Your Running Commentary

UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

Oguchi Onyewu and FC Twente need a comeback of epic proportions to keep their UEFA Europa League hopes afloat after being drilled by Giuseppe Rossi and Villarreal in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup. Twente managed a late away goal in the opening leg to keep its flame flickering but still trails its Spanish opponent by four goals.

Fellow Dutch club PSV Eindhoven is also in need of a major comeback after dropping its first leg to Benfica, 4-1. Sporting Braga and Dynamo Kiev are locked in the only remaining battle with imminent suspense, while another Portuguese side, Porto, is already through to the semifinals after a 5-2 thrashing (10-3 aggregate) of Spartak Moscow. Here's the TV schedule for the day's remaining matches:

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 482 – FC Twente vs. Villarreal (Villarreal leads, 5-1, on aggregate)

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 483 – Sporting Braga vs. Dynamo Kiev (Teams tied, 1-1, on aggregate)

3:05 p.m. – DirectTV 484/GOLTV – PSV Eindhoven vs. Benfica (Benfica leads, 4-1, on aggregate)

If you will be watching any of Thursday's Europa League games, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action.

  • Slyboy

    Wow, these games are exciting guys. At this point i would rather watch any of these than Barcelona stomp on a hopeless team.


  • Dr.MonkeyArmy

    Porto is exceptionally good this season. If memory serves me right they have only lost one match all season…to Sevilla maybe.


  • OOOSportLisboaeBenficaCampeao!

    They lost three in fact. Lost 2-1 to Nacional in a League Cup game, 2-0 to Benfica in the Portuguese Cup semi-final first leg, and lastly 1-0 to Sevilla in the Europa League round of 32 second leg. Incredible season they are having, but too bad the League title is the only silverware they will win this season.


  • mike

    oh come on, hulk is an amazing striker not yet at his prime. A player like that would never choose a paycut to come to USA. Did you see how many Benfica players from last season have left for top teams this year? Luiz and Ramirez to chelsea and Di Maria to Real. Hulk will only be heading to a major team or he will sit tight at Porto, playing in a World top 10 league, getting a raise, and duking it out in the Champions and europa leagues with the best teams on the planet for the next three seasons minimum if he doesn’t move up. guranteed.


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