Previous
CSKA Moscow
Sparta Prague
4:15 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Fenerbahce
Shakhtar Donetsk
6:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Young Boys
AS Monaco
6:15 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Panathinaikos
Club Brugge
6:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Norwich City
West Ham United
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Chelsea
Barcelona
12:00 AM UTC Jul 29, 2015
Game Details
America
Benfica
2:00 AM UTC Jul 29, 2015
Game Details
Next

LIVE: Benzema flying to Arsenal?

Transfer Talk
Read

Bayern sign Vidal from Juventus

Transfers
Read

Bonucci extends Juve contract

Juventus
Read

Shaqiri's no Ribery yet, says Hoeness

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness said it will "take a long time" for Xherdan Shaqiri to have the influence of Franck Ribery, despite the midfielder staking a claim for a place against Barcelona in the Champions League.

• Bayern admit Barca distraction
• Blog: Wolfsburg suffer demolition

Switzerland international Shaqiri, deputising for the suspended Ribery, scored a goal and made three others as Bayern demolished Wolfsburg 6-1 in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals.

After the game, Munich general manager Matthias Sammer hailed the 21-year-old as "world class" - but Hoeness said: "Shaqiri is Shaqiri and Ribery is Ribery. It will take him a long time until he can be Ribery."

With Toni Kroos out injured, four players are competing for three places in Bayern's attacking midfield.

Against Wolfsburg, Thomas Muller took a central midfield role but is likely to return to the wing against Barcelona. France international Ribery, a contender for the Bundesliga Footballer of the Year award, will return, while Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has hit form again.

"Looking at our squad it is not easy for [coach] Jupp Heynckes to choose," Shaqiri said. "You could see I have found my rhythm. This has done me good. It was a great game by us, and also by me."

Shaqiri is again likely to start when Bayern take on Hannover at the weekend, and Heynckes praised his contributions, saying: "He has established himself more and more" and adding that he felt he would become "an exceptional player".

Meanwhile, Bayern centre-back Daniel van Buyten confirmed that he has begun talks about extending his contract.

"The club knows me, knows how I act and that I give it my all all the time," he told kicker.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.