Champions League last-16 draw: Arsenal handed nightmare Bayern Munich test while Manchester City face Barcelona


Arsenal have been handed a nightmare draw against Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League.

The Gunners finished second in their group behind Borussia Dortmund, meaning they were always going to be faced with tough opposition, but the competition holders represent a fearsome test for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Manchester City, who also were runners-up in the group stages, have been drawn against Barcelona, while neighbours Manchester United face Olympiacos, and Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea take on Galatasaray.

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Full last-16 draw:

Manchester City v Barcelona

Olympiacos v Manchester United

AC Milan v Atletico Madrid

Leverkusen v Paris Saint Germain

Galatasaray v Chelsea

Schalke v Real Madrid

Zenit v Dortmund

Arsenal v Bayern Munich

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Jamie Redknapp says Andre Villas-Boas only ever did well at Tottenham because he inherited my dad’s squad


Jamie Redknapp has launched a scathing attack on Andre Villas-Boas by insisting he only did well at Tottenham because he inherited a strong squad from his dad.

AVB has left Spurs after their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of a depleted Liverpool side at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

His departure comes 18 months after he replaced Harry Redknapp, who guided Tottenham to the Champions League for the first time during his successful spell with the north London club.

Speaking on Sky Sports before the Champions League draw, former England international Jamie sounded bitter Villas-Boas had replaced his dad, who is now in charge at QPR.

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‘Let’s be honest, after the job he did at Chelsea he was lucky to get that job in the first place,’ said former Liverpool and Tottenham…

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The questions Obasanjo must answer, by Kashamu


 Prince Buruji Kashamu, the PDP National Vice Chairman in the South-west, was accused of being a drug dealer by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his letter to President Goodluck Jonathan. Kashamu replies Obasanjo in this piece.

It is not for nothing that leaders rarely join the fray. This disposition is meant to preserve the majesty, respect and dignity of the exalted position that they occupy in the society. That is why when they do; people listen with a view to drawing useful lessons from such interventions. However, when you have a man who should be a father figure descend into the arena, clutching at every opportunity to play to the gallery, then it behoves all men of good will to stand up to such a person and expose him for who he really is. For, as Martin Luther King Jnr said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where…

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We have noted with utter disdain, the reckless and irresponsible call by the APC on Sunday for the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan.

Ordinarily, we would not have dignified Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s latest vituperations in the service of his paymasters with a response, but we thought it necessary to warn that the Federal Government will not standby idly and let the nation be plunged into unnecessary crises and political instability because of the desperation and apparent readiness of the APC spokesman and his gang of power-seeking desperadoes to sacrifice the well-being of the country on the altar of their selfish personal ambitions.

The Presidency totally condemns the decision by Alhaji Mohammed and his party to move further beyond the bounds of honourable and acceptable political conduct with the senseless call…

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APC is ‘Angry Politicians’ Congress, I will not join them – Sule Lamido


Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has said that APC is a part of angry politicians and as one of the founding party members of the People’s Democratic Party, he would not join such a party.

He made this known to a Youth group of APC who came from 19 Northern states to pay him a visit in Dutse.

The youths led by Engineer Muyahid Zartaus called on the Governor to dump the PDP and join the APC. Zartaus said Lamido was one of the progressive governors in the country and had no business with the PDP.

However, Lamido said he would not join the defected Governors to ally with the APC due to political calculations. He said the APC was a party founded on anger by the principal members.

He said the PDP was the strongest party in Nigeria, and it would be better for him to remain in the…

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