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Di Maria worry for United
Manchester United star Angel di Maria is an injury concern after hobbling off during their 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. The Argentine international looked to be in pain as he held an ice pack over his groin when he was replaced by Ashley Young in the 76th minute. An injury would be a huge blow to manager Louis van Gaal, as the 26-year-old has been integral to the club's recent impressive performances with three goals and four assists in just five appearances.
Cordoba hire Djukic
Cordoba have moved quickly to name Miroslav Djukic as the club's new coach after announcing that Albert Ferrer had been relieved of his duties. Djukic has ample experience of coaching in Spain. The former Serbia national team coach took charge of Hercules in 2011 and then joined Real Valladolid, winning promotion to the top flight in his first season and keeping them in the division the following year. His exploits earned him the post at Valencia, but he left the club in December 2013.
Richards facing spell on the sidelines
Swansea City defender Jazz Richards is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee ligament injury in training. Richards was absent from the Swansea squad at Stoke City over the weekend. Garry Monk is waiting for the results of a scan on Richards's knee, with Angel Rangel currently the only senior option available at right-back as Dwight Tiendalli continues to battle a groin problem.
Luzon steps down
Guy Luzon has resigned as head coach of Standard de Liege. A club statement read: "Guy Luzon has told the squad that he is stepping down as coach. He is no longer head coach of Standard, but will remain active inside the network of partner clubs. Ivan Vukomanovic will temporarily take over." Standard are only 12th in the Eerste Klasse this season, with Saturday's home game with Zulte Waregem abandoned after 89 minutes with the visitors 2-1 up.
Former midfielder Vukomanovic, 37, will lead Standard at home against Sevilla on Thursday, having joined as Luzon's assistant in summer 2013 after a playing career with the likes of Obilic, Bordeaux, Crvena zvezda, Koln, Dinamo Moscow, Lokeren and Antwerp.
PSG still without Ibrahimovic
Laurent Blanc will again be without striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris St Germain's UEFA Champions League Group F match against APOEL on Tuesday. The 33-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining a heel injury a month ago and coach Blanc has not named the Sweden international in his 21-man squad for the trip to the GSP Stadium. Captain Thiago Silva and David Luiz have been named in the squad after both sat out last weekend's game at Lens.
Lampard out but Mangala ready
Frank Lampard will miss Manchester City's UEFA Champions League game against CSKA Moscow because of a thigh injury. The 36-year-old, on loan from New York City for six months, damaged his thigh making a tackle in the first half of City's 4-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday and left the field on a stretcher. City will also be without midfielder Samir Nasri, who is recovering after groin surgery and should return to first-team training later in the week. Defender Eliaquim Mangala is hoping to prove his fitness for the clash in Moscow.
Cordoba fire coach Ferrer
Albert Ferrer has been sacked by Cordoba after failing to win any of their first eight games back in La Liga. The 44-year-old led the Andalusians to the Spanish top flight for the first time in 42 years via the playoffs last season, but Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to Malaga left them bottom of the table with just four points. Cordoba did not say who would take over as coach.
Gareth Bale to miss Liverpool and Barca
Gareth Bale is set to be sidelined for both Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash against Liverpool and Saturday's showdown with Barcelona, Real Madrid's two biggest matches of the season to date. Bale, 25, has injured an upper thigh muscle and was an unused substitute in Saturday's league win over Levante. The Welshman has played 12 matches for the Spanish side this season, scoring five goals.
Costa ruled out of Maribor match
Chelsea striker Costa will miss Tuesday's UEFA Champions League Group G clash with Maribor with a hamstring problem which has plagued him persistently this season. The Spain international subsequently missed the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last weekend and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he remains unsure when Costa will be available for selection again. Andre Schurrle and Ramires have also been ruled out of the Maribor game despite training with the rest of the squad. John Mikel Obi also remains sidelined with a foot injury, while Didier Drogba has recovered from an ankle problem but is not fit enough to play a full match.
Martinez set for Champions League debut
Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina is definitely out of Arsenal's UEFA Champions League trip to Anderlecht. That means rookie keeper Emiliano Martinez will be thrown in to face Anderlecht because first choice Wojciech Szczesny is suspended after being sent off against Galatasaray. Martinez has yet to make a Premier League appearance and spent last season on loan at Championship Sheffield Wednesday. It will be the 22-year-old Argentine's first game in two years and only his third in total.
Kilgore to undergo surgery
San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore will undergo surgery Tuesday for a fractured left leg and will be placed on injured reserve. Kilgore suffered the injury during Sunday night's 42-17 loss at Denver.
Third-round draft pick Marcus Martin could be the team's starting center when San Francisco returns from the bye week Nov. 2 against the Rams. Martin finished his first week of practice last week after suffering a preseason knee injury.
Orakpo out for season
The Washington Redskins announced on Monday that linebacker Brian Orakpo will be lost for the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. "He's gonna have surgery and he is out for the season. It's a blow. He's been playing very good against the run and disruptive in the passing game." said Washington head coach Jay Gruden. Orakpo left Sunday's 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter and did not return with a right pectoral injury. He underwent an MRI earlier in the day which confirmed the extent of the damage.
Nemeth lost for season
Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth will miss the remainder of the season due to an arm laceration. Stars head coach Lindy Ruff revealed the news on Monday. Nemeth suffered the injury in the first period of the 6-5 overtime loss to the Flyers on Saturday night, when he was cut by the skate of Philadelphia forward R.J. Umberger.
Kozun sidelined with high ankle sprain
Toronto Maple Leafs rookie forward Brandon Kozun will be sidelined a minimum of six weeks with a high ankle sprain. Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle made the announcement after Monday's morning skate. The 24-year-old was injured during Friday's game against Detroit. He has one assist through five games this season.
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