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Bayern - Inter

Bayern's last five:
23/02/11     UCL     Internazionale     0 - 1     Bayern München
26/02/11     BUN     Bayern München     1 - 3     Borussia Dortmund
02/03/11     DFP     Bayern München     0 - 1     Schalke 04
05/03/11     BUN     Hannover 96     3 - 1     Bayern München
12/03/11     BUN     Bayern München     6 - 0     Hamburger SV

Inter's last five:
19/02/11     SEA     Internazionale     1 - 0     Cagliari
23/02/11     UCL     Internazionale     0 - 1     Bayern München
27/02/11     SEA     Sampdoria     0 - 2     Internazionale
06/03/11     SEA     Internazionale     5 - 2     Genoa
11/03/11     SEA     Brescia     1 - 1     Internazionale


Manchester United - Marseille

Manchester United's last five:
23/02/11     UCL     Olympique Mars…     0 - 0     Manchester United
26/02/11     PRL     Wigan Athletic     0 - 4     Manchester United
01/03/11     PRL     Chelsea     2 - 1     Manchester United
06/03/11     PRL     Liverpool     3 - 1     Manchester United
12/03/11     FAC     Manchester United     2 - 0     Arsenal

Marseille's last five:
19/02/11     LI1     Olympique Mars…     2 - 1     Saint-Étienne
23/02/11     UCL     Olympique Mars…     0 - 0     Manchester United
27/02/11     LI1     Nancy     1 - 2     Olympique Mars…
06/03/11     LI1     Olympique Mars…     1 - 2     Lille
11/03/11     LI1     Stade Rennes     0 - 2     Olympique Mars…

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Chelsea - FC Copenhagen

Chelsea's last five:
14/02/11     PRL     Fulham     0 - 0     Chelsea
19/02/11     FAC     Chelsea     P 1 - 1 P     Everton
22/02/11     UCL     København     0 - 2     Chelsea
01/03/11     PRL     Chelsea     2 - 1     Manchester United
07/03/11     PRL     Blackpool     1 - 3     Chelsea

FC Copenhagen's last five:
12/02/11     CLF     København     2 - 0     Elfsborg
15/02/11     CLF     København     5 - 0     Rosenborg
22/02/11     UCL     København     0 - 2     Chelsea
06/03/11     SUP     Midtjylland     2 - 0     København
12/03/11     SUP     AaB     0 - 1     København


Real Madrid - Lyon

Real Madrid's last five:
22/02/11     UCL     Olympique Lyon     1 - 1     Real Madrid
26/02/11     PRD     Deportivo La C…     0 - 0     Real Madrid
03/03/11     PRD     Real Madrid     7 - 0     Málaga
06/03/11     PRD     Racing Santander     1 - 3     Real Madrid
12/03/11     PRD     Real Madrid     2 - 0     Hércules

Lyon's last five:
18/02/11     LI1     Olympique Lyon     4 - 0     Nancy
22/02/11     UCL     Olympique Lyon     1 - 1     Real Madrid
27/02/11     LI1     Lille     1 - 1     Olympique Lyon
06/03/11     LI1     Olympique Lyon     5 - 0     Arles
12/03/11     LI1     Sochaux     0 - 2     Olympique Lyon

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Latest Champions League news:

Manchester United winger Nani could feature against French side Marseille in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29899

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists he is keeping his focus on Marseille.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29896

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is delighted to have Ecuador winger Antonio Valencia back.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29895

Karim Benzema is giving Jose Mourinho a welcome selection headache as the Frenchman produces some of his best form for the club.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29873

Brescia held Inter Milan 1-1 on Friday to halt their title push.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29869

Louis van Gaal has said he will be taking a year off from football when he leaves Bayern Munich this summer.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29868

Marseille kept up the pressure at the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win over title rivals Rennes.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=29866

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Here are the norwegian newspaper Dagbladet's predictions for the Champions League fixtures on Tuesday 15 March:

Bayern - Inter
Prediction: Bayern win. Bayern win if 0-1 handicap. Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United - Marseille
Prediction: Manchester United win. Draw if 0-1 handicap. Under 2.5 goals.

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Here are the norwegian TV channel TV2's predictions for the Champions League fixtures on Tuesday 15 March:

Bayer - Inter
Prediction: Bayern win. Bayern win if 0-1 handicap. Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United - Marseille
Prediction: Manchester United win. Manchester United win if 0-1 handicap. Under 2.5 goals.

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- Great preview to the Champions League quarter finals -

Chelsea may have edge in Champions League battle

Chelsea V Manchester United is the stand out tie of the quarter finals, the tightest of the quartet to accurately predict.

The winner will face Inter Milan or Schalke in a game the Italians will go into as favourites. La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are set to face each other in the semi finals if they get past Tottenham and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively. It is a mouth watering draw, and some wonderful games lie ahead in the coming weeks.

Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/features/features.php?id=100

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Champions League final 28 May

- Saturday -

Barcelona v Manchester United

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Date: Saturday, 28 May
Kick-off: 1945 BST
Referee: Viktor Kassai

Barcelona's last six games:
30/04/11     PRD     Real Sociedad     2 - 1     Barcelona
03/05/11     UCL     Barcelona     1 - 1     Real Madrid
08/05/11     PRD     Barcelona     2 - 0     Espanyol
11/05/11     PRD     Levante     1 - 1     Barcelona
15/05/11     PRD     Barcelona     0 - 0     Deportivo La C…
21/05/11     PRD     Málaga     1 - 3     Barcelona

Manchester United's last six games:
26/04/11     UCL     Schalke 04     0 - 2     Manchester United
01/05/11     PRL     Arsenal     1 - 0     Manchester United
04/05/11     UCL     Manchester United     4 - 1     Schalke 04
08/05/11     PRL     Manchester United     2 - 1     Chelsea
14/05/11     PRL     Blackburn Rovers     1 - 1     Manchester United
22/05/11     PRL     Manchester United     4 - 2     Blackpool

Head 2 Head:
27/05/09     UCL     Barcelona     2 - 0     Manchester United
29/04/08     UCL     Manchester United     1 - 0     Barcelona
23/04/08     UCL     Barcelona     0 - 0     Manchester United

There have been very few goals actually when these two have met in recent games and I believe that few goals is a good pick in this one as well. United will be looking to stop the likes of Lionel Messi and will be looking to keep clean sheets for as long as possible. Barcelona are pritty strong at the back with former United defender Gerard Pique a key player. The battle is likely to be on the midfield, but United have a VERY strong defence with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the center.

Pick: Less than 2.5 goals.