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Match facts: Braga v CFR Cluj

Published: Sunday 16 September 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Braga v CFR Cluj
Rúben Micael converts a penalty for Braga against Udinese in the play-offs ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 16 September 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Braga v CFR Cluj

Braga

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Braga have lost just one of their six home games in the UEFA Champions League, qualifying included – going down 3-0 to FC Shakhtar Donetsk two years ago. They have drawn once and claimed wins against Arsenal FC, FK Partizan, Sevilla FC and Celtic FC.

International duty
• Braga had a club record six players in the Portugal squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan: Beto, Nuno André Coelho, Custódio, Rúben Micael, Ruben Amorim and Éder.

• Éder made his international debut on 11 September as a late substitute in the 3-0 win against Azerbaijan at Braga's Estádio Municipal.

• Djamal (Libya), Elderson (Nigeria) and José Luis (Cape Verde) were also on senior international duty, while Cristiano was in action for Portugal Under-21s.

Summer transfers
In
Beto (CFR 1907 Cluj)
Cristiano (Valencia CF)
Ismaily (SC Olhanense)
Éder (A. Académica de Coimbra)
Rúben Micael (Club Atlético de Madrid, loan)
Michel (SL Benfica, loan)

Out
Tommaso Berni (UC Sampdoria)
Emmanuel Imourou (Clermont Foot Auvergne 63)
Ewerton (FC Anzhi Makhachkala)
Nuno Gomes (Blackburn Rovers FC)
Rodrigo Galo (A. Académica de Coimbra, loan)
Vinicius (Moreirense FC, loan)
Pizzi (RC Deportivo La Coruña, loan)

Miscellaneous
• None

CFR Cluj

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Vasile Maftei serves a one-game ban on matchday one but Felice Piccolo is available after completing his three-match suspension.

• This will be coach Ioan Andone's first group stage match in charge.

International duty
• Matías Aguirregaray was the only CFR player called up for international duty at the start of the month but he did not feature in Uruguay's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador.

Summer transfers
In
Mário Felgueiras (SC Braga)
Ivo Pinto (UD Leiria, loan)
László Sepsi (FCM Târgu Mureş)
Diogo Valente (A. Académica de Coimbra)
Matías Aguirregaray (CA Peñarol)
Saša Bjelanović (Hellas Verona FC)
Luís Alberto (SC Braga)
Solomon Enow (Parma FC, loan)*
Adam Vass (Brescia Calcio)*
Ciprian Deac (FC Schalke 04)*
Jorge Martínez (Juventus, loan)*
Matteo Lignani (AS Livorno Calcio)*
Adofo Godfred (Parma FC)*

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Out
Renan (UC Sampdoria)
Beto (SC Braga)
Sixto Peralta (CD Universidad Católica)
Paul Stefan Batin (FC Braşov)
Roberto De Zerbi (released)
Edimar (Rio Ave FC, loan)
Lionn (Rio Ave FC, loan)

Miscellaneous
• CFR lost to Romanian Cup holders FC Dinamo Bucureşti in the Super Cup on 14 July, succumbing 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

• Deac (knee ligaments), Vass (broken foot), Bakary Sare (broken leg) and Ronny (ligaments) have all been left out of CFR's UEFA Champions League squad after picking up major injuries in the opening month of the season.

Last updated: 17/09/12 15.46CET

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