Racing Genk vs FC Luzern
Genk out: Jeroen Simaeys(r)(def), Elianiv Barda(r)(mid), Ayub Masika(sp)(att), Torben Joneleit(sp)(def), David Hubert(r)(mid), Christian Benteke(r)(att), Fabien Camus(sp)(mid), Derik Tshimanga(r)(def)
Luzern out: Dejan Sorgic(att), Michel Renggli(r)(mid), Kayode Olarenwaju(att)
Videoton vs Trabzonspor
Trabzon out: Tayfun Cora(sp)(def), Marek Cech(r)(def), Baris Atas(sp)(mid), Emre Gural(sp)(att), Remzi Giray Kacar(r)(def), Gustavo Colman(r)(mid), Olcan Adin(r)(mid), Marek Sapara(r)(mid)
Internazionale vs Vaslui
Inter out: Cristian Chivu(sp)(def), Gaby Mudingayi(r)(mid), Samir Handanovic(k)(gk), Dejan Stankovic(sp)(mid), Joel Chukwuma Obi(sp)(mid), Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez(sp)(att), McDonald Mariga(sp)(mid), Alvaro Pereira(r)(def), Walter Gargano(r)(mid), Douglas Maicon(k)(def)
Vaslui out: Richard Annang(sp)(mid)
Levante vs Motherwell
Levante out: Nikolaos Karabelas(r)(def), Pedro Rios(r)(mid)
Motherwell out: Shaun Hutchinson(r)(def), Steven Saunders(sp)(def), Simon Ramsden(r)(def), Nicky Law(r)(mid), Tom Hately(r)(def)
Doubtful: Omar Daley(sp)(mid), Steven Hammell(r)(def), Michael Higdon(r)(att)
Lazio vs ND Mura
Lazio out: Ederson(r)(mid), Cristian Brocchi(r)(mid), Marius Stankevicius(sp)(def), Modibo Diakite(sp)(def), Michael Ciani(sp)(def)
Doubtful: Stefan Radu(r)(def), Lorik Cana(sp)(mid)
Mura out: Fabijan Cipot(r)(def), Dragan Jelic(r)(att)
Sporting CP vs AC Horsens
Sporting out: Oguchi Onyewu(sp)(def), Danijel Pranjic(sp)(mid), Valentin Viola(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Stijn Schaars(r)(mid)
Horsens out: Alexander Juel Andersen(r)(def), Mads Agesen(r)(def), Soren Jensen(sp)(def), Lasse Jorgensen(r)(mid), Jeppe Mehl(sp)(mid)
Doubtful: Martin Spelmann(r)(att)
FC Midtjylland vs Young Boys Bern
Rasmus Christensen(mid), Morten Koch Nielsen(def), Hassan Rilwan(sp)(att), Marco Larsen(att)
Doubtful: Izunna Uzochukwu(r)(mid), Tim Janssen(sp)(att), Oliver Korch(sp)(gk)
Anzhi vs AZ Alkmaar
Celso Ortiz(sp)(mid), Thomas Lam(sp)(def), Ali Messaoud (sp)(mid)
Gabulov – Logashov, Samba, Joao Carlos, Tagirbekov – Boussoufa, Jucilei, Carcela-Gonzales, Zhirkov – Eto’o, Traore
Alvarado, Marcellis, Viergever, Gorter, Moisander, Maher, Falkenburg, Martens, Elm, Altidore, Beerens
Tromso IL vs Partizan
Tromso full squad
Partizan: Milos Ostojic(r)(def), Branko Pauljevic(def), Marko Scepovic(r)(att), Eduardo Pacheco(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Sasa Ilic(r)(mid), Nemanja Tomic(k)(mid), Lazar Markovic(r)(att)
Rested: Zvonimir Vukic(r)(mid), Mohammad Zaabia(att)
AIK vs CSKA Moscow
Robert Åhman-Persson(r)(mid), Alexander Milosevic(r)(def), Daniel Majstorovic(def), Henok Goitom(att), Robin Quaison(sp)(mid)
Seydou Doumbia(k)(att), Tomas Necid(sp)(att)
Legia Warsaw vs Rosenborg BK
Unavailable Rafał Wolski(sp)(mid), Jorge Salinas(sp)(mid)
Molde vs Heerenveen
Emmanuel Epko(r)(mid), Even Hovland(sp)(def)
