned upon in the NFL, never mind the UCL. Ouch.

    Mauricio is booked and has also bust his nose open on Costa's chest.

  73. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Fabian McNeilly: What happens if a Lisbon player gets booked for unSporting behaviour? Is their contract immediately terminated?


    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    The most professional of fouls as Branislav Ivanovic shuts the door in Andre Carrillo's face like a door-to-door salesman, bam! Carrillo's turn of pace was astounding, he ghosted past two men and would have been in on goal had the right-back not intervened.

  75. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ashley Williams: Roma looking more like a footballing super-power than City. Another year City won't win the Champions League.

    Kritt Normsaskul: Man City really can't perform in Europe. Roma well on top.


    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Frank Lampard

    City make a change as Frank Lampard, goal machine takes his place in midfield. It is a change in shape as Edin Dzeko comes off.

  77. Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Big big chance for Nani - should be hitting the target at least.

    "Courtois made himself big and Nani put it wide."

  78. CLOSE!

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    And now a chance at the other end! Nani gets on the end of a flowing move but drags his shot horrible into the side-netting. Considering Chelsea should be about 6-0 up they could well throw this lead away if they are not careful.

  79. GOAL

    PSG 3-2 Barcelona - Neymar (56 mins)

    Brilliant response from Barcelona as Neymar smashes in from Dani Alves's ball into the box and the away side are very much back in this.

    Barcelona striker Neymar celebrates his goal against PSG
  80. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium

    "First signs of impatience from Manchester City's fans as their team continues to be second best. They still seem to be struggling for self-belief in the Champions League and need to catch a break here."


    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Got to be! No!

    I've not seen so many one-on-ones in a game since Ian Rush was playing. Sporting Lisbon's offside trap is an absolute travesty as Oscar again has 45 yards of grass to run into. Again he takes too long and should score, but his effort is kicked clear by Rui Patricio. Massive chance.

  82. GOAL

    PSG 3-1 Barcelona - Blaise Matuidi (54 mins)

    Blaise Matuidi

    Well, well, well. Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be injured but PSG have not needed him as Blaise Matuidi increases their lead, superbly sidefooting through the legs of keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen from a cross.

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Harry Pannell: Schurrle really doesn't get enough game time for him to be expected to score every and anything.


    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Joe Hart is keeping City in this. A great move again from Roma as Francesco Totti is at the fore, popping off a touch which just evades Alessandro Florenzi, before Hart smothers the second ball. Seconds later Miralem Pjanic curls a shot against the stanchion behind the goal.

    It's all Roma for now.

    Manchester City keeper Joe Hart
  85. Join the debate at #bbcfootball


    Punk Paultje: Beyonce is an Independiente woman - everyone knows that!

    That is first class.

  86. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    James Milner with a cracking drive into the box but his backheel to Pablo Zabaleta is undercooked, before at the other end Francesco Totti almost scripts another chapter in his life story with a rising 30-yarder which fizzes past the post. Lovely hit.

  87. Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live


    "It's half a chance for Nani there.

    "We saw in the opening game against Maribor how much he likes a shot from distance, so Chelsea need to be aware of that."

  88. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Yaya Toure

    Yaya Toure is at fault again for Manchester City, just looks off the pace as a free-kick is rolled to him but his touch is laboured and he is closed down. He's a momentum killer right now in that City midfield.

  89. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    He likes a shot, and Nani lets fly with that distinctive backlift, popping off a 25-yarder that does all sorts in the air, moving one way and then the other - but ultimately wide.

  90. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    And up and running in Manchester too. Can City get back into the faces of Roma?

  91. KICK-OFF

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Back under way in Lisbon.

  92. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Josh Oetter: I'm not sure whether I should be pleased Schurrle is getting in such good positions or disappointed he isn't finishing them...


    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Half-time change for Manchester City as James Milner comes on in place of Jesus Navas.

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mike Marsh

    Philwillkill: Beyoncé probably supports Knowsley United F.C.

    I think her single 'Irreplaceable' was about the loss of former Alt Park favourite Mike Marsh to Liverpool...

