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The Special One ramps up the tension ahead of Monday night's match

Lionel Messi is denied by Celtic

Barcelona relaxed despite Celtic defeat says Lionel Messi

Barcelona's players reacted calmly to Wednesday's surprise 2-1 Champions League reverse at Celtic when the favourites squandered a chance to qualify from Group G with two games to spare.

Victor Wanyama heads Celtic into a 21st-minute lead
Mikkel Beckmann's (left) goal gave Juventus a shock

Champions League round-up: Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz makes it a good night for Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United's Group H opponents CFR Cluj and Galatasaray made it a good night for the Premier League club, as Burak Yilmaz's late goal gave the Turkish side a 1-1 draw.

Shakhtar's highly regarded attacking midfielder Willian

This week's Champions' League (21/10/12)

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Carles Puyol fell awkwardly in the match with Benfica

Carles Puyol injury rules Barcelona defender out of Sunday's 'El Clasico' against Real Madrid

Carles Puyol's dislocated elbow will keep him out of action for about two months and means Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another unwelcome defensive conundrum for Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at home to Real Madrid.

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It is likely that Swansea City winger <b>Scott Sinclair</b> will make the move to City before the transfer window shuts on Friday evening. Sinclair was left out of Swansea's squad for their 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday and has announced that he will not be signing a new contract, so a move to the champions for a fee in the region of £6m looks imminent.

Manchester City complete deal for goalkeeper Richard Wright

Manchester City have announced the signing of former England, Arsenal and Everton goalkeeper Richard Wright.

Sir Alex Ferguson, United manager: 'It's a fantastic collection of players. I hope I pick the right combinations'

'No stupid errors': Reaction to Champions League draw

Sir Alex Ferguson has told his Manchester United players they cannot afford to make the "stupid errors" they committed in Europe last season after the Reds were handed another relatively easy-looking Champions League group.

Scotland manager Craig Levein won't rule out Rangers players

Scotland manager Craig Levein has not ruled out selecting any Rangers players in future squads despite the Ibrox club now being in the Irn-Bru Third Division.

Portugal great Eusebio hospitalised in Poland

Portugal great Eusebio was in stable condition Sunday at a hospital in Poland after undergoing tests following a heart attack scare, officials said.

A golden generation?... Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany and Marouane Fellaini

Belgium enjoys the golden boys

They missed out on the Euros but they have a rich crop of young, brilliant players with a bright future. Martin Hardy reports

Fabio da Silva: Less outgoing than his brother

Ferguson set to break up the Da Silva twins

Sir Alex Ferguson's preference is for Fabio da Silva to be sent on loan to a Premier League club, enabling him to monitor the progress of a player he feels will benefit from a time of independent development away from his twin brother, Rafael.

Fabio da Silva: Less outgoing than his brother

Fabio da Silva to be loaned out by Manchester United to speed up development

Sir Alex Ferguson's preference is for Fabio da Silva to be sent on loan to a Premier League club, enabling him to monitor the progress of a player he feels will benefit from a time of independent development away from his twin brother, Rafael.

John Terry battled through the pain barrier against Benfica

Terry can 'barely breathe' but will still try to shackle Messi

Chelsea captain is in the kind of form that makes him a hard man to ignore

Damir Skomina shows the red card

Benfica president says refereeing against Chelsea was 'scandalous'

Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira has lambasted the "scandalous" refereeing in both Champions League quarter-final ties against Chelsea and is looking to protest.

Benfica keeper Artur is powerless to prevent Raul Meireles' piledriver

Meireles' late strike seals gala evening with Barcelona

It is time for Chelsea to saddle up and face the old enemy, Barcelona, once more. This will be the Chelsea's sixth Champions League semi-final in nine years, yet last night they wasted chances and stumbled badly against the 10 men of Benfica. Only when Raul Meireles broke deep into injury time and smashed in the winner did the tension finally lift.

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