World Cup winner Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from football on Wednesday after an illustrious international career with Germany and club spells with Real Madrid and Arsenal."After thoughtful consideration, I'm announcing my immediate retirement from professional football," the attacking midfielder said.
Barcelona edged Roma 1-0 in the first leg of their Women's Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday after a Lea Schueller goal had given Bayern Munich a victory by the same score against Arsenal.Wolfsburg, who have reached five Champions League finals in the last decade, winning two, visit Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday, when holders Lyon take on Chelsea. as/
The Women's Champions League knockout stage gets underway this week with Chelsea and Arsenal both hoping to become the first English team to lift the trophy since the Gunners in 2007.Chelsea and Arsenal showcased the increasing strength of the English Women's Super League as they romped to top spot in their respective groups this season, with the Gunners notably thumping reigning European champions Lyon 5-1 away in France.
The quarter-final first legs take place this week.