Paul Lambert has described Borussia Dortmund’s atmosphere as the best in the world - but feels his Wolves can benefit from a relationship between fans and players that is growing in a similar way. A former Champions League winner with the Bundesliga club, the Wolves manager’s history with Dortmund was brought up a lot in the build-up to his side’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Chelsea, due to the fact Antonio Conte was a member of the Juventus squad that lost 3-1 to Dortmund in that 1997 final.
Bayern Munich needed a 96th-minute goal to draw in Berlin, Karim Bellarabi hit the German league's 50,000th goal and Thomas Mueller's poor form continues. Bayern Munich's mild-mannered coach Carlo Ancelotti let his calm demeanour slip by showing Hertha Berlin fans the middle finger, later claiming home supporters spat at him, following Saturday's 1-1 draw.
Massimiliano Allegri once again played down speculation that he might be Arsenal’s preferred successor to Arsene Wenger, remarking after Juventus’ 4-1 win over Palermo that he had stopped learning English. Allegri is the bookmakers favourite to take over from Wenger at Arsenal, ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel and Eddie Howe of Bournemouth. The Italian coach has been repeatedly quizzed on a possible move to the Premier League in his most recent press conferences, but has repeatedly sought to play down speculation.