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Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham need 16 points from their remaining eight Premier League games to ensure they retain fourth place and qualify for the Champions League – a run-in during which he expects his side to be boosted by Younes Kaboul's return.

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Vilanova has been receiving treatment for throat cancer

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The two sides meet amid uncertainty over their respective credentials

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Kevin-Prince Boateng says he was 'treated like an animal' by racist fans

The AC Milan forward has criticised Fifa for their lack of action

Spurs celebrate Emmanuel Adebayor’s goal scores

Europa League: William Gallas calls for ruling bodies to act on racism

Tottenham defender William Gallas believes his team-mates would be within their rights to walk off the pitch, if they find themselves on the end of racial abuse again.

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Champions League: Failure 'a massive wake-up call' for the Premier League says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager laments absence of English clubs in quarter-finals after 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich is still not enough to see his side progress

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Champions League: Massimiliano Allegri rues missed chances after AC Milan crash out against Barcelona

The Italian side lost a two goal advantage at the Nou Camp

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Champions League: Xavi completes CV with historic comeback for Barcelona against AC Milan

The Spanish team overturned a 2-0 deficit at the Nou Camp

Messi made up for a disappointing showing at the San Siro by lighting up the Nou Camp
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Barcelona v AC Milan: Barca must make Champions League history if they are to progress

No team has ever bounced back from a two-goal loss in the first-leg without having scored an away goal

Boateng and Muntari were the heroes for Milan

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Champions League: Bayern Munich warned over complacency against Arsenal by Jupp Heynckes

The German side lead 3-1 from the first leg

Lionel Messi trains with his Barcelona team-mates

Barcelona v AC Milan: 'Monster' Lionel Messi means no easy ride for Milan in the Champions League

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani hopes Ballon d'Or winner has a night off

Rafael Benitez v Alex Ferguson: The facts about their relationship

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