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 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  

Barcelona draw Milan, Ronaldo to face United

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 EUROPA LEAGUE  

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amatuers stronger for some professionalls

Division 4 – Group B, Strasbourg – Nancy II  2 @ 2,35

Two similar teams but Nancy will have help from first team. 10 professional palyers will come to strenhgt squad:

For his trip to Strasbourg on Saturday at 6:00 p.m., the reserve team can count on the reinforcement of ten professional players: Gregorini, Muratori, January, Dampha, Ayasse, Hammar, Mollo, Joachim, Bassilekin, Zenke. Jean Fernandez will even travel to Alsace in particular observe the provision of Vincent Muratori in the hallway right of defense. “This is a second solution with Sami in the axis to compensate for the suspension of Andre Luiz against Marseille,” said the coach

Valenciennes II – Metz II  1 @  2,0

We could said ‘relegation derby’ when are both teams in very bad position but hosts will have big help from first team – 7 professional palyers will come to save them. They are not playing league game this week so coach decide for that move.

Metz first team have game yesterday (in National league).

Jérôme Foulon can count on the support of seven professional players, to face the subject of Metz, tomorrow Quesnoy.
Jérôme Foulon: “This is the perfect match to revive and put one of our direct rivals to maintain three points. But this is not because the team is reinforced by professional players that the game is won in advance. If the pros play the game, we should win this game. There’s team on paper and field team. Hoping that logic be respected. ‘

The group Valenciennes: Leca, Grossetie – Bong, Traore, Hula, Kerjean, Lala – Da Silva, Camara Masuaku, Sacko, Gakpa, M’vulubundu – Dia Nguette.

Hannover (Am) – SC Victoria Hamburg -1eh Hannover @ 2,0

Hannover has very good youngsters, amatuers. After 5 rounds they are 2nd and playing better and better. Last tree games they won all tree after starting two draws. They scored incedible 17 goals in 5 round. Some players are in serious thouths of first team coach Mirko Slomka. That are striker Kadah (att 4/7), defender Löhden and midfielder Willi Evseev.

“We are on this game well prepared, the team is totally focused,” says to report Ismael. disabled the careful preparation for the meeting was not the fact that trained with Jannik Löhden, Willi Evseev and Deniz Kadah three players with the Bundesliga team have. Ismael: “We had three on Thursday with us again, and they know what they have to pay attention to Hamburg.” Confidence in their expected trip to the pros especially striker Deniz Kadah and central defender Jannik Löhden have tanked. Both came in 8-2 friendly win the pros against TuS Celle used and they met several times. found the balance Kadah, who in the Northern Regional leads the scorers (7 goals in four games), cross-linked, three times, Löhden for the the use of “was a great experience,” get two hits. Evseev showed a half long, which he can. Ishmael is player that seamlessly pasted, documents the high quality, on the U23 has become. This potential needs to be called up again on Saturday for a profit on the site of the stadium Beeke, because the coach expects “a compact, low-lying opponents, who will probably try on the counterattack, to hurt us.” His boys will occur as recently shown great determination and dominance and buy with their offensive play the opponent the variable cutting.
Victoria Hamburg is new promoted team from Oberliga Hamburg. They started very bad, loose all of their first 4 games. Lasst game they finaly won. It was vs Weiche Flensburg, another new promoted club – they scored in 90+ from penalty.

Preview http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/regionalliga/startseite/574497/artikel_ismael-fordert-konstanz.html#omrss_news_fussball

Nyiregyhaza – Ujpest II

– About the same line-up Nyíregyháza and play like last week’s game against DVSC. I hope that not only the line-up, but the game is also shown to be similar. The first team to be only the second weekend of this time frame players will enter orbit on Saturday. So far, our performance “sporadically” I feel inadequate, but there is still room for improvement, I expect to continue development. As a coach, I expect to win, of course, also Nyírség, each and everyone would love to see a production that is worthy of a new spirit and style of Metro Manila!

Rosice – Sigma Olomouc B 2 @ 2,1 bwin

Sigma has solid reserves. Today will miss Filip Metcalf, George Bernard i Thomas Zahradníček but seems there will play some first team players (because of International break)

Slovan Rosice last season need to relegate but didnt (i will not looking to find reasons now, probably some lower division club didnt want or couldnt promote). They have very hard game before 3 days, they sensacional won Zbrojovka Brno. resault is impresive but i belive they are tiired and empty for this game (Sigma reserves was resting).

Sigma with few expirience and good players (probably, not 100 % but..) while Rosice tired and weaker team

Yzeure – Sochaux II  

On this occasion, Fabrice Vandeputte can count on the contribution of four professional players. Simon Pouplin, Petrus Boumal King Osanga and Ishmael Yartey have indeed been available See you coach the reserve of FCSM.

