Arsene Wenger: Olympiakos win a ‘fantastic achievement’

Olivier Giroud grabbed a superb hat-trick as Arsenal crushed Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday 9 December, to book their spot in the Champions Leagues last 16 with a classy demolition job that ended the hopes of their Greek opponents. Arsenal needed an emphatic win to leapfrog Olympiakos into second place in Group F and had Giroud to thank for leading the cavalry charge in a 3-0 romp. Dec 10, 2015

Chelsea 2-0 Porto: Jose Mourinho labels Blues the weakest Champions League qualifier

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has kick-started the mind games ahead of the Champions League last 16 draw on Monday [13 December] but labelling his side among the weakest side to qualify for the knock-out phase. The Blues progressed as group winners after beating Porto at Stamford Bridge but Mourinhos expectations over making further strides in the competition are seemingly rock bottom. Dec 10, 2015