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Mourinho offers Ancelotti help with Barca - report (Mar 29, 2013 09:05 GMT)
L'Equipe are reporting Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has provided his Paris Saint-Germain counterpart Carlo Ancelotti with the inside track on how to beat Barcelona after masterminding a brace of recent victories over the French club's Champ
Platini: Goal-line tech too expensive for Champs Lge (Mar 29, 2013 07:58 GMT)
UEFA president Michel Platini claims that goal-line technology is too expensive for the Champions League and that the extra two officials used in the competition are working well.
Platini against goal-line tech use for Europe (Mar 28, 2013 17:52 GMT)
Alonso: Real dream of La Decima (Mar 28, 2013 12:58 GMT)
Xabi Alonso says he knows that excitement is rising among Real Madrid fans about claiming a long awaited tenth European Cup trophy this season, but the team must calmly take things step by step, starting with Wednesday's Champions League quarter-fina
Chantome: Our eyes are on Barcelona (Mar 28, 2013 11:18 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Clement Chantome admits Carlo Ancelotti's squad are struggling to keep their minds on Ligue 1 with their Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona fast approaching.
Ibrahimovic delighted with ban reduction (Mar 27, 2013 09:12 GMT)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has spoken of his client's delight at being able to take part in "a unique moment in PSG's season" after UEFA reduced his ban, allowing him to play in next week's Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona.
Ibrahimovic cleared to face Barcelona by UEFA (Mar 26, 2013 18:14 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain's striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now free to play in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against former side Barcelona after having his two-game ban cut to one by UEFA on Tuesday.
UEFA clears Ibra to play for PSG vs. Barca (Mar 26, 2013 15:53 GMT)
UEFA on Monday reduced the red-card ban against Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic to one match, opening the door for the star striker to play for the French club in its Champions League quarterfinal vs. Barcelona
Dortmund's Hummels set to miss Malaga game (Mar 26, 2013 08:54 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels has returned to light training but is unlikely to play in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Malaga next week.
Ferguson fined, Nani banned after Madrid loss (Mar 22, 2013 16:51 GMT)
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was fined ¬10,000 ($13,000) by UEFA on Friday for failing to fulfill his post-match media duties after a Champions League match against Real Madrid.
Ferguson fined and Nani banned by UEFA (Mar 22, 2013 16:31 GMT)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined £8,500 by UEFA for non-fulfilment of his post-match media obligations following the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, while Nani has been suspended for one match for his dismissal in th
Ex-Turkish ref claims UCL draw rigged by UEFA (Mar 21, 2013 16:57 GMT)
A former Turkish referee has accused UEFA of fixing the Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draws in a bid to keep Europe's biggest clubs apart.
RVP labels UEFA 'cowardly' over Nani red card (Mar 21, 2013 14:58 GMT)
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be in hot water with UEFA after branding the organisation 'cowardly' for their support to referee Cuneyt Cakir over the sending off of Nani against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Dortmund treating Malaga like Barca or Real (Mar 21, 2013 09:41 GMT)
Roman Weidenfeller says Borussia Dortmund are viewing their Champions League quarter-final against Malaga as though they were facing Barcelona or Real Madrid.
United duo Ferguson and Nani await UEFA action (Mar 21, 2013 07:25 GMT)
Manchester United duo Sir Alex Ferguson and Nani are set to find out on Thursday what punishments they face from the fall-out of Manchester United's Champions League exit to Real Madrid.
Dortmund fans protest over ticket price hikes (Mar 20, 2013 12:16 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund fans have voiced their anger over a substantial increase in ticket prices for next month's Champions League quarter-final clash with Malaga.
PSG ticket chaos ahead of Barca UCL clash (Mar 20, 2013 10:48 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain fans have been left frustrated after the club was overwhelmed by around a million requests for tickets for their sell-out Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona.
