Last week’s CL predictions weren’t that far off (in contrast to how they usually go around these parts), so here’s this week’s match-ups, with the first leg score and US TV coverage. Quick picks, because not much has changed from last week in my thought processes. All games kick off at 2:45pm EST.
Games I’m looking forward to in addition to Liverpool/Barca are Bayern/Real and Milan/Celtic. With the 3 injuries Madrid picked up over the weekend (Beckham, Reyes, and Higuain), I think Bayern will be able to overturn the deficit and 2 away goals. The 0-0 draw Celtic earned at home has the potential to make this a close game, with Milan playing in front of a smaller crowd. But so far, Celtic’s been fairly dire away from home in Europe.
Chelsea v Porto (agg 1-1), Setanta; delayed 4:45pm ESPN Deportes, 5pm ESPN Classic - Chelsea 3-1
Valencia v Inter (agg 2-2), ESPN Deportes - Valencia 2-1
Lyon v Roma (agg 0-0), delayed 5pm Setanta - Lyon 1-0
Man Utd v Lille (agg 1-0), espn2 - United 2-0
Milan v Celtic (agg 0-0), Setanta PPV - Milan 1-0
Arsenal v PSV (agg 0-1), Setanta; delayed 4:45 ESPN Deportes - Arse 2-0
Bayern v Real (agg 2-3), ESPN Deportes; delayed 5pm ESPN Classic and Setanta - Bayern 3-1
Liverpool v Barca (2:45 Tuesday, espn2) preview up soon.