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CSKA count the cost of bans

Published: Monday 4 December 2006, 16.10CET
The key PFC CSKA Moskva duo Vágner Love and Elvir Rahimić are among several players who will be suspended when the group stage concludes on Matchday 6 this week.

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Published: Monday 4 December 2006, 16.10CET

CSKA count the cost of bans

The key PFC CSKA Moskva duo Vágner Love and Elvir Rahimić are among several players who will be suspended when the group stage concludes on Matchday 6 this week.
PFC CSKA Moskva duo Vágner Love and Elvir Rahimić are two of several players who will be sorely missed by their teams when the UEFA Champions League group stage concludes this week.

Henry woe
CSKA, who need to win at Group G rivals Hamburger SV and hope either FC Porto or Arsenal FC lose, travel to Germany without striker Vágner Love and midfielder Rahimić. For Arsenal, captain Thierry Henry is banned for the London club's visit to Porto - where a defeat could cost them a place in the last 16 - having collected a third yellow card of the campaign against Hamburg on Matchday 5. The French international may not have played in any case as he is troubled by neck and thigh injuries.

Eleven out
Eleven players in all will be absent on Matchday 6 while 41 more go into the games on Tuesday and Wedesday knowing another booking will earn them a suspension for their side's next UEFA fixture. uefa.com runs down the list.

Group A
Chelsea FC captain John Terry will sit out the group winners' home match against PFC Levski Sofia.
One booking from suspension:
Ashley Cole (Chelsea); Daniel Borimirov and Zhivko Milanov (Levski).

Group B
No suspensions.
One booking from suspension:
Andreas Ottl (FC Bayern München); Vladimir Bystrov (FC Spartak Moskva); Custódio and Miguel Veloso (Sporting Clube de Portugal).

Group C
Serving a four-match ban for violent conduct on Matchday 4, Fernando Menegazzo will be unavailable again for FC Girondins de Bordeaux's home tie against PSV Eindhoven. Galatasaray SK's Arda Turan sits out the visit of Liverpool FC, although the full length of his suspension has not yet been confirmed.
One booking from suspension:
Cihan Haspolatlı, Junichi Inamoto and Hasan Şaş (Galatasaray); Carlos Salcido (PSV).

Group D
AS Roma midfielder David Pizarro and Valencia CF defender Roberto Ayala will both watch from the sidelines as their teams meet at the Stadio Olimpico.
One booking from suspension:
Miloš Marić and Anastasios Pantos (Olympiacos CFP); Brandão, Mariusz Lewandowski and Ciprian Marica (FC Shakhtar Donetsk); David Albelda (Valencia).

Group E
Real Madrid CF are without Sergio Ramos for their trip to FC Dynamo Kyiv while Florent Malouda is sidelined for Olympique Lyonnais' home game against FC Steaua Bucuresti.
One booking from suspension:
Oleh Gusev and Ayila Yussuf (Dynamo); Anthony Réveillère and Juninho Pernambucano (Lyon); Fabio Cannavaro and Roberto Carlos (Madrid); Cornel Cernea, Sorin Ghionea, Dorin Goian, Banel Nicolita, Daniel Oprita and Ovidiu Petre (Steaua).

Group F
No suspensions.
One booking from suspension:
Konstantinos Katsouranis (SL Benfica); Shaun Maloney and Stephen Pearson (Celtic FC); Paul Scholes (Manchester United FC).

Group G
Arsenal have to manage without captain Henry at Porto while CSKA Moskva's Vágner Love and Rahimić are banned for the assignment in Hamburg.
One booking from suspension:
Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA); Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg).

Group H
RSC Anderlecht are deprived of defender Jelle Van Damme for the home match against AEK Athens FC that they must win to have a chance of claiming third place. The full length of his ban will be decided later.
One booking from suspension:
Bruno Cirillo and Júlio César (AEK); Bart Goor, Ahmed Hassan, Anthony Vanden Borre (Anderlecht); Kader Keita (LOSC Lille Métropole).

Last updated: 04/12/06 13.06CET

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