October kicks off with another couple of days of UEFA Champions League play. When Champions’ league group stage play kicked off a few weeks ago, these groups played on the second day, now they’re opening up Champions League play this game.
The marquee match up of the day is the Celtic vs Barcelona game for multiple reasons. From a marketing stand point it is the one game with two of most marketable clubs in the United States. Second it has the star power of Lionel Messi and newcomer Neymar, who impressed and found himself in highlight countdowns this summer for his play in the Confederations Cup.
Aside from that, it has the most compelling story line of the day. Last year Celtic and Barcelona were paired up in group play and Barcelona lost to Celtic in Glasgow. A teenager scored a huge goal to give Celtic a 2-0 lead over Barcelona before they pulled one goal back.
|2:45 ET||FC Basel||v||Schalke 04||Group E||St Jakob-Park|
|2:45 ET||Steaua Bucuresti||v||Chelsea||Group E||Stadionul Ghencea|
|2:45 ET||Arsenal||v||Napoli||Group F||Emirates Stadium|
|2:45 ET||Borussia Dortmund||v||Marseille||Group F||Signal-Iduna-Park|
|12:00 ET||Zenit St Petersburg||v*||Austria Vienna||Group H||Petrovski Stadium|
|2:45 ET||FC Porto||v||Atletico Madrid||Group H||Estadio do Dragao|
|2:45 ET||Ajax Amsterdam||v**||AC Milan||Group G||Amsterdam ArenA|
|2:45 ET||Celtic||v||Barcelona||Group G||Celtic Park|
*- FOX Deportes will air both the Zenit vs Austria Vienna game and the Celtic vs Barcelona game.
**- Ajax Amsterdam vs AC Milan will also be on MSG Plus, Fox Sports Florida and Fox Sports Ohio.
Tags: AC Milan Ajax Amsterdam Arsenal Arsenal FC Atletico Madrid Austria Vienna Barcelona Borussia Dortmund Celtic Celtic FC Chelsea Chelsea FC FC Barcelona FC Basel FC Porto FC Schalke 04 Napoli Olympique Marseille Schalke 04 Steaua Bucuresti Zenit Zenit St Petersburg