UEFA Cup Preview: Wednesday March 12


Only something like a miracle will stop Bayern Munich from advancing to the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Bayern won 5-0 in Anderlecht and is the favorite to win the UEFA Cup.

In an all German derby, Hamburg has a player crisis on their hands, with players like Juan Pablo Sorin, Vincent Kompany, Guy Demel, Romeo Castelen out on injury and Nigel de Jong suspended. Leverkusen celebrates the 20th anniversary since winning the Cup and they sure will try to repeat it. The two teams are separated by a single point in the Bundesliga.

City of Lisbon has two teams in the competition, but only Sporting is close to making it into the next round. They drew with Bolton 1:1 and have home advantage which sure helps. Benfica on the other hand lost their coach who resigned over the weekend. They need to overcome the 2:1 loss with Getafe, who enjoys the home advantage.

Tottenham lost at home to strong looking PSV and has their work cut out for them. PSV meanwhile emerged as one of the favorites to reach the final. Everton is visiting Fiorentina who has not been beaten in four away games this season. The Rangers travel to Germany with a two goal advantage over Bremen.

Bolton has a slim chance of making it after they only tied at home with Sporting 1-1.

The only French team in the competition, Marseille is 3-1 up against Zenit St. Petersburg and shouldn’t have any problems advancing to the last eight.

You can see up to the minute scores from all of the UEFA Cup matches here. Keep it tuned.

Fox Soccer Channel will show the game between Everton and Fiorentina on Wednesday March 12 at 3:30 pm EST.

Bayern Munich
RSC Anderlecht
Zenit St. Petersburg
Hamburg SV
Bayer Leverkusen
PSV Eindhoven
Benfica Lisbon
Werden Bremen
Rangers Glasgow
Sporting Lisbon
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