Sport Tim Sherwood manager of Tottenham Hotspur argues with Jorge Jesus manager of Benfica during the match

A look ahead to Thursday's last-16 second leg encounter at the Estádio da Luz

Hernandez plots to dethrone King Rafa

Pablo Hernandez, Swansea's record signing, has hailed Rafa Benitez as "the king" – but the Spain international wants to dethrone the Chelsea manager by putting one foot into the Capital One Cup final when Michael Laudrup's side visit Stamford Bridge for tonight's semi-final first leg.

Pablo Hernandez: 'If we score in the first match then it is possible to win in the second one'

Pablo Hernandez plots to dethrone King Rafael Benitez

Swansea City's record signing hoping to impress against Chelsea

A view of the Lazio crowd during the match with Tottenham

Lazio and Tottenham charged by Uefa in relation to racism marred match

Controversial Europa League match took place in November

Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher, with Steven Gerrard in the background, after winning the Uefa Cup in 2001
The Champions League trophy

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

Proposal would see Europa League scrapped

Lionel Messi is denied by Celtic

Celtic's greatest European nights

Celtic's stunning 2-1 victory over Barcelona in Glasgow will rank among the greatest ever nights for the Scottish giants. Here we take a look at some of the other famous European results in the club's history.

Neil Lennon's side won praise in Spain for the way they took on Barcelona

Display against Barcelona shows Celtic have finally found their fire on the biggest stage

"We played with fire but we didn't get burned" was how one popular Barcelona paper reacted to their duel with Celtic yesterday – that headline in itself is a measure of how far Neil Lennon's side have come in terms of European competition.

Edgar Davids

From Barcelona to Barnet: Edgar Davids joins worst team in the Football League in order to 'help English football'

Edgar Davids, the former Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder had declared he has taken the managerial post at Barnet to "help English football".

The Europa League trophy

Uefa ask clubs to refer to the Europa League as 'dramatic' and 'prestigious'

UEFA are asking club officials to boost the profile of the Europa League by telling managers and players to refer to the competition in glowing terms, it has emerged.

Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (L) is beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian forward Alex Teixeira

Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian quartet pull Juventus apart

Brazil coach Mano Menezes could do worse than look to Eastern Europe for inspiration as Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk proved by outplaying Juventus in their Champions League match on Tuesday.

Ex-England footballer Kevin Beattie admits making false benefits claim

A former England football defender - once dubbed the new "Bobby Moore" - has admitted falsely claiming benefits.

Diego Simeone celebrates with his players

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone savours Europa League glory

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was beaming with pride after leading his team to Europa League glory last night.

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Mario Balotelli of Manchester City is pictured during his team's win over Porto in the Europa League.

Uefa open proceedings into alleged racism at Porto

UEFA today responded to Manchester City's claims that two of their players were racially abused during the Europa League match at Porto by opening disciplinary proceedings against the Portuguese club.

Yaya Touré lifts goalscorer Sergio Aguero aloft after the latter’s winner for Manchester City last night

Long-haul Touré beats jetlag as Aguero eases City's passage

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

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Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links