European Soccer

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary


FC Barcelona failed in two attempts to beat Rubin Kazan in last year's UEFA Champions League group stage and the Spanish champions will have to win in Russia to finally break that hex today.

Rubin Kazan-Barcelona is just one of several enticing match-ups today. Inter Milan takes on Werder Bremen and Tottenham faces FC Twente in two other quality tilts. Then you have U.S. national team midfielders Maurice Edu and Jermaine Jones in action, with Edu's Rangers taking on Bursaspor and Jones' Schalke playing Benfica.

Here is a rundown of today's schedule:

12:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Rubin Kazan vs. FC Barcelona

2:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Valencia vs. Manchester United

2:30pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Tottenham vs. FC Twente

2:30pm– DirecTV 482- Rangers vs. Bursaspor

2:30pm– DirecTV 484- Schalke 04 vs. Benfica

2:30pm– DirecTV 483- Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Lyon

2:30pm– DirecTV 481- Inter Milan vs. Werder Bremen

2:30pm– DirecTV 485- Panathinaikos vs. Copenhagen

If you will be watching today's Champions League action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

 Enjoy the action.

  • Vince Clortho

    I usually cheer for the English clubs, but I like Valencia’s grit. And I love it when lower tier teams pip upper tier teams. Plus I like the bat on the crest.


  • Spectra

    Dang Edu had a rebound shot from the top of the box that took two deflections before it was stopped dead


  • Spectra

    Rangers take the lead on an awesome volley right in front of the goalie. WOW WOW WOW sorry Edu not involved directly


  • Spectra

    Intermilan is op 2-0 as they run all over werder Breman. This game could easily be 4-0.

    The champs are looking good


  • giaco

    Spectacularly saved by a keeper who was off his line by four feet and with another 3-4 defenders in the box…..how the ref didn’t catch and/or call that is beyond belief.


  • jonk

    At the World Cup was one of the only times I can remember recently when the refs called those sorts of things and made players re-kick.


  • jonk

    Edu just dragged a shot wide right by about a yard. Did well to get a shot off in traffic, though.


  • ericJ

    Man U barely getting that win…sad kinda because Valencia outplayed them all game for the most part.


  • Ivanomartin

    Listening on Talksport. Love how the Brits to a man are totally incapable of correctly pronouncing “Chicharito.”


  • Andy in Atlanta

    Love me some Javier Hernandez!! Wish we had a little pocket rocket like that in the US…


  • Hush

    I’ll pass on him. He hasn’t scored in the EPL, so I don’t consider him that good just yet. I still feel he will be a bench warmer as the season progresses.


  • BenH

    We do need a Javier Hernandez in the US. His 2 goals in the WC were pure class. One a long pass from Rojo Marquez – chested it down perfectly, right outside the box and going away from keeper and puts it in. Second one was even better, against the Argies. That one was beautimus.


  • Joe M.

    I don’t think “chicharooney” will be a bench warmer this season. Sir Alex was looking for precisely this to put all doubts to rest, a guy who comes in from the bench and resolves an uphill battle with the winning goal in a Champions League game. Cool, collected and definitive. Credit were credit is due!


  • footballstar

    You just a hater that’s all. That was a goal that came out of his first touch and his sense of awareness was also important. Knowing where he was, he touched the ball into space before firing into the net. It was not the pass, but his touch. So Altidore scored ONE goal in EPL, is he better? Plus he has Rooney, Berbatov, Owen and Macheda ahead of him on the depth chart.


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