Preview: Bianconeri poised to make it to the last 16 of the Europa League
After an embarrassing performance in the Champions League which saw them getting knocked out in the first round of the competition, the Old Lady will be hoping to make the most out of their participation in Europe’s second tier club competition.
The Italian league leaders will head into the second leg with a two goal advantage after goals from Pablo Osvaldo and Paul Pogba gave the Turin side a 2-0 win in the first leg.
Preview: Can Tottenham turn the tie around?
Dnipro does not have domestic competition to worry about due to the current break and will thus come into this tie with a full set of players to choose from. Yevheniy Konoplyanka’s late penalty has left Tottenham with a deficit to overcome at home. A 1-0 loss to Norwich will not have helped their confidence. They sit six points behind Liverpool at this point in the Premier League table in fifth.
The goal of the season is to finish in the top four; the loss to Norwich will not have helped.
Sherwood can perhaps get the support of the crowd once again by helping his side turn the tie around at White Hart Lane. Erik Lamela, Kyle Walker, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches and Etienne Capoue are all out for Spurs.
Preview: Napoli hopeful of avoiding an upset
The Swans considering their recent form should have been no match for a high flying Napoli side which occupies the third position in the Serie A. However much for their stature the Partenopei were tested to their limits when they faced Swansea in the first leg in Wales. The Jacks performed admirably and were unlucky not to have emerged victorious in the first leg.
To Napoli’s advantage, they have a manager who has quite a pedigree in European competitions. The Spaniard has thrice led his teams to European success once in the Champions League and twice in Europe’s second tier competition.
Preview: Can Tim Sherwood’s side pick up an away win against Spurs' former boss, Juando Ramos’ side?
Dnipro has not played a match since losing to ACF Fiorentina in December as their domestic league is on its break. This means they do not have any injuries to worry about. This also means that they lack match practice. Tottenham is on the other end of the spectrum having had several matches in the past two months as the Premier League entered the busiest part of its schedule. Tim Sherwood’s players should not have to worry too much though – they are an expensively assimilated team as Juande Ramos pointed out according to UEFA’s official website:
Preview: Juve eyeing a strong performance after Champions League humiliation
The Bianconeri were sent packing from the Champions League after finishing behind Real Madrid and Galatasaray in the group stages and now find themselves competing in Europe’s second tier competition.
Even though Antonio Conte’s men have been the best side in Italy by a margin, currently leading second placed AS Roma by nine points, their performances in Champions League were weak and uninspiring which resulted in their eventual knockout.
Preview: Spurs hoping to maintain 100% record in Europa
In contrast to their league form, Tottenham have been formidable in the Europa League having won all five matches they have played so far, scoring 11 and conceding just a single goal in the process.
With everything decided in Group K except the third and fourth positions, the meeting between the two clubs will be a mere formality with Spurs poised to advance to the next round top of the pool and Anzhi to qualify to the next round as the second best team in the group regardless of the results.
Preview: A good opportunity for disgraced Spurs to bounce back
What went wrong for Tottenham Hotspur in their latest match? Who saw it coming? They were humiliated at the Etihad Stadium last Sunday in the English Premier League as they conceded a surprising 6-0 defeat against Manchester City.
Until then, Andre Villas-Boas’ defence had been generally solid in all competitions. But now, the young Portuguese manager has much to think about, when it comes to tactical plans.
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Matchday 5 kicks off with a bang on FOX Sports. Four teams have already qualified. They are Group D’s Bayern Munich and Manchester City, Group G’s Atletico Madrid and Group H’s Barcelona.
Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea have been tipped to soon join them in the Round of 16. Struggling Italian giants Milan are in danger of missing crashing out of the tournament while Arsenal, Napoli and last season’s runners up Borussia Dortmund are in a fierce contest for only two knockout stage tickets.
Preview: Spurs’ perfect record set to be extended
Spurs’ ride in Europe has been enjoyable for their fans so far. They seat at the top of Group K thanks to two dominating displays – at home to Tromsø on Matchday 1 and away to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala earlier this month.
With five goals and none conceded, Tottenham Hotspur have rightfully been tagged as favourites to succeed London rivals Chelsea as Europa League champions. Besides, they possess 36-year-old gem Andre Villas-Boas who led FC Porto to glory in the competition three seasons ago.
Preview: Latics looking for their first European triumph
Having qualified for the Europa League courtesy of their FA Cup final win over Manchester City last season, Wigan will be hoping to make the best out of their European adventure. However with a miserable run in the Championship which has seen them win only thrice in eight matches, Wigan will not be expected to make many strides in Europe this season.
Their task will be made more difficult with injuries piling up as the Latics are set to be without defenders Gary Caldwell, Stephen Crainey and Ivan Ramis, goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, midfielder Shaun Maloney and strikers Grant Holt and Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Preview: Tottenham poised to embarrass Anji in Russia
Tottenham Hotspur were given a tough time by Chelsea last Saturday in the Premier League. A John Terry equalizer denied them from getting all three points. Still, Andre-Villas Boas could smile about his team’s performance and ambitious approach. Playing Anzhi will be totally different from playing Jose Mourinho’s Blues.
All though it is an away fixture, Spurs are seen as favourites. In fact, the Russian club has failed over the years to transform into a force like big-money clubs Manchester City, AS Monaco or Paris Saint-Germain. The club’s crisis has taken its toll in front of goal with Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o leaving for Chelsea this summer.