  95. Elsewhere in Europe

    Maribor are beating Shalke 1-0

    Elsewhere in the Champions League, Maribo lead at Schalke thanks to Damjan Bohar's goal while goals from Denis Polyakov and Aleksandr Karnitski have given BATE a 2-1 lead over Athletic Bilbao, who gave themselves hope of rescuing something when Aritz Aduriz struck just before the break.

    Apoel and Ajax is still 1-1 while the game between Shakthar and Porto is goalless.

  96. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Lindsay: Schurrle has actually had one of his best games so far ironically. He'll have so much to answer for if Chelsea don't win this

  97. Can't touch this

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Francesco Totti

    If you're only going to have one touch in the box all half, may as well make it a first-time chip into the corner with the outside of your boot eh?

    Not too bad from 38-year-old Francesco Totti.

  98. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jamie Spence: Naive from Pellegrini playing 4 in midfield in UCL, especially against a good side. Dzeko off and midfielder on second half.

  99. Post update

    Football League

    Watford have taken the lead against Brentford in Billy McKinlay's first game in charge of the Hornets. Odion Ighalo pounces quickly to bury the ball after his spot kick is beaten away. Birmingham have gone seven league games without a win but Clayton Donaldson's tap in and David Cotterill's spectacular 30-yard free-kick have put Lee Clark's side in a commanding position at Millwall.

    Rotherham, without a win in five Championship games, are now 2-0 up against Blackburn, Luciano Becchio, who is on loan from Norwich, doubling the lead after Kari Arnason's opener. Leaders Norwich and second-placed Nottingham Forest are being held 0-0 at half-time by Charlton and Wigan respectively.

    In League One, bottom club Crewe trail Notts County 1-0 at home.

  100. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Francesco Totti
  101. Post update

    Re 20:32 - who do you reckon Beyonce supports?

  102. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium

    "Roma have posed some serious questions for Manchester City in those 45 minutes.

    "City may feel they should have had more than one penalty but the Italians look a real threat to their Champions League ambition - and those sumptuous touches of class from Francesco Totti."

  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Yousuf Ali: José is a genius..this time he's brought Torres back from loan and has him playing disguised as Schurrle.

  104. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Four attempts on goal, three on target and an absolute sitter missed. It's been a busy first half for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle.

  105. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "As the home side in a Champions League game you want the crowd behind you, but Sporting haven't done anywhere near enough.

    "Chelsea, in fairness, have been very lax in front of goal.

    "From front to back they've been very strong, they just haven't been able to finish things off."

  106. HALF-TIME

    PSG 2-1 Barcelona

    David Beckham

    Half-time at the Parc des Princes and Paris St-Germain head down the tunnel with their noses in front after Marco Verratti's header. The pace of the game settled down considerably after that goal, with neither side managing another shot on target before the break.

    It seems Patrick Kluivert was only having a quick catch-up with David Beckham earlier as the former England midfielder is sat next to singers Jay-Z and Beyonce. As you do.

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Graeme Jake Scott: so far Totti = Toure+Silva+Dzeko. Phenomenal ability from a legend of the game. Great touch and vision.

  108. HALF-TIME

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Gibbons: The system City are playing didn't work last year why did they think it would work this year..they've learnt nothing

    Luke Langfield: another #city game another poor ref, some things never change

    Simon Howard: Hart overrated. Poor decision making and accident prone.

  110. HALF-TIME

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    City may look shaky at the back but they still pack a punch up top. Edin Dzeko looks particularly busy this evening and wins a free-kick with some good hold-up play, but it comes to nothing.

    And there is the whistle.

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is fouled
  111. Text us on 81111

    Jill, Leamington Spa: Delighted for Matic to have his moment. Every game he gets his head down and provides a solid spine to the team which allows the other players to take the plaudits.

    Sam in Manchester: It's finally hit me that United aren't in the CL. I am so used to being in Russia or France on a Tuesday night but instead I'm on my sofa. Oh well, I'll support whoever City play - C'mon Roma!

  112. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Gervinho! He's a new man for Roma, burning past Gael Clichy and getting past Martin Demichelis before Joe Hart makes a big save at his near post. There's more goals in this one!

