UEFA Champions League Tuesday, Matchday 5: Open Thread

UEFA Champions League action returns today with eight matches being played across the European continent.

For viewers in the United States, the TV schedule is as follows:

Zenit St Petersburg vs Atletico Madrid, Noon, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
Basel vs Chelsea, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Arsenal vs Marseille, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Celtic vs AC Milan, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
Ajax vs Barcelona, 2:45pm, FSN and FOX Soccer 2Go
Borussia Dortmund vs Napoli, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Porto vs Austria Vienna, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Steaua Bucharest vs Schalke, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go

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

17 thoughts on “UEFA Champions League Tuesday, Matchday 5: Open Thread”

  1. Not todays game, but Julian Green got called up for tomorrow. I hope he gets some minutes, I would like to see him in something other then youtube clips.

  2. Good grief – this Basel team just looks utterly terrifying to play against every time I see them. Maybe I just catch them on their better days. But it’s about three running of that.

    I would buy the hell out of that Salah if I were, like, pretty much anyone. Stocker too, for that matter.

    1. Three years running, I meant. They were really tough in the Europa last year and really scared some people the year before (seem to remember them taking the first leg from Bayern in the round of 16)

      1. Really? So I’m guessing you are saying Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern, Juve, Man City and U, Arsenal, and PSG are the only quality teams? By that logic there are only 10-20 quality match ups a year in club and CL play combined. Engage in hyperbole much? And this gets thumbs up comments? C’mon people.

  3. Excellent win for BVB. Win in Marseille and their through, although if Arsenal beat Napoli and BVB get a draw against Marseille, BVB still get through but don’t wont to count on the Arsenal-Napoli game.

    I was able to watch the game online (for free via streaming) and I must say, BVB seems to be having some difficulties finishing when they are in the box. It’s been a problem in their last 4 games. Lewandowski in particular. Hope it’s only a minor hiccup.

    1. I don’t see much to worry about with Marseille even with Dortmund not playing at their best currently. Other than the first 10 minutes of the second half, they looked completely disinterested against Arsenal and were fortunate not to give up more.

  4. Chelsea were pretty bad today but luckily for them Schalke screwed up so they make it to the next round and will likely win the group.

    I wonder what FOX will do next week, I doubt they will put Schalke-Basel on one of their top networks despite that match being pretty much a play-in game…same with Milan-Ajax. Or will they stick with showing Chelsea-Steaua (zzzz)

  5. CFC lose to apparent lesser teams & it’s s CFC bad performance, Jose was clearly flat out coached…that’s it…

    Media never call him out tho, like he is impervious. Such a crock

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