– COPA LIBERTADORES –
Arsenal Sarandi – Fluminense x2, dnb 2
A victory would allow Fluminense reach 15 points and position itself as the best performing team in
the group stage of the Libertadores, with the possibility of defining and qualifying local-keys, and could
only be equaled or exceeded by the Argentine Velez Sarsfield. In this day of closing, the ‘Flu’ needs to win
to not depend on the outcome of Boca, which in turn, also already qualified, will receive Zamora hopes of
trying to snatch the Brazilian team leadership, and the equal certainty that points favor the Argentines, who
have a better goal difference.
To avoid surprises, Fluminense landed in Argentina with all its owners, also prepared to recover from the defeat they suffered last week at home to Boca (2-0), and stopped what was a perfect ride in the Cup
The only weight loss in the overall Brazilian striker Fred will be absent with a hamstring injury in his right leg, which is not part of the delegation that traveled to Argentina, and will be replaced by Rafael Moura.
Meanwhile, Arsenal, which has no chances, alternative line up a team, as coach Gustavo Alfaro said as the team plays a good campaign Sarandi in the Argentine Clausura, which is fourth, two points behind the leaders Boca and Newell’s, but also pad your average needs.
ARSENAL (ARG): Cristian Campestrini; Danilo Gerlo, Hugo Nervo, Víctor Cuesta, Cristian Trombetta; Diego Torres, Gastón Esmerado, Gonzalo Espinoza, Juan Pablo Caffa; Jorge Córdoba y Gustavo Blanco Leschuk. Entrenador: Gustavo Alfaro.
FLUMINENSE (BRA): Diego Cavalieri; Bruno, Leandro Euzébio, Anderson, Carlinhos; Edinho, Diguinho, Deco, Thiago Neves; Wellington Nem y Rafael Moura. Entrenador: Abel Braga.
Boca Juniors vs Zamora
Boca has three fronts, Libertadores and Copa Argentina local tournament, so the coach Julio Cesar Falcioni morning line up a team consisting mostly of substitutes, with the exception of Juan Roman Riquelme, who will return from injury, and the tip Paul Mouche.
Will team goalkeeper Agustin Orion, defenders Rolando Schiavi, Juan Insaurralde and Clemente Rodriguez, Pablo Ledesma flyers and Walter Erviti, and Dario Cvitanich tips and Uruguayan Santiago Silva.
BOCA JUNIORS (ARG): Sebastián Sosa; Franco Sosa, Gastón Sauro, Matías Caruzzo, Juan Sánchez Miño; Cristian Chávez, Cristian Erbes, Diego Rivero y Juan Román Riquelme; Pablo Mouche y Nicolás Blandi. Entrenador: Julio Falcioni.
ZAMORA (VEN): Álvaro Forero; Jaime Bustamante, Laineker Zafra, Dolbyz Rodríguez, Nelson Semperena; Darío Figueroa, Luis Vargas, Oscar Noriega, César González; Luigi García y Gabriel Torres. Entrenador: Julio Quinteros.
Corinthians vs Deportivo Tachira
To face Deportivo Tachira coach Tite has its entire roster available, including the right side and midfielder Alessandro Alex, who is recovering from injuries and may appear on the bench next to Peruvian Luis Ramirez, the “talisman” coach for the epilogue of the parties.
CORINTHIANS (BRA): Julio César; Edenilson, Chicao, Leandro Castán, Fabio Santos; Ralf, Paulinho, Danilo, Jorge Henrique; Émerson Sheik y Liedson. Entrenador: Tite.
DEPORTIVO TÁCHIRA (VEN): Roberts Rivas; Gerzon Chacón, Wilker Ángel, Andrés Rouga, Ebby Pérez; Diego Guerrero, Pedro Fernández, Gamadiel García, Mauricio Parra; Sergio Herrera y Cristian Cásseres. Entrenador: Jaime De la Pava.
Cruz Azul vs Nacional
Although they are in the bag a ticket to the phase of the top 16, Mexicans Libertadores finalists in 2001, will present on Wednesday offensive scheme, however you may use Meza three changes to keep some players fresh for the match against Estudiantes on Saturday in the league tournament.
The National bypasses its best, in the Paraguayan league, lost 2-1 this weekend and went to the third Luqueño Apertura and dismay at the defeat was compounded by the resignation of coach Javier Torrente, replaced on an interim by Elisha Morinigo.
Once removed from the Libertadores, the priority set for the first part of 2012 is the league tournament, but try to leave tomorrow Morínigo the best of continental competition and seek revenge against an opponent who defeated them in their own stadium at the start of the championship.
“I come to a Libertadores match is important for me and my players,” said the strategist, who must handle well the physical exhaustion of his players in a match played difficult to 2,240 meters above sea level
CRUZ AZUL (MEX): José de Jesús Corona; Francisco Flores, Jair Pereira, Manuel Mariaca, Adrián Cortés; Israel Castro, Héctor Gutiérrez, Christian Giménez, Maranhao; Emanuel Villa y Edixon Perea. Entrenador: Enrique Meza.
NACIONAL (PAR): Ignacio Don; Ricardo Mazacotte, Herminio Miranda, Raúl Piris, Marcos Miers; Ángel Orué, Marcos Riveros, Javier Villarreal, Silvio Torales; Rodrigo Teixeira y Ariel Bogado. Entrenador: Eliseo Morínigo
Mamelodi Sundowns – Platinum Stars
Sundowns will go into the game with Katleho Mphela out injured, and they had a scare with slight injuries to Clayton Daniels and Nyasha Mushekwi. No matter, though. Sundowns have such depth that this should not pose a problem for coach Johan Neeskens. It is expected that the coach will once keep to his attacking formation, particularly because opponents resort to defensive tactics playing away to Sundowns hoping to salvage a point.
Platinum come to Atteridgeville with a fairly good record against Sundowns. In their first round encounter, they held Sundowns to a draw, but their subsequent performances have indicated massive improvement – particularly with players like Vuyo Mere, Thuso Phala, Phelelani Mpangase, Elias Ngwepe all having donned the Sundowns jersey. However, another player, goalkeeper Jackson Mabogwane will not be able to play as he is on loan.
Cibalia – Osijek
Bartolović, Rugašević, Jonjić
Vrgoč, Gavrić, Vidaković
Matković, Tomić, Župarić Lučić, Čuljak, Mazalović, Matoš, Koledić, Vitaić, Pavličić, Kresinger
Vargić, Ibriks, Smoje, Leko, Lešković Kurtović, Šorša, Jugović, Kvržić, Maglica, Perošević
It’s seems game will not play (Osijek didnt pay to ex coach money) and than sudenly, in last hour before time over, they payed it and nobody dont knwo who get money. Osijek won first game 3-0, Cibalia was without manny players, now is situation much better but 3-0 is big. They said they didnt give up and they will try promote in finale. So, they will attack, there will be lot space for counter attacks and i rather decide here on goals than on winner.