The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea with manager Jose Mourinho at a press conference before the Sporting Lisbon game. 
orting Clube de Portugal at Cobham Training Centre on December 9, 2014 in London, United Kingdom
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Chelsea prepared for the final Champions League group game against Sporting Lisbon without John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard, but with Jose Mourinho(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

José Mourinho has said winning the Champions League is not necessarily a “consequence of great work” ahead of Chelsea’s confrontation tonight with R(...)

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho addresses a press conference at Stamford Bridge yesterday ahead of tonight’s Uefa Champions League quarter-final second leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain in Paris. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Chelsea are ready to restore the striker Samuel Eto’o to their lineup as they seek to overturn a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain, with(...)

Paolo Di Canio has been sacked after only winning two of his 12 matches since being appointed manager in March. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has urged owner Ellis Short not to appoint a journeyman manager as Paolo Di Canio’s replacement.The Texan is c(...)

The former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland will not rush to replace Paolo Di Canio as they launch the search for their latest manager.Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo was immedi(...)

Brad Guzan of Aston Villa makes a save against Reading last weekend. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Former Reading midfielder John Salako believes Paolo Di Canio would be a good choice to replace Brian McDermott as manager of Reading, whilst (...)