UEFA Champions League

Fox Sports

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

US broadcasters bid on UEFA Champions League TV rights for 2018-2021

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The bidding for the next round of US TV and streaming rights to the UEFA Champions League is close to being completed, a source revealed to World Soccer Talk.

Our source understands that the TV networks bidding for the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in the United States from 2018 to 2021 are FOX Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports and NBC Sports.

English Premier League

Is FOX Sports losing the European soccer audience?: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 19, we cover a range of topics including:

• Whether FOX Sports is losing the European soccer audience now that their UEFA Champions League rights are going away?

Is FOX Sports losing the European soccer audience?: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 19, we cover a range of topics including:

• Whether FOX Sports is losing the European soccer audience now that their UEFA Champions League rights are going away?

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a Champions League-packed day in socceras several continental competitions resume on Tuesday.

The round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League continues with Leicester City trying to overcome a 2-1 deficit at home against Sevilla. A 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium would be enough for the Premier League champions to advance to the quarterfinals.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Two teams booked their places in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday and two more can seal a spot in the final eight on Wednesday afternoon.

Barcelona will have to overcome quite the odds to battle their way to the next round. Facing off for a second leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain, Barca must overturn a 4-0 deficit from the opening leg, making them a longshot for a quarterfinal berth.

4-2-3-1 v Bayern: Wenger without these 2 Arsenal midfielders for vital CL clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
7th March, 19:45 pm BST
Emirates, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Bayern Munich live on BT Sport 2

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League knockouts tomorrow.

Manchester United v Liverpool in trophies – Which club has won more titles?

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Spanish Football

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL GAMES

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | AT MADRID ELIMINATES BAYERN LAVERKUSEN

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | SEVILLA FC ELIMINATED BY LEICESTER CITY

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | FC BARCELONA ELIMINATES PARIS ST GERMAIN

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | REAL MADRID ELIMINATES NAPOLI

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | BAYERN LAVERKUSEN 2 AT MADRID 4

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European Soccer

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Monaco seals comeback vs. Man City, Atletico advances past Leverkusen

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After letting a lead slip in their first leg in Manchester, AS Monaco fought back for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 second leg victory over Manchester City on Wednesday.

Even withoutstar stiker Radamel Falcao due to injury, Leonardo Jardim's side started off excellent at the Stade Louis II, as 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe rifled home after eight minutes for a 1-0 lead.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Leicester shock Sevilla, Juventus beat Porto.

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Leicester City's dream debut in the UEFA Champions League continued on Tuesday after they erased a 2-1 first leg deficit to defeat Sevilla3-2 on aggregate.

Craig Shakespeare's side knew a strong second leg at the King Power Stadium could see itadvance to its first ever quarterfinal appearance.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Leicester City, Monaco look for second-leg comebacks

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Barcelona's historic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last week showed that no tie in the Champions League Round of 16 is safe until the final whistle. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Madrid all punched their tickets to the UCL quarterfinals last week, while eight teams fight for the remainingfour spots this week.

UCL Rewind: Barcelona makes history against PSG, Dortmund pummels Benfica

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After being dominatedat the Parc Des Princes three weeks ago, Barcelona made history in Wednesday's second leg to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain, 6-5, on aggregate.

Luis Enrique's side chipped away at PSG's lead, and were able to come up with the goods in the final moments at the Camp Nou.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Bayern thumps Arsenal, Real Madrid tops Napoli

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Thanks to a comfortable 5-1 aggregate victory at the Allianz Arena three weeks ago, Bayern Munichwere very much in the driver's seat against Arsenal. On Tuesday, they simply added insult to injury for an Arsenal team that continues to flounder.

Bayern was able to cruise their way into aquarterfinal berth of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday after a 5-1 second leg victory.

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Sevilla defeats Leicester, Juventus impress at Porto

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After back-to-back Europa League titles, Sevilla are looking to advance past the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. The La Liga side held off Leicester City on Wednesday in a 2-1 victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium that brings them one step closer to that.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Man City drops five on Monaco, Atletico rolls at Leverkusen

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When Manchester City brought in Pep Guardiola as its new manager last summer, expectations were high for the Citizens to advance further in the UEFA Champions League.A strong second-half showing vs. AS Monaco on Tuesday has the Citizens a step closer to a spot in the quarterfinals after a dramatic 5-3 home win.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.

Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.

UCL Wednesday Rewind: Bayern routs Arsenal, Real Madrid rolls past Napoli

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For 45 minutes in Munich, Arsenal looked like it might be ready to do something about its extended struggles with advancing past the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

The the second half happened and the Gunners were transported back to their all-too-familiar world of disappointment in Champions League play.

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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Wednesday is full of Champions League action, spanning several continents.

