2013 UEFA Champions League: Chelsea take on a tough Juventus side

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres

2013 UEFA Champions League Group Stage begins Tuesday, Sept 18

Reigning European champs Chelsea face a tough challenge in their first CL Group Stage match, taking on Juventus (Wed at 2:30pm, Fox Soccer). The Italian club swept the Serie A last season, plus they’ve got this guy. Little hint, Euro 2012. Chelsea, on the other hand, eked out an 6th place finish in the EPL. And, well, they’ve got this guy.

Some of the other exciting matchups in the Group Stage first round include Real Madrid vs Manchester City (Tue at 2:30pm, Fox Soccer), PSG vs Dynamo Kyiv and Bayern Munich vs Valencia.

Soccer on TV this week -

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Brazil Serie A Soccer Atletico-MG vs. Sao Paulo GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich Fox Soccer Plus Replay
4:00a Brazil Serie A Soccer Botafogo vs. Internacional ESPN Deportes Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 Real Madrid CF vs. AFC Ajax Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Antigua y Barbuda vs. Guatemala ESPN Deportes Replay
1:00p UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 FC Porto vs. Shakhtar Donetsk Fox Soccer Replay
1:00p 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Guyana vs. El Salvador ESPN Deportes Replay
2:30p German Bundesliga FC Augsburg vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Live
2:40p English npower Championship Charlton Athletic vs. Crystal Palace beIN SPORT Live
3:00p UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich Fox Soccer Replay
4:30p 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Austria vs. Germany GolTV Replay
8:30p MLS Soccer Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City NBC Sports Network Live
9:45p Mexican Ascenso Division U. de G. vs. La Piedad GolTV Live
10:30p Mexican Primera Division Leon vs. Chivas de Guadalajara Telemundo Live
11:00p 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier England vs. Ukraine Fox Soccer Replay

 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
7:25a Scottish Premier League St. Johnstone vs. Celtic Fox Soccer Live
7:30a English Premier League Norwich City vs. West Ham United ESPN Deportes Live
9:30a German Bundesliga Bayern Munich vs. Mainz 05 Gol TV Live
9:53a English Premier League Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic Fox Soccer Plus Live
9:55a English npower Championship Cardiff City vs. Leeds United beIN SPORT Live
10:00a English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Live
10:00a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Portugal vs. Azerbaiyan ESPN Deportes Replay
11:55a Italian Serie A Palermo vs. Cagliari beIN SPORT Live
12:00p English Premier League Arsenal vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Taped
12:30p English Premier League Sunderland AFC vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Live
12:30p German Bundesliga Gruether Furth vs. Schalke 04 Gol TV Live
1:55p Spanish La Liga Getafe vs. Barcelona beIN SPORT Live
2:00p Scottish Premier League Dundee vs. Motherwell Fox Soccer Plus Taped
2:30p English Premier League Stoke City vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Taped
2:30p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Leverkusen Gol TV Taped
3:30p MLS Soccer Seattle Sounders at Portland Timbers NBC Live
3:55p Spanish La Liga Sevilla vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Live
4:00p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Swansea City AFC Fox Soccer Plus Taped
4:30p English Premier League Fulham vs. West Bromwich Albion Fox Soccer Taped
5:30p Mexican Primera Division America vs. Santos Laguna Univision Live
6:00p 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Georgia vs. Espana ESPN Deportes Replay
8:00p English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p English Premier League Sunderland AFC vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Replay

 
SUNDAY, SEPT 16

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a English Premier League Fulham vs. West Bromwich Albion Fox Soccer Replay
8:30a English Premier League Stoke City vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay
8:55a Italian Serie A AS Roma vs. Bologna beIN SPORT Live
9:30a German Bundesliga Freiburg vs. 1899 Hoffenheim Gol TV Live
10:25a Scottish Premier League St. Johnstone vs. Celtic Fox Soccer Plus Taped
10:30a English Premier League Reading vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Live
10:55a French Ligue 1 Lyon vs. A.C. Ajaccio beIN SPORT Live
11:30a German Bundesliga Frankfurt vs. Hamburg Gol TV Live
12:55p Italian Serie A Genoa vs. Juventus beIN SPORT Taped
1:00p English Premier League Norwich City vs. West Ham United ESPN Deportes Replay
1:00p Mexican Primera Division Pumas de la U.N.A.M. vs. San Luis Univision Live
1:30p Mexican Ascenso Division Neza vs. Necaxa Gol TV Live
2:00p English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
2:40p Italian Serie A Torino vs. Inter Milan beIN SPORT Live
3:00p Brazilian Soccer Cruzeiro vs. Vasco Gol TV Live
3:30p Women’s International Friendly United States vs. Australia NBC Live
4:45p Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano beIN SPORT Live
5:00p Scottish Premier League Dundee vs. Motherwell Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:30p Brazilian Soccer Flamengo vs. Gremio Gol TV Live
6:00p English Premier League Reading vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Replay
7:30p Argentine Soccer Velez Sarsfield vs. River Plate Gol TV Live
8:00p English Premier League Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic Fox Soccer Plus Replay

