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Manchester United vs Bursaspor  line-ups:

Man Utd: Kuszczak, Rafael Da Silva, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Macheda, Park.
Subs: Amos, Neville, Berbatov, Hernandez, O'Shea, Obertan, Bebe.

Bursaspor: Ivankov, Tandogan, Erdogan, Stepanov, Wederson, Sen, Svensson, Ergic, Ipek, Insua, Yildirim.
Subs: Ozkan, Cimsir, Batalla, Bahadir, Keceli, Nunez, Ibrahim Ozturk.

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Inter Milan vs Tottenham  line-ups:

Tottenham: Gomes, Hutton, Gallas, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, Bale, Modric, Crouch.
Subs: Cudicini, Kaboul, Bentley, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Palacios, Kranjcar.

Inter Milan: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Biabiany, Sneijder, Coutinho, Eto'o.
Subs: Castellazzi, Cordoba, Muntari, Cambiasso, Materazzi, Pandev, Santon.

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Champions League results 20/10

Barcelona    2 - 0    FC Copenhagen           
Inter    4 - 3    Tottenham           
Lyon    2 - 0    Benfica           
Manchester Utd    1 - 0    Bursaspor           
Panathinaikos    0 - 0    Kazan           
Rangers    1 - 1    Valencia           
Schalke    3 - 1    H. Tel Aviv           
Twente    1 - 1    Bremen

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- News update -

Schalke 04 midfielder Jermaine Jones is expected to miss the Bundesliga clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26332

Real Madrid and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has heaped praise on left-back Marcelo.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26323

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs sustained a knee injury in the Carling Cup clash with Newcastle on Wednesday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26308

Manchester United striker Michael Owen will be out of action for a few weeks with a hamstring injury.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26290

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Champions League picks and previews 2 and 3 November

- Tuesday -

Kazan - Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos are at the bottom of Group D and I expect the Russian hosts to be able to win this game.
Kazan to win.

Benfica - Lyon
Lyon have been very strong in the Champions League this season and are almost sure to go through to the next stage. I expect this to be a close one.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Bremen - Twente
Bremen have failed to impress me so far this season, but I believe they could manage to win this meeting with Twente at home.
Bremen to win.

Bursaspor - Manchester United
Manchester United have shown good form recently and I expect them to be able to win this game like they did in their meeting with Bursaspor at Old Trafford.
Manchester United to win.

FC Copenhagen - Barcelona
Barcelona are at the top of Group D, but were actually a bit lucky to get a win against FC Copenhagen at home. This could be entertaining and the Danes could get something.
More than 2.5 goals.

H. Tel Aviv - Schalke
H. Tel Aviv have failed to impress me so far this season in the Champions League and I believe the visitors from Germany will win this game.
Schalke to win.

Tottenham - Inter
Inter failed to impress me in the second half against Spurs in their last meeting and I believe the hosts could get something from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Valencia - Rangers
Rangers are undefeated so far in the Champions League this season, but I expect them to struggle in this game.
Less than 2.5 goals.

- Wednesday -

AC Milan - Real Madrid
Real Madrid are at the top of Group G and had no problems beating AC Milan at home. I believe the visitors could win this one as well.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Auxerre - Ajax
Auxerre are at the bottom of Group G and I believe Ajax have a good chance of winning this meeting as well.
Ajax to win.

Basel - AS Roma
Basel managed to beat Roma in the last game, but I believe the Italians could manage to bounce back in this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

CFR Cluj - Bayern
Bayern are at the top of Group E, with three wins so far. CFR Cluj have failed to impress me and I expect Bayern to win this game.
Bayern to win.

Chelsea - Sp. Moscow
Chelsea have three wins from three games so far and I expect them to have no problems at all winning this game as well.
Chelsea to win with 0-1 handicap.

Partizan - Braga
Partizan are at the bottom of Group H and Sporting Braga could manage to get something from this meeting with the Serbian side.
Draw.

Shakhtar - Arsenal
Arsenal are at the top of Group H with three wins from three games so far. I believe they could win this one as well, but I believe many goals is the best pick.
More than 2.5 goals.

Zilina - Marseille
Marseille should be able to beat the weakest team of Group F in this game. The French side are clearly stronger.
Marseille to win.

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- News update -

Spartak Moscow striker Ari will miss the Champions League clash away to Premier League side Chelsea.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26456

Inter Milan goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi admits he is looking forward to the clash with Tottenham on Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26454

Manchester United skipper Rio Ferdinand will miss the Champions League clash with Bursaspor.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26453

Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez will be out of action for three weeks with a calf injury.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26451

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- News update -

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Cesc Fabregas will not feature against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26496

Benfica defender Maxi Pereira is looking forward to the clash with Lyon in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26493

Arsenal's new Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh is slowly adapting to life in England, after making a blistering start to the season following his move from Bordeaux.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26480

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims the Champions League is bigger than the World Cup.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26475

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Valencia vs Rangers

Probable teams

Valencia: Sanchez; Miguel, Navarro, Costa, Mathieu; Topal, Banega, Hernandez, Vicente, Mata; Aduriz.

Rangers: McGregor; Broadfoot, Bougherra, Weir, Papac, Whittaker; Naismith, Davis, Edu, Lafferty; Miller.

Last edited by litlio (2010-11-02 16:56:35)

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Tottenham vs Inter

Probable teams

Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-1-1): Cudicini; Hutton, Kaboul, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale; Van der Vaart; Crouch.

Inter Milan (4-2-3-1): Castellazi; Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu; Muntari, Zanetti; Biabany, Sneijder, Pandev; Eto'o.

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary).

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Bursaspor - Manchester United

Probable teams

Bursaspor (4-1-4-1): Ivankov; Ali Tandogan, Ozturk, Erdogan, Verderson; Svensson; Volkan Sen, Ergic, Insua, Ipek; Sercan Yildirim.

Manchester United (4-4-2): Van der Sar; Brown, Vidic, Smalling, O'Shea; Obertan, Carrick, Scholes, Park; Berbatov,Hernandez.

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)