UEFA Schedule: October 22-24

It is matchday 3 in the Champions League and Europa League this week. Here is the broadcast schedule for Canada.

Tuesday October 23
11:45am, Spartak Moscow v. Benfica – Sportsnet World
2:30pm, Manchester United v. Braga – Sportsnet (encore: 7pm, SN1)
2:30pm, Barcelona v. Celtic – Sportsnet ONE
2:30pm, Shakhtar Donetsk v. Chelsea – Sportsnet World
5:00pm, Lille v. Bayern Munich – Sportsnet World (delay)

Wednesday October 24
11:45am, Zenit v. Anderlecht – Sportsnet World
2:30pm, Dortmund v. Real Madrid – Sportsnet
2:30pm, Arsenal v. Schalke 04 – Sportsnet ONE
2:30pm, Ajax v. Manchester City – Sportsnet World
5:00pm, Malaga v. AC Milan – Sportsnet World (delay)

Thursday October 25
1:00pm, Maribor v. Tottenham – Sportsnet
1:00pm, Internazionale v. Partizan – Sportsnet ONE
1:00pm, Panathinaikos v. Lazio – Sportsnet World
3:00pm, Liverpool v. Anzhi – Sportsnet
3:00pm, Newcastle v. Brugge – Sportsnet World
3:00pm, Atletico Madrid v. Academia – Sportsnet ONE
5:30pm, Rubin Kazan v. Neftichi – Sportsnet World (delay)
7:30pm, Sparta Praha v. Shamona – Sportsnet World (delay)

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TSN2 Has the Manchester Derby Today

Its Red vs. Blue. The Devils vs. the Citizens. What else is there to say? It is derby day in Manchester today. TSN2 will broadcast the big game beginning at 2:30pm Eastern. Ian Darke and Steve McManaman will call the game live from the Etihad Stadium. Darrell Currie will interview players and managers while reporting pitchside. Coverage is also available on RDS in French beginning at 2:55.

In other parts of the world the match is on ESPN in America and Sky Sports 1 in Britain and Ireland.

This is one of the biggest soccer games of the year. Undoubtedly it will be the highest rated Premier League match of all-time in both Britain and America. Even if you are not a soccer fan, it is quite worth watching.

Here are some stats on the Manchester Derby from an ESPN press release.

With three match days remaining in the season, Manchester United sits atop the Premiership standings with 83 points from 35 matches. Manchester City is a close second at 80 points, and Monday’s Manchester City derby will likely decide the winner of one of the most-coveted trophies in professional league soccer.

Highlights:

  • The two teams have scored the most goals in the league – Manchester City (87) and Manchester United (86).
  • They have also conceded the fewest goals: Manchester City (27) and Manchester United (32).
  • Manchester City seeks its third English league title, first since 1968.
  • Manchester City is undefeated (16-0-1) at home this season and is unbeaten in 27 straight league home games. Its last loss was to Everton in December 2010.
  • Defending champion Manchester United would be the first team to win 20 English titles.

There is only one better thing from Manchester than United:

Enjoy the match everyone.