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Video: Could Cristiano Jr.'s love of Messi bring the two great rivals closer together?

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (L) and defender Jordi Alba at Barca's training camp

Barcelona v PSG: Barca say 'the feelings are good' over Lionel Messi fitness ahead of crucial Champions League tie

The forward came off injured in the first leg against Paris St Germain

Real Madrid players celebrate with Cristiano Ronaldo after he set them on their way to a comfortable victory in the first leg

Champions League: Galatasaray v Real Madrid match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Türk Telekom Arena

Real Madrid players celebrate with Cristiano Ronaldo after he set them on their way to a comfortable victory

Real Madrid 3 Galatasaray 0: Cristiano Ronaldo puts Spanish giants closer to Jose Mourinho's dream finale at Wembley

Madrid will see this as an easing-up before the semi-finals – the stage at which they fell last season

Fabio Coentrao in action against Israel

Israel 3 Portugal 3 match report: Last minute goal from Fabio Coentrao saves Portugal from defeat against Israel

The nations were inseparable before the game, both holding seven points

Didier Drogba

Champions League: Schalke 04 v Galatasaray match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League clash at the Veltins-Arena

Michael Carrick in action against Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand hails 'ball of the season' from Michael Carrick and says Manchester United midfielder doesn't receive enough credit

Carrick played a sublime pass for Javier Hernandez's opener against Chelsea on Sunda

Sport on TV: Laurie had a lot on his plate and it still leaves a nasty taste

Laurie Cunningham was a pioneer for one obvious reason: he was the first black man to play football for England at any level. Of course that meant he was at the frontier of the fight against racism, weaving around the bigoted barbs of the crowd just as he had to jump over the tackles of brutish Seventies defenders. But that should not put his other groundbreaking feats in the shade: First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story (ITV, Wednesday) revealed that he taught Mark Bright what cutlery to use and introduced Peter Reid to garlic tiger prawns. He had to peel it for Reid, though; he may have been at the cutting edge, but to bring English football out of the dark ages you had to go one step at a time. At least he wasn't selfish with his knowledge of shellfish.

Christiano Ronaldo (left) returns to Old Trafford for the first time since joining Real Madrid

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Sir Alex Ferguson trusts United's pedigree will stifle the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo in tonight's Champions League match

'We won't worry about what he can do,' says manager before next bout with Jose Mourinho

Dortmund's Mats Hummels celebrates with his teammates during the first leg

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund v Shakhtar Donetsk match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League knockout fixture at Signal Iduna Park

Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson

Champions League: Manchester United v Real Madrid match preview

A look ahead to tonights Champions League knockout fixture at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho is all smiles during yesterday’s press conference

Manchester United v Real Madrid: The whole world will stop to watch this one, says Jose Mourinho ahead of Champions League tie

Madrid manager promises his side will be bold at Old Trafford tonight in eagerly anticipated European clash

Iker Casillas: The Spain international goalkeeper not fully recovered from a broken hand

Champions League: Real Madrid without Iker Casillas for Manchester United match

Spain international goalkeeper not fully recovered from a broken hand

Phil Jones: Worked tirelessly in midfield to stifle Madrid. Might have conceded a penalty but otherwise solid. 8

'It won't disappoint': Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson looks ahead to Real Madrid clash, confirming Phil Jones will miss out

Defender missed training today and will play no part in Champions League last-16 second leg

Iker Casillas (Spain)

Real Madrid call up Iker Casillas for Manchester United clash

Goalkeeper has just returned to training

Robin van Persie was taken off against QPR

Alex Ferguson labels Manchester United's match against Norwich 'mundane'

United play Norwich this weekend before taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee