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Away goal gives Villarreal cause for optimism (Mar 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal skipper Quique Alvarez is adamant that his side still has a good chance of reaching the last four of the Champions League despite losing their first match in the competition at Inter.
Houllier confident after drawing blank with Milan (Mar 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon coach Gerard Houllier believes his side's away form can give them the edge in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against AC Milan next week.
Houllier promises improved Lyon at San Siro (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coach Gerard Houllier said Olympique Lyon were overawed by AC Milan's reputation in the early stages of their goalless draw in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Villarreal coach pins hopes on away goal (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini hopes that Diego Forlan's goal after 45 seconds of Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg defeat to Inter Milan could yet prove to be decisive.
Milan teams tread new ground (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Milan's soccer aristocracy comes up against the brave new world of the European game in two Champions League quarter-final first legs on Wednesday.
Koeman expecting more of the same in Barcelona (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Benfica expect a another Barcelona onslaught in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Nou Camp next week.
Capello confident Juventus can overturn deficit (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus coach Fabio Capello insists his side can overcome a 2-0 first leg deficit against Arsenal to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Larsson rues Barca's missed chances against Benfica (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson could hardly believe Barcelona failed to score in a goalless draw against Benfica which was anything but dull in their Champions League quarter-final.
'We will finish off Juventus', vows Wenger (Mar 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger admits his young Arsenal team should have put Juventus to the sword with more goals at Highbury.
Henry full of praise for Arsenal but urges caution (Mar 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas insisted Arsenal would not be taking anything for granted despite the impressive nature of their first-leg victory over Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Defender Stam to miss Euro trip (Mar 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan's Dutch defender Jaap Stam has failed in his bid to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final away to Olympique Lyon.
Wenger: kids can produce another classic (Mar 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal can write another glorious chapter for English football when they take on Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Wenger justifies Vieira departure (Mar 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger insists Patrick Vieira had to be sold to clear the way for the next Arsenal generation.
Sheva: Lyon's Juninho is the king of free-kicks (Mar 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazil and Olympique Lyon midfielder Juninho is better at free kicks than compatriot Ronaldinho, says AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko.
Injured Figo may miss Inter-Villarreal clash (Mar 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan's Portuguese winger Luis Figo is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg against Spain's Villarreal. Figo was unable to train with a muscle problem last week.
Vieira expects warm welcome at Highbury (Mar 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus midfielder Patrick Vieira says he expects a friendly welcome from Arsenal fans when he returns to Highbury to face his old club in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first-leg tie.
Del Piero out of Champions League clash (Mar 26, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Striker Alessandro Del Piero has been left out of Juventus's squad for Tuesday's Champions League match against Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury.
Wenger - 'Beware the snake in the grass' (Mar 25, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger has warned his defence to watch out for the snake in the grass who could destroy their hopes of a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Boro to meet Basle in UEFA Cup quarters (Mar 17, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough will face Basle in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals while Bucharest rivals Steaua and Rapid will meet one another following the draw on Friday.
Quarter-finalists await UEFA Cup draw (Mar 17, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough will face FC Basel of Switzerland in the quarter-finals of this season's UEFA Cup following the draw on Friday at the Evoluon Conference Centre in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.
Villarreal will not be easy, says Inter coach Mancini (Mar 15, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini told his players not to get over-confident after beating Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal next week.
Benfica's Alcides likely to miss Barcelona first leg (Mar 14, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Benfica's injured defender Alcides is almost certain to miss this month's Champions League quarter-final, first leg at home to Barcelona.
Facchetti warns Inter not to underestimate Ajax (Mar 13, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Inter Milan president Giacinto Facchetti has warned his players not to underestimate Ajax a second time when they meet for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
The new Reds (Mar 12, 2006 12:00 GMT)
ESPN's Derek Rae sees eerie parallels between Arsenal this season and Liverpool the last.
Barcelona meet Benfica in quarter-finals (Mar 10, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Favourites Barcelona will meet Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League following Friday's draw in Paris.
Dein: Vieira will get great reaction at Highbury (Mar 10, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Patrick Vieira has been guaranteed a hero's welcome when he returns to Arsenal later this month - but warned to expect Champions League heartbreak.
Rangers supporters left puzzled by UEFA probe (Mar 10, 2006 12:00 GMT)
The Rangers Supporters' Trust has backed the club's stance against sectarianism but insist UEFA should not be singling out the Ibrox club for 'discriminatory chants' in their Champions League games ag
Arsenal handed Juve tie (Mar 10, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Arsenal will come face to face with their former midfielder Patrick Vieira after being paired with Juventus in the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Champions League draw (Mar 10, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Uefa to investigate Villarreal bus attack (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Rangers have confirmed UEFA will investigate the smashed window on the Villarreal team bus ahead of the Champions League tie in Spain on Tuesday.
Benfica's Gomes dreaming of Champions glory (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Nuno Gomes is harbouring a dream that Benfica will emulate Porto and bring the Champions League crown to Portugal.
Liverpool need new strikers, says Thompson (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Former Liverpool captain and assistant manager Phil Thompson believes Liverpool need to rejuvenate their attack.
Lyon fire warning to Champions League rivals (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon fired a strong warning to their rivals in the Champions League by qualifying in style for the quarter-finals.
Real Madrid bury 'galactico' era at Highbury (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Real Madrid's Champions League defeat by Arsenal has ended their 'Galactico' era, with the club facing the prospect of a third successive season without a major trophy.
