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Clint Dempsey and Tottenham will resume their quest to lift the Europa League title today when they take on Panathanaikos in group stage action in Greece (1pm, Fox Soccer Channel).

Dempsey is coming off scoring his first Tottenham goal, the game-winning tally in Spurs win against Manchester United. They will face a hostile environment and tough challenge from a Panathanaikos side that will be in desperate search of a win after droppin their opening group match against Maribor. Tottenham tied Lazio in their group opener.

Fellow U.S. national teamer  Terrence Boyd will be in action today as Rapid Vienna take on Metalist. Boyd isn't starting, but should see action.

The match of the day takes place in England, where Liverpool take on Italian side Udinese (3:05pm, Fox Soccer Channel), whil PSV Eindhoven face Napoli in another top match-up.

If you will be watching today's Europa League action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's Europa League schedule is after the jump):

TODAY'S EUROPA LEAGUE SCHEDULE

1pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Panathanaikos vs. Tottenham

1pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Neftci PFK vs. Inter Milan

1pm- DirecTV- Helsingborgs IF vs. FC Twente

1pm- DirecTV- FC Metalist vs. Rapid Vienna

1pm- DirecTV- Rosenborg BK vs. Bayer Leverkusen

3pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Liverpool vs. Udinese

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Newcastle vs. Bordeaux

3pm- DirecTV- PSV Eindhoven vs. Napoli

3pm- DirecTV- Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Fenerbahce

 

Comments

  1. Most Spurs fans rate Dempsey’s performance as “below average” compared to the rest of the team. He has looked fairly invisible with a few (too few IMHO) instances of game impact. Maybe he is doing some unappreciated stuff that AvB loves. Or he’s simply working up the match fitness and still figuring out his role on the team.

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  2. The Italian and Spanish commentators also thought he had a poor game and I reluctantly agree. To be honest, I don’t think Clint has played all that well for Spurs thus far but it’s obvious AVB rates him and will continue to give him minutes.

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  3. Brain McBride thought he had a good game…he was the color guy…

    Still getting his fitness down…he has doen well for them in this his 5th match…

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  4. Not a very inspiring performance from Tottenham. The whole team looked sluggish, sort of lifeless. Maybe just a natural letdown after the great high-voltage performance last weekend against Man U. Dempsey played as well as anyone on the team, had a couple of laser sharp passes in the second half through traffic to Dafoe , one of which probably should have been a goal. The equalizer from Panathanaikos came after Dempsey was pulled from the game for Siggurdson. Tottenham seemed to loose steam after Dempsy left the field, basically a carbon copy of what happened after Dempsey was pulled two weeks ago against Lazio.

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  5. Spurs hold on to draw. Clint played OK, no MOTM stuff but no stinker. Once he was pulled Spurs did not play better to me, the opposite perhaps. Don’t know about his fitness, but it’s nice to have Clint on late because he’s so great at finding space in the area, so when legs are tired he can find/create chances, if he’s fit

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  6. Tottenham has looked sharp but could use that secon goal to close up shop. Hugo Lloris had a very active first half for Spurs. The Panathiakos keeper has kept this game from being a laugher.

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  7. Hostile environment? The stadium is more than half empty. Very quite atmosphere. Spurs leads 1-0 on a dawson goal. One hour gone in the match. Dempsey has had a good game. A near goal on a free kick in the first half.

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