UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

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It's a big day in the UEFA Champions League for two teams featuring U.S. men's national team players, as Schalke and Rangers fight to keep their knockout-stage dreams alive on Wednesday.

Maurice Edu is slated to miss Rangers' crucial match with Manchester United as he recovers from his minor knee injury, and the Scottish champions will need to fill that void in order to keep pace with Valencia, whom they trail by two points for second place in Group C. A Rangers loss and a Valencia victory over Bursaspor would eliminate Edu's side.

Over in Group B, Jermaine Jones' Schalke could clinch a spot in the knockout stage with a victory over Lyon and a Benfica loss to Hapoel Tel Aviv; however, the German side could also fall to third place with a loss and a Benfica victory.

Rubin Kazan already defeated FC Copenhagen on Wednesday, 1-0, to keep its hopes in Group D alive. Here's the TV/Internet schedule for the day's remaining games (all start at 2:45 p.m.):

  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer Channel – Rangers vs. Manchester United
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer.tv – Tottenham vs. Werder Bremen
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer.tv – Schalke vs. Lyon
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer.tv – Inter Milan vs. FC Twente
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer.tv – Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Benfica
  • DirecTV/Fox Soccer.tv – Valencia vs. Bursaspor
  • Fox Soccer Espanol/Fox Soccer.tv – Panathinaikos vs. Barcelona

If you will be watching any or all of Wednesday'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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14 Responses to UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

  1. Peter says:

    Rangers keeping level with Man U.

  2. Leo says:

    Just barely. That’s some Italian-grade defense they’re keeping up.

  3. Peter says:

    Rangers need Edu back asap.

  4. Peter says:

    Nani sails one wide over the net. Rangers need Edu back asap.

  5. Peter says:

    Rooney hits the crossbar.

  6. EDB says:

    beauty of a goal by modric

  7. Alexandria says:

    Show of hands, which game is better right now because the Man U v Rangers game is the MLS Cup all over again.

  8. Barcafan says:

    Van Der Saar got the ball, but it really looked like he kicked his leg out in that tackle.

  9. Barcafan says:

    Kenny Miller is terrible.

    Terrible. I could have scored or assisted on the chances he has been given so far.

  10. Alexandria says:

    Rangers problem is there is now wide play its so narrow weiss, keeps dribbiling pass the ball son.

    I don’t Know whats up with Man U, they look like crap.

  11. Alexandria says:

    *no* wide play

  12. Barcafan says:

    Oh my god, you cannot give a penalty after the shot is already taken! Give a yellow card, but the shot was already away.

    United being handed a win.

  13. RD says:

    Dumb comment, he played advantage (Fabio was kicked in the chest/face while heading the ball), there was none (he didn’t score), so he gave a penalty…I knew I’d find a United hater on here complaining about the penalty.

  14. peter says:

    barcafan not even watching his team play. hmm. He likes to complain about fouls and that is about it.