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Duckadam doubts Euro success

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Former Steaua Bucharest goalkeeper Helmuth Duckadam thinks it is highly unlikely a Romanian club will ever win a European competition again.Duckadam saved four penalties in a shoot-out against Barcelona to decide the 1986 European Cup final in the Romanian side's favour.Speaking ahead of Steaua's Europa League Group H clash with Fenerbahce on Thursday, Duckadam was not optimistic about a similar...Full Story »

McLaren wants winning run to continue

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Steve McClaren's FC Twente side will be looking to build on their impressive start to the season with victory over Moldovan champions FC Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday.The former Middlesbrough and England manager's team are fresh from the weekend's 3-2 win over current Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar which consolidated their lead at the top of the Eredivisie.They are also unbeaten so far th...Full Story »

Ballardini eyes upturn in fortunes

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Coach Davide Ballardini is hopeful Lazio can halt a run of almost two months without a home win when they take on Villarreal in Group G on Thursday night.The Biancoceleste have not won in Rome since beating Atalanta 1-0 in August 23, and have collected just two points in four Serie A home matches since then.Ballardini said: "We are going through a delicate time but we need to be calm and be comf...Full Story »

Stevens demands response

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Red Bull Salzburg boss Huub Stevens has challenged his side to produce a reaction to the disappointing league defeat by Austria Vienna when they face Levski Sofia in the Europa League.Salzburg take on the Bulgarians in European action on home turf on Thursday smarting from Saturday's 1-0 loss at the hands of their domestic rivals.Stevens' side are now joint top of the Bundesliga with Austria but...Full Story »

Haas set to face Pana

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Mario Haas is expected to return for action with Sturm Graz just in time to face his favourite opposition - Panathinaikos.The 35-year-old has been out of action since August with a calf problem but is in line to feature in Thursday's Europa League clash.That could be bad news for Pana, as the veteran striker scored in both games when Sturm did a Champions League double over the Athens giants in ...Full Story »

Rijkaard feeling calm

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Galatasaray coach Frank Rijkaard insists he is not feeling the pressure as he prepares his side to face Dinamo Bucharest in the Europa League.While Galatasaray top Group F, some murmurs of discontent have emerged over the domestic outlook, with Rijkaard's team already five points adrift of a Fenerbahce side that have a 100% record so far.That gap might grow to eight on Sunday with Galatasary set...Full Story »

Fink wary of Sofia threat

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Basle coach Thorsten Fink has warned his players not to underestimate CSKA Sofia ahead of their Europa League clash.The Bulgarian side are bottom of Group E with a single point to their name - two fewer than Basle and Roma, and three behind leaders Fulham.Nevertheless, Fink has warned his side to take nothing for granted.He said: "We cannot underestimate any team that plays in Europe, whether in...Full Story »

Hodgson keen to end Ranieri hoodoo

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Roy Hodgson is aiming to inflict defeat on Claudio Ranieri for the first time in his career when Fulham host Roma in Group E of the Europa League.The Cottagers are top of the group, one point ahead of Basle and Roma and Hodgson is looking forward to renewing acquaintance with Ranieri who he has faced in both Italy and England.Hodgson said: "We were very friendly when he was at Fiorentina and I w...Full Story »

John targets return to form

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Hertha Berlin assistant coach Christoph John sees Thursday's Europa League clash with Heerenveen at the Olympiastadion as a chance for the struggling side to rediscover some much-needed self-belief.Hertha lie rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga after suffering eight defeats in their first nine league games, the latest a 3-0 reverse at newly-promoted Nurnberg last weekend.And they are in a simil...Full Story »

Bento backs Lisbon to deliver

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Sporting Lisbon coach Paulo Bento expects his side to maintain their winning form in the Europa League when they face FK Ventspils in Latvia.The Portuguese giants have struggled in domestic competition, taking just one win in their last three league games to drop to fourth in the Liga standings, 10 points behind leaders Braga.Their poor form at home has left coach Bento under pressure."We have t...Full Story »

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