UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

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An Oguchi Onyewu-Giuseppe Rossi head-to-head matchup highlights the first legs of four UEFA Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday.

Onyewu's FC Twente and Rossi's Villarreal do battle in one of the four remaining ties, which involve three teams from Portugal, two from the Netherlands, and one apiece from Spain, Russia and Ukraine. Here's the TV schedule for Thursday's matches:

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 481 – Villarreal vs. FC Twente

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 482 – FC Porto vs. Spartak Moscow

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 483 – Dynamo Kiev vs. Sporting Braga

3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 484/GOLTV – Benfica vs. PSV Eindhoven

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

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8 Responses to UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

  1. Dainja says:

    Gooch is starting…maybe he can headbutt Rossi??? (puts glass of Haterade down). I kid, I kid.

  2. Steve C says:

    Crazy that 3 of the 8 remaining teams are Portuguese.

  3. jonk says:

    Villareal have gone up 2-0 on Twente. I only saw the second goal, but it wasn’t Onyewu’s fault.

  4. Mike says:

    Now 3-0….He was involved in the first goal, but I don’t think it was his fault.

  5. jonk says:

    3-0 to Villareal after an ill-advised defensive header
    (not gooch) fell straight to Nilmar 10 yards from goal.

  6. Don Pelayo says:

    Not a great night for Dutch teams…

  7. tom says:

    villarreal is one of the best teams in the world. On a whole diff level then gooch’s boys

  8. Slyboy says:

    I think the Dutch teams forgot to take the wooden clogs off