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UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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Three of the UEFA Europa League's Round of 32 first legs are in the books, but 13 more remain to be played on Thursday including games involving Americans Sacha Kljestan and Maurice Edu.

Kljestan starts out on the bench as Anderlecht opens up at home against Ajax Amsterdam in one of the more intriguing knockout-stage matchups. Edu is starting at home for Rangers, who welcomes Portuguese power Sporting Lisbon to Ibrox Stadium.

As far as the first legs that have already been played, Aris FC held Manchester City to a 0-0 draw, Oguchi Onyewu's FC Twente defeated Rubin Kazan, 2-0, and Bayer Leverkusen topped FC Metalist Kharkiv, 4-0.

If you will be watching any of Thursday's Europa League matches either on television or via Internet feed, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action (TV schedule is after the jump).


1 p.m. – GOLTV – Benfica vs. Stuttgart

1 p.m. – DirecTV 481 – Napoli vs. Villarreal

1 p.m. – DirecTV 482 – Anderlecht vs. Ajax

1 p.m. – DirecTV 483 – BATE Borisov vs. Paris-St. Germain

1 p.m. – DirecTV 484 – Besiktas vs. Dynamo Kiev

1 p.m. – DirecTV 486 – Lech Poznan vs. Sporting Braga

3:05 p.m. – GOLTV – Sparta Praha vs. Liverpool

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 481 – Sevilla vs. Porto

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 482 – Rangers vs. Sporting Lisbon

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 484 – FC Basel vs. Spartak Moscow

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 485 – Lille vs. PSV Eindhoven

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 486 – BSC Young Boys vs. Zenit-St. Petersburg

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 487 – PAOK Salonika vs. CSKA Moscow


  1. A lot of music blogs I read post something every Sunday or Monday with all the upcoming television appearances for the week. I think that would be an awesome idea as well.

  2. I love this idea! I had the exact idea 3 months ago, man. I mentioned it to Ives but I don’t think he liked it enough because he never replied. Maybe too much on his plate….

    I even had a title – ‘Set Your DVR: Upcoming Midweek Action’ or ‘Set Your DVR: Upcoming Int’l Friendlies’.

  3. the original feed got shut down. google atdhe and you will find several other ones with different names. one is in England so all the times are different, but another looks identical to i don’t want to post them here cause i have heard that people check sites like this so they can shut those sites down. just google it, you’ll find it pretty easily

  4. Avi, Thanks for the line-up…any chance these schedules could be published the day before the event? So, for those of us who suffer at work (or school), could remember to set our DVR?

  5. The real atdhe is at atdhenet[dot]tv. The atdhe[dot]fm is supposedly a fake, although they do provide links that work. However, the fake site’s links aren’t as good or timely in my opinion. *Don’t remember where I read this, so take with grain of salt.

  6. Fabio just dove in the box trying to win a penalty against Stuttgart, replayed show it was a total dive….But if he hadn’t dove the goalie would have made contact. I can’t be mad at the yellow given for the dive, Should have stayed on his feet and maybe my team would have gotten the penalty.

  7. I’d like to catch the Liverpool game, if anyone has any idea where I might find a feed…I used to use atdhe, but they’ve been shut down I guess…


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