Jose Mourinho hinted that he may feel the need to play a weakened team against Liverpool in the Premier League
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has been impressed by Juan Agudelo's progress at Utrecht and is gearing up to make a second work permit application for the United States striker.
– Stoke manager Mark Hughes
Juan did very well in the game I saw.
He scored a good goal, showed a lot of technical ability as well, and I was able to see him after the game, which was pleasing because I haven't seen him for a number of weeks.
He seemed quite content and is happy with his situation. Utrecht is a good club; they've got a good set-up and I was very impressed with their stadium, which is a nice stage for him to ply his trade.
He and I were both talking about the work permit and I hope we're able to get one this time - that's certainly what he's focusing on.
Portuguese champions Benfica have suffered a blow ahead of their Europa League semi-final tie against Juventus with Argentinian attacking midfielder Eduardo Salvio ruled out through injury.
The 23-year-old fractured a bone his in his left arm during Sunday's 2-0 triumph over Olhanense that handed his side their 33rd league title.