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Video: Simon Rice talks through Chelsea's draw in the last 16 of the Champions League

International round-up: Trapattoni enjoys beating Italy

Giovanni Trapattoni had plenty to savour as his Republic of Ireland side beat his native Italy 2-0 in a friendly in Liège last night. Keith Andrews and Simon Cox got the goals as an experimental Republic team enjoyed only their second ever win over the Azzurri.

European round-up: Barcelona need just one more point after easing to derby win

Barcelona closed in on their third consecutive La Liga title last night with a 2-0 victory in the derby with Espanyol at the Nou Camp. Goals from Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique won the game, sending Barça eight points clear of Real Madrid with just three games left. One draw in any of those matches will guarantee them the title.

Robinho on the brink of claiming title with Milan in first season

Manchester City reject Robinho could be crowned an Italian champion tomorrow night if results go his way in Serie A.

AC Milan plan bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi plans to bid for Real Madrid's former world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo if his side win the Serie A title, the Italian prime minister has said.

Football in Brief: Allen takes reins at Meadow Lane

Martin Allen has been appointed Notts County manager, just 19 days after taking over at League Two Barnet.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic banned for swearing at linesman

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for three games for swearing at a linesman, Serie A said today, as it handed down a second hefty suspension on the Swede in two appearances.

Summer move to England on cards for Deschamps

The manager of Marseilles, Didier Deschamps, has decided he will finally make his move to the Premier League, at the end of this season.

Inter refuse to concede title after defeat to AC Milan

Leonardo left as AC Milan boss last May after becoming fed up with owner Silvio Berlusconi suggesting tactics but it was the Inter Milan coach's naive formation which helped his former side prevail on Saturday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic turns focus to domestic hopes with AC Milan

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was quick to turn his attention to the Rossoneri's remaining targets this season after their Champions League elimination last night.

Five crucial areas that influenced flow of a nervous 90 minutes

1. Milan struggled to cope with Peter Crouch

Gritty display puts Spurs in quarter-finals

Tottenham Hotspur 0 AC Milan 0 (Tottenham win 1-0 on aggregate)

Canny Redknapp keeps Milan guessing over 'struggling' Bale

Tottenham will make late decision over winger's fitness as they look to finish off illustrious Italians

Bassong tunnel row adds to Italian's woe

The milan captain Gennaro Gattuso had to be restrained in the tunnel on Tuesday night after trying to attack Tottenham's Sébastien Bassong following their 1-0 win in San Siro, and it now looks certain that Gattuso will face further Uefa sanctions.

Images of captain's moment of madness will haunt him for rest of career – and beyond

There are some images that are never lived down. For years Roy Keane tried to escape the photograph that showed him, shaven headed, veins bulging, mouth contorted as he screamed abuse at the referee, Andy D'Urso, who had awarded a penalty against Manchester United at Old Trafford, one that Middlesbrough, after everything had calmed down, managed to miss.

Crouch silences San Siro and sets up a thriller back at the Lane

Milan 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1
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