Caen – Lens 1

Quality, motivation and Lens in financial problems
Caen: Livio Nabab (att 28/4), Laurent Agouazi (mf 16/2), Branko Lazarevic (0/0), Ibrahima Tandia (0/0).Kim (att 8/0), Kebano and (mf 9/1) are back in squad.

Lens: Pierre Ducasse (mf 12/0), Lalaina Nomenjanahary (mf 28/1), Rudy Riou (gk 31/0), Yoann Touzghar (att 24/11) and Pierrick Valdivia (mf 28/11)

Preview: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar (semi finals)

after regular season Wester Sydney Wanderers was first (57pts), Brisbane Roar finished 5th (35pts)

hosts won all tree h2h games and they have tre important players back, roar has two players fit (which was doubtful)..

The Game:
Despite being up-and-down for most of the season, Brisbane aren’t about to give their title up without a fight and are just one game away from a third straight decider. Mike Mulvey has got his side firing at the right time, with last Sunday’s 2-1 win over Adelaide their third in a row. But if the Roar are to play for another championship they will need to knock off the in-form premiers.

Western Sydney are on a remarkable 12-game unbeaten run, have had the benefit of a week’s break and will play in front of their hostile and parochial home fans.

The busiest men at both clubs this week have been the medical staff with a host of key players from the respective sides racing the clock to be fit. Shinji Ono (groin), Aaron Mooy (knee) and Jerome Polenz (calf) all missed the title-winning clash with Newcastle a fortnight ago but are expected to line-up on Friday night.

Brisbane defender Jack Hingert is out for the season with an ankle injury picked up against Adelaide but skipper Thomas Broich (Achilles) and midfielder Luke Brattan (calf) are likely to play despite failing to finish the match against the Reds.

The big issue:
Wanderers – They took out the Premiers’ Plate in their debut season but there will be no second chances for Tony Popovic’s side from now on. This is sudden death football. While Brisbane have been there and done it over the last couple of years, for many of the Wanderers squad this will be a new experience. Just how they handle the pressure could determine if they move through to the decider.

Roar – Brisbane may have some momentum heading into this clash but the short turnaround and injury clouds over a couple of key players could prove pivotal. While the Wanderers will be fresh from a week off and had the opportunity to get a few of their stars over niggling injuries, the Roar head into this one just five days after a bruising win over Adelaide and that could take its toll late in this encounter.

Volyn Lutsk – Mariupol  ah 0 Mariupol 

In “Volyn” ongoing personnel problems. Anatoly Demyanenko can not count on suspended Vanc Sikov (df 19/0), Petar Zanyeva (df 19/0) and Valentin Iliev (df 18/0), several players are in hospital or just starting to recover from injuries.–illichivec-naperedodni

MISSING INFO FOR 12.4. (friday)

Real Betis – Sevilla

Betis: Vilarchao and Mario Alvarez are out, Nacho Santamaria doubtful. Benat, Amaya and Campbell return from suspension

Sevilla: Fernando Navarro, Piotr Trochowski and Jose Gomez Campana. Doubtful are Federico Fazio, Ivan Rakitic and Geoffrey Kondogbia. Navas is back

Valenciennes vs Saint Etienne

Valenciennes: Nicolas Isimat, Mody Traore, Pape Abdou Camara, Francis Massampu, Dusan Djuric and Marco Da Silva. Doubtful are Anthony Le Tallec, Gregory Pujol and Vincent Aboubakar

St Etienne: Brandao, Alejandro Alonso, Jeremy Clement, Max Gradel, Andreas Laudrup

FC Ingolstadt – Hertha BSC

Ingolstadt: Roger de Oliveira, Malte Metzelder, Ramazan Ozcan. Schaeffler is back

Hertha: Roman Hubnik, Marcel Ndjeng, Peter Niemeyer. Doubtful are Sandro Wagner, Maik Franz, Felix Bastians

SV Sandhausen – Eintracht Braunschweig

Sandhausen: Regis Dorn, Ole Kittner, Kristjan Glibo, Simon Tüting, David Blacha, Fabio Morena, Sören Halfar

Braunschweig: Deniz Dogan, Björn Kluft, Dennis Kruppke, Ken Reichel

Sivasspor – Genclerbirligi

Sivass: Jan Rajnoch, Milan Cerny, Nihat Sahin, Murat Akca, Sercan Yildirim. Doubtful are Michael Eneramo, Hayrettin Yerlikaya, Kamil Grosicki, Erman Kilic, Erhan Guven

