Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Group F of the UEFA Champions League takes the focus on Wednesday as Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, and Napoli are all fighting for the two available spots to move on to the knockout round.

With everything still open in the final day, Arsenal travel to Napoli needing at least a draw, while Dortmund need a win and either an Arsenal draw or loss by less than a margin of two goals. Add in the history standing against the Gunners, who lost 4-0 the last time they played in Italy (at AC Milan) and it makes for an exciting final match day.

Elsewhere in the Champions League, both Barcelona and Chelsea look to secure the top spot in their groups when they take on Celtic and Steaua Bucharest, respectively, and Atletico Madrid hopes to keep their undefeated European run when they host FC Porto.

In the evening, the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team takes on England in their second match of the Nike International Friendlies, while Brazilian club Ponte Preta travel to the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires to face Lanus in the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana. The first leg ended 1-1 in Brazil, giving Lanus the advantage on away goals.

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 TV schedule is after the jump):

2:45pm – Manchester United vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Fox Sports 1

2:45pm – Galatasaray vs Juventus – Fox Sports 2

2:45pm – FC Copenhagen vs Real Madrid – Fox Deportes

2:45pm – Bayern Munich vs Manchester City – Fox Soccer Plus

2:45pm – Real Sociedad vs Bayer Leverkusen  – Fox Soccer 2Go

2:45pm – Benfica vs PSG – Fox Soccer 2Go

2:45pm – Olympiakos vs Anderlecht – Fox Soccer 2Go

2:45pm – Viktoria Plzeň vs CSKA Moscow – Fox Soccer 2Go

5pm – U.S. U-17 vs. England – USSoccer.com (Live Stream)

6:50pm – Lanús vs. Ponte Preta – Fox Deportes

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30 Responses to Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Borussia DortMan says:

    Dortmund go one up through Lewa.

  2. Borussia DortMan says:

    Also the matches listed are from yesterday. A poor mistake from a professional webpage.

    • CroCajun1003 says:

      Damn. Not to many websites list every game on tv every week. Let’s insult one that does the one week they make a mistake on the free service they provide us.

  3. Nate Dollars says:

    jermaine not in the 18 for schalke.

  4. fifawitz1313 says:

    DAN!!!!! DO YOU EVEN READ THE COMMENT SECTIONS? You have been making numerous mistakes in your pieces. Almost every single one of them have errors or poor grammar. These are clearly pointed out to you in the comment sections. I think most of us were pointing them out to be helpful to start, but it is becoming clear that you do not proof read your work. It makes the articles come off as unprofessional and the website come off as unprofessional. I was willing to let a few slip ups go, but THEY ARE GETTING WORSE!!!! As Borrusia DortMan pointed out, you don’t even have the correct line-up of games up in this piece.

    I don’t want to be rude, but get it together bro.

    • bryan says:

      honestly, i normally steer clear of the whole calling out the writers for mistakes, but Dan has made mistakes in every single article i’ve read in the last week. that’s pretty ridiculous.

      • fifawitz1313 says:

        I’m in the same boat. I don’t usually call out the authors. Mistakes happen, but the fact that they keep happening for Dan shows 1.) He does not proof read (seriously, just write it in Microsoft Word and then copy and past it in) 2.) He does not read the comments on his own articles, where the consistency of his mistakes are pointed out. To me this shows a complete disinterest in his final product.

  5. MJ says:

    Why is this considered a running commentary?

    • Nate Dollars says:

      in these posts, commenters can talk about whatever game they are watching for the benefit of us poor bastards at work. or just for fun, or whatever. that’s why they call it “Your Running Commentary” instead of “SBI Commentary” or something.

      it’s not happening much so far in this post, but that’s the general idea.

  6. John says:

    I’m putting my money on Man City

  7. John says:

    Looks like Schalke is going through up 2-0 with Basel down a man.

  8. bryan says:

    wow, this Arsenal game is nuts! Napoli just went up 1-0 and Arteta shown a 2nd yellow!!! Dortmund currently tied 1-1. as things stand now, Dortmund is out!

  9. bryan says:

    USA 1-0. Gallardo.

    • bryan says:

      2-0 USA, Gallardo with a nice finish.

    • bryan says:

      2-1 USA. England pull one back immediately from a free kick. 20 yards out. another bad foul outside the box. this is a theme in every US team…

    • bryan says:

      wow, USA give up a PK now. our defense has zero concentration. luckily the USA saved it! still 2-1. England dominating though after 10 minutes into the 2nd half.

    • bryan says:

      USA come alive after the saved PK, and despite England almost equalizing multiple times, Wright ends up putting the USA up 3-1. 72nd minute

    • Increase says:

      England! Engaaaaland!

      Also The camera can’t pan to the corner. How odd.

    • bryan says:

      wow, Wright just owned England’s defense and scored again. 4-1 USA.

    • bryan says:

      Gallardo hat trick. 5-1 USA.

    • Increase says:

      4-1 that’s pretty weak from the CB. Then again no one came back to help him… The us player did have to do too much to beat him.

      I would love to know what academies these English guys are from. They aren’t showing much right now.