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Emelec have to shrug off the rust ahead of tough cup tie

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SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY

Football Highlights

Tuesday 28 June

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Brazilian league champions Atletico Mineiro will be hoping to take advantage of Emelec’s month-long absence from the field in violence-wracked Ecuador when the two meet in Guayaquil tonight in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores last-16 tie. More details at www.soccer6.co.za.

M1 Al Mokawloon vs National Bank of Egypt: Al Mokawloon are without a victory in their past four clashes in the Egypt league, but did draw three of them. After 12 games without defeat, the bankers lost to Zamalek last week.
M2 Ghazi El Mahalla vs Ismaili: The first of the two clashes between these Egyptians in the space of five days – first in the league and then in the League Cup semi-final.
M3 Selfoss vs Vikingur Reykjavik: Selfoss sit top of the second division in Iceland and host Vikingur, who are third in the top flight and were champions last season, in the last-16 of the cup.
M4 Gremio vs Londrina: Gremio are on an eight match unbeaten run and among the Brazil Serie B frontrunners. Londrina won their last away game at Ponte Preta after seven successive away defeats.
M5 Emelec vs Atletico Mineiro: Emelec from Ecuador have not played for a month going into this Copa Libertadores last-16 clash. Brazil’s Atletico were semi-finalists last year.
M6 Nacional vs Union Santa Fe: Uruguay’s Nacional have won their last three games while Union come into this Copa Sudamericana tie on the back of a 2-1 upset win at Boca Juniors in Argentina.
M7 Athletico Paranaense vs Libertad: Athletico are on an 11-match unbeaten run and in third place in the Brazilian league. Libertad are sitting on top of the standing in Paraguay
M8 Cruzeiro vs Sport Recife: Cruzeiro will be looking to make it 10 home wins on the trot. Sport Recife’s last three games have all ended in draws.
M9 Colo Colo vs Internacional: Colo Colo were 5-1 away winners in domestic cup competition but now host Brazilian opposition in the Copa Sudamericana.
M10 Corinthians vs Boca Juniors: In eight previous meetings there have been two victories apiece and four draws between these two clubs – all in the Copa Libertadores.

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