This might be the premier match up on Wednesday. It is getting top billing on FOX’s networks as it should. It is very star heavy with Barcelona star Lionel Messi and new comer Neymar of Brazil.
“There’s always a prioritisation of the tournaments you’re involved in. I feel that Barcelona have to win this competition,” arca coach Gerardo Martino, said via ESPN FC. ”We’re in three competitions and we have to reach the final stages of all three.”
“When I took on the Barcelona job, I knew that if we didn’t win a title this season it would be a failure. If I am here it’s because I believe we can repeat the glorious moments of the club in recent seasons.”
“It’s clear that for every coach to have the chance to be in the Champions League is very relevant in his career. I am very excited about it, although obviously I feel nervous about us living up to our standards in such a prestigious competition.”
Date: September 18
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Stadium: Camp Nou
TV Info: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes
Radio Info: SiriusXM FC channel XM 94
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
It is the first round of Champions League group stage action for the 2013-14 season. This is a Group G match up between Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona and the Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam. Group G is considered to be the group of death by some in the soccer community. Group G also contains the Italian side AC Milan and Celtic of the Scottish Premiership.