UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Barcelona draw Milan, Ronaldo to face United
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Montenegro, Lovcen – Sutjeska 2
Lovcen will play with youngsters
Olympique Lyon – Montpellier 1 @ 1,87
Montepellier will have 3rd goalkeeper on goal (Ligali). First two are injured, Jourdren (13/0) and Pionnier (1/0). Ligali (0/0) will debut for first team in this game. He started as first gk in 2nd team (5th league, CFA II, group 5) and even there wasnt standard. lyon dominate their group in El so they can relaxed play and rest some players in last round. On the other side Montepellier won just one point in CL..
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid
Scottish Cup, Aberdeen – Motherwell
Aberdeen boss laments his ‘worst injury crisis’ ahead of cup tie
Aberdeen boss Craig Brown has labelled the current situation at Pittodrie as the “worst injury crisis” of his career.
The Dons face Motherwell in the fourth round at Pittodrie with doubts over Ryan Fraser, Chris Clark, Jonny Hayes, Isaac Osbourne and Gavin Rae.
Gary Naysmith, Stephen Hughes, Ryan Jack and Rob Milsom remain out.
Brown said: “It is the worst injury crisis I have had to deal with.
“John Sharp and David Wylie tell me that it is the worst injury situation they have seen at the club.
“There is a queue outside the treatment room. I am jealous when I hear other teams being able to field the same team again.
“We can only keep our fingers crossed and hope the lads we call upon, guys like (Joe) Shaughnessy, (Cammy) Smith, (Jamie) Masson, who I thought all did well the other night, can come in and do a job again.
“These guys have to take the chance when it comes along and I thought Joe was a good example of a player who did that.
“We also have the likes of Jordon Brown and Declan McManus who are bursting at the seams to get their opportunity.
“I think it would be difficult though to put them all on at the same time. As long as they are surrounded by good experienced players then I think we can cope.”
The two sides met in the quarter-finals last season with Motherwell unbeaten in four games at Pittodrie.
Former ‘Well boss Brown said: “Against Motherwell we will have to compete in the midfield area. They are very strong in there.
“Their ability to pass the ball is probably the best in the SPL. So I don’t underestimate the task ahead but I am still optimistic we can do what we did in the cup last year.
“I am still optimistic we can do that in spite of the depleted resources.”
FA Cup, Milton Keynes Dons v AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon’s leading goalscorer Byron Harrison is back from injury to spearhead the Dons’ attack at Stadium mk.
Harrison, with eight goals to his name, is available for selection for tomorrow’s FA Cup second round clash along with a host of names finally climbing off the treatment table.
Pim Balkestein, out since mid-September, and Mat Mitchel-King, who has struggled since returning in the FA Cup replay against York City, took part in a reserve game on Tuesday night. Both are available for the Franchise clash – although lack of match fitness may keep them out.
Luke Moore is also back in first team training after recovering from a knee injury and is available for selection.
Meanwhile, Rashid Yussuff, Sammy Moore, Jason Prior, Warren Cummings and Brendan Kiernan are nearing a return to action.
Bordeaux – Sochaux
Unavailable: Frederic Duplus (df 0/0 ), Edouard Butin (att 0/0), Sanjin Prcic(mf 0/0), Thierry Doubai (mf 8/2), Joseph Lopy (mf 4/0), Pierrick Cros (gk 4/0), Mathieu Peybernes (df 9/0), Jerome Roussillon (df 8/0)
Doubtful: Cedric Kante (df 13/0)