The Action So Far:
72 min – GOAL Jo doubles his season’s tally with his second in the match! The Brazilian displays an exquisite first touch cushioning a cross and blasting it past the keeper. A samba display with Robinho on the touchline ensues.
60 min – GOAL Jermain Defoe makes up for his penalty miss with a goal on the hour mark.
59 min – GOAL Jo taps in a simple goal after Shaun Wright-Phillips nicks the ball off a defender and crosses into the six-yard area.
48 min – GOAL Omonia get a freekick at the edge of the area, and Duro curls the ball past the wall and Joe Hart into the top corner!
46 min - Jermain Defoe places his spot kick low and into the corner but it lacks power, giving keeper Correa Nilson an opportunity to make a good save. The penalty was a result of a foul by Joao Moreno on Jermain Defoe.
Halftime - For the 0100HKT kickoffs, Jo and Robinho came agonnizingly close to scoring for Man City in the first half, while Sol Campbell was penalised for bring down Felix Roberto in the area, but Joao Paulo Fagardo contrives to somehow miss the resulting penalty just before halftime. Oh, and Diarra scored a cracker of a goal.
39 min - GOAL Lassana Diarra opens his European account for the season, holding off two Guimaraes players before playing a one-two with Jermain Defoe and volleying the ball into the back of the net!
Tottenham vs Wisla Krakow
Tottenham: Gomes, Gunter, Woodgate, King, Bale, Bentley, Jenas, Zokora, Lennon, Giovani, Bent
Subs: Cesar, Huddlestone, Gilberto, Campbell, Dawson, O'Hara, Assou-Ekotto
Wisla Krakow: Pawelek, Singlar, Baszczynski, Cleber, Diaz, Boguski, Sobolewski, Cantoro, Zienczuk, Pawel Brozek, Jirsak
Subs: Juszczyk, Guedes Filho, Glowacki, Niedzielan, Malecki, Lobodzinski, Barreto
Referee: Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (Portugal)
Everton vs Standard Liege
Everton: Howard, Neville, Yobo, Jagielka, Lescott, Anichebe, Castillo, Osman, Arteta, Cahill, Yakubu
Subs: Nash, Baines, Vaughan, Nuno Valente, Jutkiewicz, Baxter, Rodwell
Standard Liege: Aragon, Camozzato, Onyewu, Sarr, Dante, Dalmat, Jovanovic, Defour, Witsel, De Camargo, Mbokani
Subs: Devriendt, Goreux, Toama, Mikulic, Nicaise, Ingrao, Gonzalez
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)
AC Milan vs FC Zurich
AC Milan: Dida, Kaladze, Antonini, Bonera, Seedorf, Jankulovski, Kaka, Ambrosini, Flamini, Alexandre Pato, Shevchenko
Subs: Kalac, Emerson, Gattuso, Borriello, Favalli, Darmian, Ronaldinho
FC Zurich: Leoni, Stucki, Barmettler, Tihinen, Challandes, Aegerter, Okonkwo, Djuric, Abdi, Alphonse, Hassli
Subs: Guatelli, Lampi, Nikci, Koch, Mehmedi, Buechel, Schonbachler
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez (Spain)
Omonia Nicosia vs Man City
Omonia Nicosia: Giorgallides, Ndikumana, Wenzel, Papaioannou, Aloneftis, Charalambous, Christofi, Duro, Kaseka, Okkas, Aguirre
Subs: Asprogenis, Alabi, Bangura, Clayton, Cafu, Maris, Niculescu
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Richards, Dunne, Garrido, Kompany, Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Elano, Robinho, Jo
Subs: Schmeichel, Michael Ball, Ben-Haim, Hamann, Gelson, Evans, Sturridge
Portsmouth vs Guimaraes
Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Belhadj, Utaka, Diarra, Davis, Armand Traore, Crouch, Defoe
Subs: Ashdown, Kaboul, Hreidarsson, Diop, Mvuemba, Little, Kanu
Guimaraes: Nilson, Gregory, Danilo, Momha, Andrezinho, Joao Alves, Wenio, Fajardo, Moreno, Desmarets, Roberto
Subs: Nuno Santos, Luciano Amaral, Sereno, Carlitos, Tiago Ronaldo, Lamelas, Jean Coral
Referee: Karl Kircher (Germany)
Aston Villa managed to get a 3-1 victory in Bulgaria against Litex Lovech, but not without drama earlier today.
Ivelin Popov opened the scoring for Litex, before Villa hit back with Nigel Reo-Cokerat the stroke of halftime.
Things got easier for the Villans in the second half, with Litex getting two men sent off. Gareth Barry converted a penalty in the 72nd minute, while Martin Petrov wrapped up the scoring just before the final whistle.
Selected Team News:
Portsmouth v Guimaraes
Portsmouth's Nigeria winger John Utaka is a fitness doubt for tomorrow's UEFA Cup first round first leg tie at home to Portugal's Guimaraes.
Utaka damaged a knee in training on Tuesday and faces a late fitness test with Glen Little, who has yet to appear in a match since his summer move from Reading, on stand-by after coming through a reserve team game to test a thigh injury.
Omonia Nicosia v Man City
Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov has failed to recover in time for the first leg game and is staying at home to receive further treatment on his knee.
Michael Johnson, who has signed a new five-year contract, remains doubtful with a groin problem but travelled there with the rest of the squad.
Record US$60 million signing Robinho was also in the party after making his debut in the defeat by Chelsea at the weekend.
New signings Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta are also eligible for the European game as they were recruited in the summer transfer window.
AC Milan v FC Zurich
AC Milan playmaker Andrea Pirlo will miss their UEFA Cup first-round clash against FC Zurich through injury.
Pirlo's absence is a further setback for under-fire Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is also without defender Alessandro Nesta, midfielder Gennaro Gattuso and veteran striker Filippo Inzaghi because of injury.
Everton v Standard Liege
Leon Osman could return for Everton in their UEFA Cup clash against Standard Liege.
The midfielder has been rated as 50/50 and will undergo a fitness test on his knee injury before the match.
New team-mate Marouane Fellaini is cup-tied after playing for Liege in their Champions League qualifier against Liverpool last month.
Steven Pienaar (ankle), Andy van der Meyde (hamstring), Tony Hibbert (cruciate knee ligament), Joseph Yobo (ankle) and Louis Saha (calf) all still require further treatment and are unavailable.
Tottenham v Wisla Krakow
Luka Modric has a knee injury and will miss Tottenham's UEFA Cup clash against Wisla Krakow tomorrow at White Hart Lane.
Vedran Corluka and Roman Pavlyuchenko are cup-tied, meaning Fraizer Campbell could make his club debut.
Alan Hutton (foot) is ruled out but captain Ledley King could return after being rested for the defeat to Aston Villa on Monday.