Costa, Fàbregas on Chelsea

With the UEFA Champions League group stage at its halfway point, the latest issue of Champions Matchday reflects on what has been a thrilling 2014/15 campaign so far.

With Chelsea FC leading the way in Group G we sit down with two of the Blues’ big summer signings – Cesc Fàbregas and Diego Costa – who reveal how much they are enjoying life in London.

As well as the Chelsea pair, we have exclusive one-on-ones with FC Porto playmaker Yacine Brahimi, RSC Anderlecht sensation Dennis Praet, Liverpool FC centre-back Mamadou Sakho, Malmö FF striker Markus Rosenberg and SL Benfica midfielder Enzo Pérez. 

One of the outstanding players of the last decade, Xavi Hernández has now completed a record 143 appearances for FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, and Champions Matchday goes through them all in fine detail.

Elsewhere, we have fascinating features picking out five of the game’s brightest young talents, relive the outstanding 2005 final between Liverpool and AC Milan, remember Real Madrid CF’s first ever European tie and provide an in-depth tactical analysis of FC Bayern München’s extraordinary matchday three performance in Rome. 

Champions Matchday is the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League and is available in 79 territories across the world. Champions Matchday is also available in digital formatwhere the first three issues of this campaign are free of charge. For the very latest news, follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.

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