  113. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Andre Schurrle

    Chelsea are so potent to watch here. Every time they get on the ball they just tear through the Sporting back four, shredding them to ribbons. If Andre Schurrle had his shooting boots on it could be four or five already.

  114. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom Miszkowski: Don't know if it's the Italian food or weather that's turned Gervinho into a world beater, different player to his Arsenal days

    Christopher Onwuka: Goooooooaaaal!!! At last Matìc!!!


    Man City 1-1 Roma

    Fabulous move from Manchester City, the move of the match, all one-touch and fluid movement as Jesus Navas floats from right to left before drilling in a low cross which hits defender Kostas Manolas on the hand. Manolas is on the floor and on the slide - he's lucky to get away with that...

  116. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Sporting have a sighter as striker Islam Slimani turns on the edge of the box but drags one wide.

  117. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Father Ted cast

    Callum J: I think Mertersaker could outpace this Sporting defence, it's like watching the football episode of Father Ted!

  118. Elsewhere in Europe

    Ajax celebrate

    Not too many goals to bring you from elsewhere in the Champions League.

    Lucas Andersen had put Ajax 1-0 up at Apoel but the Cyprus side equalised soon after courtesy of Gustavo Manduca's spot-kick.

    Meanwhile, Dzyanis Polyakov has given Bate the lead at home to Athletic Bilbao, the defending tapping in at the far post.

  119. Post update

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It has been coming - it was just a simple ball to the far post.

    "Matic found himself free and he totally lost his marker. He had to generate his own power from the header to get it over the keeper, but a great finish."

    Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas celebrate for Chelsea
  120. GOAL

    Sporting 0-1 Chelsea - Nemanja Matic (34 mins)

    Booed as his name was read out, ex-Benfica man Nemanja Matic shuts the crowd up by heading Chelsea ahead with the simplest of goals. Cesc Fabregas gets another assist as his looping free-kick finds the midfielder at the back post, and he floats a header home. All too easy.

    Nemanja Matic scores for Chelsea
  121. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Elliot Newstead: Will Man City ever realise they need 3 in central midfield against top-class European opposition?

    Ben Storrie: Joe Hart's slip is irrelevant to Totti's goal Kompany has completely ignored Totti to let him in

  122. Post update

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    If Chelsea play Borussia Dortmund this season then we'll have to sign up Usain Bolt as a cameraman. My word they counter at pace, as Sporting have a corner and almost concede.

    One big header out and Andre Schurrle just runs it, 60 yards up the field in a matter of seconds. Again his final ball isn't quite there but some superb athleticism from the Chelsea widemen so far.

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    PSG 2-1 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi

    He didn't draw them level for long, but yet another landmark goal for Lionel Messi this evening.

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    Football League

    Brighton take the lead against managerless Cardiff through Bruno's volley but Sami Hyypia's side are in front for less than a minute as Kenwyne Jones levels for the Welsh club with a header.

    Bottom club Blackpool have levelled at Middlesbrough through Ishmael Miller after Dani Ayala gave the hosts the lead. Elsewhere in the Championship, leaders Norwich are still goalless at home to Charlton.

  125. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Will Jackson: Obviously Schurrle has spent too long at the Fernando Torres school of scoring.

  126. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    The Roma fans are making a wonderful din inside the Etihad as their side pop the ball around very nicely now. City look nervy at the back - a draw wouldn't be too hot for them tonight and they know it.

  127. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jared Pepper: You will always lose your pace with age, but not class and quality! Take a bow Totti!

    James Fairhall: Absolute class finish by Totti worthy of any achievement

  128. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Allan Abbas: Totti.. no substitute for experience. Cool as ice, this guy is just like wine. gets better and better

  129. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium

    "The touch of class from Francesco Totti gave Roma an equaliser they thoroughly deserved. He beat the offside trap and was helped by an unlucky slip from Joe Hart as he started to advance off his line. Roma giving it a real go here - very dangerous."

    Francesco Totti celebrates his goal for Roma against Manchester City
  130. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Roma

    A really classy finish from Francesco Totti, but Joe Hart just lost his footing as the ball was played through. It meant that he wasn't able to come and get there. Great touch though.

