Not that the Rotterdammers are overconfident, despite the willingness of the German press to manoeuvre them into the role of big favourites. The main reason for that has almost become a mantra in recent months. Feyenoord’s injury roll is still about as long as an average kid’s Christmas wish list. And it just seems to get longer and longer. Kalou and Gyan are the newest additions. Brett Emerton has a groin strain and may just join them. The Australian is unlikely to start, though a final decision on his fitness has been postponed until Thursday. Sprockel and Paauwe are also doubtful.
Zoetebier; Emerton (Dos Santos), De Haan, Van Wonderen (Sprockel/van Gastel), Rzasa; Elmander, Bosvelt, Ono, Smolarek; Tomasson, Van Hooijdonk
Golz; Kehl, Zeyer, Hermel, Müller; But, Diarra (Tshikitisvili), Coulibaly (Ramdane), Gerber, Kobiashvili (Willi); Sellimi, Tanko