LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 29 September 2009 39 OUR LEADING VANBREAKING NEWS... Eoin keeps spot behind the wicketEOIN MORGAN continued as Englands emergency wicketkeeper in todays Champions Trophy contest against New Zealand with first-choice Matt Prior still suffering from a virus. Although Prior remains sidelined, it is hoped he will be fit for the semi-final stage of the competition. Irishman Morgan (above), a star of the tournament to date, kept in the 22-run win over South Africa on Sunday which sealed Englands last-four place. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori asked England to bat first in the day-night contest. Andrew Strauss team showed just one change from that victory over the Proteas with Ryan Sidebottom replacing Graham Onions. New Zealand, meanwhile, opted not to select opener Aaron Redmond, who only arrived in South Africa this morning as a late replacement for injured Jesse Ryder. The Black Caps also went into a Group B contest they must win to join England in the semis without injured Daryl Tuffey. MORGAN IS THE NEW FINISHER: PAGE 35 Benitez ARSENAL v OLYMPIACOS MATCH FACTS Olympiacos have lost all eight away games against English opposition, conceding 27 goals and scoring just once. Arsenals 3-1 defeat by Manchester United in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final last season was the first time the Gunners had lost at home in 24 matches in the competition proper. On the opening day of the 2006/07 campaign, Olympiacos Swedish international defender Olof Mellberg, then with Aston Villa, had the distinction of becoming the first player to score a competitive goal at Arsenals new Emirates Stadium. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H. LIVE ON SKY SPORTS XTRA FROM 7.30PM (KICK-OFF: 7.45PM) REFEREE STEPHANE LANNOY (FR) KEY MEN CESC FABREGAS ARSENAL A hamstring strain saw Cesc Fabregass form dip around this stage of the 2007/08 season and Arsenal will be hoping history isnt repeating itself. Fabregas (left) kicked off his season with an imperious display at Everton and ran the show against Portsmouth until he was forced off at half-time with an injury. He returned in the defeat up at City and hasnt looked match fit -- although he did supply the killer pass for the winning goal at Fulham. VASSILISTOROSIDISOLYMPIACOS THE Greece international is a versatile player equally at home as a full-back or in a holding midfield role. Torosidis may be only 24 but is an experienced performer in Europe having made 20 appearances in UEFA competitions and his displays have attracted interest from a number of top clubs, including Juventus. 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Weallknowhowfootballworkswhen you do not give 100 per cent -- any team can beat you, even a Blue Square League team. TONIGHTS FIXTURES (7.45pmkick-offsunless stated) UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Group E Fiorentina v Liverpool (SS2), Debrecen v Lyon (SSi), Group F Rubin Kazan v Inter Milan (5.30), Barcelona v Dynamo Kiev (SSi), Group G Unirea Urziceni v VfB Stuttgart (SSi), Rangers v Sevilla (SS3), Group H ARSENAL v Olympiacos (SS Xtra), AZ v Standard Liege (SSi). CHAMPIONSHIP Barnsley v West Brom, Bristol City v Blackpool, Cardiff v Derby, CRYSTAL PALACE v Sheff Wed, (8.00) Doncaster v Swansea, Middlesbrough v Leicester, (8.00) Peterborough v Plymouth, Preston v READING, Sheff Utd v Ipswich, WATFORD v Coventry. LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD v SOUTHEND, Colchester v CHARLTON, Exeter v Swindon, Leeds v Carlisle, MILLWALL v Yeovil, Norwich v Orient, Oldham v MK Dons, Southampton v Bristol Rovers, Stockport v Hartlepool, Walsall v Huddersfield, Wycombe v Tranmere. LEAGUE TWO BARNET v DAG & RED, Burton Albion v Macclesfield, Cheltenham v Shrewsbury, Crewe v Bury, Darlington v Rochdale, Hereford v Bournemouth, Lincoln City v Notts County, Morecambe v Bradford, Northampton v Rotherham, Port Vale v Accrington Stanley, Torquay v Aldershot. still has plenty to learn. Our form has a lot to do with Torres, obviously. In the last three games he has been outstanding, the Liverpool boss explained. But Torres can still improve, because he likes to learn. He is on fire at the moment and is a key player for us, but the Champions League is more difficult and he is aware of that, he added. We got three points against Debrecen and if we can win against Fiorentina it will be a very good step forward. MannoneSagna Clichy VermaelenGallas Diaby Arshavin Fabregas Song Van PersieEboue LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS Arsenal 1-4, Olympiacos 12-1, draw 9-2. FIRST GOALSCORER Van Persie 4-1, Eduardo 9-2, Arshavin 5-1, Vela 13-2, Diaby 12-1, Mitroglou 12-1, Fabregas 14-1, Ramsey 16-1, Gallas 20-1, Galletti 20-1, Vermaelen 20-1, Zairi 22-1, Maresca 22-1. The last time the Gunners faced Greek opposition on their own soil was back in November 2004. A Thierry Henry penalty put Arsene Wengers side ahead, but a Pascal Cygan own goal saw Panathinaikos leave Highbury with a point. score a competitive goal at Arsenals new Emirates Stadium. The last time the Torosidis Zariri Mark Schwarzer in Saturdays 1-0 victory index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html