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Bundesliga: Manuel Neuer ruled out for the rest of the season

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss up to eight weeks of football due to injury, the German club's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said. Neuer fractured his left foot during his side's 2-4 Champions League defeat against Real Madrid. Bayern were knocked out of the competition at the quarter-final stage with a 3-6 aggregate loss.

The Bayern goalkeeper sustained the injury during Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal during extra-time of the Champions League clash.


Ligue 1: Matuidi grabs crucial late winner for PSG

Blaise Matuidi's 93rd-minute winner earned defending Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) a 3-2 away victory over FC Metz and three crucial points in the Ligue 1 title race.

PSG drew level with league leaders AS Monaco on 77 points but are second due to a huge deficit in goal difference. Monaco however, have a game in hand. Nice, four points adrift, were placed third.


Champions League: Real Madrid 'steal' controversial win over Bayern to advance to semi-finals

Real Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League after a controversial 4-2 win at home against Bayern Munich in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie to see them qualify 6-3 on aggregate.

Defending a 2-1 lead from the first half, Madrid were taken into extra time by the German club, who had midfielder Arturo Vidal unjustly sent off in the closing minutes of normal time, while Madrid's midfielder Casemiro could have seen his second yellow card of the night on two separate occasions, only to be pardoned by the referee both times.


Andres Iniesta: "Tomorrow, we have to play a perfect game"

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta acknowledged on Tuesday that the Catalan football giants have to provide a perfect performance to turn around the 0-3 deficit against Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at the Camp Nou stadium here on Wednesday.

In March, Barcelona made a historical comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, after a 0-4 defeat at the Parc des Princes with a 6-1 victory at home here.


Ozil, Sanchez get Arsenal firing again

A pair of fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil allowed Arsenal to halt its streak of consecutive away losses at four with a 2-1 victory over relegation-bound Middlesbrough.

With Arsenal in danger of finishing out of the Premier League top four for the first time in 21 years, manager Arsene Wenger, on Monday made six changes to the line-up that lost last week to Crystal Palace. Even more significantly, the Frenchman went with a three-man backline, a formation he last used in 1997.


Champions League Preview: Barcelona vs Juventus

FC Barcelona have another mountain to climb here on Wednesday night if they want to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League as the Catalan football giants have to overturn the 0-3 defeat they suffered away to Juventus in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

But although they were able to fight back in the previous round after losing the first leg of their last-16 tie 0-4 away to Paris Saint-Germain, hopes are not high for a repeat performance.


John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season

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Chelsea announced on Monday that skipper and club legend John Terry will end his 22-year association with the capital football club at the end of the season after his contract expires. Since his debut with the first team in 1998, Terry has worn Chelsea's jersey in 713 matches, in which he has scored 66 goals.

In a statement released on the club's website, Chelsea said: "John Terry and Chelsea Football Club jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season."


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