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Pellegrini talks tactics with Champions Matchday

Published: Wednesday 24 September 2014, 10.00CET
Manchester City FC manager Manuel Pellegrini is the cover star of the latest issue of Champions Matchday, which also profiles FC Barcelona's Javier Mascherano.
 
 
Published: Wednesday 24 September 2014, 10.00CET

Pellegrini talks tactics with Champions Matchday

Manchester City FC manager Manuel Pellegrini is the cover star of the latest issue of Champions Matchday, which also profiles FC Barcelona's Javier Mascherano.

With the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League campaign under way, the latest issue of Champions Matchday reflects on an exciting start to the group stage by sitting down with some of Europe's leading coaches.

Manchester City FC manager Manuel Pellegrini talks tactics, creative players and adapting to different football cultures, Míchel tells us about the strengths of his Olympiacos FC team, and Roger Schmidt discusses imposing Bayer 04 Leverkusen's game on the opposition.

We also chart the career path of FC Barcelona's Javier Mascherano: a national treasure after his phenomenal performances at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Argentina and affectionately known as 'SuperMasch' in his homeland.

Elsewhere, experienced Athletic Club forward Aritz Aduriz raves about the Basque club's unbreakable team spirit, PFC Ludogorets Razgrad's Brazilian midfielder Wanderson says he is feeling the love from his new supporters, while NK Maribor captain Tavares believes qualification from the group stage is a realistic target.

The matchday two edition also investigates the rich history Italy has with the European Cup, celebrates the remarkable UEFA Champions League statistics of Liverpool FC skipper Steven Gerrard, and shines the spotlight on FC Schalke 04's flying winger Sidney Sam. Plus the usual expert comment from Guillem Balagué and Sandro Mazzola, the chance to win tickets to watch Manchester City's matchday four home game against PFC CSKA Moskva, and much, much more.

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 format on Apple Newsstand, where the first three issues of this campaign are free of charge. You can follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.

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