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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary


FC Barcelona failed in two attempts to beat Rubin Kazan in last year's UEFA Champions League group stage and the Spanish champions will have to win in Russia to finally break that hex today.

Rubin Kazan-Barcelona is just one of several enticing match-ups today. Inter Milan takes on Werder Bremen and Tottenham faces FC Twente in two other quality tilts. Then you have U.S. national team midfielders Maurice Edu and Jermaine Jones in action, with Edu's Rangers taking on Bursaspor and Jones' Schalke playing Benfica.

Here is a rundown of today's schedule:

12:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Rubin Kazan vs. FC Barcelona

2:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Valencia vs. Manchester United

2:30pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Tottenham vs. FC Twente

2:30pm– DirecTV 482- Rangers vs. Bursaspor

2:30pm– DirecTV 484- Schalke 04 vs. Benfica

2:30pm– DirecTV 483- Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Lyon

2:30pm– DirecTV 481- Inter Milan vs. Werder Bremen

2:30pm– DirecTV 485- Panathinaikos vs. Copenhagen

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

 Enjoy the action.


  1. You just a hater that’s all. That was a goal that came out of his first touch and his sense of awareness was also important. Knowing where he was, he touched the ball into space before firing into the net. It was not the pass, but his touch. So Altidore scored ONE goal in EPL, is he better? Plus he has Rooney, Berbatov, Owen and Macheda ahead of him on the depth chart.

  2. I don’t think “chicharooney” will be a bench warmer this season. Sir Alex was looking for precisely this to put all doubts to rest, a guy who comes in from the bench and resolves an uphill battle with the winning goal in a Champions League game. Cool, collected and definitive. Credit were credit is due!

  3. We do need a Javier Hernandez in the US. His 2 goals in the WC were pure class. One a long pass from Rojo Marquez – chested it down perfectly, right outside the box and going away from keeper and puts it in. Second one was even better, against the Argies. That one was beautimus.

  4. I’ll pass on him. He hasn’t scored in the EPL, so I don’t consider him that good just yet. I still feel he will be a bench warmer as the season progresses.

  5. Spectacularly saved by a keeper who was off his line by four feet and with another 3-4 defenders in the box… the ref didn’t catch and/or call that is beyond belief.

  6. I usually cheer for the English clubs, but I like Valencia’s grit. And I love it when lower tier teams pip upper tier teams. Plus I like the bat on the crest.


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