From the back pages, April 24: Munich cheer festival as Barcelona stunned and German giants set for Wembley showpiece after demolition job

BAYERN MUNICH 4 BARCELONA 0: Bayern Munich took a giant step towards Wembley after Thomas Muller, Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben gave the Bundesliga side a commanding lead in the Champions League semi-final first leg. (Daily Mail)

Luis Suarez has accepted a charge of violent conduct for biting Branislav Ivanovic — but will fight an FA claim that he should be hit with a bumper ban. (The Sun)

Chris Gayle has set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket with an astonishing ton off 30 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, and then went on to make the highest score ever seen in Twenty20, ending unbeaten with 175 off 66 balls. (The Guardian)

Rio Ferdinand has wasted no time in putting the boot into Manchester City by suggesting that Manchester United’s Premier League title triumph this season was achieved in superior style to that of their city rivals. United wrapped up their twentieth league championship with ease last night, routing Aston Villa 3-0 with a hat-trick from Robin van Persie, a stark contrast to the dramatic manner of City’s own title success in the final game of last season. (The Times)

Mo Farah says winning the London Marathon would mean as much to him as an Olympic gold medal. The double Olympic champion set his goals for next year’s race last night, in the wake of completing only half the course on Sunday. (The Mirror)

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will have to serve a three-match ban after his appeal to have his red card against Fulham rescinded was rejected. (The Express)

It may be overstating matters to talk of the Turf’s “Lance Armstrong moment”. But nor can the scandal that convulsed British horseracing yesterday be dismissed as a mere vignette to sustain its picaresque traditions. This could yet prove its biggest crisis since an anonymous young sheikh took a train from Victoria to Brighton in 1977 – the first chapter, as things turned out, in an unprecedented epic of investment. (The Independent)