By DAN KARELL
Twenty teams begin the fight for ten UEFA Champions League group stage places on Tuesday as the Champions League play-off round commences.
AC Milan, who won the tournament in 2003 and 2007, have a difficult tie on their hands as they face a young and hungry PSV Eindhoven side in the first leg at Phillips Stadion, while Zenit St. Petersburg faces upstart Portuguese side Paços de Ferreira.
Celtic, who famously stunned Barcelona last year before eventually falling in the Champions League knockout rounds, travel to Kazakhstan for likely the first time in their 125 year history to face Shakhter Karagandy.
In the evening, the CONCACAF Champions League takes center stage, as the Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, and Club Tijuana are all in action against regional opponents.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
11am – Shakhter Karagandy vs. Celtic – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go
2:30pm – Paços de Ferreira vs. Zenit St. Petersburg – Fox Soccer Channel
2:45pm – Viktoria Plzen vs. Maribor – MSG Plus/Fox Sports Net
2:45pm – PSV Eindhoven vs. AC Milan – Fox Sports 1
2:45pm – Lyon vs. Real Sociedad – Fox Sports 2
8pm – Western Connection vs. Houston Dynamo – Fox Sports 1
9:50pm – Estudiantes Tecos vs. Morelia – ESPN Deportes (Copa MX)
10pm – LA Galaxy vs. Cartagines – Fox Soccer Plus
10pm – Victoria vs. Club Tijuana – Fox Soccer 2Go