Previous
Cagliari
Juventus
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Hospitalet
7:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
Vitesse Arnhem
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Napoli
Parma
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Alcoyano
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Malaga
Deportivo La Coruña
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Next

Is a title challenge possible for Man Utd?

Manchester United
Read

Ameobi left out of Nigeria squad

Shola Ameobi has been omitted from Nigeria's squad for the African Nations Cup, suggesting Newcastle have won their battle with the Nigeria Football Federation.

• Blog: Kings of a continent
• Chelsea trigger Ba clause

Magpies manager Alan Pardew has made it clear for several weeks that Ameobi, 31, would not be joining up with his country for the tournament in South Africa.

The former West Ham boss made the claims despite warnings from Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi that he would demand FIFA to take action against the club if the striker was not released.

"Shola's refusal to answer calls gave Keshi no other option than to allow him to concentrate on his club," Nigeria's media officer, Ben Alaiya, told BBC Sport.

"The coach and team secretary made several attempts to reach Shola but there was no answer. The coach waited to hear back from him but a call never came.

"A decision on the next move will be made at the appropriate time.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.