Sport Sergio Aguero receives treatment on a hamstring injury during Manchester City's 5-1 win over Tottenham

The Argentina striker came off injured in the 5-1 win over Tottenham

Messi was stymied on Tuesday in a way that Cruyff seldom was

James Lawton: Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff at 65 can still teach the magical Lionel Messi a thing or two

Birthday greetings for a great but can Barca's young prince hold a candle to Dutch master?

Pep Guardiola saw Barcelona relinquish the La Liga title and the Champions League in a matter of days

Pep Guardiola set for talks with president over Barcelona future

Pep Guardiola has revealed he will speak to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell about how the club moves forward from their shock Champions League semi-final exit to Chelsea.

Barcelona v Chelsea player ratings

Chelsea came through an incredible game against Barcelona to draw 2-2 at the Nou Camp and progress to the Champions League final 3-2 on aggregate.

Gerard Pique was clattered by Valdes

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique discharged from hospital

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was this morning released from hospital following a heavy collision with team-mate Victor Valdes during the Champions League semi-final defeat to Chelsea last night.

John Terry cannot believe he has been sent off - but he had to go

'That special spirit is part of the DNA of these Chelsea players', says Roberto di Matteo

Roberto di Matteo, the Chelsea interim manager, last night hailed the never-say-die spirit of his players that took them past Barcelona and into their second Champions League final in five seasons.

Roberto Di Matteo comes to defence of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba

Roberto Di Matteo today insisted there was no need to "have a word" with Didier Drogba about his antics in Chelsea's Champions League win over Barcelona.

Hotspurs' Welsh player Gareth Bale in action

Gareth Bale of Barcelona? He fits the bill, believes Dani Alves

The Premier League player who is most like Dani Alves is Gareth Bale – at least that was the opinion formed within Barcelona after the Tottenham man's destruction of Internazionale's Brazilian wing-back, Maicon, last season. "He is a player I love to watch," says Alves when asked about the Welshman, whom club scout Albert Valenti has watched several times this season.

Branislav Ivanovic has been charged with violent conduct

Ivanovic faces three-match ban while Barça plot London mission

Chelsea's chances of catching Tottenham and Newcastle and qualifying for next season's Champions League were dealt a potential blow yesterday when Branislav Ivanovic was charged with violent conduct for his off-the-ball clash with Shaun Maloney in Saturday's win over Wigan.

Branislav Ivanovic has been charged with violent conduct

Ivanovic faces three-match ban while Barca plot Chelsea mission

Chelsea's chances of catching Tottenham and Newcastle and qualifying for next season's Champions League were dealt a potential blow yesterday when Branislav Ivanovic was charged with violent conduct for his off-the-ball clash with Shaun Maloney in Saturday's win over Wigan.

Frank Lampard fires in the first-half penalty which put Chelsea on the way to the semi-finals

Blues have chance for revenge, but odds are stacked against jaded team

Chelsea have their chance for revenge on Barcelona. Three years ago they met in the semi-final, and Chelsea felt aggrieved to go out. But while Chelsea's progress to the last four was, until the last six minutes last night, comfortable, it will not, one imagines, deprive Pep Guardiola of too much sleep. Much, much more will be needed in the semis.

Ramires: 'Roberto has instilled great confidence in us'

Ramires: we have restored respect

The Chelsea midfielder Ramires said last night that the team had regained its "respect" after the departure of manager Andre Villas-Boas, as they prepare to reach the club's sixth Champions League semi-final in nine years in tonight's quarter-final second leg against Benfica.

Luca Antonini: Will take confidence from his heroic display at full-back in Milan

Will we see a Milanese miracle?

Europe expects Barcelona to advance tonight but a spurned forward with a point to prove and a defence that showed its resilience last week cannot be ruled out, says Pete Jenson

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Swedish striker will be eager to prove himself against his former club

Barcelona v AC Milan: Will we see a Milanese miracle?

All Europe expects Barcelona to reach the Champions League semi-finals tonight but a rejected and outspoken forward with a point to prove and a defence that proved its resilience last week cannot be ruled out

Barça make pitch complaint

Barcelona have lodged an official complaint with Uefa about the state of the pitch at San Siro in Wednesday's 0-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg draw with Milan.

Lionel Messi’s five goals at the Nou Camp last night - Fourth

Lionel Messi hailed as 'the best' by Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola hailed the unique talents of Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward's five goals against Bayer Leverkusen last night eased the holders into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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