NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA says Olympiakos will enter the Champions League group-stage draw on Thursday despite match-fixing allegations after sport's highest court rejected an appeal by Panathinaikos.
UEFA says the "provisional admission" of Greek champions Olympiakos was confirmed on Monday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Panathinaikos, league runners-up...
Turkish side Fenerbahce landed Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk as Robin van Persie and Nani face a tough test if they are to set up a possible reunion with Manchester United in the Champions League playoffs.
Man United's poss UCL PO: Sporting, CSKA/Sparta Prague, Lazio, Brugge/Panathinaikos, Monaco/Young Boys, Fenerbahce, Rapid Vienna #mufc- Dale Johnson (@dalejohnsonESPN) July 17, 2015
Meanwhile, Celtic face a trip to Azerbaijan or Montenegro in the next round of Champions League qualifying....
Udinese have rewarded goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis with a one-year contract extension after a strong first season in Serie A.
The Greek international started in 37 league games for Udinese, helping the Friuli outfit finish 16th in the standings in 2014-15.
A statement from Udinese read: "Udinese Calcio announces the renewal...
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has signed for Panathinaikos after leaving AC Milan.
The 32-year-old was out of contract after 18 months at the San Siro and has been quickly snapped up by the Super League runners-up.
The club announced he has signed a two-year contract.
"I am very happy that I am here and that I will continue my career in Panathinaikos," Essien said on the club's website.
"I am looking forward to meet my new team and win trophies with my new team-mates. I want to give back...