Coach Ariël Jacobs announced the selection for the game against Bordeaux. Vlcek and Pieroni are cup-tied in the European competition. Frutos is still injured and Hassan is in Egypt to celebrate the victory in the Africa Cup.
"Mbo Mpenza and Akin are the only strikers left. I haven't got many alternatives, Boussoufa and Chatelle are attacking players but they aren't real forwards." Jacobs said
Jelle Van Damme is uncertain for tomorrow's UEFA Cup match. If he's unavailable, Bart Goor will take his place. Iakovenko is ready to play, just like Thomas Chatelle.
On the side of Bordeaux, Jemmali, Menegazzo, Planus and Temoulinas are injured. Coach Laurent Blanc will probably start with Cavenaghi and Chamakh as strikes. David Bellion will be on the bench. However Jacobs believes in his team:"Bordeaux has the level of Fenerbache, Tottenham and Getafe so it will be very diffictult to beat them but if we have a good day we have a chance."
Selection: Akin, Biglia, Boussoufa, Chatelle, De Man, Gillet, Gillis, Goor, Iakovenko, Juhasz, Mpenza, Pareja, Polak, Proto, Sare, Schollen, Van Damme, Wasilewski, Zitka.