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Arsenal draw Barcelona in Champions League quarter-finals

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by theguardian.com

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is set to face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals. Arsène Wenger thinks Arsenal still have a 50-50 chance of reaching the Champions League semi-finals despite being drawn against the team no one wanted – Barcelona – in the quarters. Barcelona are the holders, the bookmakers' favourites at 7-3, and play the decisive leg at home. "I believe ...Full Story »

Saha back to boost Toffees

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by PA

Everton top goalscorer Louis Saha is fit to return for the Barclays Premier League clash against Bolton at Goodison Park. The Frenchman, who has scored 15 times this season, has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury. Midfielder Leon Osman (groin) is also back in contention but manager David Moyes can no longer call on Landon Donovan, whose loan from Los Angeles Galaxy has ended. ...Full Story »

Black Cats wait for Jones

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by PA

Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with Birmingham. The Trinidad and Tobago international, who limped off at half-time against Manchester City last Sunday, has a chance of being involved after scans revealed no lasting damage to his hip flexor. Andy Reid and Lee Cattermole (both hamstring) could a...Full Story »

Shawcross set to return

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by PA

Stoke centre-back Ryan Shawcross is in contention to face Tottenham at the Britannia Stadium after returning from a three-match suspension. The 22-year-old has been sidelined since being sent off for the tackle with broke Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey's leg on February 27. He picked up an ankle niggle in training on Wednesday but is hopeful of being fit. Striker Ricardo Fuller is pushing fo...Full Story »

Landon Donovan: In England, I Would Only Want To Play For Everton

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com

Landon Donovan, back on American soil, discussed his loan move at Everton. CARSON, Calif. -- Following a 10-week loan at Everton, Landon Donovan is back in southern California. But the 28-year-old won't be forgetting his stint in Liverpool any time soon. "If I ever went back to England I would only want to play for Everton," Donovan asserted in a press conference today, seemingly squashing a...Full Story »

Javier Garrido Ready To Step In For Wayne Bridge At Manchester City

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com

Specialist left-back readying himself for capital test... Manchester City left-back Javier Garrido is readying himself to step into Roberto Mancini's first-choice line-up when they travel south to meet Fulham this weekend. Wayne Bridge is sidelined having undergone a hernia operation, and Garrido, who is a specialist left-back, hopes to beat the likes of Joleon Lescott, Pablo Zabaleta and Ga...Full Story »

Spanish Inquisition: Pedro, Guti, Canales - Who Will Make Spain's World Cup Squad?

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com

The anticipation for the 2010 World Cup will grow exponentially as the days till the big kick off on June 11 fall from the calendar. Coaches are making their final preparations, and are narrowing their shortlist of individuals who can make a late break for the final selections. In the case of Vicente del Bosque and Spain, the majority of his 23-man squad can rest easy knowing their place is sec...Full Story »

Fabio Capello says Wayne Bridge can still change mind over World Cup

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by theguardian.com

Fabio Capello took the England captaincy off John Terry after revelations about the player's affair with Wayne Bridge's former girlfriend. Fabio Capello remains hopeful that Wayne Bridge will reverse his decision to pull out of the England squad. The Manchester City left-back Bridge announced that he did not want to be considered for selection following revelations of an affair between John Ter...Full Story »

Liverpool 3-0 Lille (Agg 3-1)

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com

Reds through with convincing win. Goals from Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard helped Liverpool overturn their first leg deficit to beat Lille 3-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Rafael Benitez opted to partner Lucas Leiva and Javier Mascherano in central midfield with Alberto Aquilani failing to shake off a virus, while Dirk ...Full Story »

Fulham 4-1 Juventus (Agg 5-4)

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com

Fulham advanced to the quarter-finals of the Europa League after overturning a 3-1 deficit and an early set-back against Juventus, courtesy of a Bobby Zamora strike, a Zoltan Gera brace and a Clint Dempsey wonder goal. Fulham had it all to do if they were to turn around the 3-1 deficit from the first leg in Turin, but their attack-minded starting line-up showed some promise. However, they got ...Full Story »

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