Mourinho: Old Trafford remarks misunderstood (Mar 19, 2013 16:36 GMT)
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has said comments he made after his side's Champions League win have been misinterpreted.
Sneijder tells Mourinho: Galatasaray no pushovers (Mar 18, 2013 10:56 GMT)
Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has warned his former coach Jose Mourinho that the Turkish side will be no pushovers for Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Ferguson denies English demise on Euro stage (Mar 16, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has denied English teams are no longer a dominant force in the Champions League, insisting Manchester United's performance against Real Madrid proves they are still in touch with Europe's best.
Champions League quarter-final draw (Mar 15, 2013 16:12 GMT)
The draw will take place at around 1100 GMT on Friday, March 15.
Butragueno: Galatasaray a big threat to Real (Mar 15, 2013 15:58 GMT)
Real Madrid are in for a tough test after being drawn against Galatasaray in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, director Emilio Butragueno has said.
Borussia Dortmund won't take Malaga lightly (Mar 15, 2013 15:06 GMT)
The Borussia Dortmund camp have admitted to being wary of taking on Malaga, following the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday.
Ancelotti: We will try our luck against Barca (Mar 15, 2013 14:08 GMT)
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted Barcelona start favourites against his Paris Saint-Germain side after Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw.
Bayern relishing Juve test (Mar 15, 2013 14:02 GMT)
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said everyone at the club is looking forward to a great European occasion against Juventus in the Champions League.
Europa League draw: Chelsea-Rubin Kazan (Mar 15, 2013 12:13 GMT)
Chelsea drew Rubin Kazan in UEFA Europa League quarterfinals draw on Friday while Tottenham appeared to be handed the easiest matchup after being paired with Swiss side Basel.
Barca to face PSG, Real draw Gala (Mar 15, 2013 11:52 GMT)
Bitter Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid have been kept apart in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
CL: PSG draws Barca; Real vs. Gala (Mar 15, 2013 11:24 GMT)
Real Madrid and Barcelona will not meet in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals after Thursday's draw saw the La Liga powerhouses draw Galatasary and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively.
Goal hero Isco hails 'incredible dream' (Mar 14, 2013 14:26 GMT)
Malaga goalscorer, local boy and all-round hero Isco has hailed as an "incredible dream" the team's achievement in reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.
'Rubbish' Bayern form heavily criticised (Mar 14, 2013 08:45 GMT)
Bayern Munich may have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but their 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal roundly criticised by the club's hierarchy.
Gerrard: Best yet to come from Coutinho (Mar 14, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Steven Gerrard insists January recruit Philippe Coutinho will show his full potential next season, despite the midfielder already proving successful in the Reds' attack.
Wenger: English exits a 'wake-up call' (Mar 14, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger has admitted the Premier League is no longer at the forefront of European football after Arsenal were the last English side to be bundled out of this season's Champions League.
Robben: Defeat a lesson for below par Bayern (Mar 13, 2013 22:45 GMT)
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben admitted his team-mates were stunned by Arsenal's fight back in their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday night and hopes their brush with disaster will serve as a wake-up call for the rest of the season.
Familiar regrets for proud Arsene Wenger (Mar 13, 2013 22:22 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he felt the pain of his side's Champions League demise against Bayern Munich, but he hopes his side's heroic 2-0 second leg win in the Allianz Arena will be the catalyst for their return to Europe's elite compet
Isco delighted after 'deserved' win over Porto (Mar 13, 2013 22:17 GMT)
Malaga star Isco felt his team were worthy winners after seeing off Porto 2-0 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Champs Lge: Arsenal edged out, Malaga through (Mar 13, 2013 21:52 GMT)
Arsenal battled to a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, but still bowed out of the Champions League on away goals while Malaga made the quarter-finals on their debut in the competition.
Messi: 'We needed a match like that' (Mar 13, 2013 17:48 GMT)
Lionel Messi took to China's social media Tencet Weibo Wednesday to address his fans for the first time since scoring two first-half goals to power Barcelona to a 4-0 Champions League round of 16 win over AC Milan.
