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Ronaldo confident of Real Madrid victory

Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that Real Madrid, with the help of their fans, will break with recent tradition and progress through to the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Lyon this week.

Media gets blame for Venables 'witchhunt'

Justice Secretary to meet mother of James Bulger over parole breach

Alonso row with Ronaldo played down

Real Madrid's leading scorer Gonzalo Higuain has played down the penalty row between Xabi Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo during the 6-2 win over Villarreal.

Ronaldo confident of Real Madrid comeback

Cristiano Ronaldo is confident Real Madrid can turn around their Champions League tie with Lyon and avoid tumbling out of the competition at the last-16 stage for the sixth successive year.

Benitez focused on top-four finish

Rafael Benitez has confirmed Liverpool will prioritise their bid to make a swift return to the Champions League over a tilt for Europa League glory.

Aurelio blames Liverpool players for Champions League exit

Brazilian defender Fabio Aurelio maintains Liverpool's stars must shoulder the blame for the club's humiliating exit from the Champions League.

Liverpool say Benitez won't be sacked

Liverpool have assured Rafa Benitez that his job is secure despite the club joining the Champions League also-rans.

Wenger taking no pleasure from Liverpool exit

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains he takes no pleasure in seeing rivals Liverpool fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Torres and Gerrard may need surgery

Under-fire Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has admitted star duo Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard might need surgery to solve the injury problems which have plagued their season.

Late Lyon equaliser denies Liverpool win

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Lyon wary despite Liverpool woes

Lyon insist they will not be fooled by Liverpool's poor form and injury crisis, with coach Claude Puel maintaining the Reds "always have the potential to bounce back."

Benitez hoping for injury lift

Rafael Benitez will assess the condition of his walking wounded today before flying to France for the crunch Champions League clash with Lyon.

Gerrard ruled out of crucial Champions League tie

Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of Liverpool's Champions League trip to Lyon, but striker Fernando Torres will be on the plane that heads for France tomorrow.

Reina wants new Liverpool contract

Liverpool have been boosted by the news that goalkeeper Jose Reina is intent on signing a new contract at Anfield.

Gerrard joins Johnson and Aquilani on sick list

Liverpool captain could require surgery next week on persistent groin injury
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