FOOTBALL: My Pal Luis Will Figo and Do Us Favour

Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland), November 27, 2005 | Go to article overview

FOOTBALL: My Pal Luis Will Figo and Do Us Favour


Byline: By Gavin BERRY

VITOR BAIA will phone countryman Luis Figo and BEG him to put one over on Rangers next month to save Porto's Champions League dream.

Only a win for the Portuguese side away to Artmedia Bratislava in their final Group H match and victory for Inter Milan at Ibrox would send Porto through to the knockout stages.

The Italians, though, have already qualified for the second phase, sparking talk of boss Roberto Mancini fielding a weakened side to face the Light Blues.

And that's why Porto keeper Baia is set to contact international team-mate and Inter ace Figo to plead with him to give his all and rally the Serie A troops to dump Alex McLeish's side.

Baia is convinced his own team-mates will pick themselves up from the midweek draw at home to Rangers and win in Slovakia.

And then it will be a case of relying on Figo and friends to do Co Adriaanse's team a favour by making sure Gers don't take even a point at Ibrox.

Baia said: "I have to call Figo to ask him to do everything to make sure Inter Milan win in Scotland on the last day.

"I know the Inter players are professional and will not go to Glasgow for a holiday. …

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