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Afternoon Report: March 6

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Sir Alex Ferguson was too distraught to discuss Manchester United's Champions League exit after a night of controversy at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho conceded the better team lost after his side progressed to the quarter-final stage following a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Wojciech Szczesny has urged his Arsenal teammates to bounce back from their derby defeat against Bayern Munich next week. The Gunners have a ten-day beak before they travel to Germany, and Szczesny has called on his side to get a positive result against the Bundesliga leaders

Ramires has pointed to last season's Champions League and FA Cup success as proof that Chelsea can still win silverware this term. The Blues remain in the hunt for the FA Cup, and the Brazilian midfielder hopes the same belief could again turn around a disappointing campaign.

Pablo Zabaleta believes teammate Carlos Tevez has shown he is as good as ever this season. His Manchester City career looked to be over after a fall-out with coach Roberto Mancini, but Tevez has returned to play an important role this term, scoring the winner against Aston Villa on Monday.

Andre Villas-Boas was delighted to see Aaron Lennon on the scoresheet again in Sunday's north London derby. Spurs are unbeaten in 27 matches when Lennon scores.

Jordi Alba is confident Barcelona will beat AC Milan and progress to the Champions League quarter-finals. The Spanish side must overturn a two-goal deficit at the Nou Camp, and Alba revealed the players are eager to put two El Clasico disappointments behind them.

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