More Carling Cup action highlights a busy mid-week slate of European soccer for Wednesday afternoon. Newcastle takes on Chelsea, while Aston Villa hosts Blackburn Rovers in the higher profile meetings of the day's competition.
Villa's match will provide a chance for seldom-used U.S. goalie Brad Guzan to spell Brad Friedel in the Villa goal. Guzan has previously featured in Cup competitions in the past, and is in the starting lineup today against Blackburn. Joining Guzan in a rare first-team appearance is American defender Eric Lichaj.
Action from the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga is also on the slate, with AC Milan attempting to put a good run of form together against Lazio, while Inter hosts Bari.
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