Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Volcano plays havoc with Lyon's plans
April 20th, 2010 2:14AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  france, germany, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE]The Icelandic volcano that spewed clouds of ash that have drifted across Europe and closed airports played havoc with the visiting teams traveling this week for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Lyon had to borrow 10 minivans from their academy to travel to Munich for Wednesday's game against Bayern.

Television: Wednesday, Fox Sports Net, Fox Sports en Espanol, live, 2:30 pm ET; Fox Soccer Plus, delay, 5 pm ET.

Form: Bayern Munich is coming off a 7-0 win over Hannover 96 in Saturday's Bundesliga action. Arjen Robben had a hat trick against Hanover, while striker Ivica Olicscored two goals on Saturday. Lyon was held to a 2-2 tie by Bordeaux in Ligue 1 action, a rematch of their Champions League quarterfinal series. Lyon's Argentine star, Lisandro Lopez, is doubtful with an ankle injury.

History:It's Bayern first trip to the final four since 2001; Lyon has never advanced this far.

Spotlight: Franck Ribery, who has been in excellent form since returning to the Bayern lineup, will go up against several teammates on the French national team: goalieHugo Lloris and midfielder Jeremy Toulalan. Another Lyon player is Sydney Govouwith whom Ribery has been implicated in a prostitute scandal.

Series Favorite:Bayern Munich.

Probable lineups:
Bayern Munich: 22-Hans-Joerg Butt; 21-Philipp Lahm, 6-Martin Demichelis, 5-Daniel Van Buyten, 23-Danijen Pranjic; 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 7-Franck Ribery, 10-Arjen Robben, 25-Thomas Mueller; 11-Ivica Olic, 33-Mario Gomez.
Lyon:1-Hugo Lloris; 13-Anthony Reveillere, 3-Cris, 28-Jeremy Toulalan, 20-Aly Cissokho; 8-Miralem Pjanic or 10-Ederson, 6-Kim Kallstrom, 41-Maxime Gonalons; 7-Michel Bastos, 19-Cesar Delgado; 9-Lisandro Lopez.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Copa Centenario: Brazil overhaul is complete    
Brazil coach Dunga announced his 23-player squad for the Copa Centenario represents an almost complete overhaul ...
Video Pick: Doin' the Yaya Toure Hustle    
Embarrassing video of Yaya Toure lollygagging around the Bernabeau on Wednesday embodied Manchester City's listless Champions ...
MLS's best player moves of 2016 (Part 1)    
How complicated are MLS rules for a team seeking to sign a player? The league lists ...
MLS: Rolfe and Manneh handed bans    
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended D.C. United forward Chris Rolfe and Vancouver's Kekuta Manneh for ...
No U.S. refs picked for Olympic Games    
The FIFA Referees Committee named 32 referees and 56 assistant refs for men's and women's Olympic ...
What They're Saying: Jamie Vardy lookalike Lee Chapman    
"Ranieri spotted me. The rest of the players were banging on the window for me to ...
NASL: Rowdies sign former England international Joe Cole    
The Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed former England international Joe Cole on a contract through the ...
TV Report: Wambach joins ESPN    
ESPN has hired retired women's star Abby Wambach to serve as an analyst and contributor, beginning ...
What They're Saying: Guus Huddink    
"If you have done some judo and wrestling, you can easily fall. Even at my age, ...
Video Pick: Big goalkeeper blooper punished with volley    
In the German Bundesliga 2, first-place Freiburg led last-place Paderborn, 2-0, when goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow shanked ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives