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.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 12, 2013) – Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) is pleased to announce that users can count on the site to know where to watch Bayern vs Barca and Dortmund vs Real Madrid live. The live stream and TV schedules for these two UEFA Champions League matches will feature a host of countries and TV channels as football fans worldwide will want to see Europe’s best four teams battle it out in the semi-finals. LiveSoccerTV.com will parallel this extensive live stream and TV listings coverage for the UEFA Europa League semi-final matches. Our data team is always striving for accuracy.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 10, 2013) – Sportsnet World continue its 2012/13 UEFA Europa League coverage with two live fixtures on Thursday, April 11. ESPN UK, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 will telecast a match each. BBC Radio 5 Live will have full live commentary for one game while Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer 2Go will broadcast two games. As LiveSoccerTV.com prepares to offer you live scores this Thursday, find out where to watch the second legs of the Europa League’s quarter-final stage. Give us a follow on Twitter @LiveSoccerTV!
Rafael Benitez is gradually shaming his critics. Chelsea have been playing good football lately and £50M striker Fernando Torres is even finding back his rhythm in front of goal. The pressure ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Europa League encounter is firmly on the hosts. Rubin Kazan have it all to do after going down 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Rubin Kazan vs Chelsea kicks off early – at 12:00pm EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 EST precisely.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 3, 2013) – After last month’s draw, the UEFA Europa League’s quarter-final stage finally kicks off this Thursday. The four matches on the menu are Benfica vs Newcastle United, Fenerbahçe vs Lazio, Tottenham Hotspur vs Basel and Chelsea vs Rubin Kazan. Have you thought of where to watch any of these four UEFA Europa League fixtures live? LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) has detailed live TV listing for viewers in all corners of the world.
Three of Thursday’s four quarter-final fixtures will air live on television in Canada. Thanks to Sportsnet One, the country’s large Portuguese community will be able to witness Benfica’s fight as the only side from Portugal left in Europe this season. Viewers of Sportsnet World and Sportsnet Ontario / East / West / Pacific will be treated with two London-based games – one in White Hart Lane and another at Stamford Bridge.
Miami Beach, Florida (March 14, 2013) – Eight UEFA Europa League matches come your way on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) has made live streaming and TV schedule information ready for viewers in more than 100 different locations across the globe. Internazionale vs Tottenham Hotspur at 14:00 EST, Fenerbahce vs Viktoria Plzen at 15:05 EST and Chelsea vs Steaua Bucuresti at 15:05 EST are our three big picks.
Spurs were humbled by rivals Liverpool last weekend. The London-based side came inches away from securing a positive result at Anfield in what was an all-important battle in the race for a top four finish. Thankfully for coach Andre Villas-Boas, he must not sweat too much to put his team back on track. Tottenham Hotspur go at the San Siro with a 3-0 lead. Internazionale are going through a miserable period; only a miracle would keep them in the UEFA Europa League. However, Andre Villas-Boas knows what it is like to win the UEFA Europa League and it is a dream Spurs want to achieve. There will be no room for complacency against the Nerazzurri. Inter vs Spurs will receive wide coverage worldwide. ESPN, Fox Sports, SuperSports, Al Jazeera Sports are among the giants networks that have listed this match as part of their live coverage on Thursday.
Miami Beach, Florida (March 7, 2013) – Over 90 million homes in the United States will soon embrace the new and vibrant channel of the FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG), FOX Sports 1. FS1 will make history on the date of its launch – Saturday, August 17, 2013 – as one of the biggest sports network launch in history. With almost 5,000 hours of original programming, live events and news on an annual basis, soccer fans in USA can look forward to a great start of the 2013/14 season.
Confirming this huge piece of news for sports lovers in the United States, FSMG Co-President and COO Eric Shanks released this statement to the press on Wednesday:
Miami Beach, Florida (March 6, 2013) – LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) informs its users that the Last 16 stage of the UEFA Europa League will air on Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Soccer 2Go and Fox Soccer Channel on Thursday, March 7, 2013. There will be no UEFA Europa League match on Fox Deportes on March 7. The Spanish-language channel is dedicating time for the Copa Libertadores.
The drama of the UEFA Champions League will pause with the continental stage set to throw 16 teams into Europa League first leg battles on Thursday. All matches will be live on Fox Soccer 2Go. Chelsea, Spurs and Newcastle United are the three teams carrying England’s flag in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League after Zenit knocked out Liverpool in the Round of 32.
Miami Beach, Florida (February 21, 2013) – Live Soccer TV’s live streaming and TV data schedule information for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League matches is complete. Thirty-two teams will battle it out in various centres across Europe as ESPN Deportes, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Soccer 2Go promise to telecast a selection of matches live to soccer viewers in the United States.
ESPN Deportes have two UEFA Europa League matches on display this Thursday. Watch defending champions Atletico Madrid attempt a mighty comeback against underdogs Rubin Kazan in Russia. The match kicks off at noon. By the time Liverpool host Zenit in a daunting task similar to Atletico’s, the public will know whether Falcao and company are still Europa League contenders. Watch Liverpool vs Zenit live at 15:05 EST as ESPN Deportes’ second and final European match of the day.