G’birligi: Ante Kulusic, Bjorn Vleminckx, Jimmy Durmaz and Serkan Kurtulus. Doubtful is Kerim Zengin

Trabzonspor – Orduspor

Trabzon: Emerson Conceicao, Marc Janko

Orduspor: Selcuk Sahin, Yigit Ismail Gokoglan. Doubtful are Ibrahim Kas and Muslum Yelken

Grosseto – Empoli

Grosetto: Federico Piovaccari, Vedran Celjak, Samuele Olivi, Giovanni Formiconi, Michele Rigione(sp)(def), Daniele Quadrini, Simone Esposito, Marco Giovio. Doubtful is Angelo Iorio

Empoli: Davide Moro, Francesco Pratali, Vincent Laurini, Jose Araujo Ferreira and Cristiano Camillucci
Doubtful are Renato Dossena, Daniele Mori and Bationo Benoit

Cesena – Hellas Verona

Cesena: Alessandro Favalli, Simone Dallamano, Andrea Gessa, Derlis Meza Colli, Louise Parfait. Back is Alejandro Rodriguez

Verona: Vangelis Moras. Doubtful are Emanuel Benito Rivas, Giuseppe Pugliese, Raphael Martinho, Simon Laner and Alessandro Carrozza. Back is Fabrizio Cacciatore

other infos (2nd France and 2. Netherlands later or tomorow here or on fb site

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Cyprus Cup » Paphos – AEL Limassol AEL -1,25 @ 2,11 ibc;2

hosts with juniors (just 2 older players in team). true, they played last two weeks with lot youngsters also and both loose convincigly

AEL with strong line up
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Greece, OFI-Xanthi    x2,  dnb2

OFI is in a really tough situation and due to huge economical problems almost all the players from last season had to leave the club. The coach is the same but the team is full of youngsters with only few experienced players like Veron, Koutsianikoulis or Papazoglou. On the contrary, Xanthi’s important misses from last season’s squad are only two. Edimar and Vlachodimos, who was transferred to Olympiakos. The guests have kept almost the same team, they aim to the top-8 of the table and, at least for the time being, they look much more prepared than OFI to claim points. In terms of quality Xanthi has the upper hand here but OFI has the advantage of the ground, which can be really hot and helpful for them. I can’t see them taking the home win but the draw should be a normal and expected result in case Xanthi won’t be able to capitalize on the quality and experience gap between the two sides. Last but not least, Xanthi has managed to get away 5 times with the win from OFI’s home after 2000 (4 wins for OFI and 2 draws). A record which worths to be mentioned.  By Ellinas

Liverpool – Manchester City


Bolivia, Blooming – Oriente Petrolero 

same city (Santa Cruz), same stadium, no important missigns on both sided, even oriente better team and value on their side

Hinduras, Real Sociedad – Motagua

Abner Mendez enters the nursing Motagua

The Blues are full of absences to face Real Sociedad.

Not only Mendez ….

Discua suspendo. The Cyclone has doubts fabric islander Georgie Welcome. The striker is suffering from a sprained ankle and underwent some tests to determine if he can play. “Welcome We saw quite well, had an ankle problem, but it worked great. Perhaps he was seen limping through the training load that was, but hopefully not serious. “

The Blues have Amado Guevara recovering from a torn, Alfredo Mejia with two months of disability, and Brayan García Padilla Ezra recovering from fractures, Ronald Martinez with some muscle problems and a few weeks ago Donaldo Morales was with some contractures.

“We never have contemplated the injuries, but we know that many together that we came and we must fight against it. For now we worry about those who are available to play, but do not neglect the injured, “said Gamboa.

Motagua could not repeat a starting 11 so far this tournament because there is always injured or expulsions. For the commitment on Sunday against Real Sociedad could also come some variants.

“It’s very difficult to find the starting 11 and have continuity by low but this is only 11 players. Against Real Sociedad are the must-win because we have the points we want, “concluded the AT.

Trabzonspor vs Elazigspor

Elazigspor new club but they suprised Fenerbahce in first round. Trabzon has this game between two european games. Also they will play on empty stadium. True, not 100 % empty, children and women can come..

Stoke City – Arsenal


 Standard de Liege-KV Mechelen

Ogunjimi (BEN): Attacker who lost his spot to Ezekiel, is not fit to play.
Bolat (BEN): Goalkeeper who is injured.
Kanu (BEN): Defender who did not play yet this season.
Opare (BEN): Defender who did not play yet this season

KV Mechelen
Pedersen (BEN): Attacker/attacking midfielder who did not play yet this season.
Van Damme (BEN): Midfielder who did not play yet this season.