Kaposvar II – Gyirmot SE

– Actually, it was important that those players who have played less than I was in NB, we can show themselves and to re-enter careers in ranked matches, as well as the weekend of the NB II. The result is always important, but this time, unfortunately, we were not able to defeat your opponent – Rated Laszlo Barna coach. .

st Patrick’s Ath -v- Hannover 96

Competition: Europa League   Venue: Richmond Park    Attendance:    Referee: Tamas Bognar (Hungary)
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Thu 02 Aug 2012Not Played Yet Hannover 96
Hannover 96

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC

The Saints welcome Hannover 96 to Dublin on Thursday in the Europa League Third Qualifying round. Due to UEFA regulations, St. Pat’s will play this home game in Tallaght Stadium and away from Richmond Park where they have such a good home record in Europe (five consecutive home wins, unbeaten in 11 games).

St. Pat’s progressed to this stage of qualification for the Europa League after eliminating Icelandic side IBV. Last week they beat Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg 2-1 in Inchicore in extra time to go through 3-2 on aggregate. Goals from John Russell and Christy Fagan set up the win but the Saints were also thankful for Ger O’Brien’s last gasp tackle at the end of extra time.

“It was just head down and run after him”, said O’Brien speaking to stpatsfctv. “I slid in and thankfully blocked it and it has gone some way in helping the team win 2-1.”

Available for the game for manager Liam Buckley is captain Conor Kenna who missed, due to suspension, Pat’s’ last Airtricity League game, a 1-1 draw in Belfield against UCD.  Dean Kelly (groin) and Stephen O’Flynn, who scored the crucial away goal in Iceland against IBV, has a broken rib and they will both miss the game. Mark Rossiter has a long term knee injury. Buckley is hoping that Vinny Faherty who has just re-signed for his second spell at the club will make the match squad.  Faherty returns from playing in Australia in the Victorian Premier league.

It is a tough ask for Pat’s against a team who play in one of the heavyweight top flight divisions in Europe. “It is great for the fans, the players and the club,” said O’Brien. “It is a very strong division over there but we have them here first and hopefully we can take a good result over there.”

His manager also knows Pat’s face a difficult task. “We have to make sure we play our way,” said Liam Buckley speaking to stpatsfc. “When we get the ball, we’ve got to be even more patient in terms of keeping possession – our supporters have been great in understanding that and supporting us this season.

“We’ve a tough game Thursday night, but we’ll rely on what we’ve been working on for the past few months, and if we retain the ball, they’re not going to score. So we cannot afford to give the ball away cheaply which we have done at times this season – if we can avoid doing that, we’ll give ourselves a chance.”

HANNOVER 96

Hannover’s first league game is not until 26 August when they face Schalke 04. They will be hoping that St. Pat’s don’t  catch them cold on Thursday. The German side, who finished seventh in the Bundesliga last season, have played a number of pre-season friendlies in preparation for the start of their competitive season. They lost to Herta Berlin and to third division side Preussen Munster. Their game last week against FK Rad Belgrad was abandoned after 57 minutes due to torrential rain in Austria where the game was played. Ivorian striker Didier Ya Konan had put Hannover in the lead before the game ended prematurely.

96 followed that up with a 1-1 draw against Wisla Krakow last Saturday. Hannover played the game using the Umbro match balls that will be used in Thursday’s game in Tallaght to aid their preparation. Hungarian Szabolcs Huszti, who recently returned to Hannover following three years with Zenit St. Petersburg, put the German side in the lead. Manager Mirko Slomka will be disappointed that his team conceded an equaliser in the final moments of the game. They also lost central defender Brazilian Felipe during the game and he won’t make the match in Dublin.  ‘Die Roten’ signed Felipe from Standard Liege, a club Hannover played four times in the Europa League last season.

Also missing will be another of Hannover’s new signings Hiroki Sakai. The defender is currently at the Olympics with Japan.  He played in last week’s 1-0 win over Spain in Hampden Park. Adrian Nikci, signed from Zurich over the summer, is an injury doubt

Referee: Tamás Bognar (Hungary).

MATCH STATS

Hannover got all the way to the quarter final of last year’s Europa League. They were eliminated at that stage by eventual winners Atletico Madrid, 4-2 on aggregate.

 

This is the third time in the last four years that St. Pat’s have played six games in Europe. In the same round last season, Pat’s played in Tallaght and were defeated 2-0 by Karpaty Lviv.

 

Pat’s last played German opposition in Europe in 2008. They played Hertha Berlin, drawing 0-0 in the home leg played in the RDS, and they lost 2-0 away.

