Sport Alvaro Negredo was wanted by the then Everton manager David Moyes last season

City slickers are in a formidable position - both on and off the pitch

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<b>* </b>Barcelona and United have both won European Cup finals at the old Wembley, United beating Benfica 4-1 in 1968 and Barcelona winning 1-0 against Sampdoria in 1992, both after extra time. <br/>
<b>* </b>Both Barcelona's previous Champions League final wins were against English clubs - they beat Arsenal 2-1 in Paris in 2006 and United 2-0 in Rome in 2009. <br/>
<b>* </b>Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (pictured) has scored 11 goals in this season's tournament, one short of the Champions League season record set by Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2002-03 when he was with Manchester United. However, Messi has not scored in seven previous matches for Barcelona in England.

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Idea has been mooted to improve popularity of Europe's second competition

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Lionel Messi is poised to win a fourth Ballon d'Or tonight, making him the most decorated player in history after his achievement of becoming the highest-scoring player in a calendar year. The Barcelona forward is up against Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta for the award, which takes place at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.

Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

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Uefa has responded to widespread outrage against the sanctions imposed on Serbia for the racist abuse directed at England players during an Under-21 match in October by appealing against its own disciplinary panel's verdict.

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Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

Uefa issue 'paltry' fine to Serbia for 'disgraceful' behaviour of fans and also ban two England Under-21 players

Serbia's Under-21s must play a game behind closed doors while Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince are suspended

Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

Uefa to finally deliver verdict on Serbia following England Under-21s clash

Ugly scenes marred the end of the match which England won 1-0

Spain captain Iker Casillas lifts the Euro 2012 trophy

Sam Wallace: More pointless expense piled on to fans

It is worth remembering why Uefa has found itself with a European Championship in 2020 that will be hosted across the continent. It may try to present it as a ground-breaking, inclusive idea but it was born of just another cock-up.

The Champions League trophy

Uefa consider doubling size of Champions League from 32 to 64 teams

Proposal would see Europa League scrapped

<b>Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3</b><br/>
<b>November 1993</b><br/>
You can chant too early. Four days before this game, United blew a 2-0 lead over Galatasary to go out of the European Cup. 'Two-nil up and (erm) chuffed it up' rang around the ground while Niall Quinn put City at a similar advantage. Only to chuff it up themselves as second half goals from Cantona (pictured) and Roy Keane gave United a last minute win, while City were having the chants thrown right back at them.

The man whose phone call led to Eric Cantona joining Manchester United would do it again

The man who made the fateful phone call that resulted in Eric Cantona joining Manchester United insists he would do exactly the same again.

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The Football Association and Fifa today moved to heal the rift between the organisations that developed after England's failed 2018 World Cup bid.

Pat McQuaid saw no problem with the huge donation to the UCI by Lance Armstrong

James Lawton: Shameless is the word for response to Lance Armstrong scandal from 'Teflon' Pat McQuaid and his UCI pals

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Tom Lees (left) is led off the pitch after the England Under-21s international against Serbia on Tuesday

Uefa president Michel Platini expresses dismay at scenes in Serbia

Michel Platini has written to minister for sport Hugh Robertson to express his dismay at the “disgraceful” scenes that followed England Under-21's win in Serbia last week.

Danny Rose appears to make a monkey gesture as he leaves the pitch in response to taunts from Serbia fans

Danny Rose behaved in an 'inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar manner' claim Serbian FA after denying any forms of racism during England under-21 match

The Serbian FA have denied any forms of racism towards the England under-21 team and have said Danny Rose behaved in an “inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar manner” towards their fans.

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