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By RYAN TOLMICH
The UEFA Champions League will conclude its playoff round Wednesday with five matches set to determine the remaining entrants into the tournament’s group stage.
Wednesday’s action is highlighted by Arsenal, who are set to host Turkish side Besiktas following a 0-0 draw in Turkey last week. The Gunners overcame the dismissal of star midfielder Aaron Ramsey last time out, but Arsene Wenger’s men will have to be strong defensively to avoid conceding costly away goals to Demba Ba and Beskitas.
Meanwhile, the CONCACAF Champions League features a pair of games as well, headlined by Mexican side Club Leon’s clash with Costa Rica’s C.S. Herediano. Fellow Liga MX side Pachuca will also be in action Wednesday with a visit to Guatemala’s Municipal, who won the tournament in 1974.
In other action, D.C. United takes on the LA Galaxy in MLS league play, while the Copa MX resumes when Chivas de Guadalajara takes on Zacatepec and Morelia takes on Celaya.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
2:45 p.m. Ludogorets vs. Steaua Bucuresti – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – Malmo FF vs. Red Bull Salzburg – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – Athletic Bilbao vs. Napoli – ESPN Deportes/ Fox Sports 2
2:45 p.m. – Arsenal vs. Besiktas – Fox Sports 1
2:45 p.m. – Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Copenhagen – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – Branford City vs. Leeds United – beIN Sports USA
7:55 p.m. – Morelia vs. Celaya – ESPN Deportes
8:00 p.m. – Club Leon vs. CS Herediano – Univision Deportes
10:00 p.m. – Municipal vs. Pachuca – Univision Deportes
9:50 p.m. – Zacatepec vs. Chivas de Guadalajara – ESPN Deportes
10:30 p.m. – LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United – MLS Direct Kick