Soccer - Ferguson fears 'phenomenal' Ronaldo
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester United that former Red Devil Cristiano Ronaldo is currently at the peak of his powers. Ronaldo, 3/1 with bet365 to open the scoring, is set to be the main danger in the Real Madrid side in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with United and Ferguson has heaped praise on his former Old Trafford charge. He told reporters: "Cristiano is a better player than when he left us because of his maturity. He is at the peak of his career now. "I never thought he'd get the amount of goals he's scored. I knew he'd improve, I knew he was one of the best players in the world, but to score the goals he has is phenomenal." Wednesday night's fixture is the subject of an exciting Free Bet Offer, with a pre-match bet being matched with a free In-Play bet to the same stake.
Cricket - Prior urges England to dominate
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior believes that his side have the ability to dominate in the next two Ashes series against Australia. The hosts are 2/9 with bet365 to retain the Ashes in the summer home series, with England and Australia then locking horns Down Under a matter of months later. Prior told BBC Sport: "If we prepare and perform as we want to, there's no reason why we shouldn't dominate Australia in these two Ashes series. "You look at our dressing room and the skills we have in our team - batters, bowlers, the spin department, it's all there. "But Ashes series are strange - there is no such thing as a weak Australian Test side and we will have to be on our game to do it." England have won the last two Ashes series and three of the last four, although they suffered a humiliating 5-0 whitewash in the 2006-07 series in Australia.
Soccer - Celtic in need of a miracle
Celtic need a miracle to reach the Champions League quarter-finals according to boss Neil Lennon, having been beaten 3-0 at home by Juventus. The Bhoys had hoped to pile the pressure on Juve in front of a passionate home support at Parkhead, but the Italians were in ruthless mood as they took control of the tie and they are 9/1 with bet365 to go on and win the Champions League this season. Lennon said after a disappointing night: "The scoreline flatters Juventus. For 70-odd minutes we were by far the better side but you can't give away sloppy goals. "We need a miracle now, that's the harsh reality of Champions League football. "We have to try to be competitive and try to work our way into the tie, a 3-0 deficit is almost insurmountable. It is a huge ask." The Bhoys have to wait three weeks for a chance to put things right in Turin, with the second leg scheduled for Wednesday 6th March.
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