Afternoon Report: February 28

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Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is fearful of drawing Manchester United or Real Madrid in the next round of the Champions League.

Juve are all but through to the quarter-final of the competition, while United and Madrid meet next week to decide who will reach the last eight.

Chelsea are said to be furious with bookmakers Paddy Power after the erection of a cheeky billboard outside the club's Stamford Bridge ground.

The poster pokes fun at the poor scoring record of Fernando Torres, and suggests he begins working in a burger van instead.

Gareth Bale claims Tottenham will be motivated by a sense of injustice when they meet Arsenal in the north London derby this weekend.

Spurs led in the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season, but crumbled to a 5-2 defeat.

Sergio Aguero insists Manchester City are still capable of beating Manchester United to the Premier League title.

City are 12 points behind United with only 11 games remaining, and face the league leaders on April 8th.

Arsenal hero Dennis Bergkamp is honoured at the club's decision to build a statue of him outside the Emirates Stadium.

The tribute to Bergkamp will follow similar immortalisations of Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman.

Barcelona are watching Roma duo Erik Lamela and Marquinhos, according to reports in Italy.

Barca are reported to have made a €25 million bid for Marquinhos, and are planning an approach for Lamela.

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