By RYAN TOLMICH
The UEFA Champions League is back underway with five teams set to book their spots in the tournament’s group stages following Tuesday’s second leg play-off clashes.
The action is highlighted by Portuguese powerhouse Porto, who enter Tuesday with a 1-0 advantage over Ligue 1 side Lille. Porto took care of business in France due to a Héctor Miguel Herrera finish at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, but will now have to defend that lead in the friendly confines of the Estádio do Dragao.
Manchester United will also be in action on Tuesday, as the club’s 2014-15 Capital One Cup campaign begins with a trip to Stadium MK to take on League One side Milton Keynes Dons. The Red Devils enter the match after suffering a disappointing 1-1 draw with Sunderland, but spirits should be high due to the imminent addition of Angel Di Maria.
The CONCACAF Champions League takes center stage at night, with the New York Red Bulls opening their campaign by hosting El Salvador side CD FAS. Club America, meanwhile, take on Guatemala’s Comunicaciones and Costa Rican outfit Deportivo Saprissa battles Real Esteli of Nicaragua.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
12:00 p.m. – Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Standard Liege – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – BATE vs. Slovan Bratislave – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – Porto vs. Lille – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – Celtic vs. Maribor – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – APOEL vs. AaB – ESPN 3
3:00 p.m. – Milton Keynes Dons vs. Manchester United – beIN Sports USA
8:00 p.m. – New York Red Bulls vs. FAS – Fox Sports 2 USA
10:00 p.m. - Deportivo Saprissa vs. Real Esteli – Galavision
10:00 p.m. - Comunicaciones vs. Club America – Univision Deportes