The Udinese looks for passes to eighth before a full Barça of low EFE · Udine The Udinese will try to make history in house, and to put for the first time in his more than one hundred years of life in the eighth of end of Liga de Campeones of Europe, before a Barcelona that arrives with important losses but with desire to finish invicto first stage. The only incentive for the Catalans is to chain his tenth victory in official party, which would place like the European set with more consecutive triumphs this season to them, having surpassed the gusts of wind of Chelsea and Juventus, which they accumulated nine triumphs followed the beginning of the present campaign.
The trainer of Barcelona Frank Rijkaard follows in bed with an infection to broncopulmonar, reason why they will return to be its assistants, Henk Ten Cate and Eusebio Sacristan, who directs to the equipment, as they already did the past Sunday before the Villarreal.
The Catalan set has traveled to Udine without the midfield player Thiago Motta, with a elongación in the biceps of the right leg, and without the forward Samuel Etoo, with a blow in the right ankle that, nevertheless, it will not prevent him to play Sunday before Seville. Players like Albert Jorquera, that could replace to Víctor Valdés in portería, Julian Belletti, Gabri Garci'a, Andrés Iniesta, Santi Ezquerro or Henrik Larsson could tomorrow have their opportunity at the Friuli stage. The Brazilian Ronaldinho, to that the technicians have given rest, has not entered a call either that Lopez tells on the new features of the forwards Santi Ezquerro and Maxi and of the defense Damiá Abella, that enters the list for the first time after surpassing a pubalgia that has had him last months both separated from game lands.
The Udinese only needs a point to happen In order to obtain it has been happening to end eighth, the technician To be itself Cosmi has the great question of his goleador Vincenzo Iaquinta, low for several parties by a problem in the big toe of the right foot. It has been days without training and until last moment one will not know if it will be able to play. Of not doing it the Brazilian young person Bertotto would enter. Also Felipe is touched to the young Brazilian defense, but he trusts that he does it, and good the new one is the recovery of Valerio Bertotto. At the moment, the things are in favor of the Udinese to accompany the Catalan club, because it is worth a single point to him (has three of advantage on its rivals of objective) and even a defeat if the Panathinaikos does not lose in Bremen
List of credits Udinese: Of Sanctis; Bertotto, Sensini, Felipe; Zenoni, Vidigal, Obodo, Muntari, Candle; Barreto or Iaquinta, de Natale.
Barcelona: Jorquera; Belletti(0/0), Oleguer(0/0), Márquez(0/, Bronckhorst((0/0); Edmilson(0/0), Gabri(0/1), Iniesta((0/0);, Giuly(3/0), Ezquerro((1/0), Larsson((2/1).
Eli Barca lepuuttaa, monta maalia pois kokoonpanostmm Ronaldinho (9/5), Etoó (12/3)... joukkue tehnyt 14 ottelussa (sarja) 36 maalia, sekä CL-peleissä 14 maalia
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Do or die for Porto and Benfica
Duo prepare for Champions League deciders
Porto and Benfica play their final Champions League group match this week, knowing that anything other than victory will spell the end of their campaign this season.
Ronald Koeman recognised yesterday that Benfica’s injury crisis could not have come at a worse time. Talismanic captain Simão is ruled out, along with Italian striker Miccoli and star midfielder Manuel Fernandes.
“It’s a shame Simão is out, because it’s the most important match of our Champions League campaign,” said the Dutchman.
Despite missing probably their top three players, Benfica’s morale will have been boosted by their crucial win against Marítimo on Saturday, and the return to form of Angolan striker Mantorras.
Greek midfielder Karagounis is expected to return to the side after resuming training this week following an injury lay-off.
In the tightest of all the Champions League Groups, any of the four Group D teams can qualify for the next stage. Benfica will definitely progress if they beat United, while a draw will be enough to qualify for the UEFA Cup should Villarreal beat Lille in Spain.
The match is a 65,000 sell-out.
Porto’s Slovak mission
A full-strength Porto travel to Artmedia needing to win, and Rangers to lose or draw against Inter Milan in Glasgow. Should Porto fail to pick up three points against the Slovaks, they will finish bottom of their group, thus missing out of the UEFA Cup consolation prize.
Despite their precarious position and poor European displays this season, Co Adriaanse is confident that Porto will get the win they need. “If we played ten times against Artmedia like we played in our first match, we would win nine,” he said.
Porto were two goals up in the Estádio do Dragão before Artmedia staged an incredible comeback to win 3-2.
Nevertheless, the Porto coach is expecting an extremely difficult match, and made a point of praising his opponents, saying, “It’s amazing that in a group containing Inter Milan, Porto and Rangers, Artmedia go into the final match with a chance of qualifying.”
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