Prolific 'Pippo' puts pressure on Milan boss Lippi (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi, whose two goals helped knock Bayern Munich out of the Champions League, has produced a streak of scoring form that puts him back in the reckoning for a place in Italy
Benitez determined to lift deflated Liverpool (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Rafael Benitez insisted he can lift his shattered Liverpool side and refocus for the rest of the season after losing their European crown. He said: 'We still have the FA Cup and we still have the leag
Wenger proud as Gunners grow in confidence (Mar 9, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal's victory against Real Madrid to inspire his new-look team to even greater heights.
Ancelotti presents case for the defence (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Filippo Inzaghi struck twice as AC Milan crushed Bayern Munich 4-1 on Wednesday to go through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Football the winner in goalless draw (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
The Insider witnessed a truly classic 0-0 draw between Arsenal and Real Madrid.
Houllier shrugs off Juninho suspension (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Coach Gerard Houllier said that Olympique Lyon will have to learn play without inspirational playmaker Juninho after they qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Istanbul confined to history books (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Richard Jolly was in the stands as Liverpool's goal-shy strikers ceded their European crown.
Benitez rues missed chances as strikers fire blanks (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez admitted his team paid for their failure to convert chances as their reign as European champions came to an end as Benfica were 2-0 winners at Anfield.
Wenger and Henry single out Lehman for praise (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and captain Thierry Henry each nominated goalkeeper Jens Lehmann as the Gunners' hero as they sneaked through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expen
Chelsea 'don't need' Ronaldinho (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Frank Lampard and John Terry believe Chelsea can conquer Europe without spending big money on a fantasy player like Ronaldinho.
Brains won over brawn insists Ronaldinho (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Ronaldinho claims brain-power was the key to Barcelona's victory over Chelsea.
Messi to miss quarter-finals with muscle tear (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi will miss the Champions League quarter-finals after tearing a muscle during the 3-2 aggregate victory over Chelsea on Tuesday.
Casillas won't admit it's advantage Arsenal (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas denied Thierry Henry's wonder goal in the first leg has given the Londoners the psychological edge in their Champions League tie.
Wenger dismisses talk of Real as club in crisis (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger does not feel Real Madrid, who visit Highbury tonight needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit, are a club in crisis.
Rangers unhappy at Villarreal security measures (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Rangers safety chief Lawrence McIntyre branded the security for their Champions League game in Villarreal as among the worst he had seen.
Mourinho puts his support behind Benfica (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho wants Benfica to win the Champions League after watching his Chelsea team slide out of the competition.
Benitez relies on home comforts (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Rafael Benitez believes a passionate Anfield crowd can fire his strikers into goalscoring action tonight as they bid to salvage their Champions League aspirations in the showdown with Benfica.
Gers 'deserved more' insists Lovenkrands (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Peter Lovenkrands insists it should have been Rangers celebrating a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League instead of Villarreal.
Money can't buy Ronaldinho's genius - Rijkaard (Mar 8, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Frank Rijkaard has warned Roman Abramovich that his millions cannot lure Ronaldinho away from Barcelona.
Mourinho: We were the better team again (Mar 7, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho did not accept the best team won as Barcelona knocked the Barclays Premiership title-holders out of the Champions League at the Nou Camp.
Real boss more worried about Arsenal than Ronaldo (Mar 7, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Real Madrid's new president Fernando Martin says the future of Brazil striker Ronaldo at the club is of minor importance compared to Wednesday's Champions League clash against Arsenal.
Rangers urge ticketless fans to 'see sense' (Mar 7, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Rangers security chiefs have urged fans without tickets not to travel to Villarreal for tonight's Champions League game.
Liverpool's Kromkamp on World Cup mission (Mar 7, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Liverpool's Dutch defender Jan Kromkamp is determined to maintain his place in the side in order to fulfil his World Cup dreams.
'Hostility toward Mourinho won't faze us' - Carvalho (Mar 7, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Ricardo Carvalho insists Chelsea will not be distracted tonight by Jose Mourinho's feud with the Barcelona fans.
'Messi is ready to punish Chelsea' - Rijkaard (Mar 7, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has warned Chelsea that Lionel Messi is ready to make them pay for branding him a diver. Jose Mourinho has blamed Messi for getting Asier del Horno sent off.
New UEFA trophy to be unveiled in Paris (Mar 6, 2006 12:00 GMT)
A new UEFA Champions League trophy will be unveiled at the traditional handover ceremony in Paris on Friday as the competition celebrates its 50th year.
Rijkaard calls for peace (Mar 6, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Frank Rijkaard has pleaded with Barcelona fans not to abuse Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team.
Under-fire Ronaldo recalled by Real Madrid (Mar 6, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has been recalled for Wednesday's Champions League match against Arsenal after being dropped against Atletico Madrid at the weekend.
Jose's hostile reception (Mar 6, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho was spat at and subjected to verbal abuse as Chelsea received a hostile welcome in Barcelona as they arrived to prepare for Tuesday's Champions League showdown.
Messi fury at 'actor' slurs (Mar 6, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Lionel Messi has vowed he wants to 'silence the mouth of Mourinho' when Barcelona host Chelsea in their Tuesday Champions League clash.
Hyypia set for all-clear to face Benfica at Anfield (Mar 5, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Sami Hyypia is set to be passed fit to play in Liverpool's Champions League clash with Benfica on Wednesday.
Villarreal ticketing plan backfires (Mar 3, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Villarreal have sparked fears of crowd problems at the Champions League tie with Rangers on Tuesday after admitting plans to help their own fans have backfired.
Di Stefano among Real players honoured by UEFA (Mar 2, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Alfredo Di Stefano was among past and present Real Madrid players honoured by UEFA on Thursday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Cup competition.
Chelsea left to sweat over Lampard fitness (Mar 1, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Chelsea fear they could be without talismanic midfielder Frank Lampard for the crucial Champions League showdown with Barcelona after he was forced out of the England squad with a hamstring strain.