Champions League scores, highlights: PSG rolls; Barcelona held; Roma crushes Chelsea

Arnold Nichols
November 1, 2017

With Atletico Madrid in third place and yet to win in the Champions League this season, it could be a major scalp for both sides. They won the first game 4-1 but were beaten 3-1 the 2nd time they went to face the Serie A side. "It's very important in this moment to speak with the player".

"Kante has trained with us". Kostas Manolas should be fit to return to the central defence alongside Federico Fazio, fresh from signing a contract extension, who has impressed since replacing the Greek against Napoli two weeks ago and been key in the subsequent three straight clean sheets in the league (admittedly against middling and outright poor opposition).

"I was a player and I know very well after an injury - above all a muscular problem, a bad injury - it's very important to listen to the player, to find out his sensation and then make the best decision for him and the team".

The Group C match between top-2 table toppers AS Roma and Chelsea played at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome will kick off at 01:15 AM IST on Wednesday, November 1.

"We will try to make the best decision".


A win would keep the gap between Roma, who are two points behind Chelsea on five points, and Atletico at three, assuming that Diego Simeone's team - who are still unbeaten in La Liga but have disappointed in Europe - don't slip up again against Qarabag at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

El Shaarawy and Perotti backed up Edin Dzeko in the Roma attack with Chelsea counting on the trident of Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morato and Pedro. "To stay at the top of this group is really important", said the Italian.

Ranieri, who now manages French side Nantes, has backed Antonio Conte to get the team back to their best. "Then we prepare for another tough game in the league".

"There are two big games before the worldwide break, against Roma tomorrow and (Manchester) United on Sunday".

Don't look now, but Champions League darkhorse Atletico Madrid may not make it out of the group stage.

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