Barcelona draw Milan, Ronaldo to face United




europa league

  FC Copenhagen – Stuttgart 


 Fenerbahce SK – AEL Limassol 


Club Brugge vs Newcastle United

Suspended: Jonathan Blondel(r)(mid)
Unavailable: Jim Larsen(r)(def), Niki Zimling(r)(mid), Thibaut van Acker(sp)(mid), Thomas Meunier(r)(mid), Victor Vazquez(sp)(mid), Lior Rafaelov(k)(mid), Fredrik Stenman(r)(def), Sven Dhoest(gk)
Doubtful: Ivan Trickovski(sp)(mid)

Unavailable: Dan Gosling(sp)(mid), Haris Vuckic(sp)(mid), Ryan Taylor(sp)(def), James Perch(sp)(def), Demba Ba(r)(att), Steve Harper(sp)(gk)
Doubtful: Yohan Cabaye(r)(mid)
Rested: Jonas Gutierrez(r)(mid), Hatem Ben Arfa(k)(mid), Danny Simpson(r)(def)

Academica de Coimbra vs Atletico Madrid

Unavailable: Rodrigo Galo(r)(def), Rafik Halliche(sp)(def), Junior Lopes(sp)(def), Helder Cabral(r)(def), Marcos Paulo(sp)(mid), Serge N’Gal(sp)(att), Carlos Saleiro(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Reiner Ferreira(r)(def)

Unavailable: Diego Costa(sp)(att)
Rested: Radamel Falcao(k)(att), Juanfran Torres(r)(def), Diego Godin(r)(def), Miranda(r)(def), Gabi(r)(mid), Cristian Rodriguez(r)(mid), Arda Turan(r)(mid)

Anzhi vs Liverpool

Unavailable: Odil Ahmedov(sp)(mid), Lassana Diarra(r)(mid)

Unavailable: Lucas Leiva(r)(mid), Martin Kelly(sp)(def), Fabio Borini(r)(att)
Rested: Suarez (k)(att), Gerrard (r)(mid), Agger (r)(def), Sahin (r)(mid), Allen (r)(mid), Skrtel (r)(def) Enrique (r)(def) and Sterling (r)(att) at Mellwood

Udinese vs Young Boys Bern

Unavailable: Luis Fernando Muriel(r)(att), Andrea Mazzarani(mid), Mehdi Benatia(r)(def), Giampiero Pinzi(r)(mid), Gabriel Silva(def), Allan Marques Loureiro(sp)(mid), Maicosuel(sp)(mid), Paulo Vitor Barreto(sp)(att), Gabriele Angella(def), Giovanni Pasquale(sp)(def)

Unavailable: Josh Simpson(sp)(mid), Marco Burki(def), Ivan Benito(sp)(gk), Christoph Spycher(r)(mid), Josef Martinez(sp)(att)

Lazio vs Panathinaikos

Unavailable: Pasquale Foggia(mid), Francelino Matuzalem(mid), Modibo Diakite(def), Cristian Brocchi(sp)(mid), Giuseppe Sculli(att), Juan Pablo Carrizo(sp)(gk), Luciano Zauri(sp)(def), Marius Stankevicius(sp)(def), Tommaso Rocchi(sp)(att), Ederson(sp)(mid)
Rested Andre Dias G.(r)(def), Abdoulay Konko(r)(def)

Unavailable: Sebastian Leto(r)(mid), Jean Alain Boumsong(def), Pape Habib Sow(sp)(mid), Konstantinos Katsouranis(mid), Stergios Marinos(r)(mid), Ibrahim Sissoko(sp)(mid), Andre A. Pinto(r)(def)
Doubtful: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (r)(att)

Partizan vs Inter

Unavailable: Vladimir Stojkovic(r)(gk), Zvonimir Vukic(sp)(mid), Mohammad Zaabia(sp)(att)

Unavailable: Dejan Stankovic(sp)(mid), McDonald Mariga(sp)(mid), Wesley Sneijder(k)(mid), Cristian Chivu(sp)(def), Philippe Coutinho(sp)(att), Joel Chukwuma Obi(sp)(mid), Matteo Bianchetti(def), Alfred Duncan(mid), Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez(sp)(mid), Ibrahima M’Baye(def), Andrea Ranocchia(r)(def), Walter Samuel(r)(def)


Spain Ol. – Morocco Ol.

Spain loose all chances to promote in next round coach will rest some players (like Mata for example) and some players which didnt play will get chance

Santa Clara – Trofense

Manny important players: Reguila(27/9 top scorer to Santa Clara), Edu (26/7 2nd scorer), Andre Carvalhas (26/1), Pedro Santos (24/2),

Aderllan Leandro Santos (28/6), Elvis (22/0), Feliz (27/2), Dinis (12/1), David Bruno (23/1), Gilmar (7/0) , Rafael Crivellaro (23/1)

Also suspended Gabriel Viana


Wednesday evening’s game at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff sees Great Britain face Uruguay in the last of the final round of group games.

