What the back pages say: Highbury redevelopment loan dragging Gunners down, Guus slams unfit Chelsea

26 February 2009 07:55
DAILY MAIL[LNB]Yossi Benayoun headed Liverpool towards the Champions League quarter-finals with the vital away goal in their 1-0 win against Real Madrid.[LNB]REAL MADRID 0 LIVERPOOL 1: Head man Yossi shatters Ramos[LNB][LNB] Also: Didier Drogba's stunning strike gave Chelsea a precious 1-0 advantage over Juventus last night in the first leg of their Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.[LNB]CHELSEA 1 JUVENTUS 0: Drogba delivers killer blow to Ranieri[LNB][LNB]I've seen fitter pensioners: Guus Hiddink has criticised Chelsea's stamina levels again [LNB] THE SUN[LNB]Rafa Benitez celebrated another glorious Champions League triumph and then insisted: "I'm staying." [LNB]Also: Didier Drogba was plum on target - but boss Guus Hiddink reckons his Chelsea team are not fit enough to win the Champions League.DAILY MIRROR[LNB] Rafael Benitez saw Liverpool complete a famous win in the Bernabeu - and laughed off suggestions he is about to leave Anfield. [LNB]Also: Didier Drogba continued Guus Hiddink's Chelsea honeymoon last night - and handed former Blues boss Claudio Ranieri a losing return to Stamford Bridge.[LNB]DAILY STAR[LNB]Rafa Benitez masterminded a stunning 1-0 success in Madrid last night and then insisted: I'm staying at Anfield. [LNB]Also: Chelsea wasted a shedful of chances to put this Champions League tie out of sight after Didier Drogba had put them ahead on 12 minutes. [LNB]DAILY EXPRESS[LNB]After a day of rumour mongering, the reality was far more to Liverpool's liking. [LNB]Also: Didier Drogba celebrated his 50th Champions League match with his 25th goal to give new Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink a winning home start last night.[LNB]THE TIMES[LNB]Rafael Benitez masterminded the latest in a long list of extraordinary evenings for Liverpool in the Champions League last night and immediately increased the speculation over his future after a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid, the unsettled manager's star-studded suitors. [LNB]Also: If Liverpool were anything like as consistent in the Barclays Premier League as in Europe, it might be Rafael Benitez's team, not Manchester United, boasting a seven-point lead at the top of the table.[LNB]DAILY TELEGRAPH[LNB]Football's ability to withstand the recession has been brought into sharp focus with the disclosure today that Arsenal are falling behind in their own repayment expectations on the £133.5million loan for redeveloping Highbury. [LNB]THE GUARDIAN[LNB]Real Madrid may crave artistry in the Champions League but it is Rafael Benitez who revels in achievement. [LNB]Also: To the outside eye Fernando Torres was born on the wrong side of the tracks.[LNB]THE INDEPENDENT[LNB]Champions League victories for both Chelsea and Liverpool last night but it was the latter's achievement that was the more impressive as they brushed aside Real Madrid, at the Bernabeu, and concerns over the future of manager, Rafael Benitez, to win through Yossi Benayoun's 82nd-minute goal. [LNB]Also: When it falls to Didier Drogba to rescue Chelsea in the Champions League, youwould be forgiven for assuming that not much has changed in the brave new worldof Guus Hiddink.[LNB] [LNB]  

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