Schalke: Gala fans caught digging into stadium (Mar 13, 2013 14:00 GMT)
A group of Galatasaray fans were caught trying to dig their way into Schalke's Veltins-Arena on Monday night in a bid to see their team training in preparation for Tuesday's Champions League encounter.
Mixed emotions for Altintop after Gala beat Schalke (Mar 13, 2013 13:54 GMT)
Galatasaray's Hamit Altintop asked Schalke fans for forgiveness after scoring a goal which helped eliminate his former club from the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Bayern: No let-up for Arsenal in Munich (Mar 13, 2013 12:58 GMT)
Bayern Munich's stars promised to show no mercy when they take on Arsenal on Wednesday night, when the Gunners will need to inflict only a third defeat of the season upon the German champions-elect if they are to progress in the Champions League.
Barca's Xavi: Camp Nou atmosphere a marvel (Mar 13, 2013 11:10 GMT)
Barcelona's players hailed a memorable atmosphere inside the Camp Nou after Tuesday night's stirring 4-0 Champions League last-16 second leg win over AC Milan.
Porto to go on attack at Malaga (Mar 13, 2013 09:53 GMT)
Porto will not sit back and defend their slim aggregate lead when they travel to face Malaga for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, according to manager Vitor Pereira.
Moura worry for PSG ahead of UCL quarters (Mar 13, 2013 09:30 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura faces a race against time to be fit for the Champions League quarter-finals due to an ankle injury suffered against Nancy last weekend.
Giroud wary of 'bad defensive behaviour' (Mar 13, 2013 09:14 GMT)
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes an early goal against Bayern Munich is critical to keep his side's Champions League hopes alive, although he also stressed the Gunners must tighten up at the back if they are to stand any chance of reaching the
Wenger admits he 'overplayed' Jack Wilshere (Mar 13, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has conceded he "overplayed" midfielder Jack Wilshere in recent weeks, after confirming his talisman will be out of action for up to a month.
Fatih Terim hails 'important' Galatasaray win (Mar 13, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim has hailed his side's Champions League win over Schalke as an "important victory" for all of Turkey.
Roura: Messi silenced his critics against Milan (Mar 12, 2013 23:44 GMT)
Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura believes Lionel Messi's brace in the 4-0 Champions League win over AC Milan helped to silence critics of the striker's recent form.
Flamini: Niang not to blame for defeat (Mar 12, 2013 23:22 GMT)
Mathieu Flamini insists striker M'Baye Niang is not to blame for AC Milan's Champions League exit after the youngster failed to pounce on a Barcelona error in the 4-0 second leg defeat on Tuesday.
Allegri: Barca are the world's best (Mar 12, 2013 23:02 GMT)
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has praised Barcelona as the "strongest side in the world" after his side were knocked out of the Champions League with a 4-0 defeat to the Catalan giants.
Villa: Poor form forgotten after Milan win (Mar 12, 2013 22:14 GMT)
David Villa claims Barcelona never doubted they would progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after defeating AC Milan 4-0 in the second leg of their tie on Tuesday.
UCL: Messi leads Barca escape, Gala through (Mar 12, 2013 21:52 GMT)
Lionel Messi put in another astonishing display to lead Barcelona to the quarter final of the Champions League following a dominant display against AC Milan at the Nou Camp.
Wenger challenges players to find big win (Mar 12, 2013 18:51 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his players to produce a performance which will define their careers and turn around a 3-1 deficit to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Heynckes warns Bayern (Mar 12, 2013 16:15 GMT)
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has urged his side to treat Arsenal with respect ahead of their Champions League last 16 second leg on Wednesday.
Podolski out for Bayern, Szczesny rested (Mar 12, 2013 15:41 GMT)
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has been ruled out of Wednesday night's clash against Bayern Munich with an ankle injury, while goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is rested.
