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Real Madrid offer support as Barcelona announce Tito Vilanova will undergo chemotherapy

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The degree of the failure could only be measured by the ease which Borussia Dortmund were winning the group

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Roberto Di Matteo said that he had to shoulder the blame for Chelsea's 3-0 defeat to Juventus last night that leaves the club on the brink of elimination at the Champions League group stage next month.

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Roberto Di Matteo was today ready to combat Sir Alex Ferguson's mind games with his own brand of covert psychology as he prepared for their first clash since he became Chelsea boss.

Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova

Barcelona's defensive lapses give Neil Lennon reason to hope for Celtic

Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, spoke of going into tonight's game against Barcelona in "hope more than expectation" against a rival expert in "laying to waste the best-laid plans" of their opponents. But as a spectator at the Riazor on Saturday night he saw Barcelona score five more goals against Deportivo la Coruna to continue their near perfect start to the season – they have only dropped two points so far – but also witnessed four goals going past Barça keeper Victor Valdes.

Sir Alex Ferguson (left): £4m per year, Roberto Mancini: £7.5m per year

Roberto Mancini beats Alex Ferguson again as he signs deal worth £37.5m at Manchester City

City manager doubles his money by agreeing five-year contract which leaves rival in the shade

Roberto Di Matteo is the bookmakers' favourite to start next season as the Chelsea manager

Win the Champions League and Roberto di Matteo still may not get Chelsea job

The 'interim first team coach' knows that the next Chelsea manager could well be the man he beat in that epic semi-final – Pep Guardiola

Xavi: 'If we could play the game against Chelsea today, then we would. We are raging inside'

Choice of Champions League second-leg referee for Chelsea semi-final revives 'Barça bias' claim

Conspiracy theorists who share Jose Mourinho's belief that Barcelona's recent success in the Champions League has come with a helping hand from Uefa will feel they have extra ammunition after Erzik Senes, vice-president of Uefa's referees committee, picked fellow Turk Cuneyt Cakir to referee Chelsea's second leg tomorrow night.

Javier Mascherano has been the driving force behind Barcelona's recent run

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola talks up influence of Javier Mascherano ahead of Chelsea semi-final

Argentine has unexpectedly been answer to Barça's defensive crisis and has also stepped up in the dressing room

Chelsea’s Juan Mata celebrates after scoring during the FA Cup fifth round win over Birmingham

Chelsea pain finds no cure in Cup win

Birmingham City 0 Chelsea 2

PEP GUARDIOLA: The Barcelona manager warned the ‘job is not yet done’ against Leverkusen

Barcelona missing key players while Nicosia bid to make history

Barcelona will be without Alexis Sanchez and Carles Puyol as they look to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals tonight against Bayer Leverkusen.

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs could follow in his footsteps

Ferguson: Giggs can be the man to replace me

United legend endorsed as surprise successor when manager finally walks away

Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola can call on a B team in the second division

Pete Jenson: League places for reserve sides brings on talent in Spain

In Spain, clubs can play their reserves in the same league providing they are in a lower division. Barcelona and Villarreal both have B teams playing in the second division and Real Madrid's second side, Castilla, are currently in the third tier.

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