Complete disconnect in attack and a goal conceded from a set play. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
So rather than hash over the gory details about how Liverpool looked reasonably secure until conceding not long after halftime or how Basel actually became better after a 5th minute injury, forcing a switch from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2, I'm going to focus on something else.
After Chelsea's narrow victory against Sporting CP yesterday and Manchester City's disappointing 1-1 draw with AS Roma, two more Premier League teams take the field today in addition to several other European powers.
Here are the TV listings for today's matches (all times Eastern):
2:45pm Arsenal v Galatasaray (FoxSports-1, Fox Deportes and FOX Sports GO) 2:45pm FC Basel vs Liverpool (FoxSports-2 and FOX Sports GO) 2:45pm Atletico Madrid vs Juventus (ESPN2, DirecTV-482, espn3) 2:45pm PFC Ludogorets vs Real Madrid (FoxSportsnet Regionals, ESPN Deportes) 2:45pm Bayer Leverkusen vs SL Benfica (DirecTV-483, espn3) 2:45pm RSC Anderlecht vs B.
Liverpool prepare for their second Champions League fixture of the season on Wednesday night as Brendan Rodgers will pair his XI up against Basel's. Unfortunately for the Reds Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable through injury whilst Mamadou Sakho has not made the line up also due to injury but perhaps also down to his antics prior to the Everton game.
As the UEFA Champions League enters Matchday Two, three of the four Premier League clubs in the competition are facing tricky fixtures. Even though a draw or defeat would not condemn any of the English sides to the Europa League, anything less than three points would heap unwanted pressure on the club and create nervous times for their supporters.
Daniel Sturridge may return for Liverpool but not for England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brendan Rodgers has told Roy Hodgson that Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, even if the strikerrecovers from a thigh injury in time to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Berahino masterclass, Markovic worst in class: The 10 Series best young players in Europe 2014/15 wrap-up, week 3 is a post from: Just Football
The 10 Series is our annual feature in which we select the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.
Kaboul, Rafael, Azpilicueta.... Names of the Premier League, week 6 is a post from: Just Football
From Merseyside to North London, it was a weekend of derbies in thePremier League. And while those matches failed to present winners and losers, our latest installment ofNames of thePremier League, where we offer you the most noteworthy performances of the weekend, good and bad, certainly doesn't.
This week sees the return of UEFA Champions League action to an ESPN english-language channel as ESPN2 will present live coverage of Atletico Madrid v Juventus on Wednesday, October 1st. Here is a detailed rundown of where to watch all of Matchday #2 action LIVE in the USA (all times US Eastern):
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014:
12:00pm CSKA Moscow vs Bayern Munich (ESPN Deportes, DirecTV-481, espn3)
2:45pm Manchester City vs AS Roma (FoxSports-1)
2:45pm Sporting Lisbon vs Chelsea (FoxSports-2)
2:45pm PSG v Barcelona (FoxSportsNet Regionals, Fox Deportes)
2:45pm Shakhtar vs FC Porto (ESPN Deportes, DirecTV-482, espn3)
2:45pm Schalke 04 vs NK maribor (DirecTV-483, espn3)
2:45pm APOEL FC vs AFC Ajax (DirecTV-484, espn3)
2:45pm BATE Borisov vs Athletic Bilbao (DirecTV-485, espn3)