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fans will be holding their breath
when the draw for the Champions
League is made in Switzerland
United made it through to the
last eight on Wednesday after they
overturned a two-goal deficit on
a thrilling night against Olympia-
The Red Devils may have three
European Cups in their vast trophy
cabinet, but they are big underdogs
to make it to the final in Lisbon
on May 24.
United are 20/1 shots with Sky
Bet to win the competition, but
Wednesday's win over Olympiacos
proved they are more than capable
of upsetting the odds.
The dark clouds that hung over
David Moyes have lifted---for the
time being at least---and there is a
sense of optimism around the club
about their European campaign.
"We fought back (against
Olympiacos), so let's see what hap-
pens now," said Patrice Evra, who
captained United to their 3-0 sec-
ond leg win.
"We'll take any team. When we
play with that spirit we can do
Chelsea are not short on con-
fidence either. Their Premier
League campaign faltered at the
weekend when they lost to Aston
Villa, but they bounced back with
a 2-0 win over Galatasaray on
Having kept Didier Drogba quiet
throughout the 3-1 aggregate win,
the Blues' confidence is high ahead
of the draw, which takes place at
"Didier is one of the best players
in the world so the result showed
we are playing well," said defender
Gary Cahill, who scored the second
goal in Chelsea's 2-0 return-leg
"The opponents in the next
round will be top, top drawer but
we are playing well and if we play
like we did (in the second leg) we
will be okay."
Mourinho's own hunger for suc-
cess in the competition cannot be
doubted either. If Chelsea win the
Champions League, he will be the
only manager other than Bob Pais-
ley to lift the trophy three times.
Despite all the bravado from both
camps, perhaps the best way for
England to have a team in the last
four is if United and Chelsea draw
each other in the quarter-finals.
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The other six teams left in the
hat have won 19 European Cups
between them and those that have
not won the competition are cer-
tainly capable of doing so this time
Bayern Munich coach Pep
Guardiola, who won the Champi-
ons League twice with Barcelona,
has some of the best players in the
world at his disposal.
The Germans, who are unbeaten
at the top of the Bundesliga, are
favourites for the trophy, just ahead
of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
United or Chelsea would have
trouble shackling Real Madrid star
Cristiano Ronaldo, who needs two
goals to break Lionel Messi's record
of 14 goals in one Champions
Messi played his own part in
helping Barca to a 4-1 win over
Manchester City in the previous
The first legs of the quarter-
finals will take place on April 1 and
2, and the return fixtures will be
played the following week.
LONDON---Time is run-
ning out for cycling to con-
front its culture of doping
and clean up the sport once
and for all, the man who
brought down Lance Arm-
strong said yesterday.
Citing evidence that doping
remains prevalent in the sport,
US Anti-Doping Agency CEO
Travis Tygart said cycling
must move urgently with the
independent reform commis-
sion looking into the history
of drug use and the governing
body's alleged complicity with
"We all want to move on
and turn the page," Tygart
said. "But the job is not done.
... Time is of the essence. Another
day can't go by until it's put in place
in a proper fashion and the process
Tygart said the sport has pro-
gressed under the new leadership
of UCI President Brian Cookson,
who ousted Pat McQuaid in Sep-
But he said the "honeymoon"
will soon be over, putting Cookson
and the UCI under pressure to carry
through with their pledge to restore
credibility to cycling's drug-riddled
"Just because you change the top,
the dirty system doesn't necessarily
change," Tygart said on the sidelines
of the Tackling Doping in Sport
conference at Wembley Stadium.
Armstrong was stripped of his
seven Tour de France titles and
banned from elite sport for life by
USADA after the agency detailed
systematic doping by the American
rider and his teams. After
years of denials, Armstrong
admitted to doping in a tel-
evision interview with
Armstrong refused to
cooperate with Tygart's
investigation. He has said
he would be willing to tes-
tify before the independent
commission, but has also
made clear he is seeking a
reduction of his lifetime
Tygart said Armstrong's
appearance before the com-
mission is not vital because
most of the information
about his doping has
already come out. He said
it would still be in Armstrong's per-
sonal interest to testify "from a rep-
utational and rehabilitation stand-
There's also no need to hear from
former UCI presidents McQuaid
and Hein Verbruggen, he said.
"There's plenty of information
outside of them showing up to tes-
tify that can be useful for putting
a stake in the ground and moving
forward," he said. (AP)
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