By DAN KARELL
The final five places for the UEFA Champions League group stage are up for grabs on Wednesday as AC Milan hosts PSV Eindhoven in the highlight of the afternoon.
Both squads drew, 1-1, in Holland last Tuesday, giving the Italian side an advantage on away goals heading into the second-leg of the Champions League play-off round. Milan will have to pick up their game after they suffered a stunning 2-1 defeat in their Serie A opener on Saturday to Hellas Verona. PSV are expected to have healthy their exciting youngster Zakaria Bakkali, who could make an appearance off the bench.
Also in Champions League action, Celtic hope to make up a two-goal deficit when they host Shakhter Karagandy, Real Sociedad stands 90 minutes from their first group stage appearance in ten years when they host Lyon, and Zenit hosts Paços de Ferreira.
In Spain, Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, with the aggregate level at 1-1. In England, the second round of the Capital One Cup continues with a match between Everton and Stevenage highlighting the day. And in the evening, the CONCACAF Champions League takes center stage with the San Jose Earthquakes playing Guatemalan side Heredia.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
12pm – Zenit vs. Paços de Ferreira – Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer Plus
2:45pm – Celtic vs. Shakhter Karagandy – Fox Soccer Channel
2:45pm – AC Milan vs. PSV Eindhoven – Fox Sports 1
2:45pm – Real Sociedad vs. Lyon – Fox Sports 2
2:45pm – Maribor vs. Viktoria Plzen – MSG Plus/Fox Sports Net
2:45pm – Everton vs. Stevenage – beIN Sport USA
5pm – Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
6:30pm – Atletico Mineiro vs. Botafogo (Brazil Cup) – beIN Sport USA
8:50pm – Flamengo vs. Cruzeiro (Brazil Cup) – beIN Sport USA
10pm – Heredia vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go