The UEFA Champions League is back in action today, with eight matches featuring some of the world’s top teams.
Here is today’s broadcast schedule for those of you who missed Monday’s preview:
- 12:30pm– ESPN Deportes and ESPN360.com- Real Madrid at Zenit St. Petersburg (Live)
- 2:45pm– ESPN2- Manchester United at Aalborg BK (Live)
- 2:45pm– Setanta USA- FC Porto at Arsenal (Live)
- 2:45pm– ESPN360.com- Celtic at Villarreal (Live)
- 5pm– ESPN Classic- Real Madrid at Zenit St. Petersburg
- 5:40pm– Setanta USA- Dynamo Kiev at Fenerbahce
- 7:30pm– Setanta USA- Lyon at Bayern Munich
- 7:3pm– ESPN Deportes- Manchester United at Aalborg BK
If you will be watching today’s matches, please feel free to check in here throughout the day with your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.
@Steve B: Each team must submit a roster of 18 or 20 to UEFA that will be used for the group phase. Villareal did not include Jozy on that roster so he will not feature in any of the six group phase games. Assuming Villareal goes thru, he may still get a chance to play in the knockout rounds.
I looked on the Villareal website, and they said that Jozy Altidore is ineligible for the game today. Can someone shed some light on this? Is that all champions league matches? Is that only today? Thanks.
DON’T FORGET THAT THE FIFA FUTSAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HAS STARTED AND THE U.S. PLAYS PARAGUAY TONIGHT (ON GALAVISION). MULTIPLE GAMES ARE BEING TELECAST ON GALAVISION. THIS IS SUPPOSEDLY THE GREAT FALCAO’S LAST TOURNAMENT, SO WATCH A PLAYER AS GREAT AT HIS GAME AS MARADONA OR PELE WAS AT THEIRS PLAY ONE LAST TIME.
the arsenal win 4-0
berba with 2 for ManU to make it 3-0
Wow…scissors-kick on a bouncing cross…
what a goal by Berba
You’re right, Ives….Villareal is in control.
You know, it’s actually refreshing when a Scottish team goes down a goal because then they actually have to play football. And when they do, they’re not too bad at it. CL is still a better place without Rangers or Celtic playing for a nil-nil kickfest.
ManU just improved then.
2115: Meanwhile, an update on Paul Scholes: he has knee ligament damage.
from the BBC
Tevez with a strong run decides to play back into CR instead of shooting. Should have shot.
and thats 4 for arsenal
Ade converts the penalty
Villarreal up 1-0 now, in complete control. Rossi’s come close a few times. Those of you wondering why I’m not doing a running commentary. I’m getting my brakes fixed at a place that happens to have ESPN Deportes showing (and yes, I have my laptop with me).
GOAL VILLARREAL!!! Marco Senna with a curling free kick. What a beauty.
Aalborg defender with an awful trap, puts it up in the air, Berbatov pounces and smacks it home from the 18
ooooooooooooo what a hit by Berbatov! Dumb mistake by Aalborg
Robin van persie once again!
yeaaa just a little better than the Hull game
they have serious issues in the back. Toure/Gallas just isnt working. Cesc finally seems to be finding his legs which is nice. Adebayor hasn’t looked good today, nor has Nasri. Theo is tearing up the wing as always, couple chances
Just a shout out to Ryan Guy, American playing abroad in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Athletic, as they draw scoreless against Vorinin and Hernatha Berlin. They go out on aggregate, but another solid showing against a big team by a league of ireland side.
RSF, looks like they’re playing better than vs. Hull. (sorry, couldn’t resist). Seriously though…which Gunners team will show up for THIS game. Hard to tell from week to week.
ManU is going to be on because they are the defending champions. Also, they are the most popular club in the world. Also, most US fans are EPL fans and ratings count so they’ll show the top EPL teams as much as possible.
That being said, I agree that ManU playing some minnow is not quite as compelling as some of the other matches. Oh, and I hate the Red Evil Empire.
Arsenal aren’t playing great but they’re getting the job done
Can you please use your connections at ESPN to beg them to stop broadcasting the steady diet of Chelsea/MUFC/Arsenal and actually try to show the most exciting game of the week ?
I do not see the interest of Aalborg-MUFC (esp. when compared to a Munich-Lyon), unless someone at ESPN has an extremely unhealthy crush on C. Ronaldo and the dozen of eggs he pours on his hair.
1-nil to the arsenal thanks to brilliant passing and a solid van persie finish
Celtic @ Villarreal is LIVE on ESPN Deportes as well as ESPN360.
Jeez, what a game. Zenit is so close to being a truly elite side. Woodwork, awesome saves by Casillas, and some poor finishing was the difference here.
Both keepers made great saves in this one. It was SUCH a good football game.
Zenit St Pete 1-2 Real Madrid
Ug. Only on odd ESPN stations. Stuck watching EPL again.
Darn! Didn’t realize there was an even-earlier game.
The skill on display in this Zenit-Real Madrid game is stunning. The defenses are a bit ragged but I think that’s largely because every time a team gets possession, the whole f’n roster pours forward. Really, really good football.