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Afternoon Report: April 18

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HEADLINES

Chelsea will be looking for revenge when Barcelona visit Stamford Bridge tonight for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final clash.

Barcelona won the Champions League back in 2009, having knocked Chelsea out of the competition in the semi-finals - albeit in controversial circumstances.

Branislav Ivanovic returns for the home side with David Luiz out injured, while Didier Drogba is expected to lead the line ahead of Fernando Torres.

Lampard has warned his side must stop Lionel Messi is they are to beat Barca, with the Argentine is great form, having scored 14 goals in Europe this season.

TRANSFER NEWS

Manchester United and Arsenal are both reportedly targeting Colombian striker Luis Muriel, who is currently playing for Lecce in Serie A. (talkSPORT)

And finally, Liverpool are facing competition from Porto for the signature of highly-rated Colombian international striker Jackson Martinez. (Daily Mail)

 

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