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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary


The UEFA Champions League action continues today across Europe, just a day after some shocking results turned the tournamant on its ear.

Roma’s stunning loss to CFR Cluj and Werder Bremen’s tie vs. Anorthosis Famagusta have all the remaining match favorites focusing a little more closely today. Will BATE Borisov match those results by registering a point or three against Real Madrid? Can former FC Dallas midfielder Juan Toja and Steaua Bucharest knock off Bayern Munich today?

While upsets are a possibility, there is no doubting the marquee match of the day: Villarreal at Manchester United. Jozy Altidore won’t be in uniform, but it’s still a can’t-miss match as Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his season debut after off-season ankle surgery.

For those of you planning on taking in some of today’s action, here is today’s TV schedule:

UEFA Champions League TV Schedule

  • 2:30pm– ESPN2- Villarreal at Manchester United (LIVE)
  • 2:30pm– ESPN Deportes- BATE Borisov at Real Madrid (LIVE)
  • 2:30pm– Setanta USA- Arsenal at Dynamo Kiev (LIVE)
  • 2:30pm– Arsenal at Dynamo Kiev (LIVE)
  • 5pm– ESPN Classic- BATE Borisov at Real Madrid
  • 5pm– ESPN Deportes- Villarreal at Manchester United
  • 5:35pm– Setanta USA- Fenerbahce at Porto
  • 7:30pm– Setanta USA- Zenit St. Petersburg at Juventus

Make this the place for you to discuss today’s matches. If you are watching, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the match (for a rundown of all of today’s UEFA Champions League matches you can go to the jump):

Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League Schedule

Group E

  • AaB at Celtic
  • Villarreal at Manchester United

Can Man Utd shake off its weak effort against Liverpool? It had better because Marco Senna, Santi Cazorla and Co. will burn the Red Devils if they come out flat.

Group F

  • Fiorentina at Lyon
  • Bayern Munich at Steaua Bucharest

You need to see Lyon striker Karim Benzema in action, and Fiorentina should provide him with a tough test, led by central defender Alessandro Gamberini. Also check for former FC Dallas midfielder Juan Toja, who faces Bayern Munich today.

Group G

  • Arsenal at Dynamo Kiev
  • Fenerbahce at FC Porto

Can Fenerbahce put together another dream run like last season? It starts here against a Porto side that features Colombian midfield ace Freddy Gaurin and Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez, as well as recent Inter Milan castoff Pele.

Group H

  • Zenit St. Petersburg at Juventus
  • BATE Borisov at Real Madrid

Andrei Arshavin begins his quest for a big winter transfer by facing a Juventus team eager to make an impact after two years away from the Champions League.

What matches and match-ups will you be looking forward to today? Share your thoughts on today’s action below.


  1. Geez, the matches were a bit of a snooze today. ManU-Villareal-Celtic-Allborg….zippy goals.

    I realize that goals are not the sole deciding criteria for interesting footie but they do help.

    Tuesday – 22 goals

    Wednesday – 14 goals

    14 in 8 games is kinda sorry. Kinda like 8 replays of a Bolton-Blackburn kickfest.

    (no offense to the fans of either of those fine clubs)


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