Lionel Messi has lauded the performance of his Barcelona teammates after the European champions took a giant step towards qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals with a win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Arsenal legend Denis Bergkamp does not believe Arsene Wenger is to blame for the club's recent trophy drought but suggested the current side lack the winning mentality to compete with Manchester United and Manchester City.
In the end, the spin did for England's batting line up - as it has done throughout this all-to-brief series. England held out until after tea on Day Four but when Monty Panesar was trapped LBW just after tea the world's No.1-ranked Test side had slumped to a 71-run defeat and with it, suffered their first series whitewash by Pakistan.
Liverpool legend Alan Hansen insists the return of Luis Suarez will be crucial for the club's chances of securing a top four finish this season and backed the Uruguayan forward to weather the hostility he will receive away from Anfield.
David Hayes hopes of a second lucrative bout with Vitali Klitschko this summer have been dealt a major blow, after the Ukrainian's manager dismissed the Brit's ability to attract a big-money viewing audience.
England captain Andrew Strauss has issued a stark warning that underperforming players will be axed for the tour of Sri Lanka next month, if they fail again in the dead rubber third Test against Pakistan which starts on Friday.