From the Back Pages, February 26: José Mourinho denies relationship with Samuel Eto’o has been damaged

From the back pages
From the back pages

José Mourinho has denied that his relationship with Samuel Eto’o has been compromised despite appearing to make disparaging remarks about the Chelsea striker during a secretly recorded conversation. (The Guardian)

OLYMPIAKOS ease past travelling Manchester United by two goals with a strike in each half in the Champions League last-16 first-leg at the Karaiskakis Stadium. (The Express)

Borussia Dortmund have one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning a thrilling game against Zenit Saint Petersburg. (The Mirror)

Two wonderful goals from captain Lewis Baker helped Chelsea cruise into the last eight of the UEFA Youth League with a 4-1 victory over AC Milan at Cobham. (Daily Mail)

Didier Drogba’s list of qualities is a long one. Frank Lampard, one of dozens of awed team-mates, picks out his sublime first touch, his unerring finishing and the unmistakable “bulldozer” quality to his play. Laurent Koscielny, one of hundreds of bruised opponents, highlights his strength, his aerial prowess, his relentless work ethic. (The Times)

Michael Schumacher’s manager has dismissed claims by a German magazine that doctors have stopped the “waking up process” as he continues to be slowly brought out of the medically-induced coma he has been in for nearly two months. (The Independent)

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins keen to add Commonwealth Games medal to glittering collection. (The Telegraph)