NEWS
Tuesday August 28 2012
Line-ups: Udinese-Braga

Udinese have Antonio Di Natale and Diego Fabbrini in the starting XI as they fight for a Champions League spot with Sporting Braga.

The Friulani earned a creditable 1-1 draw in Portugal last week, so qualification to the group phase is decided on home turf with kick-off at 19.45 UK time.

Francesco Guidolin changed eight players for Saturday’s 2-1 Serie A defeat to Fiorentina, resting stars like hitman Di Natale.

The veteran is back in the line-up tonight and joined by Fabbrini, who recently received his first senior Italy cap against England, in an unchanged side from the first leg.

Giampiero Pinzi required a late fitness test after suffering a left thigh problem and made it into the starting XI.

Sporting Braga also needed to get the doctor’s advice on Helder Barbosa’s right foot injury, but he was not considered fit enough for even a spot on the bench.

This means Ruben Amorim steps in, while Ismaily features after scoring a sensational equaliser in the first leg.

The referee is Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers.

Udinese: Brkic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Pinzi, Willians, Pereyra, Armero; Fabbrini; Di Natale

Udinese bench: Pawlowski, Coda, Pasquale, Heurtaux, Badu, Maicosuel, Muriel

Sporting Braga: Beto; Leandro Salino, Douglao, Paulo Vinicius, Ismaily; Custodio, Hugo Viana, Alan, Mossoro, Ruben Amorim; Lima

Sporting Braga bench: Quim, Nuno Andre Coelho, Ruben Micael, Djamal, Paulo Cesar, Eder, Carlao

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