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Fabregas huge doubt for Gunners

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by PA

Arsene Wenger will not gamble on the fitness of influential captain Cesc Fabregas for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona at Emirates Stadium - but has promised his young Arsenal team can nevertheless deliver a performance to remember. The Spain midfielder, who started his career at the Nou Camp, is a major doubt for the game after sustaining heavy bruising to his leg...Full Story »

Eto'o warns of Moscow threat

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by PA

Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto'o believes CSKA Moscow could present his side with a more challenging encounter than in the previous round against Chelsea. The Nerazzurri host the Russian outfit in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final looking to replicate the form which saw them see off Chelsea last time out. Jose Mourinho's side beat the Blues 2-1 at home before winning 1-0 in...Full Story »

Arsenal confident Cesc Fábregas will be fit to face Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by theguardian.com

Cesc Fábregas has drawn praise from his manager Arsène Wenger for his physical power and finishing ability. Arsenal are confident Cesc Fábregas will be available to confront his former club, Barcelona, in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday after a scan revealed the Spain international had not suffered any serious damage to his right leg. Fábregas was kicked ju...Full Story »

Ferguson confident ahead of Bayern tie

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by theguardian.com

Alex Ferguson warns Bayern that Manchester United are near their peak Sir Alex Ferguson feels that the return of his first-choice centre-backs has helped his side hit their peak form. Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his Manchester United players to capitalise on Bayern Munich's problems in their Champions League quarter-final tomorrow and to demonstrate to Chelsea that his side are in their ...Full Story »

Van Gaal: United don't scare us

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by PA

Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United have more reason to be afraid of Bayern Munich than the German giants do of their 1999 Champions League final conquerors. In the build-up to Tuesday's quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested his team were scared about trying to keep Wayne Rooney quiet. As the man who must overcome a team who hail fro...Full Story »

Thistle stretched at the back

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by PA

Partick Thistle are short of defensive cover for the visit of Raith after club captain Alan Archibald became the latest player on the treatment table. Martyn Corrigan and Jackie McNamara remain unavailable due to injury, while Greg Shields' short stay with the club is over following his return to American side Carolina Railhawks. The Maryhill men have lost five of their last seven games and, w...Full Story »

Stewart to continue in goal

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by PA

Colin Stewart will continue in the Morton goal when they welcome Ayr. Regular stopper Kevin Cuthbert is banned so Stewart will carry on deputising after his first-half introduction at the weekend, while Peter Weatherson is doubtful with a hernia problem. On-loan Hearts striker David Witteveen will be hoping to make a bigger contribution than he did on his debut at the weekend when he was the p...Full Story »

Aulas joins Bordeaux baiting

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by PA

Outspoken Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has added to the antagonism surrounding their Champions League quarter-final against Bordeaux by poking fun at Les Girondins boss Laurent Blanc. Tension between the Ligue 1 rivals has increased over the past week following a squabble over the scheduling of Lyon's weekend game against Grenoble. Les Gones were hoping to play the fixture on Friday night,...Full Story »

Caley at full strength

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by PA

Inverness boss Terry Butcher has the luxury of a full squad available for the clash against Ross County. Caley moved to the summit of the First Division after seeing off Partick Thistle at the weekend, though the former England international could freshen things up. He said: "I have to pick a side that keeps everyone fresh for the run-in but I have to balance that against winning this game and...Full Story »

Cardle banned for Pars

Posted Monday, March 29, 2010 by PA

Joe Cardle is suspended for Dunfermline as they take on Dundee. The winger was dismissed against Queen of the South and must now serve a suspension, while midfielder Alex Burke is a doubt. Young goalkeeper Greg Paterson could retain place in goal, but Stephen Glass, Graham Bayne and Andy Kirk are all ruled out. The Pars' title hopes have began to fade after defeats by Partick Thistle and Quee...Full Story »

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