Stuart Pearce’s side will guarantee qualification for the quarter finals if they avoid defeat, whilst only victory will do for the South Americans unless United Arab Emirates record victory against Senegal, in which case a point will be good enough.

With Spain already out of the tournament, Great Britain are now second favourites to win gold, with most bookmakers offering a price of 9.0 (8/1).

After being denied all three points in their opening match following a late equaliser by Senegal, Great Britain were impressive in their 3-1 victory over UAE on Sunday.

Captain Ryan Giggs opened the scoring to give Team GB a first half lead before Rasheed Elisa drew UAE level on the hour mark.

Substitute Scott Sinclair scored with his first touch before Daniel Sturridge made sure of the three points with a superb chip with fifteen minutes left on the clock.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Butland – Bertrand, Richards, Caulker, Taylor – Allen, Ramsey, Giggs, Cleverly – Bellamy, Sturridge.

Uruguay did enough to get all three points in Group A’s opening game against UAE last Thursday, before their shock defeat to Senegal three days later left them with a mountain to climb.

Uruguay had the majority of the chances on Sunday, and even had a man advantage for the majority of the game following Abdoulaye Ba’s red card. However, two more goals for forward Moussa Kanate gave the African side the points.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Campana –Aguirregaray, Rolin, Coates, Albin – Rodriguez, Arevalo, Lodeiro – Ramirez, Cavani, Suarez.


Norwegian champions Molde face a tricky tie in the third qualifying round given they are up against a team that reached Champions League last 16 stage last season.

Basel, too, had an easy job in the previous round, but it is the Swiss side that are considered favourites to go through.

Molde have been closing the gap behind leading sides in Norwegian Eliteserien over the last few years, but it wasn’t until last season that they finally managed to win the first ever league title.

The success came at a perfect time, exactly 100 years after the club had been founded, and it was achieved with Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm.

The team were somewhat reinforced in the winter and they currently sit in second place in the league standings, six points behind surprise leaders Stromsgodset.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested several starters in the league game against Lillestrom, but Joshua Gatt, Magne Hoseth and Jo Inge Berget remain injury doubts.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Pettersen – Linnes, Hovland, Vatshaug, Rindaroy – Mostrom, Eikrem, Berg Hestad, Stamnestro – Angan, Chima.

FC Basel have become regular in Champions League group stages and they enjoyed a lot of success in Europe last season.

The Swiss side managed to beat mighty Manchester United to the second place in the group, although they were later trashed by Bayern Munich in the Last 16 stage.

FC Basel entered the new season without two key players as both Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka made a switch to Bundesliga, while defender David Abraham joined Getafe.

In came defenders Gaston Sauro and Marcelo Diaz, but the club failed to find proper replacements for the departed midfielders.

As a result, Basel have been struggling at the start of the season, winning just one of first three league games, although they did record a double victory over Estonian side Flora in the previous qualifying round.

Apart from Fabian Frei, who is away on international duty, boss Heiko Vogel will have full squad to choose from.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Sommer – Steinhofer, Sauro, Dragovic, Park – David Degen, Cabral, Yapi Yapo, Zoua – Streller, Frei.


Danish giants FC Copenhagen square off with Belgian side Club Brugge in the Champions League 3rd qualifying stage, with a tight game expected at Parken Stadium.

One of the most decorated clubs in Scandinavia missed out on their fourth successive league title to Nordsjaelland and were, therefore, forced to take part in the Champions League qualifying stages.

The club have seen two very important players leave this summer, with best ever top scorer Dame N’Doye joining Lokomotiv Moscow and key defender Zanka Jorgensen leaving for PSV Eindhoven.

Bayer Leverkusen youngster Nicolai Jorgensen was the only notable signing, while former Anderlecht boss Ariel Jacobs took over the reigns from Carsten Jensen.

Boss Ariel Jacobs has no fresh injury worries, but he is expected to make some changes to the side that beat Aab at the weekend.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Wiland – Jacobsen, Standsgaard, Sigurdsson, Oviedo – Bolanos, Grindheim, Kristensen, Vingaard – Santin, Abdellaoue.

The Belgian giants have once again failed to lift the league title, but at least they managed to win the second place that allowed them to take part in Champions League qualifying stages.

After selling key midfielder Nabil Dirar in January, Club Brugge decided to seriously reinforce the squad over the summer, bringing no less than five new players.

Proven goalscorer Mohamed Tchite was probably the biggest signing of the transfer window in Belgium, but Buysse, Jorgensen, Larsen and Trickovski should also improve the quality of the squad.

