Manchester City and the holders of Atletico Madrid are among the parties and seek qualification for the last 32 as the Europa League resume on Wednesday. Five teams have already secured their passage to the group stage Zenit St. Petersburg, Stuttgart, CSKA Moscow, BATE Borisov and FC Porto. The top two from each group qualify for the team that finished third in their Champions League group in the fray in February for a contest that ends with a final May 18 in Dublin renovated stadium at Lansdowne Road.
Champions League final byte will include defending champions Rangers Scottish Premier League, Spartak Moscow and FC Twente in Holland.Man City have collected seven points from the first four games to leave them second on goal difference at high altitude and the team of Poland, Lech Poznan, who won Roberto Mancini’s men 3-1 last time out.
Spanish Cup winner David Silva is optimistic the city can be bound by anchoring knockout. so we win the game in its own territory. We must be positive, since the three points on Wednesday,Mancini also hopes his group of millionaires can dust Saturday 1-1 draw against Stoke comparative poor Premiership with victory against Salzburg, who are winless in their last six European matches, a run that includes a 2-0 loss to the Group A opened their city.
The city will require a spare set if they take three points at the City of Manchester Stadium with Lech if the Poles beat Juventus in Poznan. In group B Atletico are in second place, one point shy of Bayer Leverkusen.German tabletoppers can do if they get the three points from their meeting with Norway’s Rosenborg, but the Atletico join them if you get a positive result against visitors greek Aris.
Aris on paper are not consistent Atletico unbeaten in 16, the last UEFA Cup / Europa Cup home ties, race dates back to 1998/99. Elsewhere, Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday to require only a tie against French side Lille in the second, four points behind group leaders to get it out of the C. Zenit St Petersburg, more than 12 points, has sailed the last 32 win Group G, but all three teams in their wake – Hajduk Split.
In 2008 champions Zenit UEFA Cup, Group H champions Stuttgart have not set foot leaving Young Boys, beaten by Tottenham in the Champions League qualifiers, Getafe and Odense to remove runners place. In Genoa, the leaders PSV Eindhoven in Group I against Sampdoria need a point to retain their interest for European club competition seconds.