Lunchtime Report: April 18

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Roberto di Matteo has admitted Chelsea need two "perfect games" if they are to beat Barcelona and reach the Champions League final in Munich in May.

The two teams meet tonight at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their semi-final clash with Barca the favourites - but Di Matteo believes his side can match the Catalans.

Elsewhere, in the Champion League last night, Bayern Munich established a one goal lead over Real Madrid in their semi-final first leg clash at the Allianz Arena.

Frank Ribery opened the scoring, before Madrid's Mesut Ozil grabbed the equaliser. But Mario Gomez was on hand to score a late, late winner for the home side.


In this today's transfer news, Manchester City are reportedly ready to splash £20m to bring Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge back to the club. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have been linked with a move for 22-year-old FC Copenhagen and Costa Rican international left-back Bryan Oviedo. (Daily Mail)

And finally, Arsenal could reignite their interest in 24-year-old Inter Milan forward Ricky Alvarez according to reports in Italy today. (talkSPORT)

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