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

Mills backs Hughes to remain at City

Danny Mills is convinced Mark Hughes will still be Manchester City manager in 12 months' time, even if the club fail to win this season's Uefa Cup.

Uefa dismiss European Super League plans

A European "Super League" is a non-starter for Uefa chief Michel Platini, senior officials within European soccer's governing body said today, playing down media reports it was mulling plans for such a competition.

Police arrest five over Uefa Cup final riot

British have arrested five men believed to have played a part in the violence that erupted after last year's Uefa Cup final in Manchester.

Hughes puts Uefa Cup triumph on City's climb

Manager keen to further Blues' development by ending long wait for a trophy

Investment paying dividends for Manchester City says Hughes

Mark Hughes believes the results of Manchester City's multi-million pound investment are beginning to show after last night's Uefa Cup victory over FC Copenhagen.

O'Neill and Redknapp throw in Uefa Cup towel

Villa and Tottenham field reserves in Europe to save big names for top priorities

Villa still on track, says Friedel

Brad Friedel is adamant Aston Villa’s season is not on the brink of unravelling. A tough seven days last week saw Martin O’Neill’s side go out of the FA Cup at Everton as well as lose their unbeaten 13-game run in the Premier League at home to Chelsea.

Redknapp places Uefa Cup last on list of priorities

Darren Bent, Spurs’ top goalscorer, says he has nothing to prove to Harry Redknapp

Barry decision key to Petrov future

Stiliyan Petrov admits whether Gareth Barry stays or goes will have "a big influence" on his own future with Aston Villa.

Jack Rodwell close to new Everton deal

Teenage midfielder Jack Rodwell has agreed a new five-year deal with Everton and is likely to sign his contract by the weekend.

Villa's record run driven by fearlessness, says O'Neill

'We're doing what the top teams do,' explains manager as team excels on the road

Premier League to consider 'home-grown' quota

The Premier League may follow the Football League in imposing quotas of 'home-grown' players, Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has revealed.

Given delighted with Manchester City move

Manchester City new boy Shay Given has admitted he did not sleep last night because of his excitement at the prospect of his first day at training.

Beckham on Milan Uefa Cup list

AC Milan have confirmed David Beckham has been included on their updated Uefa Cup player list - fuelling speculation they may try to keep him beyond his short-term loan.

Wembley to host 2011 European Cup final

The most prestigious match in European club football will return to Wembley following a 19-year absence after Uefa chose the stadium to host the 2011 European Cup final.

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