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Fixtures of European opponents

Published on the 01 December 2006 à 17:36 by BV

All of Olympique Lyonnais’ Champions League opponents are playing this weekend.

[IMG41157#L]Friday December 1 at 7 pm, Dynamo Kiev will host Dniepropetrovsk in the quarter final away leg of the Ukrainian Cup. The return leg will be played on December10.
Fourth in the league, Dniepropetrovsk have won only one of their last five matches while Dynamo Kiev haven’t tasted defeat since their loss to OL at the Stade Gerland on the first of November.
On October 25 this year, Dynamo handed Dniepropetrovsk a 2-0 home league defeat.

[IMG41156#L]Saturday December 2 at 5 pm, Steaua Bucarest will host Poli Timisoara, currently 6th in the league, to finish round 18 and the first half of the season. With 29 points and a record of 8 victories, 5 draws and 4 losses, Poli Timisoara is only 6 points behind Steaua Bucarest. The recent head-to-head record between the teams is clearly in favour of Cosmin Olaroiu’s men, who have won 5 and drawn 3 of their last 8 matches.

[IMG41155#L]Sunday December 3 at 5pm, Real Madrid will have an opportunity to make up ground on FC Sevilla and FC Barcelona, the two teams ahead of it on the league table, in round 13 of La Liga.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid will welcome Atheltic Bilbao, currently 18th and third-last in the standings. The Basque team has just undergone a change of manager, following Mané’s mid-week appointment in place Félix Sarriugarte.
Fabio Capello’s men have put together a string of three consecutive league victories while Athletic Bilbao haven’t won in 6 matches. Last season, the two teams met four times for as many victories by the men from Madrid.