From the Back Pages, March 11: Jose Mourinho claims PSG are more ‘aggressive’ than Shrewsbury

From the back pages
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho and Laurent Blanc were involved in a bitter war of words ahead of their Champions League showdown. (The Mirror)

Chelsea v PSG: Laurent Blanc warns David Luiz and his other defenders not to let Diego Costa wind them up. (The Telegraph)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals in European competitions than any other player following his brace against Schalke in the last-16 round of the Champions League. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid through, but only after seven goal scare at the Bernabeu.Real 3 Schalke 4: Champions League holders advance 5-4 on aggregate after crazy game. (The Independent)

THE word at Old Trafford is that Manchester United will back Louis Van Gaal with another £150m-plus transfer war chest this summer to complete his “project” – whether he guides them back into the Champions League or not. (The Express)

Paul Downton, the managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, expects he and Peter Moores, the head coach, to still be in their jobs come the first Ashes Test in July irrespective of England’s humiliating World Cup exit. (The Guardian)

Willie Mullins, the Irish champion, became the first trainer to win four grade one races on a day of the Cheltenham Festival yesterday. Bookmakers, however, claim they were saved from a £40 million payout, potentially the biggest racing loss in history, when the fall of Annie Power, ridden by Ruby Walsh, wrecked thousands of accumulator bets on four Mullins-trained favourites. (The Times)