Fredrik Stenman, Jesper Jorgensen, Bjorn Vlemincx and Ivan Trickovski are all sidelined through injury and have stayed in Belgium.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Kujovic – Hogli, Donk, Larsen, Figueras – Odjidja-Ofoe, Zimling, Victor Vazquez – Meunier, Akpala, Refaelov.

Celtic – HJK

Injury worries hit Celtic ahead of Euro tie

NEIL Lennon will learn this morning whether Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes will be fit enough to feature in Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against HJK Helsinki on Wednesday after the pair picked up hefty ankle knocks in Saturday’s encouraging 1-1 draw with Inter Milan at Parkhead.

Champions L: Injuries & suspensions: 01/08/2012

Anderlecht v FK Ekranas
Anderlecht: –
FK Ekranas: Ribokas, Velička, FofanaFC København v Club Brugge
FC København: Bergvold
Club Brugge: Stenman, Vlemincx, Jørgensen, Trickovski

CFR Cluj v Slovan Liberec
CFR Cluj: Panin, Piccolo, Maftei, Hora, Celestino, Rui Pedro, Godemeche, Ganea
Slovan Liberec: Rabušic, Delarge, Nezmar

switzerland transfers

BSC Young Boys

man. : M. Rueda
Switzerland F. Affolter (Werder Bremen, B.L.) – 31 Dece 2012
Switzerland S. Sutter (FC Zürich, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland C. Schneuwly (FC Thun, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Tunisia A. Jemal (FC Köln, B.L.) – 30 June 2012
Switzerland H. Bukovski (Kriens, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Switzerland M. Rueda (man., Free) – 31 May 2012
Tunisia A. Jemal (Unknown) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland H. Bukovski (Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland N. Ben Khalifa (Grasshopper Zürich, L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland D. Degen (FC Basel) – 01 July 2012
Italy E. Piserchia (man., BSC Young Boys) – 31 May 2012
FC Basel

man. : H. Vogel
Switzerland F. Schär (FC Wil) – 06 July 2012
Chile M. Díaz (Univ. de Chile, 4.5 M€) – 05 July 2012
Switzerland D. Degen (Young Boys) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Vailati (St. Gallen) – 01 July 2012
Argentina G. Sauro (Boca Juniors, 1.2 M€) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland P. Schürpf (Aarau, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Egypt M. Salah (Moqaouloun, 2.5 M€) – 01 June 2012
Switzerland M. Herzog (St. Gallen) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Xhaka (M’gladbach, 8.5 M€) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Kusunga (Servette, L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland X. Shaqiri (Bayern, 11.6 M€) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland M. Colomba (Retired) – 01 July 2012
Argentina D. Á. Abraham (Getafe, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland B. Huggel (Retired) – 01 July 2012
Australia S. Chipperfield (Aesch, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
FC Lucerne

man. : M. Yakin
Bulgaria D. Rangelov (Dortmund, 400 k€) – 03 July 2012
Switzerland N. Siegrist (Aarau, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland P. Muntwiler (St. Gallen, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
Nigeria L. Babatunde (Kriens, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland J. Pacar (Kriens, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Nigeria O. Kayode (ASEC Abidjan, B.L.) – 31 Dece 2012
Switzerland G. Shalaj (Kriens, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Portugal N. Ferreira (FC Thun) – 01 July 2012
Kosovo B. Kukeli (FC Zürich) – 01 July 2012
FC Sion

man. : S. Fournier
Cameroon Y. N’Djeng (ES Tunis, 1 M€) – 01 Janu 2013
France M. Manset (Sh. Shenhua) – 13 July 2012
Switzerland S. Fournier (man., FC Sion) – 01 July 2012
Brazil Leo Itaperuna (Arapongas) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Levrand (Baulmes, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Tunisia O. Darragi (ES Tunis) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland M. Veloso (Vaduz, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland F. Zambrella (PAS Giannina, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland A. Prijovic (Lausanne, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland L. Chatton (Biel-Bienne, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Northern Ireland K. Lafferty (Free) – 30 June 2012
Italy G. Gattuso (Free, 0 €) – 15 June 2012
Portugal A. Marques (Beira Mar, 0 €) – 01 June 2012
Croatia V. Petkovic (man., Free, 0 €) – 15 May 2012
France R. Courbis (man., Niger) – 02 May 2012
Brazil Rodrigo (Lausanne-Sport) – 09 July 2012
France G. Tréand (Servette) – 01 July 2012
Luxembourg M. Mutsch (St. Gallen, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
Brazil Adaílton (Henan Jianye) – 01 June 2012
Croatia V. Petkovic (man., Lazio) – 31 May 2012
France R. Courbis (man., Free) – 09 May 2012
Switzerland S. Fontbonne (man., FC Sion) – 01 May 2012
FC Thun

