CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON - Friday, April 30, 2010
The American duo make a cross-town trip on Sunday evening to face their arch-rivals with a chance to reach the top spot of the Champions League playoff standings.
Eddie Johnson will try to build upon his two-goal performance as a potential starter and Freddy Adu can also expect to see some action on the left side.
Hector Cuper's men shocked the regular season runners-up Olympiacos last Wednesday in a 2-0 win, bringing the Martians to within a point of the top of the post-season standings.
PAOK are coming off a scoreless draw against AEK Athens, and will be chomping at the bit not only with Champions League qualification at stake, but to avenge their 2-0 loss to Aris last March.
Although Aris performed well against Olympiacos with several absences, coach Hector Cuper will have Javier Campora at his disposition. Toni Calvo and Mehdi Nafti are questionable, while the unfortunate Ian Daly picked up yet another injury in training this week. Carlos Arano will still be unavailable while serving the last of a three-game suspension.
On the PAOK side of Toumba Stadium, Brazilian midfielder Cristiano continues his recovery for Portuguese tactician Fernando Santos.