Friday, December 21, 2007

Sevilla Pleased with Fenerbahce Draw

Sevilla Pleased with Fenerbahce Draw
By Nathan L. Redd

After drawing each other in the first knockout round of UEFA Champions League, both Fenerbahce and Spanish side Sevilla seem pleased with the matchup. Following the Friday morning draw, Sevilla Director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo spoke with the media.

"We cannot be unhappy. Our first choice would have Olympiakos, then Celtic and then Fenerbah├že. We have to respect a side that has very good players. They will make things very tough for us, but the positive thing is that we avoided Liverpool, Roma and Lyon. We are delighted that we finished top of our group because Arsenal finished second and they have drawn AC Milan."

Sevilla's Victor Orta spoke about the problems that Fenerbahce's Brasilian contingent could give them. "They are a team that have spent a lot of money and will probably strengthen again in the winter market," he said. "They have a few Brasilians, with the main one being Alex, and they are important. They have Aurelio, Roberto Carlos and Deivid too. Fenerbah├že are a strong team that like to attack and we wil have to be cautious of the atmosphere in the away game, but I think that technically we will have the edge."


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