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Elderson Echiejile was sent Off for the second time this season as his Portuguese club Sporting Braga lost 2-1 at Estoril on Friday.
Nigeria international Elderson first saw red after two bookings this season when he was sent off in February in a 3-2 home win over Vitoria Guimaraes.
On Friday night, the Nigeria defender was at his best against Estoril only to get a straight red card in the 84th minute for a late tackle.

This was Braga first loss to Estoril in the league since the 2005 season.

They remain in fourth place on the league table with 46 points from 27 matches, but are three points outside the bracket for a UEFA Champions League qualifying spot.

Estoril have moved to fifth place on 38 points to join Braga in the Europa League qualification bracket.
Another Nigeria star who has been axed is Millwall skipper Danny Shittu, who will serve a one-match ban following his red card after the final whistle of Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat by Blackburn.
Shittu will therefore miss this weekend’s match against Nottingham Forest. The big centre-half is joined by Shane Lowry, who completes a three-match suspension for 15 bookings.


Mark Beevers was deputising at left-back for Lowry, but he is now likely to move back to centre-half in place of Shittu.  Shittu has been rock solid in defence for his London club and he is set to be offered a new two-year deal by The Lions.

EX-PARIS Saint-Germain boss Luis Fernandez says Barcelona are not "dead" following their Champions League humiliation on Tuesday night.
The Catalans won the competition in 2009 and 2011 and have all but wrapped up the Liga title this term, but despite their success in recent years, Bayern Munich left the club on the verge of a semi-final exit with a 4-0
humbling of Tito Vilanova's side.
And with some quarters of the media tipping a shift in power in European football, Fernandez has leapt to Barcelona's defence, insisting that they remain a force to be reckoned with.
"We love this Barca, this Barca is not dead! Barcelona, it's a game, it's a style, it is not finished," he said on his RMC show.
"When we look at what there is behind [the side], training, young people who go up [to the first team], it works. The day after the game against Bayern I was at the training centre. When you see the youth, the application, the style, it has to be said that it will remain.
"We'll still enjoy this team. They fell against a team who knew how to play them."

Barcelona will face Bayern in the second-leg of their Champions League final on May 1 at Camp Nou.

Beating Bayern will be difficult-Vilanova
Tito Vilanova has conceded that Barcelona will struggle reach the UEFA Champions League final following a first-leg defeat to Bayern Munich.

 

BARCELONA midfielder Cesc Fabregas is desperate to reach the Champions League final – and to face bitter rivals Real Madrid at Wembley.
The La Liga giants take on Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the last four of the competition and, while he acknowledges the formidable task of defeating the newly crowned Bundesliga champions, the former Arsenal captain is keen for an El Clasico showdown in May.
“I want a Real Madrid-Barcelona final. It would be a very important game in the history of football," Fabregas told radio station RAC1.
“However, first we must think of the semi-final against Bayern. This will be extremely tough, a huge game.”
Fabregas spoke about the impact of the returns of Tito Vilanova and Eric Abidal to the Barca camp, revealing how the duo's respective battles against cancer have been inspirations to the squad.
“Tito and Abidal have given us a lot of inner strength to continue to fight until the final," he said.

PSV Eindhoven midfielder Mark van Bommel believes Barcelona or Bayern Munich will win this season's Champions League. The 35-year-old has enjoyed spells with both clubs during his career, conquering Europe with Barcelona in 2006.
He believes that, despite the quality Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund possess, the other two are the strongest out of the four sides.
"Many are saying that Bayern are slight favourites, but I see things differently. The team that Lionel Messi plays for is never an outsider, and both teams are equally strong," van Bommel told El Mundo Deportivo.
“Bayern Munich and Barcelona are the two best teams in Europe and I am sure that the winner of this tie will win the Champions League.”
When asked which side he wanted to progress from their semi-final, van Bommel insisted he did not have a preference.
"I'm neutral. I have played for both clubs, and I had a great time at both, even though I was at Bayern significantly longer," he said.
“I am sure that we will see two special games.”

TERRY Venables believes the blame would lie with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy – and not André Villas-Boas – should Spurs miss out on Champions League qualification this season.
The former Spurs boss Venables argues that Levy would be to blame should the Lilywhites miss out on a Champions League spot – because of his failure to bring in attacking reinforcements in the January transfer window.
“Do not blame André Villas-Boas if Tottenham fail to book a Champions League slot this season,” Venables wrote in his column in the Sun.
“The knives will undoubtedly be out for the manager should his Spurs side finish outside the top four. But I think it would be wrong if he carried the can.
“If the Lilywhites’ season does end in disaster, fingers should be pointed at the boardroom where chairman Daniel Levy’s failure to sign a much-needed striker in January looks as though it could prove costly.”

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