There will be no suspense regarding knockout round places in today’s UEFA Champions League action. Not with all eight spots already secured in the four groups in action today.
What is on the line today is positioning for the top seeds in each group, as well as Europa League places, which should be enough to generate some intense match-ups.
Manchester City is already eliminated from the knockout round, but a win against Borussia Dortmund coupled with an Ajax loss or tie against Real Madrid could help City clinch a Europa League place. That won’t come easy against a Dortmund side unbeaten in group play and eager to secure first place in the group.
Arsenal has secured passage to the Round of 16, but can avoid potentially brutal knockout round match-up by making up the one-point edge currently held by Schalke 04. Anderlecht also have Europa League aspirations, but will need to earn a result against an unbeaten Malaga side to get there.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s UEFA Champions League Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SCHEDULE
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com– AC Milan vs. Zenit St. Petersburg
2:45pm- MSG Plus– Olympiakos vs. Arsenal
2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com– Real Madrid vs. Ajax
2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com– Dinamo Zagreb vs. Dynamo Kiev
2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com– Paris St. Germain vs. Porto
2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com– Montpellier vs. Schalke
2:45pm- DirecTV/FoxSoccer2Go.com– Malaga vs. Anderlecht