UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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Giuseppe Rossi and Villarreal will look to do what they can to prevent an all-Portuguese UEFA Europa League final, as the Spanish side takes on Porto in the first leg of one of two semifinal ties on Thursday.

Portugal's Benfica and Sporting Braga meet in the other semifinal. Benfica has dominated the all-time series between the two sides but will be without star striker Eduardo Salvio, who broke his foot in the quarterfinals.

Here's the TV schedule for today's Europa League matches:

3:05 p.m. – GOLTV – Benfica vs. Braga

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 480 – Porto vs. Villarreal

If you will be watching any of the Europa League semifinals, 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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15 Responses to UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

  1. BFBS says:

    You might as well call this the New Jersey League rather than Europa League at this point

  2. adam says:

    Zing. Villareal will be psyched to try to defend the lead they’ve stolen. And Braga is getting absolutely owned… Benefica will break them down eventually.

  3. adam says:

    Batting .500.

  4. slyboy says:

    Villareal is getting SHREDDED right now

  5. adam says:

    Yeah it’s become ugly. They had to feel okay with an away goal, even down a goal… but this seems like it could get worse at any moment.

  6. slyboy says:

    Villereal is a good team, but man are they have a horror show out there. People were proclaiming villereal future champions, but i knew Porto was going to be hard.

  7. adam says:

    There it is. It would be a miracle to climb back from this, even with 100+ minutes of play on their side.

  8. slyboy says:

    Yeah, ditto. This is close to being over, and Porto is still looking for the 5th

  9. RK says:

    Rock me Falcao…yikes.

  10. slyboy says:

    Hahah, “rock me amadues”!

  11. adam says:

    This second half has been a clinic on poor marking and incredibly accurate finishing. Amazing.

  12. RK says:

    He has 4 now!!!

    Heck, this is so bad that even Jozy would start in the next match if he were around.

  13. slyboy says:

    I hate Falcao…. but only because I am a Benfica fan. He is the definition of “clinical”

  14. slyboy says:

    Villereal really let themselves get overconfident

  15. Alex says:

    Villas Boas is a frickin’ genius. And Hulk is a beast – who says he has no right foot?