BETTING

St Patrick’s Athletic 15/2; Draw 15/4; Hannover 2/7.

PREDICTION

St Patrick’s Athletic 1 – 3 Hannover 96.

 

St Patrick’s Athletic Injury News: Mark Rossiter, Dean Kelly, Stephen O’Flynn.

Hannover 96 Injury News: Felipe, Hiroki Sakai, Adrian Nikci (doubt).

 

uefa europa league

 (0-2)

Udine out: Danilo Larangeira, Mauricio Isla, Andrea Coda, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Gabriel Torje, Gelson Fernandes, Jean-Alain Fanchone, Paulo Vitor Barreto
Doubtful: Dusan Basta, Sérgio Piccoli

AZ out: Charlison Benschop, Maarten Martens

 (2-4)

PSV out Abel Tamata
Valencia without: Roberto Soldado, Sergio Canales, Luis Miguel, Ever Banega, Victor Ruiz, Ricardo Costa
Doubtful: Adil Rami
Back: Hernandez

 (3-2)

Bilbao out: Aitor Ocio, Carlos Gurpegi, Xabi Castillo, Igor Martinez
Doubtful: Fernando Llorente, Oscar de Marcos, Borja Ekiza
Man U out: Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic, Anders Lindegaard, Nani, Anderson, Phil Jones
Doubtful: Antonio Valencia
Back: Smalling

 (0-1)

City out: Vincent Kompany
Doubtful: Joleon Lescott, Pablo Javier Zabaleta, Gareth Barry
Back: Barry
Sporting out: Joao Pereira
Unavailable: Santiago Arias, Oguchi Onyewu, Alberto Rodriguez, Fabian Rinaudo, Elias

 (1-3)

Besiktas out: Fabian Ernst(r)(mid)
Unavailable: Ricardo Quaresma, Roberto Hilbert, Tanju Kayhan, Bebe, Ersan Gulum, Burak Kaplan, Muhammed Demirci, Mehmet Akyuz
Doubtful: Hugo Almeida, Tomas Sivok
Atl Madrid without: Diego, Silvio Pereira, Tiago Mendes, Fran Merida, Antonio Lopez
Back: Filipe

 

 (0-1)
Schalke out: Ralf Fahrmann, Lars Unnerstall, Peer Kluge, Teemu Pukki
Doubtful: Benedikt Howedes, Christoph Metzelder
Twente out: Andrej Rendla, Denny Landzaat, Wesley Verhoek

Hannover – Standard Liege (2-2)

Hannover out: Artur Sobiech, Carlitos Alves, Leon Andreasen, Markus Miller, Mame Biram Diouf
Back: Schmiedebach
Standard out: Reginal Goreux, Mujangi Bia, Maor Bar Buzaglo, Nacho Gonzalez

 (1-0)

Hockey EBEL

BWLinz – Olympia (3-1)  1 / -1,5ah, -1eh

Quality on home side, home ice, injuries away

Medvescak – KACKlage (1-3)

Not in the squad are still locked to Frank Banham and Joel Prpic, and the injured Gal Koren. In addition, there are health problems for some players, including captain Alan Letang and counter-specialist Tom Zanoski. Among other things, the Bears improve their power play for a success-rate in the semifinals. At home, keep them at 1-in-5, with total 1-of-12, which means puny 8:33 percent.

Gefle – Mjallby

mjallby will rotate best players, Gefle with some changes but strong in attack
Emil Hedvall – Daniel Bernhardsson, David Fällman, Olof Mård, Sebastian Senatore – Jonas Lantto, Marcus Hansson, Alexander Faltsetas, Hjalmar Öhagen – Mikael Dahlberg, Jakob Orlov

Asper
Ivanovski – Wikström – Cederberg – Leandersson
Radetinac – Kivuvu – Nilsson – Nicklasson
Pode – Fejzullahu

Germany » Regionalliga West » TuS Koblenz – Lotte

(bottom team against top team) http://www.soccerway.com/matches/2012/03/15/germany/regionalliga/tus-koblenz-1911-ev/sportfreunde-lotte/1138995/
Sportfreunde Lotte has back Hess (att 17/4) after suspension and Grieneisen (df 18/1) after operation.

Atletico-PR – Sampaio Correa  aletico -1eh, -1,5ah (when come), over 2,5, over 3,5

Atletico with strong (specially attacking oriented) line up
Rodolfo; Pablo, Gustavo Araújo, Bruno Costa (Manoel) e Heracles; Deivid, Paulo Baier e Harrison; Bruno Furlan, Marcinho e Bruno Mineiro.