Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to eclipse Liverpool's record of five European Cup wins, setting his sights on a final, defining landmark in his record-breaking era at Manchester United.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has challenged his under-pressure team to justify their status as European champions as they prepare for what he describes as a 'must win' game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.
Chelsea keeper Petr Cech has warned his team-mates to stem the tide of goals flowing past him at the start of games and after half-time intervals.
Shakhtar Donetsk striker Willian claims Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is constantly sending him text messages, as he has again talked up his hopes of a move to the Premier League.
Kevin Palmer gives the lowdown on every team in the Champions League group stage.