man. : B. Challandes
Switzerland L. Zuffi (Winterthur, L.) – 01 July 2012
Portugal N. Ferreira (FC Lucerne) – 01 July 2012
Serbia M. Krstic (Jagodina) – 01 July 2012
France A. Ngakumol (FC Wil) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Faivre (FC Wil) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland C. Schneuwly (BSC Young Boys, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Albania M. Bajraktaraj (Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland M. Siegfried (Biel-Bienne, L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland D. Da Costa (FC Zürich, 380 k€) – 01 July 2012
Albania M. Volina (Biel-Bienne, L.) – 01 July 2012
FC Zürich

man. : U. Meier
Switzerland D. Chiumiento (Vancouver) – 11 July 2012
Ghana J. T. Asamoah Frimpong (Retired) – 11 July 2012
Kosovo B. Kukeli (FC Lucerne) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland M. Gavranovic (Schalke 04, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland R. Fringer (man., Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland D. Da Costa (FC Thun, 380 k€) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland A. Gonçalves (Aarau, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Georgia G. Ivanishvili (Bellinzone, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Georgia G. Ivanishvili (Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland S. Sutter (BSC Young Boys, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
Serbia M. Gajic (Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland S. Aegerter (Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland H. Barmettler (Free) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland J. Leoni (Omonia Nicosia) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland A. Nikci (Hannover 96, 700 k€) – 21 June 2012
Brazil R. Ramazotti (Gil Vicente, 0 €) – 14 June 2012
Grasshopper Zürich

man. : U. Forte
Serbia M. Vilotic (RS Belgrade) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland S. Gashi (Aarau, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland N. Ben Khalifa (Young Boys, L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland S. Grichting (Auxerre, 0 €) – 21 June 2012
Germany A. Riedle (Bellinzone, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Switzerland G. D’Angelo (Bellinzone, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Switzerland S. Lang (Lausanne, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Switzerland S. Lang (Servette, L.) – 02 July 2012
Croatia D. Landeka (Siroki) – 01 July 2012
Brazil B. Bertucci (Neftchi Baku) – 25 June 2012
Switzerland D. Simijonovic (Winterthur, B.L.) – 01 June 2012

man. : L. Roussey
Switzerland M. Facchinetti (Lugano) – 13 July 2012
Brazil Rodrigo (FC Sion) – 09 July 2012
France L. Roussey (man., Free) – 01 July 2012
Congo C. Malonga (Monaco, L.) – 28 June 2012
 Martin Rueda(manager), Fabio Coltorti(gk, Leipzig/GER), Junior Negrao(att, contract expired), Thierno Bah(mf, contract expired), Nelson Borges(df, contract expired), Mathieu Delbonnaire(gk, released), Steven Lang(mf, contract expired), Gael Nlundulu(mff, contract expired), Alexandre Pasche(att, Servette), Aleksandar Prijovic(att, contract expired), Nestor Susaeta(mf, Rayo Vallecano – loan ended), Marko Muslin(mf, Wil), Emil Lyng(att, released), Sekou Sanogo(mf, released)

man. : João Alves
Switzerland M. Gomes (Free) – 11 July 2012
Switzerland S. Grippo (Lugano, L.) – 11 July 2012
Argentina D. Gissi (Estudiantes LP B) – 10 July 2012
Switzerland S. Lang (Grasshops, L.) – 02 July 2012
Switzerland J. F. Poceiro (Etoile Carouge, B.L.) – 01 July 2012
France G. Tréand (FC Sion) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Kusunga (FC Basel, L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland A. Pasche (Lausanne, L.) – 21 June 2012
DR Congo C. Mfuyi (Valenciennes, 0 €) – 21 June 2012
Switzerland L. Gross (Etoile Carouge, L.) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland S. Nater (St. Gallen) – 01 July 2012
Brazil Eudis (Free) – 01 July 2012
Portugal C. Saleiro (Académica, 0 €) – 12 June 2012
Portugal R. Miranda (Benfica, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
Ghana I. Yartey (Benfica B, B.L.) – 01 June 2012
St. Gallen

man. : J. Saibene
Switzerland S. Nater (Servette) – 01 July 2012
Slovenia D. Cavusevic (FC Wil) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland M. Schönenberger (FC Wil) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland M. Herzog (FC Basel) – 01 July 2012
Luxembourg M. Mutsch (FC Sion, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland I. Tadic (Kriens, 0 €) – 01 July 2012
France S. Besle (Metz) – 13 June 2012
Switzerland S. Roduner (Höngg) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland G. Vailati (FC Basel) – 01 July 2012
Switzerland P. Muntwiler (FC Lucerne, 0 €) – 01 July 2012