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Benfica lost his first match after months (and after a lot of wins), in weekend against Braga. A defeat due in part to the fact that the team played in ten men for more then one half.
They can return immediatly to a win in this match, cause the difference of interest that teams have in Europa League.
Infact Benfica declared that El his a primary objective at this point, and also for this reason, rested two midfielders not in teh best conditions in weekend, Gaitán (midf. 18+2 6goals) and Salvio (midf. 11+5 4goals). Also if they are in doubt, they are called for today match.
Surely, will return Pablo Aimar (midf 16+1 4goals), so we can say that Benfica is full team.
On the contrary, for PSG El is not the most important target, and they prefer preheserve some players for weekend, having as primary targets Ligue One and domestic Cup.
So, trainer Antoine Kombouaré hasn't called Clement (midf. 3+11), Claude Makelele (midf. 23), Ludovic Giuly (striker 22+2 4goals), Guillaume Hoarau (striker 4 7 goals 2nd scorer) and Cristophe Jallet (def. 24 0). Last four are very important players, with Giuly and Horau best strikers, while Clement is the replacement for makelele, usually and in this case both are out.
So, difference of motivation, home factor and importan absences in PSG should assure a strong home win
|10/03/2011 13:13, read 1652 times