Malaga's Pellegrini bullish for Porto clash (Mar 12, 2013 15:18 GMT)
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has called on his players to rediscover their spectacular Champions League group stage form as they look to turn around a 1-0 first leg defeat against Porto in Wednesday's last-16 second leg at La Rosaleda.
Graham: Expectation weighs down Arsene (Mar 12, 2013 13:50 GMT)
Former Arsenal manager George Graham does not believe he would have kept his job with the Gunners if he had gone eight years without winning a trophy but recognises that Arsene Wenger earned the right to stay at the club with his early success.
Altintop: Emotion won't cloud Schalke return (Mar 12, 2013 11:24 GMT)
Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop insists he will be fully focused on the task in hand when he returns to former cub Schalke for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg.
Arsenal to face Bayern Munich without Wilshere (Mar 12, 2013 10:43 GMT)
Jack Wilshere has sustained an ankle injury that will keep him sidelined for the next three weeks, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed
Barca consider tactical changes for Milan test (Mar 12, 2013 10:32 GMT)
Barcelona's coaching team may have a trick up their sleeve for Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 clash with AC Milan as they aim to become the first team ever to overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit since the competition's format changed in 1992.
Arsenal's Wilshere sidelined for three weeks (Mar 12, 2013 10:18 GMT)
Arsenal have been dealt a blow with the news that Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for three weeks with an ankle injury.
Arteta: Arsenal results 'not good enough' (Mar 12, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has described his side's season so far as "not acceptable" and has conceded the Gunners' chance of making it through to the Champions League quarter-finals are slim ahead of their return match with Bayern Munich.
Allegri: Milan will stand up to Barca (Mar 12, 2013 07:00 GMT)
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri says his team must "stand up to Barcelona" when the two sides meet in their Champions League round of 16 second-leg match on Tuesday.
Roura urges patience against AC Milan (Mar 11, 2013 19:24 GMT)
Barcelona stand-in coach Jordi Roura says his team must not rush things in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second leg against AC Milan, even though they know they must score at least twice to have any chance of progressing.
Schalke playing to win against Galatasaray (Mar 11, 2013 18:48 GMT)
Schalke boss Jens Keller says his team have no intention of playing for a goalless draw in the second leg of their Champions League tie against Galatastarary on Tuesday evening.
Barca's Pique: We'll come back to beat Milan (Mar 11, 2013 18:07 GMT)
Gerard Pique has predicted that Barcelona will overturn their two-goal deficit against AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Kroos not getting complacent about Arsenal return leg (Mar 11, 2013 15:24 GMT)
Toni Kroos says Bayern Munich will not be taking anything for granted when they welcome Arsenal for the Champions League last 16 second leg on Wednesday, despite holding a 3-1 advantage.
Bayern's Ribery ruled out of Arsenal clash (Mar 11, 2013 12:35 GMT)
Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's Champions League last-16 second leg against Arsenal due to an ankle injury.
Malaga boss Pellegrini targets 'perfect game' (Mar 11, 2013 11:41 GMT)
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini says his side will need a "perfect game" if they are to turn around a 1-0 first-leg deficit in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 tie against Porto at La Rosaleda.
Alves targets 'historic' Barcelona comeback (Mar 11, 2013 11:37 GMT)
Dani Alves says the time has come for Barcelona to add an "historic comeback" to their achievements as they try to overturn a 2-0 first-leg Champions League deficit against AC Milan at the Camp Nou.
Wilshere in doubt for Bayern Munich clash (Mar 11, 2013 07:00 GMT)
Arsenal talisman Jack Wilshere looks set to miss Wednesday night's Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich, as he continues his recovery from an injury sustained in the defeat against Tottenham 10 days ago.
Giggs describes 'shock' of Real Madrid defeat (Mar 10, 2013 10:57 GMT)
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has spoken of his disappointment at the club's controversial exit from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid, and confirmed his plans to move into coaching when he finally quits playing.
