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Barcelona look to continue their unbeaten run to the start of the 2013/2014 season in all competitions with a match at home against Real Sociedad, one of a number of matches across Europe on Tuesday.

Under Gerardo Martino, the side is playing more direct, as shown by the fact that they lost the possession battle in last Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano for the first time in more than 300 matches. A win against Sociedad would make it six straight wins in La Liga, which is one away from the club record to start a season.

Also in action on Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund takes on 1860 Munich in the German Cup, Atletico Madrid host Osasuna in La Liga, and both Chelsea and Manchester City are in action in the Capital One Cup in England.

In the evening, Copa MX and CONCACAF Champions League take center stage, with Morelia hosting Chivas in the former and the Montreal Impact welcoming Heredia to Stade Saputo in the latter.

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

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):

1pm – 1860 Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund – ESPN3/Univision Deportes

2pm – Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad – beIN Sport en Español

2pm – Levante vs. Real Valladolid – beIN Sport Play

2:45pm – Swindon Town vs. Chelsea – beIN Sport USA

2:45pm – Aston Villa vs. Tottenham – beIN Sport Play

2:45pm – Udinese vs. Genoa – beIN Sport Play

3pm – Marseille vs. Saint-Etienne – beIN Sport Play

4pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Osasuna – beIN Sport en Español

8pm – Montreal Impact vs. Heredia – Univision Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go

8pm – Cruz Azul vs. Valencia – Galavision/Fox Soccer 2Go

9:50pm – Morelia vs. Chivas – ESPN3

9:55pm – Pumas UNAM vs. Queretaro – Galavision

9:55pm – Santos Laguna vs. Tigres UANL – ESPN Deportes

10pm – Olimpia vs. Real Esteli – Fox Soccer 2Go


  1. Bad news bears.

    Jozy coming off. Maybe I’m a homer, but he was their most consistently dangerous player. There’s a lid over the goal for him. He did everything (including crushing the post) but score.

    • Took a quick peek at the Sunderland messageboard. Mostly very positive comments about Jozy. A typical example: “Would like to see Jozy get a goal. Played very well and hold up play has been quality.”

      • Sunderland were up 2-0 in a Cup game against a League One side, and there were less than ten minutes left. Thank goodness Jozy came off. And if anything, it just showed that they didn’t want to risk anything happening to him.

    • Jozy has proven to be Sunderland’s best attacking player and their best hope for goals.

      Therefore, whoever the new manager is, he will have to feature the Lazy One, especially since the transfer window is shut, if he wants to avoid relegation.

      • They’ve been moving around like a 4-3-3 almost. Jozy spent most of the game working with Giaccherni and Cattermole with some nice passing sequences and run-offs. He was interchanging and moving ina and out.

        Announcer said this was how the U21s play (the interim HC is the U21 guy apparently) so maybe we see that in the BPL matches. One can hope!

  2. Jozy the other way with some nifty footwork to make up for a pretty bad pass from… Larsson maybe? Earns a corner.

    Sunderland score off the corner! Roberge (defender?) with the goal.

  3. Zakuani’s older brother is a machine in the back for Petersborough. He’s shutting down pretty much all the dangerous forays from Sunderland right now.

  4. Half time, 1-0 to Sunderland. Giaccherini the goalscorer. Jozy’s been really active and gotten himself into some quality spots. So unlucky to not have at least 1 so far.

    I like him to grab 1 in the second half.

  5. Jozy clears a corner on the defensive end and then gets the ball back 25 yards out… blasts it off the bottom of the post. So close!

  6. Game is kind of back and forth right now. Petersborough kind of threatening on a chance here and there, but otherwise sloppy from both teams.

    Looks like Sunderland are playing something of a 4-3-3… probably because of the lack of quality of the opponent. Finishing has been sub-par to say the least. Sunderland should be up 3 or 4 by now.

  7. I’m so tired of not being able to watch games that I would pay money for. It seems like these days if you are willing to pay for a service you can get it. But not with sports. Stupid.

  8. I wish there was some NFL redzone like channel for these english league and FA cup match days. It would be much better to watch all the interesting plays and developments than Chelsea putting 6 past Swindon Town.

  9. Adam Johnson just crushed a cross in at Jozy who probably should have done better–hits it over from 6. In his defense… that was an awful cross. Johnson just put his laces through it and expecting someone to control that was ridiculous.

  10. I keep having rights issues trying to listen to games. BBC 5 Live audio has issues online and on the Tunein Radio app. Trying to listen to Chelsea-Swindon or Sunderland-Petersborough.

  11. Jozy forced a save early.

    And then got all the way to the end line… and there was nobody to cross it to. Against Petersborough. 3rd division.

    Jozy’s been their best player by far.


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