New SL Benfica signing Marco Zoro could miss both legs of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against FC København or Beitar Jerusalem FC after suffering a thigh injury, but striker Óscar Cardozo is confident of recovering in time from a similar complaint.
Ivory Coast defender Zoro, a summer arrival from FC Messina Peloro, was injured during Friday's friendly match against Real Betis Balompié and the 23-year-old will be sidelined for three to four weeks – with the third qualifying round scheduled for 14/15 and 28/29 August. However, Paraguayan international Cardozo, who missed both the Betis game and yesterday's 1-0 defeat of Sporting Clube de Portugal, expects to be fit for the first leg against København or Beitar. "I am recovering well and think I will be back in the next eight to 15 days," said the 24-year-old recruit from CA Newell's Old Boys.
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