Matteo misses UEFA tie

Last updated : 30 October 2002 By The Gas Man
The united skipper will miss the game at Elland Road following recent keyhole surgery on a long-standing knee injury, which has kept him out of Uniteds last two games.

Hapoel took a major Premiership scalp in last season's competition when they defeated Chelsea, and midfielder Yossi Abuksis is confident that they can repeat the trick and gain a first-leg advatage ahead of the return in the neutral venue of Florence.

He said: "We are expecting a similar game to the two matches we played against Chelsea. We know we will have to give 110% - in discipline, in physical commitment and in teamwork - in order to come away with a decent result.

Ian Harte is expected to be recalled to the Leeds side.

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