Afternoon Report: February 15

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Lewis Holtby has described Gareth Bale as one of the best players he has ever played with after the Welshman's match-wining performance against Lyon last night.

Bale gave Spurs the upper hand in their Europa League clash  with two sublime free-kicks, prompting Holtby to declare he was one of the three best players he has lined up alongside.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez believes John Terry is stuck in a vicious injury circle as the England defender continues to struggle with a knee complaint.

Terry was an unused sub in Chelsea's 1-0 Europa League win over Sparta Prague last night.

Ryan Giggs says Manchester United will not sit back and try and defend in the second leg of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

United hold a slender advantage over Madrid after securing a 1-1 draw in the first leg - but Giggs revealed they planned to 'pressure' Jose Mourinho's side at Old Trafford next month.

Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills believes manager Roberto Mancini could be sacked if his side are eliminated from the FA Cup by Leeds on Sunday.

City have already been knocked out of the Champions League and trail Manchester United by 12 points in the Premier League.

Staying with the FA Cup, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rates Jack Wilshere as "50/50" for the Gunners clash against Blackburn.

The Frenchman also confirmed his plans to rest players ahead of their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

And finally Cesc Fabregas hopes Bojan Krkic will return to Barcelona one day in the future. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at AC Milan from Roma, but could return to the Camp Nou in the future because of a return clause written into his contract


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