2013 UEFA Champions League: Chelsea take on a tough Juventus side

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres

2013 UEFA Champions League Group Stage begins Tuesday, Sept 18

Reigning European champs Chelsea face a tough challenge in their first CL Group Stage match, taking on Juventus (Wed at 2:30pm, Fox Soccer). The Italian club swept the Serie A last season, plus they’ve got this guy. Little hint, Euro 2012. Chelsea, on the other hand, eked out an 6th place finish in the EPL. And, well, they’ve got this guy.

Some of the other exciting matchups in the Group Stage first round include Real Madrid vs Manchester City (Tue at 2:30pm, Fox Soccer), PSG vs Dynamo Kyiv and Bayern Munich vs Valencia.

Soccer on TV this week –

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aBrazil Serie A SoccerAtletico-MG vs. Sao PauloGolTVReplay
4:00aUEFA Champions League: 2011/12Manchester City vs. Bayern MunichFox Soccer PlusReplay
4:00aBrazil Serie A SoccerBotafogo vs. InternacionalESPN DeportesReplay
10:00aUEFA Champions League: 2011/12Real Madrid CF vs. AFC AjaxFox SoccerReplay
11:00a2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierAntigua y Barbuda vs. GuatemalaESPN DeportesReplay
1:00pUEFA Champions League: 2011/12FC Porto vs. Shakhtar DonetskFox SoccerReplay
1:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierGuyana vs. El SalvadorESPN DeportesReplay
2:30pGerman BundesligaFC Augsburg vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVLive
2:40pEnglish npower ChampionshipCharlton Athletic vs. Crystal PalacebeIN SPORTLive
3:00pUEFA Champions League: 2011/12Manchester City vs. Bayern MunichFox SoccerReplay
4:30p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierAustria vs. GermanyGolTVReplay
8:30pMLS SoccerHouston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas CityNBC Sports NetworkLive
9:45pMexican Ascenso DivisionU. de G. vs. La PiedadGolTVLive
10:30pMexican Primera DivisionLeon vs. Chivas de GuadalajaraTelemundoLive
11:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierEngland vs. UkraineFox SoccerReplay

 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
7:25aScottish Premier LeagueSt. Johnstone vs. CelticFox SoccerLive
7:30aEnglish Premier LeagueNorwich City vs. West Ham UnitedESPN DeportesLive
9:30aGerman BundesligaBayern Munich vs. Mainz 05Gol TVLive
9:53aEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. Wigan AthleticFox Soccer PlusLive
9:55aEnglish npower ChampionshipCardiff City vs. Leeds UnitedbeIN SPORTLive
10:00aEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. ChelseaFox SoccerLive
10:00a2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierPortugal vs. AzerbaiyanESPN DeportesReplay
11:55aItalian Serie APalermo vs. CagliaribeIN SPORTLive
12:00pEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusTaped
12:30pEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland AFC vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerLive
12:30pGerman BundesligaGruether Furth vs. Schalke 04Gol TVLive
1:55pSpanish La LigaGetafe vs. BarcelonabeIN SPORTLive
2:00pScottish Premier LeagueDundee vs. MotherwellFox Soccer PlusTaped
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueStoke City vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerTaped
2:30pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. Bayern LeverkusenGol TVTaped
3:30pMLS SoccerSeattle Sounders at Portland TimbersNBCLive
3:55pSpanish La LigaSevilla vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORTLive
4:00pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Swansea City AFCFox Soccer PlusTaped
4:30pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. West Bromwich AlbionFox SoccerTaped
5:30pMexican Primera DivisionAmerica vs. Santos LagunaUnivisionLive
6:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierGeorgia vs. EspanaESPN DeportesReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland AFC vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay

 
SUNDAY, SEPT 16

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. West Bromwich AlbionFox SoccerReplay
8:30aEnglish Premier LeagueStoke City vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
8:55aItalian Serie AAS Roma vs. BolognabeIN SPORTLive
9:30aGerman BundesligaFreiburg vs. 1899 HoffenheimGol TVLive
10:25aScottish Premier LeagueSt. Johnstone vs. CelticFox Soccer PlusTaped
10:30aEnglish Premier LeagueReading vs. Tottenham HotspurFox SoccerLive
10:55aFrench Ligue 1Lyon vs. A.C. AjacciobeIN SPORTLive
11:30aGerman BundesligaFrankfurt vs. HamburgGol TVLive
12:55pItalian Serie AGenoa vs. JuventusbeIN SPORTTaped
1:00pEnglish Premier LeagueNorwich City vs. West Ham UnitedESPN DeportesReplay
1:00pMexican Primera DivisionPumas de la U.N.A.M. vs. San LuisUnivisionLive
1:30pMexican Ascenso DivisionNeza vs. NecaxaGol TVLive
2:00pEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
2:40pItalian Serie ATorino vs. Inter MilanbeIN SPORTLive
3:00pBrazilian SoccerCruzeiro vs. VascoGol TVLive
3:30pWomen’s International FriendlyUnited States vs. AustraliaNBCLive
4:45pSpanish La LigaAtletico Madrid vs. Rayo VallecanobeIN SPORTLive
5:00pScottish Premier LeagueDundee vs. MotherwellFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:30pBrazilian SoccerFlamengo vs. GremioGol TVLive
6:00pEnglish Premier LeagueReading vs. Tottenham HotspurFox SoccerReplay
7:30pArgentine SoccerVelez Sarsfield vs. River PlateGol TVLive
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. Wigan AthleticFox Soccer PlusReplay

