From the back pages, April 25: Liverpool striker ‘shocked’ after FA hand down 10-game ban

The FA have hit Luis Suarez with a 10-game ban after the Liverpool striker bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. (The Independent)

Robert Lewandowski scored all four goals for Borussia Dortmund as they smashed 4-1 Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie in Germany. The Polish striker’s awesome display put Dortmund on the verge of an all-German final at Wembley following Bayern Munich’s 4-0 crushing of Barcelona on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)

England batsman Kevin Pietersen will miss the ICC Champions Trophy due to a knee injury, it has been confirmed. (The Express)

Alex Ferguson could boost his title winners with a £120million overhaul this summer. The Manchester United boss would be able to generate £70m of that through sales, with another £50m coming from the Old Trafford coffers. (The Sun)

Moulton Paddocks, the Newmarket stable at the centre of a doping scandal, has been “locked down” by Sheikh Mohammed, its owner, pending blood and dope tests on all of the horses in the yard. (Guardian)

Lewis Hamilton has been hit by tyre safety fears over his Bahrain blowout mystery. Pirelli admit they have not got to the bottom of what caused the rubber to fail and wreck his Manama weekend. (The Mirror)

It will go down as one of those great nights when European football was shaken to the core. As Bayern Munich took a giant step towards the Champions League final with a spectacular victory to humble the mighty Barcelona, it was hard to avoid feeling that the team crying out for Pep Guardiola was the one from his past, not his future. (The Times)