Tottenham – FC Basel 

Tottenham out: Walker, Sandro, Tom Carrol, Defoe, Kaboul. Hugo Lloris is doubtful

Basel out: Philipp Degen, Jevtic, Badilla, Marcelo Diaz, Joo Ho Park. David Degen is doubtful

Fenerbahce – Lazio 

Fener out: orhan Sam, Milos Krasic, Emre and Ozturk

Lazio out: Foggia, Diakite, Brocchi, Mauro Zarate, Luis Pedro Cavanda, Konko, Floccari, Andre Dias, Bruno Pereirinha, Saha, Stankevicius, Strakosha

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Benfica – Newcastle

Benfica out: Sarvio and Alan Kardec. Nemanja Matic doubtful

Newcastle out: Ryan Taylor, Haris Vuckic, Fabricio Coloccini, Hatem Ben Arfa, Mathieu Debuchy, Yoan Gouffran, Haidara, Cheik Tiote. Doubtful is David Santon

Chelsea – Rubin Kazan 

Chelsea out: Romeu, Cahill, Ashley Cole and Demba Ba

Kazan out: M’Vila

suspensions in Danmark, Nordic Bet Ligaen

Klaus Lykke (AB)
Kenneth Bjergsted (Bronshoj)
Mark Leth Pedersen (Bronshoj)
Christian Ege Nielsen (Fredericia)
Soren Pallesen (Fredericia)
Niclas Hojlund (Lyngby)
Christian Sivebæk (Vejle)

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 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  

Barcelona draw Milan, Ronaldo to face United

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 EUROPA LEAGUE  

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Russia premier league preview

Landmark season for Russia’s Premier League clubs

UEFA.com casts an eye over the runners and riders in the Russian Premier League, which appears more competitive than ever ahead of its first autumn-spring campaign.

After a hectic 18-month transitional season, the Russian Premier League is all set for its first autumn-spring championship. Despite the calendar switch, the list of clubs likely to be leading the charge for the title has a familiar look about it. The chasing pack is stronger than ever, though, and UEFA.com analyses the runners and riders ahead of a much-anticipated campaign.

Title favourites: FC Zenit St Petersburg, FC Spartak Moskva, PFC CSKA Moskva

It is hard to see beyond last season’s top three. With Zenit’s aim to become one of the ten strongest clubs in Europe, domestic glory is a must. However, Luciano Spalletti’s men did not impress in the Russian Super Cup, losing 2-0 last week to FC Rubin Kazan. They will start the season with the same squad as last after a quiet summer on the transfer front, though they should have new recruits in place by the time the UEFA Champions League group stage begins.

CSKA have retained their key personnel, including the coaching staff, despite off-season speculation. The signing of full-back Mário Fernandes was announced in April, so CSKA fans have spent the last few months anxiously awaiting more arrivals. Runners-up in five of the last seven campaigns, Spartak finally seem to have everything in place to go one better. New coach Unai Emery has four solid strikers at his disposal and has scouts hunting defensive reinforcements.

Top-three hopefuls: FC Dinamo Moskva, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Rubin Kazan, FC Anzhi Makhachkala

Rubin head a strong chasing pack. Their back line, already one of the best in Russia, has been bolstered by Iván Marcano, while attacking midfielder Carlos Eduardo has returned following a lengthy lay-off. They are, however, still hunting a prolific frontman. Anzhi secured UEFA Europa League football last season, but lacked the stability needed to realise their UEFA Champions League dreams. “We need to go forward step by step and break into the group of traditional leaders in Russia,” said coach Guus Hiddink.

The aim of the Dinamo board this season is a top-three finish, although they may not have the strength to hit their target this time around judging by their spring form and the departures of key men Aleksandr Samedov and Andriy Voronin. Meanwhile, there has been another mini-revolution at Lokomotiv, with Slaven Bilić taking over the coaching reins and several promising recruits signing on with the Railwaymen.

European contenders: FC Kuban Krasnodar, FC Krasnodar

Upon taking over at Kuban in December 2009, Dan Petrescu was asked to deliver European football within three years. Things are progressing according to schedule for the Romanian. In his first term he guided the team to the top flight and followed that up with a top-half finish last season. They will have their work cut out, however, to improve on that – Lacina Traoré’s departure for Anzhi means Kuban have lost their star striker. Unlike Kuban, Krasnodar, founded in 2008, do not have European aims. However, the southern outfit impressed as they finished ninth in their debut top-flight campaign and are no longer underdogs.

Relegation battlers: FC Amkar Perm, PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara, FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod, Mordovia Saransk

Amkar, Krylya Sovetov and Nizhny Novgorod have all had their problems of late, mainly financial. Mordovia, meanwhile, are top-flight debutants. Saransk will attract much attention from neutral fans after the city was included on the provisional list of 2018 FIFA World Cup venues.

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SalPa – LoPa

LoPa with juniors

Corinthians – Boca Juniors

first game was 1-1. there is no ‘away goal rule’ here

Corinthians: Cassio, Alessandro, Chicao, Leandro Castan, Fabio Santos, Ralf, Paulinho, Danilo, Alex, Jorge Henrique, Emerson

Boca: Orion, Sosa, Schiavi, Caruzzo, C. Rodriguez, Ledesma, Somoza, Erviti, Riquelme, Mouche, Silva

Ventspils – Rubin Kazan II  dnb1 @ 1,9 bet365

This are Rubin reserves which are nothing special in reserve league (4-3-5)

Ventspils solid team in Latvia, in mid of season while Rubin in pre season

Rijeka – ND Gorica 1st half Rijeka @ 1,95 bet365

Rijeka will be very strong this season, rich Italy businessman buyed them (Volpi, owns Pro Recco, Spezia..) and bring players: Knežević,Neretljak,Marić,Vannucci,Brezovec,Gabrić,Weitzer,Benko,Mutombo,Vranješ, Siva..Few days ago they beat russian club Tom Tomsk (2-0) and now play with Gorica which is much veaker than last season. Club left: Goran Galešić, William Franklin Vicente, Aris Zarifović, Boris Mijatović, Dalibor Stojanović, Andrej Komac, Rok Buzeti, Nebojša Kovačević and Danjel Rakušček

I expect rotations in 2nd half so i will take 1st half Rijeka

Maribor – Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv has new coach, ex Croatia National Team coach Slaven Bilic. He bring Vedran Corluka. He didnt have much time and i expect rotations to see ‘all’ players

Traeff – Skeid

Skeid have struggled greatly with injuries to several established players this season, and it will probably be a young squad that makes a new attempt to come to Molde on Wednesday evening.

Kuusysi – Mikkeli

field is 108 x 74m

Sporting Kristina – Narpes

The Narpes begins absence list be rather long. Alnes Salic is turned off after four yellow cards. Kevin Linton and Vladan Zlatkovic are long-term injuries. Marten Grandell also missing due to work trip while Jesper Prince has glandular fever. Mika Koskinen has been feverish for a long time and it is currently unclear, and he’s in the squad.