  131. GOAL

    PSG 2-1 Barcelona - Marco Verratti (27 mins)

    Marco Verratti

    What a game we have on our hands here. Both sides are going for it, attacking at every opportunity and Paris St-Germain regain the lead as Marco Verratti powers home a header from Thiago Motta's corner.

  132. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Richard Parfitt: Chelsea game so far: Schurrle see ball Schurrle shoot Schurrle not score Schurrle sad

  133. Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "An open goal really for Schurrle - what a miss that is.

    "A brilliant chance for him.

    "Certainly to his right-hand side, he had three or four yards just to place it in the net."

    Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle
  134. GOAL

    Man City 1-1 Roma - Francesco Totti (23 mins)

    The oldest swinger in town does the damage! Francesco Totti, 38, becomes the oldest goalscorer in European competition history with a cheeky finish, chipping over the head of Joe Hart with a wonderful touch. He was onside, played in by Radja Nainggolan, and the finish was first-class.

    The familiar thumb-sucking celebration and the 1500 or so Roma fans go nuts.

    Francesco Totti scores for Roma
  135. SITTER!

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    You've got to score that one! What a miss from Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard sprinting clear of the defence and putting the cutback on a plate. But the German hooks it wide...

  136. Post update

    PSG 1-1 Barcelona

    David Beckham at PSG

    A couple of familiar faces in the stands at Paris St-Germain, whose former player David Beckham is in attendance, as is former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert. Presumably discussing the managerial situation at Ross County.

    At the moment, Kluivert will be the happier of the two with how things are unfolding on the pitch. Barcelona are in control after Lionel Messi's equaliser.

  137. Post update

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Chance for Sporting now as Islam Slimani gets in between Gary Cahill and John Terry to meet a teasing cross from the left, but his header is poor and easily saved by Thibaut Courtois. A let-off for Chelsea, and moments later they almost capitalise, that man Andre Schurrle floating a header in on target before shooting low and hard.

    He gets some shots away!

  138. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Roma

    Gervinho! The ex-Arsenal man skips through two very average challenges to have a clear run on goal, but Joe Hart whips the ball from his toes with some excellent sweeping up.

  139. Post update

    Football League

    Ipswich Town's winning run in the Championship is under threat. Mick McCarhty's side arrived at Sheffield Wednesday having secured 12 points from the last four games, but Atdhe Nuhiu's goal has given the Owls an early lead. Elsewhere, Rotherham lead Blackburn 1-0 thanks to Kari Arnason.

  140. Post update

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "They're so shaky at the back, Sporting.

    "Andre Schurrle coming off that left side is causing them all sorts of problems."

  141. GREAT SAVE!

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea can play a bit too you know. Lovely play again, this time Oscar threading a ball through the eye of a needle to find Andre Schurrle, who makes those late runs as well as anyone. He's in, tries to go round keeper Rui Patricio but the Sporting skipper makes a big save again.

    Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle
  142. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Darius Basu: That Barcelona goal is a reminder of the old days under Guardiola. Sublime!

  143. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Roma

    Manchester City put together some slick stuff themselves but it ends as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa rather crudely hacks through the back of Edin Dzeko. City have had 47% of the ball so far.

  144. Text us on 81111

    Dale, Midsomer Norton: William Carvalho is a good player with tons of potential for Sporting. Going to be given a lesson tonight from Matic about turning potential into pure quality though.

    A text from the murder capital of the UK! Stay safe.

  145. GOAL

    PSG 1-1 Barcelona - Lionel Messi (12 mins)

    Lionel Messi

    Well that did not last long did it?

    Barcelona's first attack since PSG took the lead results in a goal and it is a lovely one as Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta exchange passes before the former sweeps home.

  146. Post update

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Andre Schurrle almost breaches the last line of Sporting defence but his cross/shot is well charged down by a sliding defender. Chelsea have started predictably brightly.

  147. GOAL

    PSG 1-0 Barcelona - David Luiz (10 mins)

    David Luiz

    It has taken 640 minutes of football but Barcelona's defence has finally been broken this season as Paris St-Germain take the lead, and it is a familiar name for Chelsea fans, David Luiz poking home following a free-kick.

