Featured Matches
Previous
AEL
Tottenham Hotspur
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
Hull City
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Krasnodar
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Lyon
FK Astra Giurgiu
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Shakhter Soligorsk
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Astana 1964
Villarreal
0
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Sarajevo
Borussia Monchengladbach
2
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Astana 1964
Villarreal
0
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Aktobe Lento
Legia Warsaw
0
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Moscow
Omonia Nicosia
2
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ruch Chorzow
Metalist Kharkiv
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Rapid Vienna
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Qarabag
Twente Enschede
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
AEL
Tottenham Hotspur
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Shakhter Soligorsk
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Karabükspor
St Etienne
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Elfsborg
Rio Ave
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Minsk
CD Nacional de Madeira
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Petrolul Ploiesti
Dinamo Zagreb
1
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
BSC Young Boys
Debrecen
3
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Apollon Limassol
Lokomotiv Moscow
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Feyenoord Rotterdam
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Trabzonspor
Rostov
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Panathinaikos
FC Midtjylland
4
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
PEC Zwolle
Sparta Prague
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Zimbru Chisinau
PAOK Salonika
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Spartak Trnava
FC Zürich
1
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Partizan Belgrade
Neftchi Baku PFC
3
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers Zürich
Club Brugge
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Asteras Tripolis
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Krasnodar
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
RNK Split
Torino
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Lyon
FK Astra Giurgiu
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
Hull City
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Sarajevo
Borussia Monchengladbach
2
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Rijeka
Sheriff Tiraspol
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sassuolo
Cittadella
4
1
FT
Game Details
Real Espana
Municipal
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Belmopan Bandits
Metapan
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Inti Gas Deportes
Caracas F.C.
0
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Deportivo Capiatá
Danubio F.C.
3
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Barcelona
Alianza Lima
3
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Trujillanos
Independiente del Valle
0
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Millonarios
César Vallejo
1
2
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Universidad Católica
River Plate
0
0
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Corinthians
Goiás EC
5
2
FT
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Gremio
1
0
ESPN3 FT
Game Details
Next

Barca hampered by archaic FIFA

Barcelona 17 hours ago
Read
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
VfL WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Oct 17, 2008

Scolari calm despite injury crisis

Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is facing an injury crisis ahead of tomorrow's clash with Middlesbrough.

The Brazilian coach has captain John Terry fit again to face Gareth Southgate's side at the Riverside but has drafted in a host of youngsters for the trip north.

Among them is England under-21 defender Michael Mancienne and winger Scott Sinclair.

But Scolari is without regulars Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Michael Ballack, Joe Cole, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and Ricardo Carvalho with doubts over Jose Bosingwa and Alex.

Scolari declared: ''Nineteen players I have to train. Nineteen are with me today. And all of those are in good condition. John Terry has recovered to play tomorrow.

''Joe Cole will not go with us. Some other players won't go with us because they are injured.

''But I have a team, I have players who will play against Middlesbrough and it's not a problem for me if we have one, two, three or four injuries.''

The latest addition to Scolari's mounting injury toll is German captain Michael Ballack.

Scolari confirmed Ballack is expected to be out for up to three weeks even though he played against Wales in Germany's 1-0 victory in midweek.

Ballack was already carrying a calf injury when he reported for international duty and that was further aggravated against Wales.

However, Scolari insists he is not angry over the loss of the midfielder.

''Ballack is out for maybe two or three weeks,'' admitted Scolari. ''I'm not angry. I'm happy because it's a test for me that I'm a good coach.

''I need to change it, to improve, I need to put other players in, I need to motivate other players.

''It's good for my job, it's good for my work. It's not difficult for me.

''For me it's normal, I need to build every week, one different team.

''Many clubs have injuries from the national games because they are strong games. In football it's normal.

''I worked yesterday, Thursday, with only 11 players. Today I worked with 17. It's better! Maybe Saturday I have 19.

''Against Roma in the Champions League next week, maybe I will have 20 or 21. This is the life for the coach, you need to understand we have different games and I need to understand that national teams want and need the players.

''I'm a coach, I need to build my team with the players that I have.

''The coaches for national teams don't want injuries for his players, he wants what we want - to win.

''It's not only one club that loses when national teams play. All the clubs. One time my club loses players, one time Liverpool, one time Man United. We need to accept this. If you don't accept this it's impossible.

''If you are injured at Chelsea you don't play, if you are injured in the national team you don't play. I don't see any time in my life when one coach put a player on the pitch if he is injured.''

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.