From the back pages, February 25: Laudrup hails his finest hour in football

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Michael Laudrup described lifting the Capital One Cup as his finest achievement after his Swansea City side thrashed Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley yesterday. (The Times)

Rafa Benitez looks spent after Yaya Touré and Carlos Tevez settle ‘El Cashico’. (The Independent)

The fresh air of optimism that has swirled around Murrayfield for a fortnight turned into something close to a gale as Scotland achieved their first back-to-back Six Nations wins in a decade to give themselves a real chance of a say in the championship. (The Guardian)

Manchester United are hopeful the injury which ended Robin van Persie’s participation against QPR will not keep him out of the Champions League game against Real Madrid on Mar 5. (The Telegraph)

Fabio Capello fancies a return to English football. The former Three Lions manager has struggled to adapt to being Russia boss despite four wins from four in World Cup qualifiers. Now Capello, 66, has put Chelsea and Manchester City on alert by declaring he would love a job in the Premier League. (The Sun)

Chris Robshaw is on course to become a “great” England captain - and to lead the Lions. So says World Cup winner Mike Tindall after Robshaw won his second Six Nations man of the match award in as many matches. (The Mirror)

David Beckham made a winning debut for Paris Saint-Germain as they took a big step towards the French championship with a 2-0 win over bitter rivals Marseille. The former England captain came on with 15 minutes remaining and had a hand in his new team’s second goal, scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are prepared to meet Napoli striker Edinson Cavani’s £54million buy-out clause as boss Roberto Mancini prepares for next season. (The Express)