Wenger aims to make 'impossible possible' (Mar 10, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side to "make the impossible possible" as they look to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the second leg of their clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Roura: Barca believe in Milan comeback (Mar 8, 2013 14:01 GMT)
Barcelona's stand-in coach Jordi Roura has said he feels his players are "looking forward to overcoming Milan" as they try to recover from a 2-0 deficit in the Champions League.
Sacchi: Barcelona are 'unrecognisable' (Mar 8, 2013 13:14 GMT)
Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi says the current Barcelona side is "unrecognisable" and that Milan can progress from next Tuesday's Champions League clash at the Camp Nou if they play without fear.
Report: Cakir on Nani red (Mar 8, 2013 13:01 GMT)
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir, who issued the controversial red card that sent Manchester United's Nani out of the club's 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid earlier this week, said he stands by his call, according to a report.
Barca's Xavi could play through injury against Milan (Mar 8, 2013 12:49 GMT)
Xavi Hernandez has said he may not be at 100% for next week's Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Milan but is willing to play with an injection.
Ferguson: Nani red card 'not easy to take' (Mar 8, 2013 11:02 GMT)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said it is "hard to keep your faith" in refereeing after speaking for the first time since Nani's controversial red card against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Turkish FA denies Cakir interview (Mar 8, 2013 10:53 GMT)
The Turkish FA has insisted that the referee who sent off Nani during Manchester United's 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday, has not given any interviews defending his decision.
Buffon: Real Madrid due a win against Juve (Mar 7, 2013 12:39 GMT)
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says he would rather avoid Real Madrid in next week's Champions League draw as the law of averages suggest he is bound to lose to them sooner or later.
Ferdinand escapes UEFA punishment (Mar 7, 2013 12:15 GMT)
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will not face disciplinary action after sarcastically clapping referee Cuneyt Cakir at the end of the Champions League last-16 second leg match against Real Madrid, UEFA has confirmed.
Valencia's Albelda: This was my last UCL game (Mar 7, 2013 10:07 GMT)
Veteran Valencia midfielder David Albelda says Wednesday night's Champions League 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain, which saw the French side progress to the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate, was likely his last in the competition and a painful way to
Forster fears Celtic stars could leave (Mar 7, 2013 09:16 GMT)
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has said he fears some of the club's big-name players could be on their way out in the summer.
Ancelotti cools PSG's hopes of CL glory (Mar 7, 2013 00:25 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has played down his side's chances of winning the Champions League following their round of 16 triumph over Valencia on Wednesday evening.
Lennon: Juventus a class above Celtic (Mar 6, 2013 22:33 GMT)
Celtic boss Neil Lennon said his team had been outclassed over two legs by Juventus but claimed both he and his players have learnt valuable lessons from their Champions League crusade.
UCL: Juventus and PSG secure safe passage (Mar 6, 2013 22:05 GMT)
Paris St Germain slugged rather than sashayed their way through to the Champions League quarter-finals after drawing with Valencia at the Parc des Princes.
UEFA charges Ferguson for media no-show (Mar 6, 2013 18:01 GMT)
UEFA has charged Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson for not attending a mandatory news conference after his team lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
UEFA charge Ferguson for no-show (Mar 6, 2013 17:01 GMT)
UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Sir Alex Ferguson after the Manchester United manager refused to attend a post-match press conference following his side's Champions League defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.
UEFA defends ref's red card decision on Nani (Mar 6, 2013 16:00 GMT)
UEFA defended referee Cuneyt Cakir in the face of heavy criticism after Cakir sent off Nani during Manchester United's Champions League loss to Real Madrid.
Gundogan: Dortmund win 'close to perfect' (Mar 6, 2013 14:24 GMT)
Ilkay Gundogan says Borussia Dortmund can make waves in this season's Champions League following their 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Tuesday's last-16 second leg.