Expected 11’s

Standard (4-3-3)
Goreux——————–Ciman———Van Damme———–Pocognoli

KV Mechelen (4-3-3)
Chen———————Biset———–De Witte————–Van Loo—–
————————————De Petter————————————–
—————————Henkens——–Van Tricht—————————

Kaa Gent-Sporting Lokeren

Kaa Gent
Thijs (IMP): Very important player for Kaa Gent on the midfield. Is becoming more and more fit to play, but is still very doubtful to start the upcoming game.
Mareval (REG): Left back defender who is doubtful. Would be a big miss.
Mboyo (BEN): Attacker who did not play yet this season.
Boere (BEN): Attacker who did not play yet this season.

El Mouataz (BEN): Right back defender who did not play yet this season.

Expected 11’s

Kaa Gent (4-3-3)
————————–N’diaye————-Van der Brugge—————

Lokeren (4-3-3)
Galitstios————–Mij.Maric——-Taravel————-De Bock—-
————–Patosi————————————–De Ceulaer——–

KRC Genk-Zulte Waregem

KRC Genk
Simaeys (REG): Considered to be the best defender of the squad, is long term injured. His ‘replacement’ (actually just right back Anele who moves to the center) acted really shaky last week against Cercle Brugge.
Barda (BEN): Is doubtful to be fit. Was just starting to claim a regular spot in the team.
Joneleit (BEN): defender who’s long term injured.
Sandomierski (BEN): goalkeeper who’s injured.

Zulte Waregem
Leye (REG): Attacker who has quite a big share in the current success of the team, is most like not fit to play.
Serwy (BEN): Wing attacker who did not play yet this season.

Expected 11’s

KRC Genk (4-1-3-2)


Zulte Waregem (4-5-1/4-2-3-1)

De Fauw—————-Colpaert———-D’Haene——-Hamalainen

RAEC Mons-Club Brugge

Sapina (REG): Defender who is supended. His replacement Van Gijseghem should be more than descent.

Franquart (REG): Defender who is injured.

Club Brugge
Zimling (IMP): Midfielder who injured himself during the EL game last Thursday. Important element of the team, but his replacement Jorgensen should be more than capable to add something to the team.
Stenman (BEN): Defender who’ll come back in the team once he’s fit to play. Is recovered from a heavy injury, but the chance that he’ll start is rather little.
Buysse (BEN): Leftback defender who’s doubtful.

Expected 11’s

RAEC Mons (4-1-4-1)
Timmermans——Bebisschop—Van Gijesghem——-Monteyne
Matthys———–Jarju———-Van Imschoot——Matoumona

Club Brugge (4-3-3)

Hannover – Schalke 04


PSG – Bordeaux

Boss Carlo Ancelotti has received some bad news as Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up an ankle injury that is likely to see him miss the Bordeaux game, which could be a problem now that Ezequiel Lavezzi is suspended.

Thiago Motta, Momo Sissoko and Nicolas Douchez remain sidelined, but Thiago Silva returns to the side after he was rested last weekend.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Sirigu – Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell – Verratti, Matuidi – Pastore, Nene, Menez – Gameiro.

Francis Gillot has announced that he will make some changes to the starting line-up, with Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Nicolas Maurice-Belay unlikely to start.

Landry N’Guemo, Jaroslav Plasil and Carlos Henrique are likely to be left on the bench as they are not fully fit, while David Bellion, Matthieu Chalme, Kevin Olimpa and Abdou Traore remain sidelined.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Carrasso – Mariano, Ciani, Planus, Tremoulinas – Sane, Sertic – Gouffran, Obraniak, Jussie – Diabate.

later Serie A preview

missing/resting players

Union de Santa Fe – Boca Juniors

Boca will rotate squad because of copa Sudamericana game

Thinking Independent rematch, Falcioni will most alternates to visit Santa Fe Union . passes and knows the team.

A tie dying for Independent complicated at first glance, the picture of Boca in Copa Sudamericana . Less than two days for the next confrontation , Falcioni disputed several of the common holders stay in Buenos Aires to rest thinking back next Wednesday.

Alternates who will have their chance to face tatengue, with the requirement that Boca pinned follow the championship fight. But the kids will not be alone: ​​will be accompanied by some references as Rolando Schiavi and Diego Rivero . Meanwhile, Oscar Ustari , having recovered from his strained hamstring, not the game on Saturday, but before the Red.

To emphasize the ownership of Acosta and Albin , who yesterday joined his first minutes, and the First Division debut in juvenile Fernando Evangelista , a left lateral to be followed.

