UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

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Real Madrid could deal the death blow to Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday, as an Ajax loss coupled with an AC Milan victory over AJ Auxerre would put Madrid and Milan through to the knockout stage from the treacherous Group G in the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal, coming off a bad loss to Tottenham over the weekend, looks to cement its place in the knockout stage with a victory in Portugal over Sporting Braga, which is playing for its Champions League life, currently three points behind the Gunners and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group H.

Marseille already kicked off the day with a thorough, 3-0 victory over Spartak Moscow to climb into second place behind Chelsea in Group F.

Here's the TV schedule for the remainder of Tuesday's games (all start at 2:45 p.m.):

  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer Channel – Braga vs. Arsenal
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer.tv – AJ Auxerre vs. AC Milan
  • DirecTV/Fox Sports Espanol/Fox Soccer.tv – Ajax vs. Real Madrid
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer.tv – AS Roma vs. Bayern Munich
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer.tv – Basel vs. CFR 1907 Cluj
  • DirecTV – Partizan Belgrade vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Fox Soccer.tv – Chelsea vs. MSK Zilina

If you will be watching any or all of Tuesday's Champions League matches, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action!

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23 Responses to UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

  1. EDB says:

    How is Roma v. Bayern not on FSC?

  2. Stuck@Work says:

    website for the Real-Ajax game?

  3. Barcafan says:

    Chelsea down early.

  4. froboy says:

    wow, Chelsea is really sucking lately, down 1-0 to some winless Slovak team, I bet the University of Maryland could play them close the way they are playing

  5. montana matt says:

    Denilson and Bentner are not good enough to play for Arsenal. How does Wenger not see that? Uggh! It’s so frustrating watching the Gunners mired in mediocrity, when they’re just two or three signings away from being dominant. Wenger needs to stop being such a miser, and splash the cash like pac-man jones this January.

  6. 20 says:

    hahah f*** Chelsea

  7. William the Terror says:

    At this juncture, I think most of us Ajax fans are just hoping that we can hold onto third in the group and get into the knockout stages of the Europa League.

  8. froboy says:

    Chelsea tied it up 1-1

  9. montana matt says:

    a sh*t ghost. that’s what denilson is. he’s invisible for entire matches, and when he does show up, he’s invariably sh*tty.

  10. montana matt says:

    This ref is a joke. That was a clear penalty for Arsenal. Vela was hacked down recklessly in the box.

  11. Slyboy says:

    uhm, i thought it could have gone either way, honestly it hurt Vela that he was so ready to fall. Plus honestly Arsenal have gotten plenty of calls in previous games. English Commentators are so biased, you would think every single Arsenal challenge is a good one.

  12. Nb5 says:

    I agree. I think it would have been a penalty if Vela hadn’t thrown back his arms and legs so quickly and emphatically. If he would have just tripped and fell down I think he’d have had a better chance at getting the call.

  13. Peter says:

    Braga with a great goal in the 93rd.

  14. Slyboy says:

    Yeah when i first saw it, i yelled out “dive”!,but as i saw on the replay the Braga player got no ball. If Vela hadn’t pulled out the grassy knoll sniper maneuver I think he would have gotten the call.

  15. EDB says:

    Wow what a comeback for Roma. Looked dead and buried at half, then came out on a mission in the second half

  16. montana matt says:

    It doesn’t matter that Vela was “ready to fall.” He was very clearly fouled in the box. Whether or not he was overly theatrical while being hacked down is a totally moot point.

  17. ... says:

    Arsenal not only lost the game but lost Fabregas to a hamstring injury and Eboue had to be stretchered off with what looked like a badly twisted knee. Not a good night by any stretch of the imagination.

  18. Slyboy says:

    its not a moot point, the fact that it looked like a clear dive when i first saw, from a better angle the the ref definitely means something. I feel bad for gunners fans but it happens. The foul occurred you did not get the call, partly because so much diving happens in the game, Vela looked like he was simulating, trying to pull an Eduardo.

  19. Charles says:

    Hahaha…the Vela haters!!! Get over your antimexicaness! Wot? That was a stonewall penalty all day long, the ref is beyond help!

  20. montana matt says:

    I don’t know what game you were watching, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a more blatantly obvious penalty. A foul is a foul is a foul. It makes no difference whether or not the player was being theatrical. If he’s fouled in the box then it’s a penalty. There’s really no room for equivocation.

  21. Slyboy says:

    How can you say it doesn’t matter!!! oh course it matters, refs are conned in games all the time, and naturally if they get a sensation the player is being dishonest it is going to affect their judgement. Look, NB5 agreed as well.

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  23. Slyboy says:

    huh, did you just make this racial?, BTW…I don’t hate Vela and i am “Mexican”.