Barcelona defender Eric Abidal says his team-mates are going all out to reach the Champions League final as a way of lending support to coach Tito Vilanova.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have the players and manager to secure Champions League glory this season, according to Steve McClaren.
The big two from Spain and Germany have been kept apart in the draw for this year's Champions League semi-finals.
Stuttgart will play European football next season after they reached the German Cup final by beating 2-1 Freiburg at home in the semi-finals.
Borussia Dortmund ace Ilkay Gundogan has admitted he would be interested in a move to England and Spain in the future, but has no immediate plans to leave Dortmund.
Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed they will consider approaches for reported Chelsea target Andre Schurrle but the Bundesliga club do not want to comment on speculation.
Scot Gemmill has been appointed Scotland national youth teams coach.
England have slipped to seventh place in the latest set of FIFA world rankings.
Sir Bobby Charlton believes England will not win the World Cup again until they address the decline of home-grown players in the Premier League.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo claims the "doorsare open" for David Beckham to agree an extended stay in France.