From the Back Pages, February 19: Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola wary of Arsenal threat

From the back pages
From the back pages

PEP GUARDIOLA arrived in London last night scared that Arsenal could make Bayern Munich ‘suffer’ tomorrow night. (The Express)

Arsene Wenger and Jack Wilshere believe that Arsenal’s improved form this season will enable them to improve on last year’s defeat by Bayern Munich at the same stage of the Champions League. (The Independent)

Second-half goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves were enough to give Barcelona a two-goal lead going into the second-leg of the Champions League last 16 at the Nou Camp after Martin Demichelis was sent off. (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain trounce hosts 4-0 thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace, an early strike from Blaise Matuidi and a late goal from Yohan Cabaye. (The Telegraph)

FIFA have confirmed that Curitiba WILL remain among the 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup win Brazil. (The Mirror)

David Murdoch looked at the coach Soren Gran and grinned. Knowing he could either play safe for a single that would take Great Britain’s curling play-off with Norway to an extra end or go for an ambitious all-or-nothing shot, there was never any doubt which route he would take. A couple of minutes later his rink were punching the air in exhilaration after the Scottish skip pulled off a shot that they later rated as a “one in 50” chance. (The Guardian)

Danielle Brown has said that she is heartbroken after it was confirmed this afternoon that she will not be able to defend her Paralympic archery title at Rio 2016. (The Times)