Afternoon Report: September 17

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David Moyes has revealed he spoke to Ashley Young after the winger was penalised for diving against Crystal Palace over the weekend - and also believes video replays should be used to help expose cheats.

The Scot, speaking ahead of his first foray into the Champions League with Manchester United, also says he is looking forward to pitting his wits against the very best, starting with Bayer Leverkusen tonight.

Staying with the Champions League and John Obi Mikel is a major fitness doubt for Chelsea's clash against Basle.

The midfielder is struggling with a knee injury.

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City's Champions League tie with Viktoria Pilzen is a "must-win" game tonight.

City won just one away game on the road in the Champions League under former boss Roberto Mancini, and Pellegrini believes it is crucial they get off to a good start in the Czech Republic.

Carlo Ancelotti says he is hoping to help Real Madrid end their hunt for "La Decima" - their record 10th European Cup win.

The Italian takes charge of his first Champions League game as Real Madrid boss against Galatasary tonight.

Arsene Wenger says is confident Arsenal have the ability to win any away game in Europe this season after their victory against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena last season.

The Gunners go up against Marseille at the Stade Veledrome tomorrow.

And finally, Pep Guardiola has revealed he turned down the offer of a six year contract to stay with Barcelona.

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