UEFA gives backing to Old Trafford referee (Mar 6, 2013 14:08 GMT)
UEFA has defended referee Cuneyt Cakir after the Turkish official faced heavy criticism for sending off Nani during Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Modric delighted with Old Trafford impact (Mar 6, 2013 11:25 GMT)
Real Madrid goalscorer Luka Modric has said he enjoyed his crucial role in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford as the La Liga team went through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mourinho: I've been victim of a worse red card (Mar 6, 2013 11:09 GMT)
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has said he was on the receiving end of a worse injustice than Nani's red card at Old Trafford on Tuesday, citing Pepe's dismissal in the Champions League against Barcelona two years ago.
Szczesny demands Arsenal response (Mar 6, 2013 08:15 GMT)
Wojciech Szczesny has urged his Arsenal team-mates to use their ten-day gap between matches as a time to refocus ahead of their bid to bounce back from a morale-denting north London derby defeat.
Neil Lennon wishes for Celtic miracle (Mar 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted it will take a "minor miracle" to beat European opponent Juventus and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Ancelotti confident of PSG progressing (Mar 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti said he is confident his squad can grab the "great opportunity" of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they face Valencia on Wednesday.
Lennon: Ref must 'do his job' (Mar 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has urged Turkish referee Firat Aydinus "to do his job properly" during his side's Champions League round of 16 clash with Juventus on Wednesday.
Ronaldo: United fans were unbelievable (Mar 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his gratitude to the Manchester United supporters as he struggled to contain his emotions upon his return to his former side on Tuesday night.
Mourinho: Ronaldo is the 'best ever' (Mar 5, 2013 23:39 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has lauded Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's "best ever" footballer, insisting he has created more of a legacy than South American greats Diego Maradona and Pele.
Mourinho defends Rooney omission (Mar 5, 2013 23:36 GMT)
Jose Mourinho backed Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to leave Wayne Rooney on the bench for Manchester United's Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
United rocked by Nani red (Mar 5, 2013 23:30 GMT)
Richard Jolly watched Man United depart the Champions League in controversial style against Real Madrid.
Phelan: No-show Fergie distraught (Mar 5, 2013 22:48 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson was left "distraught" and "in no fit state to speak" as Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League after Nani's controversial red card against Real Madrid.
Roy Keane: Nani deserved red card (Mar 5, 2013 22:07 GMT)
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes referee Cuneyt Cakir "made the right call" when he sent off Nani in Tuesday night's Champions League battle with Real Madrid at Old Trafford.
Mourinho: Real Madrid were second best (Mar 5, 2013 22:03 GMT)
Jose Mourinho admitted Real Madrid did not deserve to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a controversial 2-1 win over 10-man Manchester United.
UCL: Ronaldo sends United out after Nani red (Mar 5, 2013 21:51 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal that sent Manchester United crashing out of the Champions League against Real Madrid, although referee Cuneyt Cakir was the true Old Trafford villain after he sent Nani off as the Spaniards triumphed 2-
Valverde plans for Valencia to attack PSG (Mar 5, 2013 18:56 GMT)
Valencia coach Ernesto Valverde says his side have no choice but to attack in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 second leg at Paris Saint-Germain.
Ancelotti: PSG must forget first leg (Mar 5, 2013 17:57 GMT)
Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Paris Saint-Germain team to "forget about their first leg result" and seize the "great opportunity" they have to reach the Champions League quarter-finals when they face Valencia on Wednesday.
Juve's Conte shrugs off Chelsea and Real links (Mar 5, 2013 17:38 GMT)
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has said he is not surprised to be linked with the Chelsea and Real Madrid jobs.
David Beckham in PSG squad for Valencia tie (Mar 5, 2013 16:00 GMT)
David Beckham has been included in Paris Saint-Germain's 20-man squad for the Champions League last-16 second leg tie with Valencia on Wednesday night.
