The UEFA Champions League group stage is about to kick off today with some intriguing match-ups and some clubs some of you may have not heard of before.
Liverpool will travel to France to take on Marseille in today’s marquee match-up. Other top match-ups include Atletico Madrid-PSV Eindhoven as well as FC Barcelona vs. Sporting Lisbon.
For those of you who intend on taking in some of the action on TV, here is the TV schedule for today’s UEFA Champions League action:
- 2:30pm- ESPN2/ESPN360.com- Bordeaux at Chelsea (LIVE)
- 2:30pm- ESPN Deportes- Sporting Lisbon at FC Barcelona (LIVE)
- 2:30pm- Setanta USA- Marseille at Liverpool (LIVE)
- 5pm- ESPN Classic- Sporting Lisbon at FC Barcelona
- 5pm- ESPN Deportes- PSV Eindhoven vs. Atletico Madrid
- 5:35pm- Setanta USA- Panathanaikos at Inter Milan
- 7:15pm- Setanta USA- PSV Eindhoven vs. Atletico Madrid
- 7:30pm- ESPN Deportes- Panathanaikos at Inter Milan
If you will be watching the action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the matches.
Ya pe, Ives! Y la Copa Sudamericana?! 😀
Sport Ancash (PERU) 4 Nublense of Chile 0
good month for Peruvian footy!
2 goals by Steven Gerrard 😀 The man is on FIRE.
Christ almighty, Bremen WHY CANT YOU PUT THE BALL IN THE NET. Its like watching TFC.
KLOSE WHY DID YOU EVER LEAVE YOU BASTARD!!
Anorthosis outshot 17-3 but holding on for the road draw so far…
Iffy penalty call puts Sporting down 2 in Barcalona
He’s the boss on the wing, ah?
My PSV-A Madrid feed is badly in and out, but that was a 2nd goal by Aguero
sorry roberto. bosingwa. got it. Although for a right back Boswi- i mean Bosingwa has been in my mind the most dangerous player for Chelsea.
Chelsea playing like the team they should: A team that has 9 wins and 3 draws in the last 12 CL Matches. No one really looks off although Mikel and Terry haven’t had the night i would have hoped. Not bad but still some what dissapointing.
Loving my pick of Aguero for my fantasy CL captain 🙂
boswinga?? What is wrong with you people?? Bosingwa… Get it? Bo sing wa
2-0 Chelsea in the 37th minute.
Chelsea absolutely controlling this game.
Lampard puts a great volley chance wide. and the Service provider was again none other than Boswinga Bordeaux need some help on their left side.
Same result, 2-1 Liverpool, both by Gerrard. Terrible penalty to give up, Babel took a long ball into the box, does a step over and juke, and the defender just trips him. No one to blame but yourself, son.
But Marseille almost tie it up again on the restart!
Gerrard converts… wait! Kuyt in too early, rekick.
PENALTY to Liverpool
GOAL Joe Cole scores off a corner in the 30th minute
Stevie G. ties it up two minutes later with a phenomenal looping shot 27 yards away giving the GK no chance to reach it.
And right back!!! Gerrard blasts one in, after an awesome steal and 60 yd dash by Torres, dumps it off to Kuyt, who finds the trailing Gerrard. What a shot.
Marseille 1, Liverpool 0, 24th minute.
I nice weighted chip through ball over the top of the Liverpool defense drops in front of a streaking Cara, who is all alone in the box. Cara take a touch for the goal.
Oh no! Liverpool get shredded on a breakaway, 1-0 Frenchies
Near own goal by Bordeaux. Boswinga sends ANOTHER dangerous cross and an intended clearence turned into a shot on goal, only a brilliant save by the keeper stopped it.
Weird – Liverpool’s shirts don’t have “Carlsberg” sponsorship tonight
Lampard scores off a perfect Boswinga cross. Bordeaux’s marking was hopeless there.
A Madrid scores against PSV in the 9th. They had about 5 players forward in attack, and made a great team goal passing it around the box. Then they steal the restart and force a diving save on a 20 yd blast.
Derek Rae and Tommy Smith are right in saying Mikel is going to be huge. I say one assist before the end of today.
Entertaining start to PSV-A Madrid, good chances by both in the first 3 mins.
Kinda strange though, I have residual loyalty to PSV from their run to the semi’s behind DeMarcus Beasley, but I don’t recognize anyone in their starting lineup.