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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Whether you're looking for the passion of a derby, or the pressure of a Cup quarterfinal, or even a chance to see the best team in the world, today's schedule of soccer matches has it all for you.

Roma and Lazio will resume their Rome rivalry this morning, with Lazio trying to solidify its hold on the fourth and final Champions League qualifying place in Serie A. Cruz Azul and Club America also square off in what should be an entertaining Mexico City Derby.

The FA Cup will fill the final two semifinal places today as well, with Jonathan Spector looking to join Stuart Holden in the FA Cup semis as West Hame takes on Stoke City.

If last week's Barcelona-Arsenal match left you wishing you could see Barca against a team willing to attack, today could give you what your looking for. Sevilla is at home against Barca and will look to pull the upset.

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 TV schedule is after the jump):


7:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– AC Milan vs. Bari

9:30am-– Willem II vs. Ajax

10am- Fox Soccer Channel– AS Roma vs. Lazio

10am-– Catania vs. Sampdoria

9:55am- Fox Soccer Plus– Stoke City vs. West Ham United (FA Cup)

10:30pm- GolTV– Mainz 05 vs. Bayer Leverkusen

11am-– Brazil vs. Venezuela (CONMEBOL U-17 Championships)

Noon- DirecTV– Real Sociedad vs. Malaga

Noon-– Espanyol vs. Deportivo La Coruna

Noon- DirecTV– Levante vs. Mallorca

Noon- Bordeaux vs. Monaco

Noon- Lille vs. Valenciennes

12:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Manchester City vs. Reading (FA Cup)

1:10pm- Colombia vs. Chile (CONMEBOL U-17 Championships)

1:55pm- GolTV– Villarreal vs. Sporting

2pm- Azteca America– Morelia vs. UNAM Pumas

2pm- Telemundo– Toluca vs. Santos Laguna

3:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Parma vs. Napoli

3:55pm- GolTV– Sevilla vs. Barcelona

4pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Paris St. Germain vs. Montpelier

8pm- Telefutura– Club America vs. Cruz Azul


  1. Did anyone see the A-League Grand Final? Holy crap, that game was awesome! Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners ran the ball up and down the field for 90 minutes without a goal. Both teams had numerous scoring chances, but defense was strong for both sides. Brisbane dominated possession, but kept trying unsuccessfully to break through the Central Coast’s central defense. (I don’t know why Brisbane didn’t try more crosses from the wings. I guess that’s not their style of play.) Then in extra time, Central Coast scored twice in the first 15-minute period. It definitely took the wind out of Brisbane’s sails and silenced the 50,000+ home crowd. Incredibly, Brisbane scored twice in the last 3 minutes of the overtime to send it to penalties. Brisbane goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos made two excellent saves to secure the Roar’s 4-2 win.

    With their third Grand Final defeat, the Central Coast Mariners are now the New England Revolution of the A-League. (CCM fans, I feel your pain.)

  2. Yes, that was a great match. Lazio looked to have the edge, but both teams had trouble finding scoring opportunities. Once Totti scored his first off a free kick, Roma seemed to take control. Lazio players were clearly frustrated and let it show with needless infractions. Radu was sent off for head butting Simplicio and Ledesma minutes later for dissent, I think. The win was crucial for Roma as they jockey for European qualification. They’re now in 6th place, 7 points ahead of Juventus and only two points behind Lazio.

  3. Hope that Reading can make a match of it today against City. They are a good little team and I have enjoyed watching them since Convey and Hahnemann were there.

  4. Great match by Roma, as they beat Lazio on a Totti brace, 2-0, to beat their city rivals for the third time since the fall. Lazio finishes with nine men after two players shown straight reds in the final minutes of the match. Roma within striking distance of the final Champions League slot that Lazio holds tenuously.

  5. Stoke 2-1, 63′.

    Free kick blasted low through gap in the wall, slight deflection, Green only managed to knock it on to the post and in.

  6. Piquionne ties it, but he took the ball down with his arm. Officials didn’t see it, the goal stands. He also got taken down by Huth while scoring and is hobbling back on to the field now.

  7. Okay, FS+, what was that all about? Instead of showing the game it was those highlight loops they like to show and then it cut over to the game in the 6th minute.


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