Mallorca vs. Newcastle
Mallorca coach Luis Aragones admitted: "We have got a very important league match at Murcia on Sunday and that is something we must look ahead to.
"The Uefa Cup is no longer a priority for Mallorca. I don't think it was ever as important as our position in the Primera Liga, but now we simply have to concentrate on avoiding relegation."
Itse ainakin pyöritän rivini Newcastlen kautta Otsikko lisätty,
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Mallorca v Newcastle
Bellamy was one of Newcastle's scorers in the 4-1 first leg win
Craig Bellamy has been included in Newcastle's squad to face Real Mallorca in the second leg of their Uefa Cup fourth-round tie.
Bellamy missed Saturday's Premiership win over Charlton with a hamstring strain, but has recovered enough to travel to Spain.
Manager Sir Bobby Robson said: "He's not guaranteed, but there's a great chance that he could be available."
However, Newcastle are without Kieron Dyer, Aaron Hughes and Michael Bridges.
Newcastle won the first leg 4-1, with Bellamy on the scoresheet.
Javier Olaizola will miss Mallorca's second leg against Newcastle (©empics)
Mallorca lose defensive duo
Tuesday, 23 March 2004
RCD Mallorca have been dealt a serious blow to their hopes of staging an improbable comeback against Newcastle United FC in their UEFA Cup fourth round second-leg match on Thursday after losing Javier Olaizola and Miguel Nadal to injury.
The Spanish side are 4-1 down after the first leg at Saint James' Park, where they succumbed to a late barrage of goals - inspired by French winger Laurent Robert. Mallorca's chances of mounting an unlikely turnaround have now been further reduced by the loss of the influential defenders.
Out for the season
Captain Olaizola, 34, was injured during the 5-1 defeat by Valencia CF on Sunday. He has torn a cruciate ligament in his right knee and is likely to miss the rest of the season. Nadal, a former Spanish international, is suffering from tendonitis in his left achilles and will be out for at least three weeks.
Johan on kumma, jos ei Newcastle voita em. tietojen perusteella.
Jos jää tasapeliin tai jopa tappioon, niin sille ainoa selitys on se, että kun takoivat 4-1 ens. kohtaamisessa, jossa Mallorca oli paremmalla ryhmällä vielä (ennen näitä myöh. tulleita loukkaantumisia), niin ei ole pakkovoiton paikka toki.
Mutta kun menevät hyvällä ryhmällä vieraaksi, niin pakkohan tuossa kai on uskoa,että Newcastle vie.
Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Caig, O'Brien, Bramble, Woodgate, Bernard, Elliott, Ambrose, Jenas, Speed, Viana, Robert, Shearer, Bellamy, Ameobi, Chopra, Taylor, Brittain, Orr.
EDIT: Mallorca aikoo kuitenkin pelata joidenkin ennakkotietojen mukaan hyökkäävästi, ei välttämättä jää kyllä vähämaaliseksi, kun Mallorcan heikentynyt puolustus taas antaa Newcastlelle tilaisuuden..
Kumma, kun tuo Aragones sanoo myös näin Uefa.comissa, vaikka Team Talkissa sanoi toisaalta, kuten ylempänä, että luopuneet jo uefa-motivaatiosta.. "Luis Aragonés:All-out attack
"If we want to secure a place in the next round, then it is crucial that we score as soon as possible and have some kind of cushion before half-time," he said. "Our aim is to attack right from the start and try and win the match, we are determined to take the tie."
Progress looks a tall order for Mallorca as they must score at least three times; a task which takes on forlorn status when suspensions to midfielder Gonzalo Colsa and defenders David Cortés and Eduardo Moya are considered
Bellamy epävarma edelleen?: " Bellamy is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury, meaning Shola Ameobi should start with Shearer. "
Mallorca have defensive problems of their own, with the experienced pair of Javier Olaizola and Miguel Nadal ruled out for the season and three weeks respectively through injury.
En tiedä Bellamyn riitelystä apuvalmentajan kanssa sitten.. kuntoutuneeko edes pelaamaan.