Afternoon Report: April 17

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Barcelona defender Dani Alves has taunted Chelsea ahead of tomorrow night's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Stamford Bridge.

Alves has claimed "fear and a lack of courage" cost the Blues last time the two sides meet in the Champions League semi-final back in 2009.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid welcome Bayern Munich to the Santiago Bernebeau tonight for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash.

Madrid, who have won every one of their European games this season, welcome back Marcelo and Angel Di Maria, with both set to start for the home side.


In today's transfer news, Mario Balotelli has insisted he has no intention to leave Manchester City for AC Milan or Inter Milan this summer. (The Guardian)

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