Christian Kum(sp)(def), Mark Uth(sp)(att), Alfred Finnbogason(sp)(att), Jukka Raitala(r)(def)
Feyenoord vs AC Sparta Prague
Mitchell Te Vrede(sp)(att), John Goossens(r)(mid), Stefan de Vrij(r)(def)
Sparta full squad
Sheriff vs Olympique Marseille
Benoit Cheyrou(sp)(mid), Souleymane Diawara(r)(def), Leyti N’Diaye(def), Andre Ayew(r)(att)
Rested: Cesar Azpilicueta(r)(def)
Bursaspor vs FC Twente
Bekir Sevgi(gk), Ibrahim Kas(sp)(def), Emre Pehlivan(sp)(mid), Baris Orucu(sp)(mid)
FC Luzern vs Racing Genk
Dejan Sorgic(att), Sally Sarr(r)(def)
Jeroen Simaeys(r)(def), Elianiv Barda(r)(mid), Ayub Masika(sp)(att), Torben Joneleit(sp)(def), David Hubert(r)(mid)
Trabzonspor vs Videoton
Tolga Zengin(r)(gk), Tayfun Cora(sp)(def), Marek Cech(r)(def), Baris Atas(sp)(mid), Emre Gural(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Souleymane Bamba(r)(def), Soner Aydogdu(r)(mid), Halil Altintop(r)(att)
Vaslui vs Internazionale
Cristian Chivu(sp)(def), Antonio Cassano(r)(att), Soares Julio Cesar(r)(gk), Samir Handanovic(k)(gk), Dejan Stankovic(sp)(mid), Joel Chukwuma Obi(sp)(mid), Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez(sp)(att), McDonald Mariga(sp)(mid), Walter Gargano(r)(mid)
Doubtful: Philippe Coutinho(sp)(mid)
Slask Wroclaw vs Hannover
Mame Biram Diouf(sp)(att)
Motherwell vs Levante
Steven Saunders(sp)(def), Simon Ramsden(r)(def)
Juanfran(r)(def), Pedro Rios(r)(mid), Dariusz Dudka(sp)(mid), Papakouli Diop(r)(mid)
Red Star Belgrade vs Girondins de Bordeaux
Filip Kasalica(r)(att), Cadu M.(r)(mid), Evandro Goebel(k)(mid)
Carlos Henrique(r)(def), Andre Biyogo Poko(mid), Abdou Traore(sp)(mid), David Bellion(sp)(att), Kevin Olimpa(sp)(gk), Matthieu Chalme(sp)(def)
Athletic Bilbao vs HJK Helsinki
Fernando Amorebieta(r)(def), Jon Aurtenetxe(r)(def)
Rested Fernando Llorente(k)(att), Javier Martinez(k)(mid)
Akseli Pelvas(sp)(att), Joel Pohjanpalo(sp)(att)
Zeta vs PSV Eindhoven
Ivanovic (k)(gk), Brnovic (sp)(gk)
Erik Pieters(sp)(def), Orlando Engelaar(sp)(mid)
ND Mura vs Lazio
Fabijan Cipot(r)(def), Dragan Jelic(r)(att)
Juan Pablo Carrizo(sp)(gk), Ederson(r)(mid), Cristian Brocchi(r)(mid), Francelino Matuzalem(sp)(mid), Giuseppe Sculli(sp)(att), Luciano Zauri(sp)(def), Pasquale Foggia(sp)(mid), Modibo Diakite(sp)(def), Alvaro Gonzalez(sp)(mid), Stefan Radu(r)(def)
AC Horsens vs Sporting CP
Alexander Juel Andersen(r)(def), Jeppe Mehl(sp)(mid), Soren Jensen(sp)(def), Lasse Jorgensen(r)(mid)
Oguchi Onyewu(sp)(def), Danijel Pranjic(sp)(mid), Fabian Rinaudo(sp)(mid), Marat Izmailov(k)(mid), Valentin Viola(sp)(att), Wilson Eduardo(sp)(att)
CS Maritimo vs FC Dila Gori
Ruben Ferreira(r)(def), Olberdam(r)(mid)
Atromitos vs Newcastle United
Atromitos full team
Hatem Ben Arfa(r)(mid), Fabricio Coloccini(r)(def), Shola Ameobi(sp)(att), Shane Ferguson(sp)(mid), Haris Vuckic(sp)(mid), Sammy Ameobi(sp)(att)
Rested Cheik Tiote(r)(mid), Demba Ba(r)(att)
Newcastle United march back into Europe tonight after a five year break and some interesting (!) times in that period.
