Another Champions League week means another chance for USMNT players to cover themselves in glory (a saying which is almost only ever used in the negative). Tuesday is a particularly illustrious occasion, with Americans possible to feature in 7, and likely to feature in 6 of the 8 Champions League matches.
Let’s get into it!
- Wolfsburg v RB Salzburg, 1:45p on Paramount+, Galavision, fuboTV (free trial), Sling TV, TUDN.com: John Brooks and Brenden Aaronson face off in Champions League. Wolfsburg’s new boss Florian Kohfeldt will be familiar to USMNT fans, as he ran Werder Bremen into the ground during Josh Sargent’s time there.
- Malmö v Chelsea, 1:45p on Paramount+, UniMás, TUDN, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Christian Pulisic is back in Chelsea’s squad for their Champions League match in Sweden. He hasn’t played for club or country since suffering an injury in Honduras on Sep 8.
- Dynamo Kyiv v FC Barcelona, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Sergiño Dest and Barcelona picked up 3 points at home vs Kyiv last time out in Europe, and they need to pick up 3 more points on the road to keep their hopes of knockout-stage football alive.
- Villarreal v Young Boys, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Jordan Pefok and Young Boys have just one win so far, at home to Manchester United.
- Sevilla v Lille, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Group G is wide open after Salzburg, which means Tim Weah and Lille have an opportunity to push into second place on the road in Spain.
- Juventus v Zenit St. Petersburg, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Weston McKennie and Juve are perfect in Champions League so far, and will expect all 3 points at home to their Russian counterpart.
Also in action:
- Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United, 3:45p: Ethan Horvath and Forest host Sheffield United, who haven’t kept a clean sheet in 6 matches.
- Peterborough v Huddersfield, 3:45p: Duane Holmes has been aggressively progressing the ball as always for Huddersfield, who haven’t scored in 3 away matches.
- Bayern Munich v Benfica, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: It’s unlikely, but possible one or both of Malik Tillman or Taylor Booth could be in Bayern’s squad at the Allianz Arena.
- RB Leipzig v PSG, 4p on Paramount+, TUDN, Univision, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Tyler Adams and Leipzig have suffered in the Champions League so far, with 0 points from 3 games. They host PSG’s potent attacking trio of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappé.
- Borussia Dortmund v Ajax, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Gio Reyna is expected to miss this match as he continues recovery from injury.
- New York Red Bulls v Atlanta United, 7:30p on FS1, fuboTV, Sling TV: Caden Clark, John Tolkin, and the Red Bulls are unbeaten in 6 at home; they welcome Miles Robinson and George Bello into the Big Apple.
Also in action:
- Bayern II v Aubstadt, 2p: Taylor Booth and Malik Tillman could feature for Bayern’s reserves if they don’t play a part in the Champions League match against Benfica.
- Blackburn Rovers v Fulham, 3:45p on ESPN+ (free trial): Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream’s Fulham leads the Championship with 2.4 goals scored per game.
- Manchester City v Club Brugge, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Expect Zack Steffen on City’s bench; Owen Otasowie hasn’t dressed for Brugge in 6 weeks.
- CF Montréal v Houston Dynamo, 7:30p on ESPN+: Djordje Mihailovic and Montréal haven’t scored in their last two outings.
- Brøndby v Rangers, 1:45p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Christian Cappis scored again at the weekend — he’s up to 5g 1a in less than 800 minutes for Brøndby.
- Galatasaray v Lokomotiv Moscow, 1:45p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray have a 3-point cushion atop Group E in Europa.
- Genk v West Ham, 1:45p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Mark McKenzie and Genk sit bottom of Group H in Europa, and West Ham have 9 points from 3 games.
- Antwerp v Fenerbahçe, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Sam Vines and Antwerp have just 1 point from 3 Europa games.
- Marseille v Lazio, Europa, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Konrad de la Fuente and Marseille could jump to second in Group E with a win.
- Ferencváros v Celtic FC, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Cameron Carter-Vickers’ Celtic and Henry Wingo’s Ferencváros have a sizeable distance to cover to catch group leaders Leverkusen and Betis.
Also in action:
- Monaco v PSV, 1:45p on Paramount+, Galavision, fuboTV, Sling TV, TUDN.com: Richie Ledezma is back in training, but hasn’t seen the field for PSV since his ACL injury.
- Olympiacos v Eintracht Frankfurt, 1:45p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Timmy Chandler and Frankfurt are top of Group D in the Europe League.
- Omonia Nicosia v Basel, 1:45p Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Mix Diskerud and Omonia host Basel in Conference League play.
- AS Roma v Bodø/Glimt, 4p on Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Bryan Reynolds and Roma trail Bodø/Glimt by one point for the lead in Group C of the Conference League.
- Slavia Prague v Maccabi Haifa, 4p: Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa are second in Group E of the Conference League.
- Ibiza v Tenerife, 4:15p: Shaq Moore looks to have reclaimed his spot at Tenerife, starting two games over the course of the past week.
- Pumas UNAM v Santos Laguna, 10p on TUDN, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Sebastian Saucedo has 1 goal and 1 assist in 721 minutes for Pumas in the Apertura.
- Atlas v Querétaro, 11p on TUDN, fuboTV, TUDN.com: Bryan Olivera scored his first Liga MX goal for Querétaro last week.
That’s it! Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s see who impresses this week!