MADRID - Cesc Fabregas was "pissed off" with Spain team mate Sergio Ramos for raising doubts about his commitment to the national team but said the pair had buried the hatchet.
NICOSIA - Lionel Messi was hailed as the best player ever by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after setting a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals with a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia.
MOSCOW - CSKA Moscow's Vasili Berezutski scored in the third minute of stoppage time to grab a 1-1 Champions League draw with AS Roma on Tuesday that left Group E in the balance.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Chelsea produced a footballing masterclass to romp to a 5-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to power into the last 16 of the Champions League and make it a miserable night for former coach Roberto Di Matteo.
SANTIAGO - A new generation of Peruvian football players can benefit from the country’s economic progress this century to end decades of underachievement, according to coach Pablo Bengoechea.
SOFIA - Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets.
Belfast - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.
MALMO - Former Sweden Under 21 coach Jorgen Lennartsson, who led Elfsborg to the Swedish title in 2012 and into the group stages of the Europa League, has been appointed as manager of IFK Gothenburg, the club announced on Tuesday.