Our opponents in the two-legged Europa League Fourth Qualifying Round are Greek side Atromitos FC from Athens and the match kicks off at their 10,000 capacity stadium at
8pm local time (6pm Uk time), when incidentally the temperatures will still be in the thirties!.
A nineteen man squad flew out to Greece yesterday;
Romain Amalfitano, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Yohan Cabaye, Adam Campbell, Papiss Cisse, Dan Gosling, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Harper, Tim Krul, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, James Perch, Davide Santon, Danny Simpson, James Tavernier, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson
Due to tricky and expensive travel arrangements there is unlikely to be a big travelling contingent with only a small amount of United’s official 500 tickets reportedly sold.
For those at home, you’ll be able to watch it on Premier Sports (Sky TV channel 428)….or hopefully your local pub.
A possible very strong team could be along the lines of the following though you’d assume that with Chelsea in mind less than 48 hours after the final whistle, we’ll see at least a few of our elite warming the bench…not that it will need warming up in this heat!
Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Perch, Santon, Obertan, Jonas, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Cisse
The following five matches have already been confirmed as televised live, with no doubt many more to follow.
A big interest (leaving aside the all important result for the moment) for the majority who haven’t seen him as yet, could be the likely appearance of teenage striking sensation Adam Campbell at some point.
After scoring a first half hat-trick against their Spurs rivals at the weekend, what better time to blood him on the European stage.
I think most of us will be expecting a relatively comfortable passage through to the group stage but I’m sure Alan Pardew will not be complacent in any way.
Always potential danger when facing a team you know little about but surely Newcastle should have too much for them over the two legs and fingers crossed, put it away tonight. Especially as a tribute to those who have made the expensive journey from Tyneside.
Chelsea – Reading
Starting with a win in the league, European Champions Chelsea will be in search for another 3 points when they play against the newly promoted site Reading at Stamford Bridge. After a 2-0 win with two early strike from Ivanovic and Lampard on penalty, Chelsea were able to find a clean sheet to gain some confidence in the pursuit.
With new Signing Hazard quickly adapting to the Premier league and Oscar starting from a Bench, RDM is probable to start with similar line up as Ramires still is out due to injury. While for the newly promoted side, Jason Roberts will be out serving his last match of ban and midfielder Jimmy Kebe probable to miss some starting fixtures of the league.
Chelsea out: Marko Marin
Reading out: Jason Roberts, Jimmy Kebe, Jem Karacan
SPORTING BRAGA VS UDINESE PREVIEW
The 2010/2011 Europa League semi-finalists face an uphill task in their attempt to reach Champions Leaguegroup stages, with Serie A giants Udinese on the other side.
Sporting Braga have really raised the club’s profile over the last decade, having not only closed the gap behind Porto, Benfica and Sporting on domestic level, but also showed a lot of promise in European competitions.
