Barcelona – Mallorca
barcelona without messi (29/43), keeper Valdes, captein Carles Puyol (df 13/1), Adriano (df 17/5), Pedro Rodriguez (att 24/5), Javier Mascherano (df 21/0)
mallorca without Pedro Geromel (df 22/1), Joao Victor (mf 7/0), Antonio Lopez Guerrero (df 7/0), Anderson Conceicao (df 14/0) Antonio Luna (df 8/0), Michael Pereira (mf 21/1)
Galata has this game between two euro games with Real but seems they will not rest players (Selcuk Inan and Riera suspended) and probably line up:
Muslera, Sarioglu, Nounkeu, Kaya, Hakan Balta, Hamit Altintop, Wesley Sneijder, Felipe Melo, Amrabat, Burak Yilmaz, Didier Drogba
On the other side Mersin worst in league and have some inside problems, players internly suspended (Omer, Mustafa, Yenal, Hakan and Yattara). Aydin suspended for this game..
Pareja will be forced to make do without six starters as injuries and Drew Moor’s suspension limit.. link
Bristol Rovers – AFC Wimbledon
Rovers without Bevan (gk 0/0), Parkes (df 37/1), Kenneth (df 18/1), Virgo (df 10/0), O’Toole (mf 18/3), Clucas (mf 19/0), Gill (mf 11/0), Harrold (att 5/1) and Clarkcon (att 26/6)
Wimbledon without Fenlon (df 17/1) and Sweeney (mf 7/0). Moore (mf 24/3) is doubtful
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Newcastle United – Manchester City
Vukovar – Rijeka 2 @ 2,1 bwin 1-3
vukovar was with just 6 players before few days in osijek, not have roster, 52-old men playing..
St Johnstone – Hearts
St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas will ask David McCracken if he is ready to return early from his fractured cheekbone against Hearts as Saints face an injury crisis in defence.
Defenders Steven Anderson, Frazer Wright and skipper Dave Mackay are out suspended while midfielder Chris Millar is also banned after being red carded in the 1-1 draw against St Mirren last week.
McCracken had to have surgery after picking up the injury when he clashed heads with Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama during the 1-1 draw at Parkhead on November 11. Craig Beattie, Jamie Adams and David Robertson are all injured.
Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson is unlikely to travel St Johnstone and faces a meeting over his future on Monday after his refusal to participate against Aberdeen.
Medhi Taouil (groin) is out of the trip to Perth, joining Danny Grainger (knee), Jason Holt (ankle) and Jamie Hamill (knee) in being absent.
Arvydas Novikovas (ankle) could return after missing the Dons win, Dylan McGowan is available again following a hip problem, while Ryan Stevenson is fit after coming off at half-time against Aberdeen following a head knock.
Lazio – Inter
Chernomorets Burgas – Lok. Sofia
SOFIA (Reuters) – Police arrested six players from Bulgarian first division club Chernomorets Burgas and five from their city rivals Neftochimik on Thursday for questioning in an investigation into alleged match-fixing.
“I can confirm that 11 players were arrested for match-fixing,” a spokeswoman for the interior ministry said. “All of them are Bulgarians.”
She said that the initial investigation was triggered two months ago by signals of illegal betting but refused to reveal more details.
Local media reported that Chernomorets’s Rumen Trifonov and his team mate Preslav Yordanov were taken in handcuffs from the police station in Burgas and driven to an undisclosed destination.
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said that four of the footballers would probably be charged.
“Our coach Dimitar Dimitrov told me that a few players had been arrested,” Chernomorets owner Mitko Sabev said. “We’re sure that they didn’t manipulate Chernomorets games.”
Neftochimik coach Dimcho Nenov said he was not aware that any players had been questioned and confirmed that all players took part in Thursday’s training session.
Chernomorets are sixth in the Bulgarian league with 27 points from 15 games. Neftochimik are top in the second division with 28 points from 13 matches.
Media reports of widespread match-fixing and corruption have been rife in the Balkan county for years but no one has been brought to trial and the European Commission has criticised the authorities for doing little to fight the problem.
In September, Bulgaria’s prosecutor opened an investigation into claims of match-fixing in four domestic games this season.
The first documented manipulated game in Bulgaria took place in 1949, when Levski Sofia and city neighbours Akademik drew 1-1 in order that CSKA, Levski’s bitter rivals, would be relegated to the second division.
Bayer Leverkusen – Hamburger SV
Arsenal and Manchester City will have a clash before they meet up in the Premier league. They will face each other in a friendly match Friday in China. Although they will have most of their stars on holidays, no doubt these two will have hard fight being rivals in similar league. They will be noticed by most of the Football fans all around the world when they meet somewhere outside their region.
After being able to score only in 1 match in their friendly season, City will look for a better performance against Arsenal who recently won 2-1 against Malaysia XI.
Manchester city not only has pressure to win the game as the league winners but they also would look for victory to prevail their 1-0 loss in their latest meetup back in last season.
Manchester City: Costel Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov, Pablo Zabaleta, Lopes, Adam Johnson, Razak, Toure, Tevez, Aguero
Arsenal: Vito Mannone, Thomas Vermaelen, Johan Djourou, Ignasi Miquel, Andre Santos, Alex Song,Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Chukwuemeka Aneke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott