Afternoon Report: March 8

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Andre Villas-Boas could be in hot water with UEFA after the Tottenham boss admitted he would have told Gareth Bale to pick up a deliberate yellow card against Inter Milan if he had not already been booked.

The Welshman was yellow carded for diving and will now miss the second leg - which should be a formality after Spurs strolled to a 3-0 win last night - and Villas-Boas may be reprimanded for suggesting Bale should have sought out a booking to clear his tally for the quarter finals.

Rafael Benítez was left frustrated last night as Chelsea stumbled to a 1-0 defeat in their Europa League last-16 first leg tie against Steaua Bucharest.

A controversial penalty handed the Romanian side the advantage going into the second leg next week.

Sir Alex Ferguson has moved to dismiss speculation linking Wayne Rooney with a move way from Manchester United.

Rooney was dropped for United's Champions League defeat against Real Madrid on Tuesday - prompting reports Rooney was edging closer to the exit at Old Trafford.

However Ferguson described the stories as 'rubbish'.

Roberto Mancini has hinted Edin Dzeko may leave Manchester City in the summer - but says the Bosnian would command a fee of up to €20 million. 

Mancini said that if a bid for Dzeko did come in the summer, he would evaluate its merits.

Cesc Fabregas says Barcelona must get back to winning ways - starting with victory over Deportivo La Coruna this weekend.

The Catalan club have lost three of their last four games, and must overturn a 2-0 deficit against AC Milan to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Santi Cazorla says he is happy with the way he has settled into life in the Premier League with Arsenal, since his summer switch from Malaga.

However the Spaniard added he was keen to help the Gunners find some consistency after recent defeats against Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Blackburn.

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