The official website for European football

Cardozo doubt for Benfica's Lyon date

Published: Friday 1 October 2010, 17.54CET
SL Benfica centre-forward Óscar Cardozo faces a three-week lay-off with knee ligament damage, which puts him in doubt for the Matchday 3 trip to Olympique Lyonnais.
Cardozo doubt for Benfica's Lyon date
Óscar Cardozo picked up his injury against Schalke ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 1 October 2010, 17.54CET

Cardozo doubt for Benfica's Lyon date

SL Benfica centre-forward Óscar Cardozo faces a three-week lay-off with knee ligament damage, which puts him in doubt for the Matchday 3 trip to Olympique Lyonnais.

SL Benfica striker Óscar Cardozo is a doubt for the UEFA Champions League match away to Olympique Lyonnais on 20 October after damaging ligaments in his left knee.

The Paraguayan international had to be replaced during the second half of Wednesday's 2-0 Group B defeat at FC Schalke 04, with the Lisbon club now confirming the extent of the 27-year-old's injury.

Cardozo is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks, immediately ruling him out of Sunday's home Portuguese Liga match against SC Braga. Benfica are third in UEFA Champions League Group B with three points from two games.

Last updated: 01/10/10 18.19CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1542612.html#cardozo+doubt+benficas+lyon+date

UEFA.com features

Germany, England enjoy historic Wembley date
  • Germany, England enjoy historic Wembley date
  • Guingamp showing gall in Group K
  • The famous UEFA Youth League coaches
  • Players who shone for both Inter and Milan
  • No time for losers: Europe's unbeaten league clubs
  • Masterclass: Petr Čech's goalkeeping guide
  • Ten things you never knew about Dinamo Moskva
  • Germany v Spain: their EURO meetings
  • Pick of the Week of Football
  • European Championship's all-time top scorers
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.