UEFA Champions League Gameweek 2, Tuesday: Open Thread

Gameweek 2 of the UEFA Champions League returns today as clubs look to build on the results from the first gameweek.

The schedule for today’s games is:

Steaua Bucharest vs Chelsea, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Arsenal vs Napoli, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
Porto vs Atletico Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Ajax vs Milan, 2:45pm, FOX Sports Net and FOX Soccer 2Go
Celtic vs Barcelona, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Basel vs Schalke, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Borussia Dortmund vs Marseille, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go


Starting line-ups:

Celtic: Forster; Lustig, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre; Matthews, Brown, Mulgrew, Samaras; Commons; Stokes

Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Bartra, Piqué, Adriano, Sergio, Xavi, Iniesta, Neymar, Cesc and Pedro


Steaua Bucharest: Tatarusanu, Szukala, Gardos, Filip, Tanase, Latovlevici, Georgievski, Stanciu, Piovaccari, Bourceanu, Popa

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, D Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Mata, Oscar, Schurrle; Torres


Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Ozil, Giroud

Napoli: Reina; Mesto, Albiol, Britos, Zuniga; Inler, Behrami; Callejón, Hamsik, Distinguished; Pandev


Porto: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Fernando, Defour, Lucho (c); Varela, Josué, Jackson Martínez

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe; Tiago, Gabi; Arda, R. García, Baptistao, Villa


Ajax: Cillessen, Van Rhijn, Moisander, Denswil, Blind, De Jong, Poulsen, Duarte, De Sa, Sigthórsson, Fischer

Milan: Abbiati, Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant, Montolivo, N. de Jong, Muntari, Birsa, Balotelli, Robinho


Basel: Sommer; Voser, Schär, Ivanov, Safari; Frei; Salah, Diaz, Xhaka, Stocker; Streller.

Schalke: Hildebrand, Uchida, Höwedes, Santana, Aogo, Hoger, Neustadter, Farfan, Meyer, Draxler, Boateng


Dortmund: Langerak – Großkreutz, Subotic, Hummels, Durm – Sahin, Bender – Aubameyang, Mhkitaryan, Reus – Lewandowski

Marseille: Mandanda – Fanni Mendes Nkoulou Mendy – Romao Imbula – Payet Valbuena A.Ayew – Khalifa


Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation with fellow soccer fans in the comments section below.

26 thoughts on “UEFA Champions League Gameweek 2, Tuesday: Open Thread”

  1. Awesome atmosphere at Celtic Park!

    I should add that if anyone is watching a game that’s incredible and worth tuning into, let us know in the comments section. With 7 games happening all at once, it’s easy to miss a brilliant game.

  2. I like how the Fox presenters are describing the atmosphere in Celtic Park instead of just shutting up and letting the viewing audience hear it all for themselves.

  3. Torres had to be taken off at the 10 minute mark. Hopefully it’s not a hamstring injury. Eto’o came on instead.

  4. You may escape the lame FA Torres, but Karma caught up on you.
    now you’re injured and out for 4 games anyway….

    Zero Sympathy

  5. Celtic fans sing YNWA far better than LFC lol, they actually sing the verse and chorus.

    LFC awkwardly mumble until YNWA line

      1. Absolutely. It shouldn’t have been a penalty. Both the defender and Balotelli made contact, but it shouldn’t have been a foul. Ajax were robbed.

        1. Holy cow! I just rewound it. So not a penalty. Balotelli actually wraps his hands around the defender and just falls. The defender never fouled him.

          So right, Gaffer. They were robbed. No idea what the ref saw.

  6. That decision by the ref was shocking, no way was that a penalty.

    Ajax got screwed…that ref needs to do is badges all over again.

    what a joke

  7. Bring back Fox Soccer Channel. I watched arsenal Napoli on fox sports 1, and intended to watch Celtic and Barcelona next on same channel but they gave the score of that game during the Arsenal game on the screen. I decided to watch the Steau and Chelsea game instead but 10 minutes into that game they gave the score on the board along the bottom! So I only watched one game. Tomorrow I am cancelling my cable extra package saving $25 a month, and will watch on line. Bring back FSC, all is forgiven.

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