Europa League: Your Running Commentary

Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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The round of 16 of the Europa League kicked off today, with some enticing match-ups and some good opportunities for Americans to make their mark.

Jozy Altidore will look to keep his recent hot streak going as he leads AZ Alkmaar against Italian side Udinese, while USA teammate Steve Cherundolo captains Hannover 96 against Standard Liege.

The most intriguing match-up of the day takes place at Old Trafford, where Manchester United takes on a very dangerous Athletic Bilbao squad featuring several promising transfer target, and led by outstanding manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Here is a rundown of today's matches, all of which can be seen on TV:

1pm- GolTV- Atletico Madrid vs. Besiktas

1pm- DirecTV 481- Sporting Lisbon vs. Manchester City

1pm- DirecTV 482- FC Twente vs. Schalke 04

1pm- DirecTV 483- Metalist vs. Olympiakos

3pm- GolTV- AZ vs. Udinese

3pm-DirecTV 481- Manchester United vs. Athletic Bilbao

3pm- DirecTV 482- Valencia vs. PSV Eindhoven

3pm- DirecTV 483- Standard Liege vs. Hannover 96

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

Enjoy the action.

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