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Momodou Ceesay's Zilina wait on Chelsea in Champions League opener

Sep 13, 2010, 2:01 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Slovakian football champions MSK Zilina are set to host Chelsea in the Group F Champions League 2010/2011 on Wednesday at the Stadion Pod Dubnom.

Gambia international solid goal hunter Momodou Ceesay, the third and youngest Gambian to play at Champions league stage, will open his campaign with home support against Premier League giants.

Zilina, who beat Tatran Presov 2 - 1 on Saturday, are on course to winning their first champions league opener on Wednesday. 

Momodou Ceesay played for 71 minutes before resting his leg for Majtan when Zilina took away all the points needed from bottom placed Presov to maintain top spot in the Slovakian Super Liga.

Group-mates Marseille will host Spartak Moscow all in Wednesday champions league matches.

In the United States, with his club now winless in six matches and the prospects of being on the outside looking in when it comes to the post-season now increasing by the game, Amadou Sanyang's Toronto FC's manager Preki placed a majority of the blame for Toronto's 1-0 loss to D.C. United squarely on the Major League Soccer schedule-makers and TV broadcasters.

Omar Jasseh's San Jose Earthquakes created the better chances, but could not find a way through as they battled visitors, FC Dallas, to a goaless draw on Saturday.

Njogu Demba's Odense BK lost to FC Nordsjaelland on Saturday in the Danish league.

Tijan Jaiteh's Brann thrashed Tromso 3-0 to climb up to 27 points in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on Saturday.

In Sweden, Gambian football star Amadou Jawo's Elfsborg laid a 2-0 win over Mjallby to further secure its fourth position in the Swedish Allsvenskan table at 37 points on Saturday.