Monday, February 19, 2007

My DVR Is Going To Explode

There's just too much good soccer on TV this week, so let's get to it. This is what I'll be having an eye on through next Sunday:

Real Madrid v. Bayern Munich
2:30pm ET, LIVE
ESPN Deportes
[Tape delay: 5pm Et on Setanta / ESPN Classic]
While I'm interested in all eight Champions League matches this week, you've got to admit, for what's been going on, this is an interesting match-up.

Celtic v. Milan
2:40pm ET, LIVE
Setanta Premium - Closed-Circuit TV
[Tape delay: 4:45pm ET on ESPN Deportes]
[Tape delay: Thursday, 3:30pm ET on Setanta]
[Tape delay: Thursday, 7pm ET on FSC]
This, as well as Inter v. Valencia, could be one of the best ties of the year.

Barcelona v. Liverpool
2:40pm ET, LIVE
Setanta Sports USA
See Real v. Bayern above.

Watford v. Wigan
5pm ET, Same Day Delay
Setanta Sports USA
If Watford want to have any hope of EPL survival, they must beat Wigan. Conversely, Wigan could pretty much guarantee their survival by taking home all three points.

Inter v. Valencia
9pm ET, Tape Delay
Setanta Sports USA
Could there be a more opportune match-up? Aside from from Man U, Arsenal, and Schalke, these are the two most on-form teams in Europe.

VfB Stuttgart v. Hertha Berlin
2:25pm ET, LIVE
Both teams are in a position to create some havoc by winning this Friday matinee.

Fulham v. Manchester United
7:40am ET, LIVE
Setanta Sports USA
A chance to open up a nine-point gap on Chelsea.

Toulouse v. Marseille
11am ET, LIVE
TV5 Monde Etats-Unis
Both teams are even on points and just one point outside of the last Champions League place.

Atletico de Madrid v. Real Madrid
3:58pm ET, LIVE
WorldSport HD
[Tape delay: Monday, 9pm ET on GolTV]
A loss here, coupled with an indifferent display against Bayern, could spell the end for Capello.

AZ Alkmaar v. Ajax
6:25am ET, LIVE
Setanta Sports USA
The winner will be in the driver's seat as they both hunt down a faltering PSV.

Chelsea v. Arsenal
9am ET, LIVE
Setanta Sports USA
Wenger's youngsters take on a Chelsea side looking to restore some of their swagger. This will either be an enjoyable game that could go either way, or a serious defeat for Arsenal.

Milan v. Sampdoria
9am ET, LIVE
Milan have a three point lead over Sampdoria as they both chase down Empoli and the last Champions League spot.

UNAM v. Cruz Azul
1pm ET, LIVE
Mexico City derby match, the pick of the litter from this weekend's Mexican action.

Fiorentina v. Empoli
2:30pm ET, LIVE
RAI International
Empoli have to continue their run of form to keep from getting tripped up by the six clubs within five points of them.

River Plate v. Racing Club
3pm ET, LIVE
FOX Sports en Espanol
[Tape delay: 5pm ET on FSC]
Always one of the best match-ups in Argentina, though not at the Monumental this time around.

As always, check your local listings for dates and times in your area.


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