Summer signing Edson Alvarez and captain Dusan Tadic scored as last season's semi-finalists Ajax beat APOEL 2-0 in their Champions League play-off second leg on Wednesday to secure their spot in Thursday's draw for the group stage....
Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL in Nicosia in a playoff round first-leg match....
Former Germany midfielder Thomas Doll was named as APOEL's new head coach on Thursday in his first job since leaving Hanover at the end of last season....
Borussia Dortmund suffered a significant Champions League set-back on Wednesday when Peter Bosz's team were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cyprus' APOEL....
Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in showing Real Madrid what they have been missing during his five-game domestic suspension, by scoring twice as the holders began their Champions League defence with a routine 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday....
Lionel Messi became the all-time top goalscorer in the Champions League with a hat-trick and Luis Suarez registered his first goal for Barcelona in a routine 4-0 win away at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday....
A goal by Gerard Pique gave Barcelona a winning start to their Champions League campaign, but they were far from convincing 1-0 victors at home to Cypriots APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday....
Barcelona begin their Champions League campaign at home to Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday in fine form having romped to the top of La Liga with three consecutive wins to give Luis Enrique a dream start to his reign....