With this background, training for Saturday is: Sebastian D’Angelo; Emiliano Albin, Rolando Schiavi, Christian Cellay, Fernando Evangelista, Diego Rivero, Cristian Erbes, Nicolás Colazo; Leandro Paredes; Lautaro Acosta and Nicolas Blandi.

Sweden, Djurgården – Helsingborg

Djurgarden -0,25 @ 1,93

Djurgarden come into good form (didnt loose on 16 games). Have some missings but nothing new, they are without that players few games
Helsingborg palyed before 3 days Champions elague game with Celtic, loose 2-0 but still hope they can make mirracle and come into CL groups so rotations are important. Also they have some important missings: defenders Hanstveit (15/0), Edman (6/0), Atta (12/2), Wahlstedt (6/0) and probably Sadiku (18/0) + midfielders Bergholtz (5/0) and Lindstrom (14/0) all out.

Lokomotiv Moskva – Dinamo Moskva

Lokomotiv’s chairman Olga come into dressing room after last game. She was angry on palyers after bad resaults. She said that she will double up their winning premiums for this tree next games so players will be extra motivated
Dinamo played Europa league game 2 days ago in Germany, loose vs Stuttgart 2-0, now playing 2nd game for 3 days

Lokomotiv out: Guilherme (gk 0/0), Torbinski (mf 1/0)

Dinamo out: Rykov (df 5/0), Kuranyi (att 5/0)

Fenerbahce – Gaziantepspor

Fener loose first game for groups of Champions League (Spartak Moscow) and now waiting 2nd, most important game at home. Some rotations are expected. Also, they will play without fans, only children and women are possible. H2h is also very suspicious to me, in last tree seasons was in each of them ht/ft 2/1 or 1/2..

pick: Gaziantespor +1,5ah @ 1,63 pinnacle

crazy pick1: 2/1 @ 29 sportingbet

crazy pick2: 1/2 @ 90 tipico

crazy pick3: over 5,5 @ 15 bet3645

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Leuven – Anderlecht

Anderlecht loose very important CL game but they have one more chance, 2nd game and coach decide to rest some players:

Badeend: value on the side of leuven. 1.58 average for Anderlecht is just so wrong. I see OHL +1 already dropped from 2.00, a pitty. Since OHL is in the jupiler league they only lost 5 games at home. The atmosphere is always great, more spectators then clubs like Lokeren, Kortrijk, Zulte … that already play in the JPL for years. Goals is another option, in all those games at home they didnt score in only 2 games and only kept the 0 once. 

Selectie van Anderlecht voor de match tegen OHL:

Bedi, Bruno, Canesin Matos, De Sutter, Deschacht, Hawsawi, Iakovenko, Jovanovic, Juhasz, Kaminski, Kanu, Kljestan, Marecek, Molins, Odoi, Praet, Roef, Safari, Wasilewski

No Biglia, Proto, Kouyaté, Mbokani and Gille

Celje – Maribor

maribor loose 2-1 vs Dinamo and will rest some players (they do that before too). Celje loose their main striker, topscorer (went to Ludogorec)

Palmeiras – Santos  dnb2

Sasntos come into good form. They had bed resaults on beggining of season (traht’s why is that position on table) but they had played lot games with reserves because of copa libertadores and after that main players was with national team on olimpics. There are some long term injuries, not important. Back are Júan, Bernardo and Gerson Magrão (Juan will start from begining).
On the other side Palmeiras in problems. They are oscilating, they was focusing on Copa Sudamericana where they relegate two days ago (Santos played also, they played Recopa Sudamericana) and they have out important standard players: Thiago Heleno, Artur, fernandinho, Marcos Assuncao, Daniel Carvalho, Marcio Araujo, Wesley, Luan and Maikon Leite

SC Braga vs SC Beira-Mar

Braga will play in Italy for few days, most important game with Udinese (1-1) and they will rest some of main players. CVoach will for sure rest Ismaily (regular defender) and  Alan Silva (important mf), even some more expected

Inverness – Celtic

Manager calls on squad for testing trip

NEIL Lennon is missing a string of first-team regulars for Saturday´s clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle but regardless of what side he fields, he knows it will be a tough test in the Highlands.

Joe Ledley and Beram Kayal have both been ruled out following scans to their groin and ankle respectively, while Scott Brown, Georgios Samaras, Kris Commons and Thomas Rogne are all doubts. Anthony Stokes remains on the sidelines along with Daryl Murphy and Dylan McGeouch.
Continue reading missing/resting players

..coming with reserves..