The Minhotos did well to beat very good Sporting Lisbon side to the final Champions League berth, but were very unfortunate to be drawn alongside Udinese in the play-offs.
The club have stayed without important players Ewerton, Ukra and Miguel Lopesin the summer, while signing a number of unproven players from smaller Primeira Liga clubs.
Even so, Braga impressed at the start of the league campaign, having held Benfica to a 2-2 draw at Estadio da Luz..
Boss Jose Peseiro faces some selection problems before the clash against Zebrette, with Paulo Cesar, Yazalde, Eder and Maximilian Haas all sidelined through injury.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Beto – Leandro, Douglao, Paulo Vinicius, Ismaily – Custodio, Amorim – Alan, Viana, Mossoro – Lima.
Despite selling their key players season after season, Udinese somehow manage to remain in contention for a top 3 finish and they have got to be congratulated for piping Lazio, Napoli, Inter and Roma to the 3rd place in Serie A last term.
Once again, the club chiefs decided to cash in on their star players, as a result of which Samir Handanovic, Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla have left the club, while their players were taken by completely unknown players, who, I am sure, will be worth just as much money in a few years’ time.
The Friulani’s 4-0 victory over Southampton in the final warm-up game proved that their fans have reason for optimism before the clash with Braga
Having been very unfortunate to be eliminated by Arsenal at this stage last term, the Zebrette will give their best to avoid a similar scenario.
Star striker Luis Muriel misses out with a muscle strain, while Joel Ekstrand doesn’t travel with the squad as he lacks match fitness.
Probable starting line-up (3-5-1-1): Brkic -Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi – Basta, Pinzi, Willians, Pereyra, Armero – Maicosuel – Di Natale.
MALAGA VS PANATHINAIKOS PREVIEW
Cash-strapped Malaga are in a position tofight for their lives and no wonder they desperately need to reach Champions League group stages.
Panathinaikos may be in much better financial position than their opponents, but that doesn’t mean the Greeks will not be just as motivated to win this tie.
Boosted by the heavy summer spending, los Boquerones achieved their goal and finished the La Liga campaign in 4th place, but little did they know that they would soon find themselves in huge problems.
After the owners lost interest in club, key players Santo Cazorla, Joris Mathijsen, Salomon Rondon and Apono decided to leave, while few other high-profile players expressed their desire to abandon the sinking ship.
As a result, Malaga were completely outclassed by newly promoted Celta in their opening La Liga game, but they somehow managed to record a valuable win thanks to 16-year-old Fabrice Olinga, who had been extended his Visa just few days before the game.
Los Boquerones now face a tough task against experienced Panathinaikos side..
With no fresh injury worries to report, boss Manuel Pellegrini is likely to stick to the side that beat Celta at the weekend.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Caballero – Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Monreal – Toulalan, Camacho – Joaquin, Isco, Portillo – Fernandez.
Panathinaikos were very fortunate to be drawn alongside Motherwell, a team that replaced Rangers, in the third qualifying round, so nobody was surprised to see the Greeks record a 5-0 aggregate win over the Scottish side.
PAO can have no complaints on the play-off draw either having been pitted against out of sorts Malaga that have stayed without several very important players this summer.
It really appears that Lady Luck has been smiling on the Greek side this summer, and with that in mind..
It is important to point out that Panathinaikos are now coached by Jesualdo Ferreira, a man who was sacked by Malaga not long ago, and he will now have an extra motive to do well against his former side.
The squad have seen some changes this summer, with Quincy, Fornaroli, Sissoko, Velazquez and Sow arriving to the side, and Ninis, Plessis, Cleyton and Kante leaving the club.
As far as the Malaga game is concerned, key midfielder Sebastian Leto is unavailable, as are new signings Quincy and Pape Sow.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Karnezis – Vyntra, Velazquez, Boumsong, Spyropoulos – Katsouranis, Vitolo – Zeca, Christodoulos, Sissoko – Toche.
