UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

Your Running Commentary

UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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It's do-or-die for the two Manchester powerhouses.

Manchester United and Manchester City both face deficits heading into the second legs of their respective Europa League Round of 16 ties. Athletic Bilbao managed three goals in a 3-2 win at Old Trafford last week, putting the favored Red Devils in a corner as they head to Spain. City's hill is not as daunting, as they return home trailing Sporting Lisbon, 1-0.  

A few Americans have their European fates in the balance as well. Jozy Altidore's AZ Alkmaar holds a 2-0 edge over Udinese heading into their match in Italy; Steve Cherundolo's Hannover 96 nurses an away-goal edge after a 2-2 draw with Standard Liege in their first leg; and Jermaine Jones' Schalke needs to come up with a home comeback after dropping a 1-0 result to FC Twente.

If you will be watching any of Thursday's Europa League matches, 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):

THURSDAY'S EUROPA LEAGUE ON TV

2 p.m. – GOLTV – Athletic Bilbao vs. Manchester United

2 p.m. – DirecTV – Udinese vs. AZ Alkmaar

2 p.m. – DirecTV – PSV Eindhoven vs. Valencia

2 p.m. – DirecTV – Hannover 96 vs. Standard Liege

4 p.m. – GOLTV – Manchester City vs. Sporting Lisbon

4 p.m. – DirecTV – Schalke vs. FC Twente

4 p.m. – DirecTV – Olympiakos vs. Metalist Kharkiv

4 p.m. – DirecTV – Besiktas vs. Atletico Madrid

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