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Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

The UEFA Champions League semifinals dominated the midweek slate, but Thursday turns towards eight Europa League sides looking to lock up a semifinal berth of their own.

Europa League action is headlined by Manchester United, who take on Anderlecht in Thursday’s quarterfinal headliner. Jose Mourinho’s side earned a 1-1 draw with the Belgian club as they now return to Old Trafford for the second leg.

German side Schalke, meanwhile, faces off with Ajax following a 2-0 win for the Dutch club in the first leg while Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon carries a 2-0 advantage into their clash with Turkish leaders Besiktas. Finally, Belgian side Genk faces Celta Vigo following a 3-2 opening leg win for the Spanish club.

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

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule below):

3 p.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Manchester United vs. Anderlecht

3 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Schalke vs. Ajax

3 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2 Go/ESPN 3 – Besiktas vs. Lyon

3 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2 Go/ESPN 3 – Genk vs. Celta Vigo


  1. Shouldn’t this be Friday’s running commentary, because yesterday’s SBI running commentary was Thursday?

    • What you say makes no sense. If the matches are being played on Thursday, then it would be Thursday Running commentary like it is. If not, it would be a rewind or recap.


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