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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Dimitar Berbatov (AP)

If you have been yearning for a weekend day loaded with high-profile soccer matches to watch, then today is your day.

This Sunday boasts a plethora of must-see match-ups from every top league in Europe. From the Carling Cup final featuring Manchester United and Tottenham, to the Bayern-Bremen, Roma-Inter, Barcelona-Atletico Madrid and Rennes-Lyon match-ups, there is something for everybody.

Would you prefer some Latin American soccer? There's some of that as well, with San Luis-Club America and Sao Paolo-Santos also on the slate.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's full TV schedule is after the jump).

Sunday Soccer on TV

9:30am- Vitesse Arnhem at Feyenoord

9:55am- Setanta USA/ESPN360- Manchester United vs. Tottenham (Carling Cup Final)

10am- FSC- Stoke City at Aston Villa

11am- GolTV- Bayern Munich at Werder Bremen

11am- Fox Sports Espanol- River Plate at San Lorenzo

Noon- FSC- AC Milan at Sampdoria

1pm- GolTV- Barcelona at Atletico Madrid

1pm- Telemundo- Tigres at UNAM Pumas

2:30pm- FSC- AS Roma at Inter Milan

2:55pm- Setanta USA- Rennes at Lyon

3pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna at Necaxa

3pm- Azteca America- Atlas at Puebla

3pm- GolTV- Sao Paulo at Santos

4:30pm- FSC- Newcastle at Bolton

5pm- Setanta USA- Blackburn at Hull

5pm- Univision- San Luis at Club America

6pm- Azteca America- Jaguares vs. Indios



  1. watching the rennes game
    80th minute, bocanegra seems to be playing well.

    rennes could easily have drawn or be leading this game, Briand has had two chances that he should have put away, and the Lyon keeper has made some good saves. Surprised by how good both these teams look on the attack, technically. The game is fast and end to end, good stuff.

  2. Barca have been living dangerously for a while now. Yes, their attack can be unstoppable, but they concede WAY too many goals for topflight competition. In their four game winless streak (two losses, two ties) they have averaged 2 goals against a game, They record shutouts against teams like Mallorca and concede to teams like Numancia. when you consistently leak goals at home to significantly weaker clubs, it will catch up to you. their offense had been on fire, but you can’t expect to win every match 5-2. I wouldn’t call it a CL letdown, since they come home with an away goal in their pocket, more of an eventual lapse. it must give Lyon hope though, that scoring 2-3 goals at Camp Nou isn’t an impossibility right now.

    Inter has to travel to Old Trafford, so was likely looking past Roma a bit. As strong as Roma is, the thought of needing to go score at Old Trafford right now has to be a bit more focusing of the mind. as, frankly, happened to ManU in the Carling today, once again they were simply unable to finish (as had been the case at San Siro last week)

    by the way, the fact that Tevez, Ronaldo and RioF all went 120 minutes today has to leave the Special One salivating a little bit. how much will CR07 be able to give in three days time?

  3. Just wanted to let everyone know that Michael Parkhurst started his 1st game for FC Nordsjælland. I didn’t see the game, but Nordsjælland drew 1-1 with Vejle.

  4. WTF is going on today? Barca lose, Inter are down 2-nil… a little post champions league letdown for the 2 powers? Nifty goal by Riise for Roma though.

  5. What a flip-flop in the Barca game — Eto misses an easy shot, then Aguero takes advantage of a defensive mistake 30 seconds later…

  6. Odd that Podolski seems to only perform for the national team but is crap for club. He needs FC Koln. Be a big star on a mid-table club for him.

    However Miroslav Klose is a brillant striker but still underestimated when compared to the likes of Torres, Villa, Ibrahimovic, Van Persie, Rooney, Van Nistlerooy.

  7. Michael Bradley will be a star in the Bundesliga. Even if BMG get relegated i can see him getting picked up by Wolfsburg or Borussia Dortmund or Bremen. His stock can only rise. Hope he adapts to the Bundesliga and stay there.

    More of our young players need to head to leagues like the NL-best for teaching and or Germany/France. Our players are either fast so go for France. Or strong and defense minded- go for Germany.

  8. Okay, who can confirm Freddy is some kind of slacker or that he doesn’t respect his coaching staff? I need some kind of justification to accept his lack of playing/bench time this season… Has their been any official word from Monaco’s coaching staff, or even Benfica’s, coming out publicly and explaining why he can’t even make the bench for these teams? I heard he looked good in the exhibition against Juve during their winter break and hoped it would win him some time, but alas, nothing has changed.. very frustrating.

  9. Donovan needs to head back to Galaxy and kick start the season right and score a hell of a lot of goals. Maybe he can get picked up by a mid-table club in Spain or Germany. He needs to be in EUROPE but not for a major club. He needs to start every week and be a star.

  10. Brett – You’re right, he did deserve a chance against Koln, but Rummenigge made a big stink and probably threatened Klinsi with his job, so Poldi got the nod. This may also explains why Man City made a call to Klinsmann.

    Did you see the clip of Donovan in training on Friday? Unlike other training videos, he looked like crap in this session, and you could tell this may have gotten to his head. Give Klinsmann credit for trying to keep him focused and showcasing his skills.

  11. Does Tottenham get the UEFA spot since they were a runner-up to Man U who already claim a CL spot?

    Sucks cause Everton is gonna be fighting Arsenal for the 5th spot as an entry to the UEFA Cup. They still have the FA Cup same as Fulham.

    Come on Timmy and Dempsey. Get into Europe.

    Bocanegra and Rennes are fighting off their ass to get back into Europe.

  12. Poldi had 44 minutes to prove he worth a crap and blew two quality chances. Donovan had 13 minutes and had a chance on goal with a header, snagged by the Bremen GK, although LD was called off-side. At least he made a good effort on goal; whereas Poldi blew all of his his.

    I am not mad at Bayern, although they suck of late. I am mad at Donovan for not making the most of his opportunities. While he played well, he just didn’t convert and today was one more chance. If Toni is still out, he may get another chance in the DFB Pokal this week.

  13. “Swivel hips, like a Turkish stripper”

    Ray Hudson quote of the day, describing Messi’s goal against A. Madrid.

  14. I don’t even care about Donovan at Bayern anymore. He fought into a spot with a top club, so another lower club is definitely going to give him a chance to be a regular player.

    I’m officially rooting against BM in the Bundesliga now. Landon deserved at least one chance to start a match before his loan ends, but no matter.

  15. Donovan had no reasonable chance to make a lasting impact on the game. He put together a couple of good passes in the middle. But BM were goint through opposite side of the field consistently and not even remotely looking to switch points of the attack.

  16. Man U will be kicking first, and Ryan Giggs steps up for the first penalty.

    GOAL! Giggs goes to his right, Gomes guessed the right way, and the ball went off the post and in.

    O’Hara is the next one up.

    SAVED! O’Hara sent it right, but not far enough.

  17. 33rd minute- Anderson takes a shot from the left which was nowhere near the goal, and it will probably be the last bit of drama before penalties.

    And it is, 2nd half over, and Penalties are all that’s left.

  18. 18th minute- Corner was wasted. Tottenham came back the other way, with O’Hara given the ball back with a lot of space, but shooting the ball well high from distance.

    19th minute- Scholes with a yellow, and Tottenham have a free kick which Bentley sent in, a cross which was hit too long and ended up hitting the top of the goal.


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