Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Daniel Antunez and FC Inter head to the capital of Finland on Wednesday to show their stuff against Veikkausliiga leaders HJK at Sonera Stadium.
Antunez started and played 88 minutes over the weekend in his first match back since an injury cost him nearly two months of action.
The American is expected to be in the starting lineup for the visitors and will take his normal spot on Inter's back line.
A resounding 0-3 win in Vaasa over VPS gives Inter a bit of confidence heading into the contest with Finland's perennial power.
Inter head coach Job Dragtsma will be bolstered by the return of Nigerian playmaker Kennedy Nwanganga.
The brawny 20 year old's explosiveness is nicely complimented with Henri Lehtonen's knack for scoring goals giving Inter a formidable attack.
HJK head coach Ville Wllén may find it tough to keep his squad's focus on the task at hand as Saturday's Finnish Cup final versus TPS looms over the horizon.
Ville Nikkarin is suspended for Inter while Joni Aho, Timo Furuholm, Jermu Gustafsson and Davi Rancan are injured and unavailable.
HJK have a full squad.