 
MONDAY, SEPT. 17

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland AFC vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Swansea City AFCFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aScottish Premier LeagueSt. Johnstone vs. CelticFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:55pEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. Newcastle UnitedESPN2, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pUEFA Champions League: 2011/12 FinalBayern Munich vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
3:25pSpanish La LigaValladolid vs. Real BetisbeIN SPORTLive
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. Wigan AthleticFox Soccer PlusReplay
7:00pThe FA Classic Collection: 1996/97Wimbledon vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueReading vs. Tottenham HotspurFox SoccerReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions League: 2011/12 FinalBayern Munich vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay

 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aMen’s College SoccerAkron vs. St. John’sFox SoccerReplay
10:00aUEFA Champions League: 2011/12 FinalFC Bayern Munich vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
12:00pScottish Premier LeagueDundee vs. MotherwellFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:30pUEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid CF vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerLive
2:30pUEFA Champions LeagueMontpellier HSC vs. ArsenalFox Soccer PlusLive
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueMontpellier HSC vs. ArsenalFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid CF vs. Manchester CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00pCONCACAF Champions LeagueTauro vs. Real Salt LakeFox SoccerLive
9:00pUEFA Champions LeagueMontpellier HSC vs. ArsenalFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid CF vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay

 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aUEFA Champions LeagueParis Saint-Germain vs. Dynamo KyivFox Soccer PlusTaped
1:30aUEFA Champions LeagueAC Milan vs. RSC AnderlechtFox SoccerTaped
4:00aUEFA Champions LeagueMontpellier HSC vs. ArsenalFox SoccerReplay
4:00aUEFA Champions LeagueAC Milan vs. RSC AnderlechtFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00aEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusReplay
9:00aUEFA Champions LeagueBorussia Dortmund vs. AFC AjaxFox SoccerTaped
11:00aUEFA Champions LeagueParis Saint-Germain vs. Dynamo KyivFox SoccerTaped
11:30aThe FA Classic CollectionTottenham Hotspur vs. EvertonFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:00pUEFA Champions LeagueBorussia Dortmund vs. AFC AjaxFox Soccer PlusTaped
2:30pUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea vs. JuventusFox SoccerLive
2:30pUEFA Champions LeagueManchester United vs. Galatasary A.S.Fox Soccer PlusLive
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueManchester United vs. Galatasary A.S.Fox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea vs. JuventusFox Soccer PlusTaped
7:00pMLS 36Dwayne DeRosarioNBC Sports NetworkReplay
8:00pCONCACAF Champions LeaguePuerto Rico Islanders vs. Los Angeles GalaxyFox SoccerLive
8:55pInternational FriendlyBrazil vs. ArgentinabeIN SPORTLive
9:00pUEFA Champions LeagueManchester United vs. Galatasary A.S.Fox Soccer PlusReplay
10:00pCONCACAF Champions LeagueCD Marathon vs. Seattle SoundersFox SoccerLive
10:00pWomen’s International FriendlyUnited States vs. AustraliaESPN2Live
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueFC Barcelona vs. Spartak MoscowFox Soccer PlusTaped

 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
1:30aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Barcelona vs. Spartak MoscowFox SoccerReplay
4:00aUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea vs. JuventusFox SoccerReplay
4:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Bayern Munich vs. Valencia CFFox Soccer PlusTaped
8:00aUEFA Champions LeagueCeltic vs. SL BenficaFox SoccerTaped
8:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Swansea City AFCFox Soccer PlusReplay
10:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Bayern Munich vs. Valencia CFFox SoccerTaped
10:00aUEFA Champions LeagueCeltic vs. SL BenficaFox Soccer PlusTaped
1:00pUEFA Europa LeagueBSC Young Boys vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerLive
1:00pUEFA Europa LeagueCS Maritimo vs. Newcastle UnitedFox Soccer PlusLive
3:00pUEFA Europa LeagueTottenham Hotspur vs. SS LazioFox SoccerLive
3:00pUEFA Europa LeagueInter Milan vs. Rubin KazanFox Soccer PlusLive
5:00pUEFA Europa LeagueFenerbahce SK vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox SoccerTaped
5:00pUEFA Europa LeagueOlympique Lyonnais vs. AC Sparta PrahaFox Soccer PlusSame-day Tape
8:00pCONCACAF Champions LeagueHouston Dynamo vs. CD FASFox SoccerLive
8:00pMLS SoccerD.C. United at Philadelphia UnionESPN2Live
9:00pUEFA Europa LeagueCS Maritimo vs. Newcastle UnitedFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pUEFA Europa LeagueBSC Young Boys vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay

 
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