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What's trending: Benzema and Varane boost Madrid, Leicester tickets £15k

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.

WOLFSBURG: Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has warned that the club will need to "cope with odd decisions" in their Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

- Dieter Hecking admits that Real Madrid remain the favourites to advance to the Champions League semifinals despite his side's 2-0 aggregate lead.

MAN CITY: Bacary Sagna says Manchester City are revelling in the pressure of trying to reach a Champions League semifinal.

- 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.

AC MILAN: AC Milan have sacked head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic with youth-team boss Christian Brocchi replacing him until the end of the season.

LEICESTER: Tickets for Premier League leaders Leicester City's final home game of the season against Everton sold out within 90 minutes and are now reportedly being sold for £15,000 ($21,350) a pair.

- 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.

ARSENAL: Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta could join Manchester City as part of Pep Guardiola's coaching staff, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.

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: Eric Dier says Dele Alli's goal in Tottenham's 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday was the result of extra hours on the training pitch.

- 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.

MAN UNITEDManchester United defender Phil Jones admitted that he has had a difficult time recently, but said that he is back on track.

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.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool are interested in and have made contact with Poland international Piotr Zielinski, the midfielder has been quoted as saying.

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.

JUVENTUS: Juventus' 14-goal forward Paulo Dybala is set to make his return from injury against his old club Palermo on Sunday.

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.

MLS: Major League Soccer, now in its 21st season and home to 20 clubs, nearly folded in 2001, according to FC Dallas president and co-owner Dan Hunt.

- 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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