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Live Reporting

Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Right, we're going to take a breather - and grab a pancake - but we'll be back later for more news from the footballing world...

    Until then, enjoy our rather attacking Pancake Day XI, where Juan Batter plays the ball-winning midfielder role and Virgil pan Dijk operates as a lone central defender.

    pancake XI
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    Chelsea v Bayern Munich (20:00 GMT)


    As we mentioned earlier, the last time Chelsea and Bayern met was in the 2012 Champions League final - but can you recall who played?

    See how many of the Blues' winning side you can remember here.

  3. Back in action tonight...

    Chelsea v Bayern Munich (20:00 GMT)

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    Video caption: Can Chelsea stop 'outstanding' Lewandowski?
  4. Mallorca sign Ki Sung-yueng

    Some transfer news for you, Real Mallorca have signed former Newcastle, Sunderland, Swansea and Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yueng until the end of the season.

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    Spanish paper Marca says "with coronavirus you don't play".

  6. Juve v Inter to be played behind closed doors?

    It is not yet known whether any restrictions will be applied to Sunday's Serie A match between Juventus and Inter in Turin.

    However, after a meeting of league officials on Monday, Italian football federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina said: "For our Serie A championship we have planned for and asked to play the games behind closed doors.

    "That could happen as early as Sunday."

    Speaking on television on Sunday Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, discussed the possibility of postponing more matches: "I too am a sports fan, and we will have to suffer a little bit, but at this point in time I wouldn't even know whether these measures [prohibiting large gatherings] will continue to be enforced into next week."

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    Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Sunday's Juventus v Inter game could be played "behind closed doors".

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    We heard last night that Inter Milan's Europa League last-32 home match against Ludogorets will be played behind closed doors because of fears about the spread of coronavirus.

    Inter were one of four Serie A clubs to postpone their weekend game.

    Talks have been taking place between the club, Italian government officials and European football's governing body Uefa about Thursday's fixture.

    With 165, Italy has the largest number of cases of the virus in Europe.

    Many schools and colleges have been closed in Milan on Monday, although the local transport system is operating.

    More than 600 Ludogorets fans were due to travel from Bulgaria for Thursday's Europa League last-32 first-leg match at the San Siro.

  9. Get Involved - your Pancake Day players


    Graham McKenzie: Megan Syrapinoe

    David Taylor: CHEFki Kuqi

    Firmino's Arpit: Lent Alexander-Arnold Aaron Lemon

    Charli Brunning: Managed by Crepe Guardiola...?!

    Joe Luckham: Not Shrové Mourinho?

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    Chelsea v Bayern Munich (20:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Don't forget, you can follow that one at Stamford Bridge tonight on BBC Radio 5 Live and via the BBC Sport live text.

  11. Lewandowski a huge threat - Lampard

    Chelsea v Bayern Munich (20:00 GMT)

    The last time these two met in Europe was in the 2012 Champions League final, when Chelsea won on penalties...

    But the Blues have been eliminated in the last 16 of each of their last three Champions League campaigns, have failed to reach the quarter-finals since 2014, and will need to be wary of the threat posed by Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.

    Lewandowski has scored 42 goals in 38 games this season, and Bayern manager Hansi Flick said before the match that the Pole was in "the form of his life".

    "He's top-fit and full of confidence," said Flick. "He has a real run at the moment, and we hope that he will continue that here.

    "As a leader up front he is very important for us."

    Lampard has also acknowledged the danger posed by Lewandowski: "His goalscoring, everything about him from afar; he's just top-class. He's a huge threat."

    Image caption: Robert Lemondowski is excited about Pancake Day, and Bayern's visit to Chelsea
  12. No doubts for Lampard

    Chelsea v Bayern Munich (20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he has "no doubts" about his young squad going into tonight's game against German champions Bayern Munich.

    "I trust in all the players who have been part of the squad this year," said Lampard. "They've earned trust in the way they've played.

    "A big part of my job tomorrow is to explain to the players that over two legs we need to be at our maximum. We need every detail, every box ticked in both games."

  13. Get Involved - your Pancake Day players


    Victor Smith: I know you said no crepe ones, but Cesar Azpilicrepa has to be in there

    Trefor Tamblyn-Hill: Hernan Crepe-so

    James Taylor: Jens Lemon. Grant Leadbatter.

    Jae Lloyd: Jérémie Nutellaliadière


  14. Kante out for Chelsea

    Chelsea v Bayern Munich (20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea's N'Golo Kante will miss Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg with Bayern Munich.

    The midfielder is expected to be out for about three weeks with an adductor injury.

    Christian Pulisic, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also unlikely to feature, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek is available after returning to the bench against Tottenham on Saturday.

    Bayern defender Niklas Sule (knee) and forward Ivan Perisic (ankle) are out.

    Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez could return, however, after missing the previous six matches with a muscle tear.

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    The Champions League is back tonight, with Chelsea hosting Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their last-16 clash.

    I went to Munich to chat to former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry, who scored four against Spurs on his last visit to London with Bayern, and in a shameless plug you can watch that interview below, or read more of what the Germany star had to say here.

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    Video caption: My dad would not let me play for Bayern - Gnabry
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    BBC Football Daily

    Arriving at the office? Need something to drown out your boss' incessant moaning? Want to catch up on last night's football? Stick your headphones in and cop a load of the Football Daily podcast...

    Click here to have a listen.

  17. Get Involved - your Pancake Day players


    Going to label the below 90s references the 'Quickly Kevin...' selection, as I think Josh Widdicombe would be proud...

    Ahmed Abid: Gabriel Batterstuta

    Little Jason: Perry Shroves

    Jay Allen: Jif-ton Noel Williams

    Gaz: Davor Sucre

    Waltboscho: Matt le Flippier

  18. Get Involved - your Pancake Day players


    Brian: Robert Lemondowski.

    Yes Brian, we're off to a flipping good start...

  19. Bend it Like Trent?

    Trent Alexander-Arnold got two assists last night, taking his Premier League tally for the season to 12 and making it 25 in total in the top flight.

    Only Cesc Fabregas (at 20 years 134 days) and Wayne Rooney (21 years 63 days) have reached 25 Premier League assists at a younger age.

    It is also the joint-most by a Liverpool defender in the competition along with Stig Inge Bjornebye.

    Former Manchester United wide man - Assist King and Lord of the Whip - David Beckham's best for a season was 15 in 1999-2000.

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  20. Get Involved - your Pancake Day players


    Right, enough of the serious stuff, it's Pancake Day so we want your best pancake player puns... Juan Batter, Virgil Pan Dijk, Flip Coutinho.

    I'm sure you can do better... just no crepe ones.


    Pan Dijk