Wednesday, 1/12/2010, 21:05 (GMT+1)
A Mini-Preview! Got my flight tomorrow, will probably see only the first half. Game Report will be therefore also brief.
Bayer 04 travelled today to freezing Norway. They were received with temperatures of -13 Cº to -17 Cº in Trondheim. Barnetta and Rolfes stayed in Leverkusen. Barnetta has a unimportant knee injury and for Rolfes playing on the artificial pitch can be a risk after his injury last season.
Vidal and Derdiyok are not likely to begin as both are not at 100% after the game in Hoffenheim. This is not all: Adler after the training session today had lower back pains. It is not sure whether he can play tomorrow. I think he should make it! If not Giefer will be in goal.
The referee will check the pitch tomorrow, if it’s not playable, the match could be even cancelled. A plastic cover and under-soil heating is making sure that no ice and a big amount of snow covers the field. The green-keeper of Rosenborg is confident that the match will be played.
Both teams are likely to use snow masks>> Link Crazy 😉
Posible line-up for Bayer 04:
Rosenborg have won again the league in Norway. Their last league game was on the 7th of November, since then they have prepared this encounter by playing friendlies.
We will qualify for the next round after the 5th fixture if:
-Atletico wins vs Aris + Bayer 04 draws/wins vs Rosenborg
-Draw Atletico vs Aris + Bayer 04 draws/wins vs Rosenborg
-Aris wins vs Atletico + Bayer 04 wins vs Rosenborg (qualified as 1st in the group)
Good luck Bayer 04!!!