 
MONDAY, SEPT. 17

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a English Premier League Arsenal vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a English Premier League Sunderland AFC vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Swansea City AFC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a Scottish Premier League St. Johnstone vs. Celtic Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:55p English Premier League Everton vs. Newcastle United ESPN2, ESPN Deportes Live
3:00p UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 Final Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
3:25p Spanish La Liga Valladolid vs. Real Betis beIN SPORT Live
5:00p English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p English Premier League Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic Fox Soccer Plus Replay
7:00p The FA Classic Collection: 1996/97 Wimbledon vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p English Premier League Reading vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 Final Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay

 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Men’s College Soccer Akron vs. St. John’s Fox Soccer Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League: 2011/12 Final FC Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
12:00p Scottish Premier League Dundee vs. Motherwell Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:30p UEFA Champions League Real Madrid CF vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Live
2:30p UEFA Champions League Montpellier HSC vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Plus Live
5:00p UEFA Champions League Montpellier HSC vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League Real Madrid CF vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00p CONCACAF Champions League Tauro vs. Real Salt Lake Fox Soccer Live
9:00p UEFA Champions League Montpellier HSC vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League Real Madrid CF vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay

 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a UEFA Champions League Paris Saint-Germain vs. Dynamo Kyiv Fox Soccer Plus Taped
1:30a UEFA Champions League AC Milan vs. RSC Anderlecht Fox Soccer Taped
4:00a UEFA Champions League Montpellier HSC vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League AC Milan vs. RSC Anderlecht Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00a English Premier League Arsenal vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Replay
9:00a UEFA Champions League Borussia Dortmund vs. AFC Ajax Fox Soccer Taped
11:00a UEFA Champions League Paris Saint-Germain vs. Dynamo Kyiv Fox Soccer Taped
11:30a The FA Classic Collection Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:00p UEFA Champions League Borussia Dortmund vs. AFC Ajax Fox Soccer Plus Taped
2:30p UEFA Champions League Chelsea vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Live
2:30p UEFA Champions League Manchester United vs. Galatasary A.S. Fox Soccer Plus Live
5:00p UEFA Champions League Manchester United vs. Galatasary A.S. Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League Chelsea vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Plus Taped
7:00p MLS 36 Dwayne DeRosario NBC Sports Network Replay
8:00p CONCACAF Champions League Puerto Rico Islanders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Fox Soccer Live
8:55p International Friendly Brazil vs. Argentina beIN SPORT Live
9:00p UEFA Champions League Manchester United vs. Galatasary A.S. Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00p CONCACAF Champions League CD Marathon vs. Seattle Sounders Fox Soccer Live
10:00p Women’s International Friendly United States vs. Australia ESPN2 Live
11:00p UEFA Champions League FC Barcelona vs. Spartak Moscow Fox Soccer Plus Taped

 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
1:30a UEFA Champions League FC Barcelona vs. Spartak Moscow Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League Chelsea vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League FC Bayern Munich vs. Valencia CF Fox Soccer Plus Taped
8:00a UEFA Champions League Celtic vs. SL Benfica Fox Soccer Taped
8:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Swansea City AFC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League FC Bayern Munich vs. Valencia CF Fox Soccer Taped
10:00a UEFA Champions League Celtic vs. SL Benfica Fox Soccer Plus Taped
1:00p UEFA Europa League BSC Young Boys vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Live
1:00p UEFA Europa League CS Maritimo vs. Newcastle United Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:00p UEFA Europa League Tottenham Hotspur vs. SS Lazio Fox Soccer Live
3:00p UEFA Europa League Inter Milan vs. Rubin Kazan Fox Soccer Plus Live
5:00p UEFA Europa League Fenerbahce SK vs. Olympique de Marseille Fox Soccer Taped
5:00p UEFA Europa League Olympique Lyonnais vs. AC Sparta Praha Fox Soccer Plus Same-day Tape
8:00p CONCACAF Champions League Houston Dynamo vs. CD FAS Fox Soccer Live
8:00p MLS Soccer D.C. United at Philadelphia Union ESPN2 Live
9:00p UEFA Europa League CS Maritimo vs. Newcastle United Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p UEFA Europa League BSC Young Boys vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Replay

 
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