BRAND NEW DAILY SPORTS CONTENT - ARTICLE 1, WEDNESDAY 27TH APRIL 2011
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Ferguson hails ‘great performance’
Despite Manchester United now being 6/4 to win the Champions League with bet365, Patrice Evra and Edwin van der Sar have warned against complacency ahead of their semi-final second leg clash against Schalke next Wednesday.
United won 2-0 in Tuesday’s first leg but could have bagged many more had it not been for a great individual performance from Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer.
"In football you never know," said the French defender whilst Van der Sar expressed his belief that United "cannot take anything for granted."
Meanwhile, speaking after the game, Schalke manager Ralf Rangnick refused to admit his side are out of the tie.
He said: "Why should we capitulate? We need to do things differently and in football many things have happened.
"We have shown we can score away from home and we will try to get our chances in Manchester."
Despite Rangnick’s protestations, Schalke are now 100/1 to lift the Champions League trophy.
Mourinho – Madrid are not favourites
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has played down his side’s chances ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona on Wednesday evening.
Form would suggest Madrid have the edge ahead of the third El Clasico in 11 days, particularly after their Copa del Rey success last week. They are 8/5 to win with bet365, while Barca are 9/5.
"I don't have a magic potion. We're not favourites, there exists no favourite," said Mourinho.
"It's between two teams that know each other, two teams with tradition, two teams who have won big games before."
Real are missing Sami Khedira through injury, while Fernando Gago is also unavailable. Emmanuel Adebayor is fit after a groin complaint and Angel Di Maria is in the squad after his recovery from a bruised knee.
Barcelona are without left-backs Eric Abidal, Maxwell and Adriano, but captain Carlos Puyol and centre-back Gabriel Milito are available after recovering from injury.
Madrid are 10/3 to win the Champions League while Barcelona are 13/10.
Williams sees off Allen
Mark Williams is now 10/3 to win the World Snooker Championship after seeing off Mark Allen 13-5 on Wednesday morning.
This means the 36-year-old has reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2003, the year he won his second title, having first won the tournament in 2000.
Williams led Allen 11-5 after Tuesday’s play and raced through the next two frames in the first session to set up a semi-final meeting with either Ronnie O'Sullivan or John Higgins, who are both 4/1 to go all the way.
Allen made a costly mistake leaving a red hanging over a pocket for Williams in the opening frame of the day and the Welshman cleaned up with a 61 break. The Northern Irishman then missed a red at 39-17 ahead in the next frame and Williams went on to clear the table.
Fletcher bags India job
Former England boss Duncan Fletcher has been named as head coach of World Cup winners India, who are 4/1 to win next year’s Twenty20 World Cup with bet365.
The 62-year-old led England to eight successive Test victories as well as the 2005 Ashes triumph on home soil and has been appointed on an initial two-year deal.
Fletcher’s first challenge with the world’s number one ranked Test side is a summer tour of England, who are 9/2 to win the Twenty20 World Cup.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes Fletcher is an excellent choice for the role.
He tweeted: "Great coach who will work well with [India captain Mahendra Singh] Dhoni.”
India play four Test matches against England this summer, before one Twenty20 game and five one-day clashes.
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