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Here are the latest stories from Tuesday.
REAL MADRID: Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane have returned from injury as Real Madrid aim for a traditional "remontada" comeback in Tuesday evening's Champions League quarterfinal second leg at home to Wolfsburg.
- Real Madrid defender Pepe has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to become one of the best players ever, and says his teammate for club and country is "light years ahead of anyone else" currently.
- Zinedine Zidane has said his team need to show patience against Wolfsburg as they look to overturn a Champions League quarterfinal deficit.
- Dieter Hecking admits that Real Madrid remain the favourites to advance to the Champions League semifinals despite his side's 2-0 aggregate lead.
- Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will not feature in Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-German despite training on Monday, while Marco Verratti has been named in the PSG squad.
PSG: Zlatan Ibrahimovic would star in the Premier League, according to Manchester City's Fernandinho, though the Paris Saint-Germain striker's teammate Thiago Silva says moving to England would be a "step down."
- Laurent Blanc has backed Ibrahimovic to fire the French champions in the Champions League semifinals.
- Paris-Saint Germain prepared to beat Man City in race to join European elite, writes Julien Laurens.
- City have officially qualified for Champions League football for the first time next season following their 2-0 win over Sunderland and Manchester United's 3-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
EURO 2016: The group behind recent attacks in Paris and Brussels also wanted to attack the European Championship in France this summer, a suspect has told interrogators, according to multiple reports.
- Tottenham Hotspur under-21s coach Ugo Ehiogu says his players took inspiration from Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino in Monday's 3-1 win over Sunderland.
- Louis van Gaal admits West Ham striker Andy Carroll could run riot in Wednesday's FA Cup quarterfinal replay if his Manchester United defence does not improve.
- Wayne Rooney played an uneventful 60 minutes for the United under-21s, his first action in his recovery from injury.
CHELSEA: Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has reiterated that he would love to bring Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club this summer, though he admits that any such move would be "difficult" to make happen.
ROMA: Tennis star Roger Federer says he and Roma legend Francesco Totti belong to a rare species of athlete, and as such the Swiss jokingly backed the ex-Italy international to be protected, just like a panda.
- Roma's general director Mauro Baldissoni has quashed rumours of Radja Nainggolan joining Premier League giants Chelsea.
LA LIGA: Barcelona and Sevilla have asked to move up the kickoff time for their Copa del Rey final due to fan travel concerns. The current Champions League and Europa League holders are scheduled to square off in the May 22 domestic cup final in Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium at 8:30 p.m. CET. However the clubs have petitioned the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for an earlier kick for the Sunday match in hopes of easing the burden on fans due at work the following day.
FIFA: Mexican football federation (FMF) president Decio de Maria has admitted that Liga MX clubs may have violated FIFA's transfer rules as they stand, but is seeking clarity from the governing body due to the complex situation surrounding dual Mexico-U.S. nationals.
- A former vice president of football's international governing body pleaded guilty to four conspiracy counts on Monday in the sweeping FIFA bribery scandal.
- LA Galaxy defender Nigel De Jong said he didn't mean to injure Portland Timbers' midfielder Darlington Nagbe in Sunday's controversial tackle, one labelled as sickening by Stuart Holden, another former victim of a De Jong challenge.
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