Cro Cup, Slaven Belupo – Zadar  -1ah 

Quality on home side. Both are home teams. Slaven had some missings last game, for this game 4 important players back: Purić df 13/0, Gregurina mf 13/1, Maras df 14/1 i Vugrinec att 12/8 (topscorer and ‘all time league topscorer’). First game Zadar won 1-0

puric   grgic    bubnjic   maras
        delic        canadzija
      busic          saban

Siena- Torino


Suspended: Claudio Terzi (df) Marcelo Larrondo (att 0/0), Nicola Belmonte (df 0/0), Roberto Vitiello (df)
Unavailable: Massimo Paci (df 10/2), Ze Eduardo G (att 8/1), Gaetano D’Agostino (mid 5/0)
Doubtful: Erjon C Bogdani (att 4/1)


Unavailable: Sergiu Suciu (mf 0/0), Marko Bakic (mf 0/0), Giuseppe Vives (mf 8/0), Valerio Di Cesare(df 2/0)
Doubtful: Kamil Jacek Glik (df 13/1), Pablo Caceres(df 0/0)

Duisburg – Union Berlin

Duisburg out: Wiedwald (gk 14/0), Bajic (df 12/1), Pamic (mf 10/0), Sukalo (mf 14/1), Da Silva (10/0), Hoffmann (mf 12/0), Kastrati (att 3/0) and without caps Bollmann, Gjasula, Karimow, Perthel

Union out: Puncec (df 9/0), Kopplin (df 0/0), Jopek (mf 11/3) and Gallegos (att 2/0)

Stoke – Newcastle

Double blow for Newcastle 

Newcastle have received a double injury blow with the news that bot Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor will be out of action until February.
Cabaye, who picked up his groin injury while on international duty, will have to undergo a second operation while it is a hamstring injury which will keep Steven Taylor out of action. Taylor picked up the injury against Southampton at the weekend.

Speaking about the news, manager Alan Pardew said
“He’s cursing his luck a little, but unfortunately for Steven, his record is that he does pick up injuries. Maybe the fact that we have had to call upon him more than perhaps we would like with the injuries and Colo’s [Fabricio Coloccini’s] suspension has probably compounded the issue.
“He’s [Cabaye] had one side of his groin done and that caused a potential weakness in the other side, so that needs to be done,” added Pardew.
“That will be done, I think, on Tuesday or Wednesday and he will probably be out for eight weeks.
“We are probably looking at 1 February for both him and Steven, so we might as well get the bad news out of the way, because that’s what it is, and just focus on what is important, and that’s what we have got left.”

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Lazio (Ita) – Torino (Ita)

Arsenal Vs Manchester City (Beijing)

The two EPL rivals will meet each other but this time this is out of Europe when they will have a clash in PreSeason friendlies in Beijing, China.

City vs Arsenal friendly

Arsenal and Manchester City will have a clash before they meet up in the Premier league. They will face each other in a friendly match Friday in China. Although they will have most of their stars on holidays, no doubt these two will have hard fight being rivals in similar league. They will be noticed by most of the Football fans all around the world when they meet somewhere outside their region.

After being able to score only in 1 match in their friendly season, City will look for a better performance against Arsenal who recently won 2-1 against Malaysia XI.

Manchester city not only has pressure to win the game as the league winners but they also would look for victory to prevail their 1-0 loss in their latest meetup back in last season.

Probable Line Up

Manchester City: Costel Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov, Pablo Zabaleta, Lopes, Adam Johnson, Razak, Toure, Tevez, Aguero

Arsenal: Vito Mannone, Thomas Vermaelen, Johan Djourou, Ignasi Miquel, Andre Santos, Alex Song,Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Chukwuemeka Aneke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott

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Coppa Italia Round 1/2 Final
Napoli – Siena (agggr 1-2) 1 @ 1,32 / -1,5ah @ 1,99 / Napoli to qualify @ 1,5

Napoli out Donadel. Lavezzi is back.

Siena out: Francesco Bolzoni (mf 11/1), Gaetano D’Agostino (mf 18/2), Emanuele Calaio (att 25/11), Mattia Destro (att 20/5), Angelo (df 13/0).
Matteo Contini (df 7/0) is back

Napoli with strong line up:
Morgan De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Maggio, Gargano, Inler, Zuniga, Hamsik, Lavezzi, Cavani

Siena loose last game home against Novara and now it can be dangerous. Coach (exept injuries) will give rest to some players, probbaly will not play (or start in first 11): Pegolo (gk 13/0) and Brkic (gk 15/0) – it means probably on gk Farelli (for first time this season, didnt have much games before also), Rossettini (df 24/1), Roberto Vitiello (df 26/1), Del Grosso(df 25/2), Brienza (mf 27/2), Vergassola (mf 19/1)

so, probably Siena line up:
Farelli (0/0), Mannini (16/0), Belmonte (1/0), Terzi (27/2), Contini (7/0), Rossi (5/0), Parravicini (6/0), Codrea (1/0), Gazzi (25/1), Gonzalez (15/1), Larrondo (9/0)

Coupe de France
Valenciennes vs Stade Rennais

Valenciennes out: Carlos Moreno Sanchez (mf 18/0), Kenny Lala (df 2/0), Gaetan Bong (df 23/0), Gregory Pujol (att 13/3), Jose Saez (mf 16/1), Jean-Louis Leca

Rennes out: Jean Armel Kana-Biyik (df 25/1), Yacine Jebbour (df 1/0), Kader Mangane (df 13/2), Vincent Pajot (mf 19/0), Abdoulaye Sane

Paris St Germain vs Olympique Lyonnais

PSG out: Momo Sissoko (mf 18/1), Clement Chantome (mf 13/0), Maxwell (df 7/0), Mamadou Sakho (df 19/0), Ceara (df 23/1)

Lyon out: John Mensah (df 1/0), Yoann Gourcuff (mf 7/1), Cris (df 14/0), Mathieu Valverde

DFB Cup Round 1/2 Final
Borussia Monchengladbach – Bayern Munchen

Gladbach has no missings

Bayern wothout: Daniel van Buyten (df 13/4), Bastian Schweinsteiger (mf 15/3) and Breno

Greek cup, Atromitos – Asteras  -0,5 atromitos @ 2,05

Atromitos great, 3rd. They played last game 2-2 but was resting some main players. today with full squad. 8-3-1 at home
Asteras also good, 6th but today with some problems. Defenders Pulido (df 15/0), orozco and Kostoulas (df 6/0), midfielder Rayos (mf 23/3) , golakeeper Jacobo (gk 22/0) and striker Perone (att 21/6)

Hungary cup

MTK Budapest – Videoton  2 @ 2,0 bwin

MTK are cruising in Division 2 West, a very promising young team, but the squad besides being very young it is also very shallow: the same 15-16 players have played through the whole season and did very well to get this far.
Key midfielder Zsidai is injured, the manager hopes to be able to put him on the bench. Nikhazi, Makura, Pal, Balajti all quality players are also unavailable. Starting eleven already announced:
Groppioni – Wolfe, Kálnoki Kis, Szekeres, Vadnai – Vukmir, Kanta, Ladányi – Könyves, Tischler, Frank