45,000 fans will wear Cristiano Ronaldo face masks when Real Madrid face Galatasaray tonight in a show of support for his Ballon d'Or campaign

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Two supporters groups have organised the stunt to support campaign for the forward to win this year's Ballon d'Or award

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Walter, fifth from left, with the West Germany team in 1954, and below, with a picture of his old self at a ceremony in 2004 to mark the 50th anniversary of his side’s famous victory

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He served in the German navy during the war, which he ended with shrapnel ‘in my entire body’

Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez has a shot blocked by Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

Martin Jol says it would be 'a bit strange' if Brede Hangeland chose to quit Fulham

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Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez has a shot blocked by Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

Steve Sidwell urges Fulham to resolve contract dispute with Brede Hangeland

Hangeland returned from suspension last night as Fulham recorded first win in eight matches

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland

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Zoltan Gera has endured a frustrating return to West Brom

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Stale Solbakken

Stale Solbakken appointment is astute move says Wolves owner

Wolves owner Steve Morgan believes new manager Stale Solbakken has the pedigree to bring success to the midlands club and insists the Norwegian's appointment is astute rather than brave.

Ancelotti: 'We must improve but we are strong enough to win it'

Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, was simply relieved last night to have reached the last eight of the Champions League after the goalless draw with FC Copenhagen, on the anniversary of last year's elimination to Internazionale.

Chelsea would have 'strength and power' to beat Barcelona says Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti believes Chelsea's superior "strength and power" can help them beat Barcelona to this season's Champions League title.

Fernando Torres wants time to settle at Chelsea

Fernando Torres insists it was always going to take him time to settle at Chelsea as his search for his first goal for the club continues.

Ashley Cole 'desperate' for Champions League glory

Ashley Cole is desperate to make up for his penalty shootout blunder in Chelsea's shock FA Cup defeat to Everton by helping them finally win the Champions League.

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