Reading will be firmly in the underdog role when they take on Arsenal in the first semi-final in what will seem like Rocky coming up against Apollo Creed for the first time. Reading, though, will be hoping for a different outcome from that fight when it was the favourite and title holder who actually won. It therefore promises to be a nervy wait for the semi-finals. But if you want to experience in advance the More >
West Bromwich Albion may not have done enough to relax just yet but, with the wily Tony Pulis at the helm, you get the feeling that they will be there soon.
Aston Villa are also showing positive signs under Tim Sherwood and will be confident that, having struggled to get out of reverse for much of the campaign, they still have a few gears to go through.
That, then, means that five must go into three.
With their sights firmly set on a top-four finish, the Gunners are finding form right when it matters most in the season. With one eye on the future of the club, there has been some media speculation about the signing of Argentine teenage striker Maximiliano Romero, who has been touted as ‘the next Lionel Messi.’
Snapping up young transfers is a tactic that has worked wonders in the past for boss Arsene Wenger, who acquired the services of Cesc Fabregas at More >
//Unusual moment happened in the match between China and Saudi Arabia at the Asian Cup. In the 62 minute after penalty for Saudi Arabia, the Chinese goalkeeper, Wang Dalei, turned to 12-year-old ball boy who pointed for the keeper to dive left and the Saudi penalty was saved. China won the match 10 minutes before the end after Yu Hai scored the winning goal for 1:0.
//Other matches of 1/8 finals in UEFA Champions League Draw.