  148. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andy Brown: How is the etihad not full and rocking? Fans need to be a 12th man on nights like this

  149. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Roma

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium

    "Eventful start for former Manchester City defender Maicon - giving a penalty away at one end then hitting the bar at the other.

    "Roma coach Rudi Garcia looked completely nonplussed at the penalty award but it was daft defending, to put it politely, by the veteran Brazilian."

    Sergio Aguero scores for Manchester City against Roma
  150. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Roma

    Maicon in behind again - offside this time but danger signs for Manchester City from their former full-back.

  151. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Daniel Woodley: That was awful defending. I would say I am surprised but I am not. It is Maicon after all...


    Man City 1-0 Roma

    What a minute for Maicon against his old club! The Roma right-back latches on to Francesco Totti's clever chip to beat the offside trap before leathering a shot past Joe Hart and against the underside of the crossbar.

    He had three men over in support but went for the shot. Remember that insane goal he scored in the World Cup of 2010? He likes a goal from an acute angle and nearly had another belter there.

  153. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    A late addition to the English players for foreign Champions League teams XI?

    Jim Henn: Fraser Forster GK, English and played for a foreign team in the Champions League - Celtic

  154. GOAL

    Man City 1-0 Roma - Sergio Aguero (Pen 4 mins)

    Sergio Aguero celebrates

    Never in any doubt! Sergio Aguero steps up and slots home from the spot, hard and high.


    Man City 0-0 Roma

    Maicon pulls back Sergio Aguero - and that's a penalty! Maicon is lucky to only be booked...

  156. Post update

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Costa's movement was brilliant, he created an angle for himself.

    "You fancied him all day long to finish there, but the goalkeeper stood tall."

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa misses a clear attempt on goal
  157. GREAT SAVE!

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea should be ahead! Ridiculous high line from Sporting Lisbon, who must not have seen Chelsea play at all this season! A carbon copy of his early goal at Everton as Cesc Fabregas plays Diego Costa clean through, he has an ocean of time to decide what to do with it and in the end Rui Patricio makes a good save to keep him out.

    Should be 1-0 though.

  158. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Naveed Afzal: If Chelsea click tonight with that team they could hammer Sporting and send out a strong message to the rest of Europe

  159. KICK-OFF

    Man City 0-0 Roma

    And Manchester City are go at home.

  160. KICK-OFF

    Sporting 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea, in a fine yellow and blue away kit, are up and running in Portugal.

    Chelsea line up against Sporting Lisbon
  161. Post update

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

    Francesco Totti radiates charisma and charm in the tunnel as the sides line up. What a guy.

    Here we come...

  162. North of the border

    Toure, Neymar, Luiz, Hazard, Aguero, Totti, Gervinho, Nani, Fabregas...

    But if the world's best players strutting their stuff isn't for you, you can also join our live coverage of St Mirren's trip to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

    Follow the action here.

  163. Post update

    Under 10 minutes to kick-off now then - an early goal would settle the nerves of the Manchester City fans.

  164. Post update

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

  165. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rian Hoskins: The Premier League may take priority initially but if Chelsea build up a big lead, they have depth to win both competitions.

    A Premier League/Champions League double? That would be quite something.

  166. Post update

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

    Francesco Totti starts tonight as well, at the apex of a front three. The ultimate false nine. On-loan Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa can't believe his luck as he starts.

  167. Trentotto for Totti

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

    Francesco Totti

    He's not quite old enough to remember the Roman invasion of Britain, but he's not far off.

    Like Manchester United without Ryan Giggs, or Internazionale without Javier Zanetti, it's hard to imagine Roma without Francesco Totti. The talisman was 38 earlier this week and has 15 goals in 51 Champions League appearances.

    What a fine pair of curtains he sported back in 1996 too.

  168. Familiar face

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

  169. Text us on 81111

    Liam in Stockport: Massive congratulations to John Terry tonight, making his 100th Champions League appearance for Chelsea. Not bad for the boy from Essex.

