Football Today, March 9, 2022: Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head in a blockbuster Champions League clash

After Liverpool and Bayern Munich secured their places in the Champions League quarter-finals last night, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are in pole position to do the same tonight.

As well as previewing their links with Real Madrid and Sporting respectively, we shine the spotlight on two Chelsea academy products with different campaigns.

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Tonight’s draw sees PSG travel to Madrid with a slim 1-0 lead.

Mauricio Pochettino’s star-studded attack will always be in the headlines, but Marco Verratti could end up being the key man in the Spanish capital.

Read more: Poch needs Verratti to be his saint in Madrid
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Meanwhile at the Etihad, Manchester City’s progress to the quarter-finals looks inescapable after a 5-0 first leg win in Lisbon.

But Ruben Dias’ injury has left Pep Guardiola with a problem in the coming weeks and how City deal with that will likely determine how far they go in Europe – and whether they can retain the Premier League title.

Read more: Pep’s men must be on their toes with injured Dias

Marlon Harewood Exclusive

Declan Rice has been linked with a big move away from West Ham

We caught up with Marlon Harewood at the London Football Award to talk about West Ham.

The former Hammers striker, 42, has given us his thoughts on his former club’s Europa League campaign, his first four prospects and what the future may hold for Declan Rice.

Read more: Harewood feels the heat is on to keep rice ‘phenomenal’

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Tammy Abraham’s decision to swap Chelsea for Roma last summer has proven to be right.

The striker, 24, has scored 20 goals in 36 games for Jose Mourinho’s side and is set for selection in Gareth Southgate’s England squad later this month.

Read more: Abraham feels at home in Rome

Former Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour also left Stamford Bridge to join Norwich on loan – but that move was less successful.

Although the Scotsman came under heavy criticism from Canaries fans earlier this season, he has been a regular in recent weeks.

He can’t play parent club Chelsea tomorrow night – but what does the future hold for Gilmour?

Read more: Chelsea on loan Gilmour finally takes off with the Canaries
Billy Gilmour, on loan from Chelsea, has had a difficult season at Norwich
Billy Gilmour, on loan from Chelsea, has had a difficult season at Norwich

And there’s more

We’ll continue to bring you all the latest football news during a busy week of European and domestic action.

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Our daily transfer column focuses on Antonio Rudiger, who Newcastle are ready to join in the race to sign.

Read more: Magpies ready to swoop down on Rudiger

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