champions league 5.12

 Chelsea – Nordsjaelland 

Chelsea out: John Terry, Frank Lampard, Daniel Sturridge

Nordsjaelland out: Jores Okore, Joe Sise

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 Bayern Munich – BATE Borisov 

Bayern out: Holger Badstuber, Emre Can, Luiz Gustavo, Arjen Robben

Bate out: Dmitri Mozolevski, Aleksandr Pavlov, Andrei Scherbakov

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 Celtic Glasgow – Spartak Moscow 

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 Barcelona – Benfica 

Barcelona: Cuenca, Alves, Abidal, Bartra, Alexis and Muniesa are injured… Cesc, Xavi, Mascherano, Pedro, Alba and Iniesta are rested

Benfica without Aimar and Salvio

Line ups

Jose Manuel PintoMartin MontoyaGerard PiqueCarles PuyolAdriano Correia,Alexandre SongThiagoJonathan Dos SantosDavid VillaLionel MessiCristian Tello

Artur MoraesMaxi PereiraLuisaoEzequiel Garay, Lorenzo MelgarejoNicolas GaitanNemanja Matic, Bruno CesarOla JohnRodrigo MorenoLima

 Manchester United – CFR Cluj 

Sir Alex would give chance to some youngsters but David de Gea should be recalled on goal after the nightmare Anders Lindegaard had at Reading. Nick Powell, Javier Hernandez, Alexander Butter, Phil Jones, Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck are all but certain to start and Ferguson also confirmed that Wayne Rooney will start as he needs a run of games to approach top form

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 Sporting Braga – Galatasaray 

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 Shakhtar Donetsk – Juventus 

With Shakhtar already through and Juventus needing just one point to qualify, there are many of those who believe this match will end in draw.

However, providing the two sides play it fair and square, we should see a highly entertaining encounter a Donbass Arena.

Having been placed in the same group as Champions Leaguewinners and Serie A champions, Shakhtar were not exactly seen as favourites to go through, but Mircea Lucescu’s side have largely impressed against their more illustrious opponents.

With unlucky defeat at Stamford Bridge team’s only under-par result of the campaign, the Miners managed to secure their place in the next stage, with all that’s left is to pip Juventus to the first place in the standings.

Apart from suspended Luiz Adriano, boss Mirceal Lucescu has no other selection problems ahead of the clash with Juventus.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Pyatov – Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat – Fernandinho, Stepanenko – Teixeira, Mkhitaryan, Willian – Eduardo.

While they eased off to the first place in the Serie A standings, Juventus did experience some problems on their return to Europe’s elite competition.

Opening draws against Chelsea, Shakhtar and Nordsjaelland put their Champions League qualification in danger, but the Bianconeri then impressed to record comfortable victories over Nordjsaelland and Chelsea.

As a result, they are now on the verge of qualifying for the next stage and only need one point from Donetsk to make it through.

Giorgio Chiellini, Arturo Vidal and Kwadwo Asamoah return to the starting line-up, but Claudio Marchisio is suspended.

Fabio Quagliarella and Sebastian Giovinco are vying for a place alongside misfiring Mirko Vucinic in attack.

Probable starting line-up (3-5-2): Buffon – Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini – Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah – Vucinic, Quagliarella.

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Lazio (Ita) – Torino (Ita)

Arsenal Vs Manchester City (Beijing)

The two EPL rivals will meet each other but this time this is out of Europe when they will have a clash in PreSeason friendlies in Beijing, China.

City vs Arsenal friendly

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.

Probable Line Up

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