Afternoon Report: March 11

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side to believe the impossible dream when they head to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich already have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after delivering a European masterclass with a 3-1 win at the Emirates a fortnight ago.

Rafa Benitez has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of snubbing his attempted handshake before the start of yesterday's FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford.

The interim Chelsea boss claimed he was waiting to shake hands with the Manchester United manager, but that Ferguson walked past him without doing so.

Gareth Barry is keen to extend his deal at Manchester City because he is still ambitious to win trophies.

The 32-year-old midfielder has just one full season left on his contract after joining the club in a five-year deal from Aston Villa in 2009 and admits he is settled at the Premier League champions.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand may face FA action after he was involved in an altercation with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on Sunday.

Ferdinand appeared to trip the Spaniard before pushing him in the back in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.

Andre Villas-Boas insists Tottenham are good enough to put another unbeaten run together as they bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Liverpool ended their 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty sealed a 3-2 win at Anfield, but the Spurs boss remains confident of securing a top four finish this season.

And finally, Barcelona's acting coach Jordi Roura immediately turned his attention to the Champions League after watching his side ease past Deportivo La Coruna.

Roura omitted several star players from Barca's starting line-up against the Primera Division's rock-bottom side, with an eye on overturning a 2-0 deficit against AC Milan at the Nou Camp in the second leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday.

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