UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

There will be no suspense regarding knockout round places in today’s UEFA Champions League action. Not with all eight spots already secured in the four groups in action today.

What is on the line today is positioning for the top seeds in each group, as well as Europa League places, which should be enough to generate some intense match-ups.

Manchester City is already eliminated from the knockout round, but a win against Borussia Dortmund coupled with an Ajax loss or tie against Real Madrid could help City clinch a Europa League place. That won’t come easy against a Dortmund side unbeaten in group play and eager to secure first place in the group.

Arsenal has secured passage to the Round of 16, but can avoid potentially brutal knockout round match-up by making up the one-point edge currently held by Schalke 04. Anderlecht also have Europa League aspirations, but will need to earn a result against an unbeaten Malaga side to get there.

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

Enjoy the action (Today’s UEFA Champions League Schedule is after the jump):

TODAY’S UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SCHEDULE

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com- AC Milan vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

2:45pm- MSG Plus- Olympiakos vs. Arsenal

2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Real Madrid vs. Ajax

2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Dinamo Zagreb vs. Dynamo Kiev

2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Paris St. Germain vs. Porto

2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Montpellier vs. Schalke

2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Malaga vs. Anderlecht

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23 Responses to UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

  1. Andy says:

    Actually, Chelsea’s group is not decided yet!

  2. A says:

    How about Malaga out of nowhere this season–just trolling everyone. La Liga is so good right now it’s ridiculous.

  3. RK says:

    I’m stunned that Malaga is leading their group, despite not paying their players. At least Onyewu can watch Kljestan from the bench.

  4. malkin says:

    What happened in Zagreb/Kiev? Play suspended after 10 min. Weather?

  5. yikes says:

    Goooch is starting in his 3rd straight CL game. What do u say to that Haters?

    • Haters says:

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    • Hater McHaterson says:

      What, u think ima let rational thought get in the way. I hate myself and my life too much.

    • fortunate only says:

      hmmm funny how things work…..Gooch stuggled all game long and was at fault for the first goal.

      I’m sure you will somehow turn it into someone “hating” on Gooch.

      • Objectivity says:

        Hate is when a commenter states he’ll be watching from the bench, when in fact that was not case. So in a hurry to throw a jab, he/she couldnt be bothered to check roster today or the past few matches Boils down to stating untrue things as if fact. In this instance and in several others, has been the case.

  6. Jeb says:

    wow, poor quality from the BPL teams…

  7. g? says:

    Am I the only one who would love to see JK’s successor be JK (Juergen Klopp)?
    The on-ball pressure is something I think our mids could do really well, and the never-say-die attitude matches our traditional style pretty well.

    Not that it’ll happen, but still.