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Odemwingie Still On Fire

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Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie is a man in form as exemplified by his recent streak in front of goal.

The 32-year-old scored his fifth league goal of the season for Stoke City in the 4-1 win over Aston Villa on match day 31 of the Barclays English Premier League.

Odemwingie's

Arsenal: Andre Marriner Appears To Show Kieran Gibbs Red By Mistake

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Referee Andre Marriner appeared to send off the wrong player when he dismissed Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs in Saturday's Premier League match at Chelsea.

A penalty was awarded after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tipped Eden Hazard's shot around a post with his hand but Gibbs was shown the red card.

Oxlade-Chamberlain

Manchester United & Chelsea Await Champions League Draw

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Manchester United and Chelsea will represent the Premier League when the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals is made on Friday at 11:00 GMT.

United overturned a 2-0 deficit against Olympiakos to book their spot while Chelsea overcame Galatasaray.

They

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea Boss Charged With Improper Conduct

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for improper conduct after being sent off during his side's 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa last Saturday.

The charge relates to Mourinho going onto the pitch to speak to referee Chris Foy following the injury-time dismissal of Chelsea's Ramires.

Earlier

Real Madrid v Barcelona: Ancelotti Knows El Clasico Team

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he already knows his starting line-up for Sunday's eagerly awaited El Clasico league match against Barcelona.

Victory for Real would move them to 73 points, seven points clear of third-place Barca, with nine games remaining.

City

Van Persie Treble Inspires United

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Manchester United staged the comeback they required and lifted the pressure on manager David Moyes with victory over Olympiakos at Old Trafford to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Robin van Persie's hat-trick overturned the visitors' two-goal lead from the first leg and gave Moyes some much-needed breathing space after Sunday's embarrassing 3-0 Premier League home defeat by Liverpool.

If

Columbia Aiming To Ambush Nigeria

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By half time it was all over for Columbia trailing Mexico by three goals.

Technically it was all over in the first 15 minutes as the North Americans found the net in the first, fourth and 14th minute.

They

Real Madrid Will Not Rest Ronaldo For Clasico

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will not rest Cristiano Ronaldo against Champions League opponents Schalke, ahead of this weekend's El Clasico.

The Italian confirmed Ronaldo, 29, will start Tuesday's last-16 second leg at the Bernabeu, despite Real boasting a 6-1 lead against the Germans.

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Totti Scores On Roma Return

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Francesco Totti scored on his return as Roma beat Udinese to maintain their grip on second place in Serie A.

Totti, who had been out for a month with a buttock injury, opened the scoring from a rebound and Mattia Destro doubled the lead.

Giampiero

Hull City: FA Set To Reject Name Change

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The Football Association has been advised by its membership committee to reject Hull City's plan to change their name to Hull Tigers.

The club formally applied to rebrand themselves from next season, a move that has upset some supporters.

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Didier Drogba Still One Of World's Best Strikers - Chelsea's Mourinho

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Blues legend Didier Drogba is still one of the best strikers in the world.

The Galatasaray forward, who left Stamford Bridge in June 2012, returns to London for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie.

Mourinho

Arsenal Dent Spurs Top-Four Hopes

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Arsenal kept themselves in strong contention for the Premier League title as Tomas Rosicky's early goal secured victory at rivals Tottenham.

Rosicky rifled in a sublime angled drive just minutes into the game after leading a swift break for the visitors.

Tottenham's

Ibrahimovic Scores Two As PSG Wins Again

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-half brace kept defending champions Paris St-Germain eight points clear of Monaco at the top of the French league.

PSG dominated the first half against fourth-placed St Etienne and deservedly led when Ibrahimovic calmly rolled in from close range.

The

Clasico On Real Minds Ahead Of Schalke

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Real Madrid already have one foot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League after thrashing Schalke 6-1 in the first leg of their last 16 tie in Germany three weeks ago.

However,

Drogba Apprehensive About Bridge Return

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Former Chelsea great Didier Drogba does not know how he will react when he returns to Stamford Bridge with his Galatasaray team on Tuesday for their Champions League last-16 second leg, the Ivorian striker said.

Drogba

Messi Targeting Real After Hat-Trick

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Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has set his sights on beating Real Madrid next weekend after leading Barcelona to a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna on Sunday.

Messi overtook Paulino Alcantara to become Barca's all-time leading scorer in all forms of football with his second goal of the afternoon before completing his hat-trick to take his tally for the club to 371.

Victory

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