Friday, 17 February 2012

UEFA Europa League Last 32 Coverage:



UEFA Europa League Last 32 First Leg:

Tuesday's Results:

Rubin Kasan 0 Olympiakos 1
Fuster 71'
Braga 0 Besiktas 2
Sivok 37'
Simao 58'

Today's (main) Fixtures:

Live from 18:00pm (unless stated):

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Athletic Bilbao
Ajax vs Manchester United
United face a tough test against Dutch opposition in Amsterdam. 
Defender Rio Ferdinand will captain United in their last-32 first-leg tie as full-back Patrice Evra is rested following an 'emotional week'.
Ryan Giggs (ankle) misses out along with striker Dimitar Berbatov, who was injured in training on Tuesday. 
Winger Nani (foot) and defender Phil Jones (ankle) return after missing the last four matches.
Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley are also in the 20-man squad.
Danger man: Ashley Young to give Ajax problems with his pace and creativity.


AZ Alkmaar vs Anderlecht
Lazio vs Atletico Madrid 
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Lisbon
Viktoria Plzen vs Schalke 04
FC Porto vs Manchester City: LIVE at 20:05pm
City welcome back midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Kolo Toure against Porto tonight.
They are back from African Cup of Nations duty were they came 2nd.
Striker Mario Balotelli is also in contention after serving a domestic suspension but fellow striker Carlos Tevez who is back in training after his absence in Argentina has not been registered.
Danger man: Vincent Kompany to defend City's back-line against players like Hulk and Moutinho which he has done successfully since the start fo the season.

Stoke City vs Valencia: LIVE at 20:05pm
Stoke will be without defender Matthew Upson as he was sent off in their final group stage match against Besiktas in December and has to serve a one-match suspension.

Centre-back Robert Huth is available along with Jonathan Woodgate and Danny Collins are now eligible to play.

Danger men: Jermaine Pennant and Ryan Shotton with the pace down the wings to give Valencia's back four trouble thoroughout.


Udinese vs PAOK Salonki: LIVE at 20:05pm




Results and Analysis link here:

http://www.footballblogdirectory.co.uk/2012/02/manchester-clubs-1-stoke-0.html