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Turner backs in-form Bent to punish Spurs

Sunderland striker takes on former club looking to add to his haul of 21 goals

Lehmann announces retirement

Jens Lehmann will retire from football at the end of the season.

Robben set to miss Manchester United clash

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben looks set to miss Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Manchester United after picking up an injury during Saturday's shock home defeat to Stuttgart.

Barcelona star Thierry Henry wanted to avoid Arsenal

France international striker Thierry Henry admitted he wanted to avoid former club Arsenal in the quarter-finals of this season's Champions League.

Messi leads Barcelona romp

Barcelona 4 Stuttgart 0 (Barcelona win 5-1 on aggregate)

Messi masterclass ends Stuttgart's challenge

Barcelona 4 Stuttgart 0 (Barcelona win 5-1 on aggregate)

Champions League previews: Stuttgart aiming for 'game of our lives'

Barcelona v Stuttgart

Hoffenheim slide alarms owner

Hopp demands answers from coaching staff as poor run dents European hopes

Goalkeeper Lehmann looks set to retire

Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is likely to retire in the summer after confirming he won't be extending his contract at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Draw gives Ibrahimovic satisfaction

The Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic described his side's 1-1 draw with Stuttgart as a "good result" after seeing the Champions League holders fight back well from a first-half onslaught by the German team on Tuesday night.

Gross frustrated by Barcelona draw

Stuttgart coach Christian Gross was left to rue several missed chances as his side drew 1-1 at home to Barcelona in the Champions League last night.

Ibrahimovic gives Barça the edge

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's second-half equaliser earned Champions League holders Barcelona a hard-fought draw from the first leg of their last-16 tie against Stuttgart last night. Cacau, fresh from his four-goal haul against Cologne at the weekend, had given Stuttgart a deserved half-time lead but Ibrahimovic struck just after the interval to put Barça in charge heading into the second leg at the Nou Camp.

Ibrahimovic away goal gives Barca edge over Stuttgart

Stuttgart 1 Barcelona 1

Gross collects his dream ticket to take on Barcelona

Christian Gross might just have found his dream ticket. Thirteen years after launching his ill-fated spell at Tottenham by brandishing a tube pass and talking of the great things he aimed to achieve at White Hart Lane, the Swiss will send his revitalised Stuttgart side out to take on Barcelona, the continent's best, in the last 16 of the Champions League. Spurs, meanwhile, are preparing for an FA Cup replay against Bolton.

Basturk given six months to impress Allardyce

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has signed Turkish international Yildiray Basturk after the midfielder was convinced to move from Stuttgart by former Rovers favourite Tugay.

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