Afternoon Report: December 12

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Arsene Wenger accepts that Arsenal have a difficult task to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after finishing second in Group F, following Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat to Napoli.

The Gunners will either face Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or PSG in the last 16.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hopes his side draw Galatasaray in the next round of the Champions League - in order for the Blues' faithful to give Didier Drogba the reception he deserves.

The Blues' legend left Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2012 after helping the west London outfit win their first ever European Cup.

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager David Moyes travelled to Spain to watch the Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Porto on Wednesday night.

It's believed the Scot was in the Spanish capital to watch Atletico's 21-year-old midfielder Koke.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas sees no reason why striker Jermain Defoe would want to leave White Hart Lane in January.

The England international has been strongly linked with a move to MLS side Toronto, but Villas-Boas still regards him as an important member of his squad.

Manchester City midfielder James Milner insists his side fear no-one ahead of the Champions League last 16 draw.

Milner scored the winning goal in City's superb 3-2 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday - and the England international feels that result has given the team a confidence boost.

And finally, Barcelona forward Neymar expressed his delight after scoring his first hat-trick for the Catalan giants.

The Brazilian put Celtic to the sword at the Camp Nou to ensure Barcelona qualified for the Champions League last 16 as Group H winners.

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