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Football: How the Champions League last eight shape up

UEFA's four top-ranked teams -- Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea -- are on a Champions League collision course after being kept apart in the quarter-final draw. While Barcelona face an all-Spanish tie against La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid will attempt to avenge their 4-3 aggregate loss to Borussia Dortmund in last season's semi-finals. Holders Bayern, 2-1 victors against Dortmund in last year's final, will play stuttering Manchester United, with Chelsea's tie against dark horses Paris Saint-Germain completing the last eight line-up.

Football: Bayern-United clash in Champions League

The Champions League quarter final draw on Friday threw title holders Bayern Munich against arch-rivals Manchester United in one of the most high tension rounds the competition has seen. Nine-time champions Real Madrid will have a revenge meeting with Borussia Dortmund who dumped them out in last year's semi-finals. Four-time winners Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish blockbuster while Chelsea tackle Paris Saint-Germain in the battle of Europe's nouveaux riche.

Football: Bayern-Man Utd clash in 'crazy' Champions League draw

The Champions League quarter final draw on Friday threw title holders Bayern Munich against arch-rivals Manchester United in one of the most high tension rounds the competition has seen. Nine-time champions Real Madrid earned a revenge meeting with Borussia Dortmund who dumped them out in last year's semi-finals. Four-time winners Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish blockbuster while Chelsea tackle Paris Saint-Germain in the battle of Europe's nouveaux riche. Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl called the draw "crazy".

Football: Mourinho to contest FA misconduct charge

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday that he will contest the charge of improper conduct levelled by the Football Association following his side's defeat at Aston Villa last weekend. The Portuguese was charged after entering the field of play during added time of a contentious game that ended with Mourinho's side reduced to nine men following the dismissals of Willian and Ramires. Mourinho, who was fiercely critical of the performance of referee Chris Foy after the game, revealed that he will dispute the charge when he formally responds to the FA on Monday.

Football: Five Champions League quarter final facts

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE + The 2014 quarter final draw could be the toughest in the 22-year history of the Champions League in its current form. This is the first time all eight group stage winners have reached the quarter finals. Real Madrid are looking for a 10th title and reigning champions Bayern Munich a sixth. But no team has won twice in a row since it became the Champions League. REAL MADRID v BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Football: Benfica survive Spurs fright, Juve edge Fiorentina

Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday but not before giving Benfica a huge scare as English interest in the continent's second-tier tournament ended. Benfica survived a dramatic late onslaught in Lisbon to reach the quarter-finals with a 2-2 draw having won the first leg 3-1 at White Hart Lane last week. Jorge Jesus's team appeared to be cruising towards the last eight when Ezequiel Garay scored in the first half at the Estadio da Luz.

Football: Villas-Boas aims to be Andre the Great in St Petersburg

Former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday set high ambitions on his first day of work as manager of Zenit St Petersburg, saying he wanted to build up the team just as Peter the Great had constructed the Russian city. Zenit have brought in Villas-Boas, 36, as manager in the hope he can take the side to European glory after sacking his predecessor Luciano Spalletti for failing to win more big silverware.

Football: Villas-Boas aims to be Andre the Great in St Petersburg

Former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday set high ambitions on his first day of work as manager of Zenit St Petersburg, saying he wanted to build up the team just as Peter the Great had constructed the Russian city. Zenit have brought in Villas-Boas, 36, as manager in the hope he can take the side to European glory after sacking his predecessor Luciano Spalletti for failing to win more big silverware.

Football: Chelsea title hunt excites Lampard

Frank Lampard is glad to see Chelsea back at the top of the Premier League ahead of their crunch London derby against title rivals Arsenal on Saturday. Chelsea have fallen short in recent seasons but Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge has injected new life into the team. "It's great to be in this position," Lampard said of Chelsea's current top spot. Back in 2005, Mourinho guided the London club to their first championship in 50 years and they defended the title the following season.

Football: FA charge Mourinho with improper conduct

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Wednesday after being sent to the stands during the Premier League leaders' shock defeat by Aston Villa last weekend. Portuguese boss Mourinho was dismissed by referee Chris Foy after going on to the pitch at Villa Park on Saturday following a red card to Chelsea midfielder Ramires.
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