  170. Post update

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium

    "Joe Hart is out and warming up at the Etihad, restored to the starting line-up after being rested for Willy Caballero for their last two games by manager Manuel Pellegrini.

    "The England keeper was outstanding in the defeat away to Bayern Munich and will be a vital figure again tonight as City try to get their Champions League group campaign going."

  171. Live in Lisbon

    Sporting v Chelsea (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Chelsea training

    Mark Pougatch has all the build-up to tonight's Champions League action ahead of live commentary from Lisbon of Chelsea's trip to Sporting.

    They'll also be regular updates of Man City v Roma from Etihad Stadium as well as all the day's other top sports news.

  172. Post update

    Sporting v Chelsea (19:45 BST)

    Diego Costa started a lot of games for Atletico Madrid in the run-in at the end of last season when he was clearly not fit, including the Champions League final. If his hamstring goes ping tonight it would be a real blow. Especially as Didier Drogba is currently injured.

  173. Sporting v Chelsea (19:45 BST)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On Jose Mourinho's Diego Costa gamble: "He could have left him out in the last group game against Schalke, but he wants to play him because he is in form.

    "He feels he can make more of an impact starting games than coming off the bench.

    "Costa is presumably pushing to start games as well."

  174. Football League

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Watford v Brentford: "Oscar Garcia's decision to step down this week and Billy McKinlay's immediate appointment leaves Watford with their third manager in 30 days.

    "You'd expect that to be the tale of a side suffering at the bottom of the table - but the Hornets were second when Beppe Sannino quit on 31 August, more because of a failing relationship with players than anything else.

    "And Garcia's departure was purely motivated by his desire to concentrate on recovering from the chest pains that put him in hospital for a week. Former Blackburn and Scotland midfielder McKinlay starts life as a manager with the visit of a Brentford side slowly finding their way in the Championship - they sit 12th in the table."

  175. Post update

    You can stop tweeting in about Colin Kazim-Richards now - he played for Turkey. He's a Turkey international. He's Turkish. He has not been missed off the list of Englishman to play in the Champions League for a foreign side.

    Oh, and Paul Lambert is definitely 100% Scottish! I dare any one of you who suggested him to tell him he's English...

  176. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Antonio Neves Costa: The 11 Englishmen that played abroad could make a squad but a really bad one! Not sure lack of gk would be the major challenge.

  177. Under pressure?

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)

    Ashley Cole

    Ashley Cole says Manchester City will be under pressure tonight after losing their opener in Munich.

    "There's a lot of pressure on City," Cole said. "They have big players and are hungry to win the Champions League.

    "We are probably the underdogs but we will give it everything and will give them a tough game.

    "If we win it will make it more difficult for them to catch up and will probably make us top of the group and put us in good stead for qualifying," said the 33-year-old.

  178. Sporting v Chelsea (19:45 BST)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You see that Chelsea side that's up against Sporting and you would think they have got far too much for them to cope with in the attacking department.

    "But, Mourinho's paid a lot of money for Loic Remy and leaving him out shows he's not entirely happy with him yet."

  179. Post update

    I wonder how Benfica fans look back on that era? Is there a statue of Thomas, Minto & Deane on the concourse somewhere? Let's not forget Gary Charles either...

  180. An Englishman in Lisbon

    Graeme Souness talks to his Benfica players, including Michael Thomas

    Graeme Souness has done wonders for the list of Englishmen to have played for foreign sides in the Champions League - he brought three of the 11 to Benfica.

    Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich)

    Steve McManaman (Real Madrid)

    David Beckham (Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris St-Germain)

    Michael Thomas (Benfica)

    Scott Minto (Benfica)

    Brian Deane (Benfica)

    Michael Owen (Real Madrid)

    Jonathan Woodgate (Real Madrid)

    Matt Derbyshire (Olympiakos)

    Joe Cole (Lille)

    Ashley Cole (Roma)

    Hats off to anyone who said Matt Derbyshire. Even Matt Derbyshire had forgotten that Matt Derbyshire played for Olympiakos.

  181. Welcome back

    Man City v Roma (19:45 BST)