Evening Report: April 12

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Barcelona have been installed as bookmakers favourites to win the UEFA Champions League after the semi-final draw was made.

The Camp Nou club will take on Bayern Munich, while second favourites Real Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund.

Sir Alex Ferguson is wary of Manchester United slipping up again when they travel to Stoke City on Sunday.

The Potters are on a terrible run of form but Ferguson feels their direct style could be a serious danger, especially after the demoralising loss to Manchester City last weekend.

The introduction of goal-line technology is a positive development for football, according to Arsene Wenger.

The Arsenal boss feels anything to help reduce injustices in the game is a good thing and wants technology extended to offside decision.

Frank Lampard says Chelsea must win either the Europa League or the FA Cup at least this season, as he has got used to the feeling of lifting trophies.

Chelsea were drawn against FC Basel in the Europa League semi-final on Friday morning and face an FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City on Sunday.

Clint Dempsey believes Tottenham Hotspur’s season will be a failure if they do not finish in the Premier League top four.

Spurs were knocked out of the Europa League in a penalty shootout on Thursday night and Champions League qualification is all they have left to play for.

And finally, Micah Richards has been handed a six-month driving ban for failing to respond to two separate speeding notices.

The England defender is the third Manchester City player this month to get a driving ban after both Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri last week.

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