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Rat expecting tricky test

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Shakhtar Donetsk defender Razvan Rat believes they are in for a tricky test in Toulouse despite hammering their Europa League rivals last month.Shakhtar emerged as 4-0 winners when the pair met in Ukraine and are now five points clear in Group J and already assured of a place in the knockout stages,The UEFA Cup holders have scored four goals in all three of their group matches in this season's c...Full Story »

Ranieri ready for tough test

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri is expecting a very hard game against Fulham in their Europa League showdown at the Stadio Olimpico.The Giallorossi, still without star forward Francesco Totti through a knee injury, go into the game third in Group E, one point behind the second-placed Cottagers and two behind leaders Basle with three games remaining.Fulham arrive in the Italian capital on the back of ...Full Story »

Pana Haas to win - skipper

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Sturm Graz captain Mario Haas has backed his side to kick-start their stuttering Europa League campaign with an overdue victory against Panathinaikos on Thursday night.The Austrian league title challengers made it three Group F matches without a victory by slumping to a narrow 1-0 loss against Panathinaikos last time out, but are aware that three points would bring them right back into the recko...Full Story »

Talnar set for Gala clash

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Dinamo Bucharest meet Galatasaray for the second time in a fortnight in Europa League on Thursday night but will do so with a new man at the helm following Ion Marin's departure in the wake of their 4-1 humbling in Istanbul.Dinamo slumped to their second Group F loss in succession last time out after a brace by Shabani Nonda and further strikes by Harry Kewell and Elano secured victory for Frank...Full Story »

Fink thinks about making changes

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Basle coach Thorsten Fink is likely to field a weakened team when his injury-ravaged squad play host to CSKA Sofia in the Europa League.The Swiss team currently sit atop Group E, having won two of their three matches while Sofia lie bottom and know that a defeat would all but end their chances of progressing to the knockout stages.Basle are also doing well domestically and are currently second i...Full Story »

Funkel: It`s not over yet

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Hertha Berlin boss Friedhelm Funkel has still not given up hope of progressing from the Europa League group stage even though his side have only one point to their name.The capital club head to Holland for their clash with Heerenveen on the back of consecutive 1-0 defeats in the competition that have left them bottom of Group D.Indeed, this is fast turning into a nightmare season for Hertha. The...Full Story »

Defeat could spell end for Bento

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Sporting welcome Ventspils to the Estadio Jose Alvalade knowing anything but a resounding win could spell the end of Paulo Bento's time in charge.The Portuguese giants are sweeping all before them in the Europa League and will be looking to maintain their 100% record in Group D.It is a different story domestically, however, and they have not won in the Liga Sagres since the end of September.That...Full Story »

Rapid keen to bounce back

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Rapid Vienna will be out for revenge on Thursday night when they face Hapoel Tel-Aviv in a crucial Europa League clash.Rapid were thrashed 5-1 in Israel when the two sides met earlier in Group C, but need to win this time if they are to break back into the top two in the standings."We are burning for a re-match," said left-back Markus Ketzer.Rapid's home record certainly suggests they can avoid ...Full Story »

Labbadia comfortable as rivals back Celtic

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Hamburg boss Bruno Labbadia has no problems with fans from city rivals St Pauli swelling the Celtic support for their Europa League Group C clash at the Nordbank Arena.Supporters of the Parkhead club and St Pauli, from the Second Division in Germany, have an affinity and will team up in the same section of the 50,000-plus capacity stadium, with Hamburg's approval, to back the visitors in their a...Full Story »

Gasperini preparing for `decisive match`

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini has pressed home to his players the importance of their Europa League clash with Lille.The Italians have won just once in three attempts in Group B and sit four points adrift of leaders Lille.The French side have already got the better of Genoa once in the pool, claiming a 3-0 victory two weeks ago at the Stade Metropole.And Gasperini is aware his side cannot aff...Full Story »

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