Dinamo Zagreb v NK Maribor
Dinamo without: Ivan Tomecak, Ivan Krstanovic, Mateo Kovacic
Maribor without: Mitja Viler
probably line ups:
Dinamo: Ivan Kelava, Josip Pivaric, Domagoj Vida, Tonel, Josip Simunic, Milan Badelj, Arijan Ademi, Jerko Leko, Sammir, Mehmed Alispahic, Fatos Beqiraj
Maribor: Jasmin Handanovic, Nejc Potokar, Alexander Rajcevic, Arghus, Ales Mejac, Dejan Mezga, Goran Cvijanovic, Ales Mertelj, Agim Ibraimi, Robert Beric, Marcos Tavares
Stuttgart – Dinamo Moscow
Stuttgart out: Johan Audel, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Gotaku Sakai
Stuttgart 11: Sven Ulreich, Tim Hoogland, Serdar Tasci, Georg Niedermeier, Arthur Boka, William Kvist, Christian Gentner, Tamas Hajnal, Ibrahima Traore, Martin Harnik, Vedad Ibisevic
Dinamo M doubtful: Luke Wilkshire
Dinamo M 11: Anton Shunin, Igor Shitov, Gordon Schildenfeld, Leandro Fernandez, Marko Lomic, Balazs Dzsudzsak, Artur Yusupov, Igor Semshov, Christian Noboah, Zvjezdan Misimovic, Kevin Kuranyi
Blackburn Rovers – Hull City
Blackburn boss Steve Kean will have Ruben Rochina at his disposal again for the visit of Hull.
The striker missed the 1-1 draw at Ipswich on the opening day because of a hamstring injury.
It was thought the clash with the Tigers may be too soon for him too, but the Spaniard has recovered in time to give Kean a boost.
Captain Danny Murphy will also be available despite complaining of tightness in his calf earlier in the week.
Full-back Martin Olsson is yet to return to training from his groin injury so the Sweden international misses out, as does back-up goalkeeper Mark Bunn, who is sidelined following a hip operation.
Midfielder Steven Nzonzi will again be left out in the cold after declaring his desire to leave while summer signing Leon Best is a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
Hull manager Steve Bruce has hinted he will shuffle his pack to cope with the physical presence of Blackburn at Ewood Park.
The Tigers boss enjoyed a winning start in his first npower Championship match in charge, as they beat Brighton 1-0 thanks to a goal from substitute Jay Simpson.
The performance of Simpson and the other replacements, coupled with a lack of match-fitness for a number of his players, has given Bruce food for thought ahead of their clash with Rovers.
Forward Matty Fryatt (Achilles) remains Hull’s only injury absentee, but Corry Evans, Paul McShane and Alex Bruce will be hoping to force their way into the manager’s thoughts.
“In terms of Wednesday, I think we will need to change slightly in terms of personnel,” Bruce told Hull’s official website.
“Going to Blackburn on a Wednesday night, we need to be physically ready for the challenge that they’re going to throw at us.”
Altamira – Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul will play with their u20 players
Altamira will rest some main players:
El grupo que convocó el profesor Guillermo Vázquez para este enfrentamiento es con: Guillermo Allison, Alejandro Castro, Fausto Pinto, Héctor Gutiérrez, Julio César Domínguez, Francinilson Santos, Francisco Flores, Martín Galván, Juan Carlos García, Raúl Vidal, Gibrán Lajud, Javier Orozco, Marco Angulo, Adrián Cortés, Alan Vidal, Jesús Lara, Iñaki Domínguez, Rogelio Chávez y Héctor Acevedo.
Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre) – Malaga (Esp)
Malaga come into financial problems, they sold Cazorla to Arsenal, Rondon and Apono leave before, Toulalan is leaving, coach Manuel Pellegrini too..
Both ha same president, Claudio Lotito
Debreceni – BATE Borisov