Preview: Spurs tipped to traumatize Tromsø in London
Both teams do not know each other as they have never faced in history.
It was in London that Tromsø played their only encounter in England. That was against Chelsea in the first round of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
The Norwegians were flying high after a stunning 3-2 win at home but the second leg produced a disastrous outcome. A hat-trick by Gianluca Vialli condemned Tromsø to a 7-1 loss. Until date, this remains their heaviest defeat on the European stage.
Preview: Lazio looking to start European journey with a bang
After getting off to a very solid start in the Italian Serie A, Lazio will be looking to make a strong impression in the opening day of this season’s edition of the UEFA Europa League where they take on Legia Warsaw.
Despite a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Juventus this season, Lazio have made a very good start to the domestic campaign and have already shown that they will be competing for a place in the Champions League this time around.
Preview: A number of injuries have caused Montella a selection nightmare
Regardless if you are in the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europa League, your competition is going to prove to be a serious test more often than not. For Paços de Ferreira, their first time ever in Europe did not go so well.
After finishing third in the Portuguese League last season under now Porto manager Paulo Fonseca, the Castores booked their place in the Champions League Playoff.
Not knowing what to expect and with a new manager, the Pacenses were ready for the challenge. Unfortunately for them, that challenge came in the form of one Zenit St. Petersburg, which brushed the Portuguese outfit aside in a two leg elimination.
Preview: Underdogs Swansea City could cause Valencia upset
Valencia have lost their last three La Liga encounters, conceding nine goals in the process. Their tag of favourites in Group A does not seem justified by their current form. Coach Miroslav Djukic revealed that his men are “worried” about their poor run. So how will Los Che rise up to the challenge on the opening day of the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League? Djukic explained in the build up to the Swansea match:
“It's very important to win and put recent defeats behind us. We must stay focused, continue working and stop conceding so many goals. We're all looking in the same direction, with the same aim. We just have to keep things simple, go back to basics.”
Just like it was done on Thursday for the UEFA Champions League draw, LiveSoccerTV offers you all the info you need to watch the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League draw live.
It will see a total of 48 teams split in 12 groups of four. UEFA’s rule explains that no club from the same association will be paired together in the tables.
Some of the biggest teams to play in this season’s Europa League campaign include Turkey’s Besiktas, France’s Olympique Lyonnais and Spain’s Valencia. Interestingly, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic will also be participating in the tournament following their glorious run in the Capital One Cup and English FA Cup respectively, last season.
Meanwhile, having suffered defeat in the playoffs, top dogs like Spartak Moskva, Sporting Braga and VfB Stuttgart all failed to enter into Friday’s draw.
The 2013/14 UEFA Europa League qualifying stage began on July 2nd and ended on August 29th. The real competition will kick off on September 19th with the final taking place at the Juventus Stadium on May 14, 2014.
Where to watch – start time, date, live stream, TV channels
FOX Soccer Daily is an exciting program that will kick off in exactly thirty-one days time at 16:00 ET on Monday, August 19, 2013. This weekday program – produced at the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles – will feed FOX Sports 1 viewers in USA with match highlights, expert analysis and live football news.
Expressing his delight ahead of the upcoming show was Jonty Whitehead, FOX Soccer Daily’s Executive Producer, who revealed on Wednesday:
“We are excited to create a daily destination for U.S. Soccer fans to coincide with the launch of FOX Sports 1 next month.”
“Given our overall programming commitment to international soccer and global reach, we believe FOX Soccer Daily will provide crucial insight, analysis and coverage of the beautiful game that all fans of the sport crave.”
Miami Beach, Florida (May 14, 2013) – Football fans worldwide will be treated to their first taste of a European Cup final this year. The 2012/13 UEFA Europa League final showdown will hit millions of screens around the globe as some of the biggest names in the sport come head to head in Amsterdam, Holland. Check where to watch Benfica vs Chelsea live on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Live Soccer TV provides you with an unrivalled packed list of TV channels lined up to broadcast the UEFA Europa League final across the globe.
Champions will be crowned in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Benfica of Portugal and Chelsea of England are vying to succeed Atletico Madrid as UEFA Europa League winners. It has been a long road for both sides.
Miami Beach, Florida (May 1, 2013) – Forget about all the Tuesday and Wednesday drama that only UEFA Champions League football can produce. This Thursday, the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League’s four remaining teams will battle it out for tickets to the Grand Finale set to take place at the Amsterdam Arena. Benfica vs Fenerbahçe will be broadcasted live from Portugal on multiple sports channels around the globe. Simultaneously, Chelsea vs Basel will be screened live from London, England. These UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg matches will kick off at exactly 15:05 EST / 19:05 GMT / 21:45 CET on May 2, 2013. With LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV), you can confirm where to watch the games.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 22, 2013) – Since the start of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League campaign, 200 matches have been played and 506 goals have been scored. The road to the Amsterdam Arena continues for four teams from four different countries – England’s Chelsea, Portugal’s Benfica, Turkey’s Fenerbahçe and Switzerland’s FC Basel.
Since the start of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League campaign, LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) has been around to provide users with exclusive worldwide live stream and TV schedules data – the fruit of intense research packaged for each Europa League fixture ahead of each Matchday. As the competition enters its semi-final stage, Live Soccer TV is pleased to offer you information on where to watch Basel vs Chelsea and Fenerbahçe vs Benfica live at 15:05 EST / 19:05 GMT / 21:05 CET on Thursday, April 25, 2013.