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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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It is an extremely packed and important day across Europe, as games with massive implications take place across the continent. 

In England, Manchester United can take another step forward to another league title with a win at Wigan, while Manchester City has to top West Brom at home to hang on to its glimmer of hope. The title races are a bit more fierce in Germany, where second-place Bayern Munich can pull into first with a win at league-leading Borussia Dortmund; and in Italy, where unbeaten Juventus can reclaim first place with a win over third-place Lazio. 

Real Madrid is feeling the pressure in Spain, with its one-time 10-point lead down to one (with a game in hand) over hard-charging Barcelona. In order to restore the four-point edge, Jose Mourinho's side will need to fend off rival Atletico Madrid with the final Clasico of the season looming in a couple weekends.

If you will be watching any of Wednesday's games, 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):


2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go/ – Juventus vs. Lazio

2:45 p.m. – ESPN2/ – Manchester City vs. West Brom

2:45 p.m. – – Wolverhampton vs. Arsenal

2:45 p.m. – – Inter Milan vs. Siena

2:45 p.m. – – Quevilly vs. Stade Rennes

3 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Queens Park Rangers vs. Swansea City

4 p.m. – GOLTV – Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid 


  1. I wish they would stop using the terminology “deliberate” or “intentional” when referring to a handball. Very few people intend to handle the ball.

  2. Fox color man, falsely claims Figueroa’s hand ball is not a penalty because it’s not deliberate. It doesn’t need be, the arm is extended unnaturally to gain an advantage and knocks the pass down, that’s all that’s needed.

  3. by “the exclusivity” I meant “the exclusivity contract”…and by “isn’t it about time [it] comes to an end” I was wondering if anybody knew when it actually would come come to an end.

  4. Well, for me it was his stagnation for 2 1/2 years and the fact that he couldn’t get playing time mainly because he kept pissing off managers.

    That seems to have abated a bit although his current coach still doesn’t like his training methods much. But if he scores goals, maangers tend to forgive the lack of work ethic in some strikers.

    Seems like he is improving though, so that’s something. And he is only 22.

  5. You have to say that Steve McClaren has done a great job in his breif return to Twente Enschede. It would have been great for Jozy’s brace to take AZ to the top of the table.

  6. Not all, just an unfortunate and very vocal few. I get the impression that many soccer fans feel the only way to be show their alleged knowledge of the game is by being critical . . . all the time.


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