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The second match of the 2014 Emirates Cup is between Benfica and Arsenal on August 02, 23:20 (GMT+8) in Emirates Stadium. Records show that Benfica have an edge against Arsenal considering their UEFA rankings, as well as the result of the two teams’ last match back in 2011 wherein Benfica defeated Arsenal (2-1). But football is unpredictable and 2011 was 3 years ago. Will Benfica smash Arsenal in its own home ground?
The match between Valencia C.F. and AS Monaco on August 02, 21:00 (GMT+8) in Emirates Stadium, England, is said to be a firecracker of a match, marking the opening of this year's Emirates Cup, and why not? This is the meeting of an exciting La Liga side vs Ligue 1’s second best team. Both squads are expected to show off – this is AS Monaco’s first time here, and Valencia’s second following their 2007 appearance.
Paris Saint-Germain, the current Ligue 1 champs, are arguably the strongest team in France so far, but Guingamp almost beat them the last time they met, with both teams settling for a 1-1 draw last January 26. Guingamp get the chance to duplicate their 2010 win over PSG as the two teams meet in France Super Cup. Can Guingamp get the win or will PSG emerge triumphant? Match is on August 2 at 20:00 (GMT+8).
There's not much history between Falkenberg and Malmo but when it comes to pride, both teams are full of it. The first time they met – and the only time, so far - Falkenberg succumbed to a 3-0 defeat. This match is still fresh in the minds of both teams since it happened just last March 30, 2014. Can Falkenberg make adjustments or will Malmo roll to another victory? Match is on August 2 at 22:00(GMT+8).
Häcken are set to visit Norrkoping on August 2 at 22:00 (GMT+8). Häcken appear to have mastery of Norrkoping when they host the game. This is evidenced by the back-to-back Häcken victories over Norrkoping, both played in Häcken’s own turf, and in both instances, Norrkoping finished the match scoreless. But the last time Häcken visited Norrkoping, they lost via a 4-2 scoreline. Will the home team prevail again, or will the visitors assert their might?