Chelsea on Thursday confirmed that John Terry has signed a new one-year contract, which will keep the club captain until the end of 2015-16 season. His previous deal expires at the end of the current season.
Paris Saint-Germain`s volatile star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final after being banned for one match for his sending-off in the last round against Chelsea.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday the away goals rule should be changed following his club`s defeat to AS Monaco in the Champions League under the rule after the teams finished level at 3-3 over the two legs.
A first-half goal by Ivan Rakitic was enough to see Barcelona end English interest in the Champions League on Wednesday as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in their last 16 second leg clash for a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the quarter-finals.
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim blasted Arsene Wenger`s accusations that his side did not deserve to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals and said the Frenchman showed a lack of respect after the Ligue 1 club went through on away goals.
David Luiz and Thiago Silva have often been criticised at Paris St Germain for their defensive weaknesses but the Brazilian duo were the unlikely heroes on Wednesday as the French champions knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League.
Chelsea`s elimination from the Champions League after losing to Paris St Germain on the away goals rule leaves the English Premier League facing the embarrassing realisation that it is not, as it likes to think, the best league in the world.
Paris St Germain reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea on away goals on Wednesday having survived most of the match with 10 men to draw 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.
Real Madrid may have made the last eight of the Champions League for a fifth consecutive season, but their Bernabeu faithful also reached the end of their patience after a humiliating 4-3 home defeat to Schalke on Tuesday.
VfL Wolfsburg came back thrice to beat SV Werder Bremen in a 5-3 goal festival while Borussia Monchengladbach cruised to a 2-0 victory over newly promoted SC Paderborn 07 to close the 23rd round of the Bundesliga.