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Afternoon Report: March 13

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Arsene Wenger insists Wojciech Szczesny needs a breather after slight dip in performance. The Polish keeper was a surprise omission for the Arsenal squad to face Bayern Munich, and Wenger believes he's been under too much pressure in recent matches.

Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea could hinge on the removal of the club's technical director Michael Emenalo. The Real Madrid boss has been tipped to take over at Stamford Bridge this summer, but reports claim he doesn't want to work alongside Roman Abramovich's right-hand man.

Brad Friedel and Michael Dawson insist there's no danger of complacency as Tottenham prepare to take on Inter Milan in the Europa League. The Spurs duo were superb during the 3-0 first-leg win, and Friedel wants to ensure they finish the job and qualify for the quarter-finals.

Barcelona made Champions League history on Tuesday evening as they beat AC Milan 4-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals. Barca became the first side to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit without help from an away goal.

Real Madrid legend Emilio Butragueno thinks Manchester United should be proud of the club's fans after experiencing the special atmosphere last week. The former-Bernabeu striker called the atmosphere at Old Trafford "amazing" on a night of Champions League drama in Manchester.

Joleon Lescott knows Manchester City can make history in this year’s FA Cup – if the Blues can continue to shut-out the opposition. No team has won the FA Cup without conceding a goal since Bury in 1903 but City are closing in on that record after four successive clean sheets.

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