Here are some things which Chelsea must do to win the Europa League:
Chelsea held back in the group stages at times; they did not play attacking football due to the fear of being caught out at the opposite end. The Europa League is a treat for all who enjoy attacking football. To adjust to the style of the Europa League, one…
Miami Beach, Florida (February 13, 2013) – There is so much to look forward to this Thursday. The UEFA Europa League takes centre stage on February 14 after Tuesday and Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League drama. ESPN and FOX will provide soccer fans in USA with a host of Europa League matches. Thanks to Live Soccer TV, checking where to watch which game has become easy. Our data team has listed live broadcast schedule by channel while each match page features information by country.
In between its massive coverage of the Copa MX and the Dutch Eredivisie, ESPN Deportes will telecast two Europa League matches. The first one is Zenit vs Liverpool at 12:00pm EST. The second one is at 15:05 between 2010 and 2012 champions Atletico Madrid and Russian underdogs Rubin Kazan.
Having won just two of their last seven fixtures, Chelsea are heading towards the gloom they never expected following a successful closure to the preceding season. Luckily for the Blues, there is still time to make amends and get right back on track.
The FA Cup titleholders have a Fourth Round replay against Brentford. They are also targeting glory in the UEFA Europa League. The prospect of clinching the double seems realistic but there are five things Chelsea must do to rejuvenate their currently stressful season.
1) Get Fernando Torres firing or benched
A fit and firing Fernando Torres is more than enough to destruct stabilized defences on regular basis, this is proven by his record at former clubs Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. “El Nino” has probably been suffering from a lack of confidence ushered by a poor goal scoring record since he joined Chelsea. In Rafa, the Blues have a man who introduced Torres to English football.
In Part 1 of 4 pieces, we recall Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Or triumph, Zambia’s historic Africa Cup of Nations success, Borussia Dortmund’s domestic double, Atletico Madrid’s great 2011/12 season and Manchester City’s nail-biting finish in the English Premier League.
1. Lionel Messi wins third straight FIFA Ballon d’Or
January 9, 2012 – La Pulga, at only 24 years of age, went on to win his third Ballon d’Or award on the trot. The previous year, he beat 2010 FIFA World Cup winners and Barcelona team mates Xavi and Andres Iniesta to clinch the prize.
1. Chelsea’s victory over Nordsjalland
For a moment, just ignore the fact that Chelsea played Nordsjaelland in their final Champions League group game. They played an incredible match overall. The second half saw Chelsea attacks which simply oozed class. At the end of the day, they were knocked out due to a rule which perhaps needs revising- the head to head rule.
Winning 6-1 in a Champions League match is something to be proud of. Only one team has achieved the feat this season- FC Bayern against Lille.
Chelsea’s promising display should earn Benitez some trust from the management despite the opposition it came against. A good performance which is worth every penny paid by the fans is at the end of the day the most important thing.
Chelsea put six goals past Nordsjalland in perhaps their most outstanding performance of the season - also their last 2012/13 Champions League fixture.
Oscar scored his fifth goal of the Champions League and Fernando Torres hit a brace. Gary Cahill, Juan Mata and David Luiz all found the net as well in a match which saw two penalty saves.
Unfortunately for the Blues, Juventus beat Shakhtar Donetsk in the section's other fixture. The UEFA Europa League trophy is the only thing at stake for Chelsea in Europe.
"I look now at the Europa League like the Champions League. It's glamorous for me because I don't have this title, so I want to win it," Brazilian defender David Luiz told the press afterward.
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Things are tight in Group A between Liverpool and Young Boys. Matchday 6 will be decisive. Brendan Rodgers’ side need a point from their crunch fixture against Udinese to progress. Champions Atletico Madrid must also avoid defeat away to second-placed Viktoria Plzen in order to secure the top spot in Group B.
Olympique Marseille must count on Fenerbahçe to stand any chance of progressing. The struggling French giants are three points behind Borussia M’gladbach. In another huge fixture, Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Panathinaikos. A point would put Spurs through.
Sporting need to win their last two matches against Basel and Videoton. Meanwhile, they must hope that the Hungarian side does not defeat Genk. This is a hard task for Franky Vercauteren, who inherited a team in need to restart from zero. The players had lost all the confidence as problems on the pitch piled up. Sporting’s defensive system lost its effectiveness but changes are being made progressively.
Cédric returns to the team as no other right back is available to play on Thursday. Schaars is suspended while Adrien is in position to start in Basel. Van Wolfswinkel will have Carrillo and Capel to feed him with the ball as scoring goals is a must.
Franky Vercauteren is set to call on some youngster for the fixture. Goalkeeper Victor Golas, centre-back Tiago Ilori, and André Martins are all in the roster and should find a place on the bench. Viola and Betinho may also get some playing minutes. Meanwhile, Russian player Izmailov did not travel with the Sporting squad. He is yet to recover from the injury that has kept him out of the team’s last three fixtures.
Tottenham Hotspur virtually self-destruct in their most recent fixture. Taking the lead at the Emirates is vital but losing in it the way they did is suicidal. The early dismissal of goal scorer Emmanuel Adebayor saw Spurs lose the plot. They went from leading 1-0 to losing 5-2.
While some disappointed supporters would put the blame on the referee, others may single out Andre Villas-Boas for criticism. The Portuguese coach seems to struggle with lack of ideas on the pitch. The fact is that Tottenham Hotspur have won only two of their last six matches in all competitions. The rest all ended in defeat.
With this bad run, Spurs are under a lot of pressure to get back to winning ways. A stellar performance by Jermaine Defoe on Matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa poured water on the fire of criticism. Now Andre Villas-Boas and his men must build on that victory to excel further in the competition.