Sergio Busquets: We miss Tito Vilanova (Mar 5, 2013 12:27 GMT)
Sergio Busquets has admitted that Barcelona miss absent boss Tito Vilanova, but says the team plans to give him a lift by overturning the two-goal deficit in next week's the Champions League last-16 return game against AC Milan.
Roberto Carlos: Ronaldo the difference (Mar 5, 2013 10:59 GMT)
Former Real Madrid left-back Roberto Carlos says Real Madrid's chances in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second leg at Manchester United mostly hinge around one man - Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cantona full of praise for Fergie passion and energy (Mar 5, 2013 09:55 GMT)
Eric Cantona believes Sir Alex Ferguson will approach Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Real Madrid "as if it's the first game of his career" with the Manchester United manager's boundless passion for the game still intact.
Fergie hopes for 'best' ref performance (Mar 5, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping for "the best refereeing performance" when Manchester United take on Real Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
Juve's Pirlo buoyed by Istanbul upset (Mar 5, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has urged his side to avoid complacency ahead of their Champions League tie against Celtic on Wednesday, using AC Milan's Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2005 as added motivation to remain clinical.
Mourinho: Real will attack United at Old Trafford (Mar 4, 2013 21:24 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has predicted a tight encounter when Real Madrid visit Manchester United in the Champions League last-16 second leg on Tuesday night.
Mourinho applauds Ferguson's managerial longevity (Mar 4, 2013 19:20 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to the "unique" Sir Alex Ferguson and said he hopes he is still managing at 71.
Alonso: Ronaldo will shine (Mar 4, 2013 19:17 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo makes his first return to Manchester United on Tuesday with Jose Mourinho and Xabi Alonso predicting that Real Madrid's top scorer will get a warm ovation from the Old Trafford crowd.
Dortmund's Hummels (flu) may miss Shakhtar (Mar 4, 2013 16:42 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund is hoping that central defender Mats Hummels will recover from the flu in time for Tuesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Ferguson on Mourinho (Mar 4, 2013 16:25 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has played down talk that Jose Mourinho will succeed him as manager of Manchester United by reiterating that he does not know when he will leave Old Trafford.
Ferguson: United won't fear Ronaldo (Mar 4, 2013 16:13 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United not to be afraid of Cristiano Ronaldo as the former World Player of the Year makes his first return to Old Trafford since his £80 million move to Real Madrid in 2009.
Jones out for match vs. Real Madrid (Mar 4, 2013 14:58 GMT)
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson confirmed Monday that Phil Jones has lost his battle to be fit for Tuesday's Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
Giggs in line for 1,000th appearance (Mar 4, 2013 14:28 GMT)
A proud Ryan Giggs has prepared for his 1,000th senior game by thanking the Real Madrid supporters for applauding him on to the pitch for the first leg of their Champions League clash with Manchester United.
Jones ruled out of Madrid clash (Mar 4, 2013 12:20 GMT)
Phil Jones has been ruled out of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Real Madrid with the ankle injury he picked up in the FA Cup fifth-round win over Reading.
United's Carrick relishing 'special' Real clash (Mar 4, 2013 12:10 GMT)
Michael Carrick has said he is looking forward to a "special night" when Manchester United take on Real Madrid in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Robert Lewandowski preaches attack for UCL (Mar 4, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has hinted his side will be chasing goals when it hosts Champions League opponent Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
Casillas back in Real Madrid squad for United tie (Mar 3, 2013 20:21 GMT)
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas is back in the squad for Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 meeting with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Ferguson: Real Madrid peaked too soon (Mar 3, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Champions League opponent Real Madrid has peaked too soon heading into the clubs' second-tie at Old Trafford.
Real Madrid to prepare for United UCL tie at City (Mar 1, 2013 17:20 GMT)
Real Madrid have altered their pre-match plans for the Champions League last-16 against Manchester United, by confirming they will use Manchester City's facilities.