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Soccer Break Monday – Champions League last eight week special


SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/With all the hype surrounding this week’s Champions League quarter-finals, the events of the weekend seem like a distant memory. Here’s a recap of a fascinating set of results around Europe the past few days.

Before we move on, your thoughts please. Does Wayne Rooney deserve to be punished for his outburst on camera against West Ham? And Fulham fans, did you take a picture with Michael Jackson on Sunday?

So we start with Real Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. Predictions? Spurs have looked far better in Europe than in the Premier League this season, and their 0-0 against Wigan on Saturday could be a good omen.

That said, Jose Mourinho’s astonishing nine-year unbeaten home record as coach ended on the same day. Will Real’s backlash hit the Londoners?

Jackson also remembered in Exeter


As the pop world mourns the untimely passing of Michael Jackson, we are reminded that the ‘world’s greatest showman’ was once an honorary director of English lower league soccer side Exeter City.

Jackson took up the role for a short time in 2002 on the recommendation of his friend, the TV psychic Yuri Geller.