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UEFA Champions League, Wednesday Matchday 6: Open Thread

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Pictured above, on a cold and cloudy day, is the Emirates Stadium that is literally lighting up the north London sky. The Arsenal grounds crew had the heating lights switched on to make sure the pitch received as much artificial sunlight as possible so the pitch can look in pristine condition while the team is away in Italy to play today’s important match against Napoli.

All Arsenal needs today is a draw or a win to clinch top spot in their UEFA Champions League group. At the same time, Napoli needs a win to clinch advancement to the next round. A draw could be good enough for Napoli if Dortmund lose. Obviously, Napoli will be firing on all cylinders, so Arsenal should expect a difficult game against the Serie A side.

Chelsea have qualified, but need a win against Steaua to guarantee top spot. Barcelona needs a minimum of a draw to win its group. Milan need a draw to qualify for the next round, and to hold Ajax off from reaching the knockout stage.

Here’s TV and Internet schedule for viewers in the United States:

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

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


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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