Tottenham Hotspur vs Benfica, Porto vs Napoli, Juventus vs Fiorentina & More: Open Thread

We’ve been so preoccupied with the release of the Blue With Envy eBook today that we almost forgot about the Europa League action, and there’s plenty of it.

For THFC supporters, here’s the TV/Internet schedule of today’s matches:

Tottenham vs Benfica (Europa League), 4pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go

Many of the other Europa League matches are on FOX Soccer 2Go, FOX Soccer Plus and today.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the match conversation in the comments section below for any of today’s Europa League games.

6 thoughts on “Tottenham Hotspur vs Benfica, Porto vs Napoli, Juventus vs Fiorentina & More: Open Thread”

  1. Spurs dominate possession in the first half (unusual for them), but aren’t able to score (not unusual). Unfortunately (from my perspective) Benfica scores on their only chance. Same as it ever was.

  2. So, after Benfica’s 3rd goal, it’s more or less official: there will be 0 to 1 Premier League teams left in Europe’s 16 remaining teams in Champions League and Europa League.

    That depends on whether Chelsea can get by v. a very tricky Turkish opposition at the Bridge next week.

    United is out, and that’s probably better for them, considering how shockingly poor they are at the moment; better lose to Olympiacos than to, say Real or Bayern with an aggregate score 0:9.

    Benfica were impressive, probably should have scored 2-3 more on Tottenham. The team to beat in Europa League, alongside the winners of Porto/Napoli, and the all-Italian clash…

    Premier League, though…2nd year in a row of awful European showing.

    Based on European results alone, La Liga and the Bundesliga are a lever above the Prem…but you can’t read too much into this: this same awful Man United side went to Leverkusen and won by 4 if I recall correctly…

  3. I guess all that critcism by Sherwood about his players didn’t produce a positive response. If they lose to Arsenal on Sunday I see no way Sherwood is brought back next season. After Arsenal they play Southampton and Liverpool away. Spurs need to win all those games to have any chance of finishing in the top 4. Unlikely I think. So it’s on to who will be their next manager. That’s what Spurs have to look forward to, discussion about their next manager.

  4. Spurs did a horrible job re-investing that Bale money. Sherwood isn’t a serious manager in my opinion, at least for a club with Spurs’ ambitions.

    Hopefully FOX shows Fiorentina-Juve instead of Spurs who are 99% out next week

  5. Tottenham are definitely going to move Sherwood upstairs to a Technical Director position in my opinion…..and I really don’t think he will be opposed to the idea as I think he realises that he’s not suited to a high profile managerial position yet.

    If they are ever going to challenge again for a Champions League place they need an experienced head like Van Gaal who has already expressed interest in managing in the EPL. De Boer is also an option but I think most Spurs fans would prefer Van Gaal.

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