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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary


The UEFA Champions League is back in action today, with eight matches that should be entertaining, if not as star-studded as Tuesday’s schedule.

Here is today’s broadcast schedule for those of you who missed my preview of today’s matches):

  • 2:30pm– ESPN2- PSV Eindhoven at Liverpool (Live)
  • 2:30pm– ESPN Deportes- FC Barcelona at Shakhtar Donetsk (Live)
  • 2:30pm– Setanta USA- Chelsea at CFR Cluj Napoca (Live)
  • 4:45pm– ESPN Deportes- PSV Eindhoven at Liverpool
  • 5pm– ESPN Classic- FC Barcelona at Shakhtar Donetsk
  • 5:40pm– Setanta USA- Panathanaikos at Anorthosis Famagusta
  • 7:30pm– Setanta USA- FC Basel at Sporting Lisbon

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.


  1. Anything up today on the Impact and Islanders? Seems like Puerto Rico was unfortunate to get only a single point on the road in Guatemala.

  2. Sporting with a fantastic display today. They will be better when Barca goes to Alvalade for their second meeting and may pull the upset.

  3. I watched the most of the l’pool and PSV game (except for the first 15 minutes) and i have to say that PSV sucks! They didn’t press, they had no urgency, they didn’t play 1-2s, made very few overlapping runs, nothing! It was like they were looking for a tie and when they were down 1-0 and even 2-0, they were happy with the result.

    I can’t believe how many times they would make two passes to the side and then back to the defense. And, their passes to their defense were so poor, the third l’pool goal was an indirect result (Torres gets a hold of a bad back pass, defense fouls, Gerrard buries the ensuing free kick).

    I mean does it take much imagination to make some runs down the side and/or play some 1-2s? What about the Dutch philosophy of using space? An absolute disgrace to Dutch futbol!

    Geez, I hate ESPN and their anglo fetish. Don’t they realize that most people that watch Champions League are futbol fans and want to see a good game versus a Premiership team? Damn, what a waste of 1.5 hours!

  4. With all matches halfway through, here are the scores:

    Liverpool-2, PSV-0

    Bordeaux-1, Roma-0

    Cluj-0, Chelsea-0

    Anorthosis-2, Panathinaikos-1

    Inter-1, Werder Bremen-0

    Shakhtar-1, Barcelona-0

    Sporting-0, Basel-0

    Athletico-2, Marseille-1

  5. Should be a good day of Football. Barcelona will hopefully shake out of their slump. No time for Football today though because its the 1st of Cubtober. Go Cubs Go!


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