Friendly International, Canada – Trinidad & Tobago

Montreal Impact's Evan James, middle, in action for Canada's Olympic team.


Make no mistake about it, from Canada’s point of view, Wednesday’s friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Florida has very little to do with preparing for the World Cup qualifiers in September.

The FIFA international date is on the calendar, at least for now, so Canadian coach Stephen Hart would be foolish not to take advantage of it, even if his he has other reasons for doing so.

On the 18-man roster there are probably ten or so players who will get the call for the meaningful qualifying matches down the road. The remaining group is a combination of fringe players and youngsters that Hart doesn’t get to see very often. And so it’s important to get them worked into the national team set-up and monitor their progress.

Lucas Cavallini is a perfect example. Hart did get a look at the young forward during the Olympic qualification tournament in the spring, but since he plays professionally in Uruguay, there are not many other opportunities. Cavallini is yet to be capped at the senior level and a friendly doesn’t count, but you can bet Hart is keeping close tabs on the Toronto-born striker, as he has Argentine ties through his father.

Cavallini is one of four players on the roster born in the 1990s. Toronto FC’s Doneil Henry, the Montreal Impact’s Evan James and the Vancouver Whitecaps Russell Teibert are the others.

All four were solid contributors on that Olympic team and there’s no doubt Hart is hoping they can all develop into players that can help the cause down the road. This is the first senior call up for all of them.

If you are wondering why there are hardly any European-based players on the team, it’s because this nonsensical FIFA international window is only 72 hours long and teams don’t have to release players until 48 hours before kickoff.

It doesn’t make much sense to try and bring in players from Europe under those circumstances. You’d be doing the player more harm than good. Watch for this FIFA date to disappear completely before too long.

For now it’s here, Hart will use it, and he’ll hopefully learn some things about some young players that perhaps he didn’t know. But solid preparation for the World Cup qualifiers in September this is not. Perhaps a year from now some of these players will be in the picture. The question is will Canada still be in the picture by then — or by November is more to the point.

Copa Chile 

Iberia – U. De Concepcion

U de Concepcion will save his main players for league game and play with reserves against 3rd league club (segunda division)

A. Italiano – U. Catolica

This game already start (0-1) but maybe you can take it live, Catolica is rotating, will use lot reserves

Universidad Católica es el actual campeón de la Copa Chile. El elenco cruzado es el vigente monarca, tras haber derrotado en la final del año pasado a Magallanes.

Desde las 12.30, los dirigidos por el uruguayo Martín Lasarte enfrentan a Audax Italiano en La Florida a las 12.00. Eso sí, lo harán con un equipo alternativo, totalmente diferente al que dispuso en la derrota en Talca ante Rangers, en la última fecha disputada del Torneo de Clausura.

De este modo, el charrúa pondrá en el arco a Fabián Cerda. Línea de cuatro defensas con Claudio Sepúlveda, Eduardo Villagra, Marco Biskupovic y Marcelo Pérez. En mediocampo irán Gonzalo Sepúlveda, Santiago Dittborn, Pablo González y Matías Mier; y en ataque jugarán Kevin Harbottle y Francisco Pizarro.

“Son oportunidades que se dan y la voy a aprovechar al dos mil por ciento”, expresó el arquero Cerda, habitual suplente de Christopher Toselli.

En cuanto al partido ante Audax, Pablo González aseguró que “tuvimos un amistoso de pretemporada con Audax y nos hicieron ver muy mal. Pero tenemos lo nuestro y tenemos que demostrarlo en la cancha”.

En tanto, también por Copa Chile, Unión La Calera recibe a Universidad de Chile en Quillota. También en la Quinta Región, Unión San Felipe juega de local ante Barnechea, y en Calama Cobreloa enfrenta al líder de la Primera B San Marcos de Arica.

Copa Colombia, Junior – La Equidad

junior is better team (specially when La Equidad leave some important players). But, today la equidad with almost full squad while Junior rotate.

Probables formaciones

Junior: Carlos Rodríguez; Iván Vélez, Diego Amaya, Andrés González, Arol Reyes; Luis Carlos Ruiz, Luis Narváez, Bréiner Belalcázar, Maicol Balanta; ‘Pichú’ Núñez, Carlos Rentería.
DT: José E. Hernández

Equidad: Julián Mesa; Elvis González, Flavio Córdoba, Stephen Barrientos, Darwin Andrade; Dáger Palacios, Juan Carlos Quintero, Donald Millán, Freddy Hinostroza; Wilson Morelos y Mario Jiménez. DT: Alexis García.