In the afternoon, the UEFA Champions League continues play as Monaco battles Manchester City while Atletico Madrid take on Bayer Leverkusen as each seeks to earn a place in the quarterfinals. Monaco have a hole to dig themselves out of, as Man City lead, 5-3, after leg one, as do Leverkusen, who trail Atletico, 4-2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 21-26, 2017

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Liga MX had two matches surpass 1 million viewers for the sixth time in 2017 as 1.077 million watched Tigres and Morelia play to a 1-1 draw last weekend. Following that, Club América defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 in front of 1.675 million viewers, the third largest audience for a Liga MX match this season and the sixth to average more than 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 21-26, 2017

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Liga MX had two matches surpass 1 million viewers for the sixth time in 2017 as 1.077 million watched Tigres and Morelia play to a 1-1 draw last weekend. Following that, Club América defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 in front of 1.675 million viewers, the third largest audience for a Liga MX match this season and the sixth to average more than 1.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Manchester City hosts Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen faces Atletico Madrid, and more

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The final four UEFA Champions League round of 16 series begin on Tuesday with matches in Germany and England. Most of the matches a week ago were one-sided affairs, and there is potential that this week's showdowns across the continent will feature the same results.

The most intriguing matchup of the quartet may not be the one that immediately sticks out on paper, but Manchester City and Monaco have the potential to put on a show over two legs, starting at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

La Liga

Barcelona will hope to complete their quest for a treble winning season after PSG win

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FC Barcelona, one of the top clubs in the world, hold themselves to extremely high standards. Just weeks ago, it seemed as though Barcelona’s season aspirations were crushed but now their season has been completely turned around.

Real Madrid were pulling away in La Liga and seemed unbeatable, but over the past months, the Catalonia giants have clawed their way back into the title race.

4-3-3 v Napoli: Zidane without this top class Real Madrid star for vital game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Napoli vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Napoli vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
7th March, 19:45 pm BST
Stadio San Paolo, Naples
Live Stream: Watch Napoli vs Real Madrid live on BT Sport 3

Napoli Team News & Preview

Napoli host Real Madrid in the return leg of the Champions League knockouts this week.

4-3-3 v PSG: Luis Enrique without these 2 Barcelona players for must win game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs PSG Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Barcelona vs PSG
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
8th March, 19:45 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs PSG live on BT Sport 2

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host PSG in the second leg of the Champions League knockouts on Tuesday night.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a day of continental competition on Wednesday, as UEFA's two contests return to action, while CONCACAF continues their own Champions League play, and the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores continues as well.

Early on, the UEFA Europa League returns to action at noon with three matches on today's schedule.

Arsenal

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday, plus the U.S. Women's National Team aims for a bounceback performance in the SheBelieves Cup.

The day begins with the second legs of the round of 16 in the Champions League. Napoli hosts Real Madrid and will try to overturn a 3-1 deficit. Elsewhere, Bayern Munich takes a commanding 5-1 lead into London as it faces Arsenal.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Arsenal, Barcelona look to overcome first-leg deficits

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On paper, the four matches set to take place in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 this week don't seem too exciting as three of the four features teams with large advantages.

However, nothing is impossible on Europe's biggest stage, even for perennial underachievers Arsenal. The Gunners, Barcelona and Napoli are all looking to reverse poor away legs into memorable comebacks on home soil.

Four things we learned: Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

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Pundits react to Arsenal's humiliating defeat vs Bayern, player ratings

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Bayern Munich have almost secured a passage to the next round after beating Arsenal 5-1 in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

It’s the same pattern recurring again – Arsenal collapsed just when they needed to toughen up. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Wenger, Arsenal hit the nadir succumbing to one of their worst ever defeats in European games.

“Where was Ozil today?” – Arsenal fans fume over Arsenal star man

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Champions League: Juventus Into Quarter-Finals

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Paulo Dybala's first-half penalty ensured Juventus reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the third time in five seasons, seeing off a Porto side who again played more than half the game with ten men.

Two-nil up from their trip to Portugal three weeks ago, Juventus initially looked set to seize the initiative once again, with Dybala twice trying his luck in the opening ten minutes.

Some Soccer News for Feb 24, 2017

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It's Day 55 of 2017.


In a stunning move Turner Broadcasting and Univision have outbid Fox and NBC for UEFA Champions League rights starting in the 2018/19 season. By John Ourand for Sports Business Journal.
  • Gotta be a real gut punch to FS1 and their crew.

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Several teams have taken the same path as Minnesota United into MLS, from the second division.

News roundup: Union give up two leads, Steel win big, CCL fever, more

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A late goal leads to a Union draw, Bethlehem crushes Junior Lone Star, all-MLS CCL draw, and a bevy of preseason action.