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Matchday Preview: Manchester United Take On Charlton Athletic In English League Cup

A look at what’s happening in European football with Manchester United in Englush League Cup action and Inter Milan take on Parma in Italian Cup.

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A look at what’s happening in European football on Tuesday:

ENGLAND

In a busy period in English soccer, attention switches to the League Cup as the competition enters the quarterfinal stage. Manchester United got the best draw of anyone with a home match against third-tier Charlton and will be seeking an eighth straight victory in all competitions. Another win will put United in excellent shape for a Manchester derby against City in the Premier League this weekend. The other match sees Newcastle host Leicester in an all-Premier League matchup. Newcastle will be looking to bounce back from losing to third-tier Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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ITALY

Inter Milan will again be without forward Romelu Lukaku when it kicks off its defense of the Italian Cup at home to second-division Parma. Lukaku has struggled with injuries, this time a knee problem. The Nerazzurri have won the competition eight times, while Parma has three wins – the latest in 2002. Inter started the year with a confidence-boosting win over Serie A leader Napoli but a late goal saw it held at Monza to 2-2 on Saturday. Parma has won only one of its past six matches.

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