By MICHAEL PENG
While the competition is sparse in the world of soccer on Thursday, the meeting between Juventus and Fiorentina will take center stage and serve as the marquee matchup in a series of cup matchups.
The two Serie A sides will square off in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals in Turin. Juventus, the reigning league champions and current leaders, drew 0-0 with Fiorentina on the road in the two clubs’ only meeting this season on Dec. 5.
Elsewhere, Coupe de France will also be in action, featuring matches between Brest and Auxerre, as well as Concarneau and Guingamp.
Last but not least, renowned South American sides River Plate and Atletico Nacional are set to face Tigres UANL and Estudiantes, respectively, in Copa Libertadores.
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 soccer TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
1 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Brest vs. Auxerre
2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports — Juventus vs. Fiorentina
3 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Concarneau vs. Guingamp
6 p.m. — Fox Sports 2 — U.S. U-17s vs. Guatemala U-17s
6:15 p.m. — Fox Deportes — River Plate vs. Tigres UANL
8 p.m. — Fox Sports 2 — Herediano vs. Olimpia
8:30 p.m. — Fox Deportes — Atletico Nacional vs. Estudiantes