By DAN KARELL
Barcelona welcomes in an old face while debuting a new one, when Bojan Krkic and Ajax visit the Camp Nou to open up both team’s UEFA Champions League campaigns.
Gerardo “Tata” Martino has started the season at Barcelona strong, but it’s his first ever time in the Champions League (along with Neymar) and Martino has said that he knows anything short of a title is a failure. Alexis Sanchez scored a 94th minute winner on Saturday in a 3-2 victory against Sevilla to keep their perfect record intact, but Barcelona lost Jordi Alba to a hamstring injury in the process.
In addition to Barcelona-Ajax, Arsenal looks to continue their strong form with a trip to Marseille, Napoli host high-flying Borussia Dortmund, and AC Milan host last year’s giant killers Celtic in afternoon Champions League action.
U.S. Men’s National Team pool player Danny Williams features for Reading in a Championship division match against Leeds United and later in the evening, the CONCACAF Champions League takes center stage, with Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy hosting Cartagines.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
2:45pm – Barcelona vs. Ajax – Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes
2:45pm – Chelsea vs. FC Basel – Fox Sports 2
2:45pm – AC Milan vs. Celtic – MSG Plus/Fox Sports Net
2:45pm – Marseille vs. Arsenal – Fox Soccer Plus
2:45pm – Napoli vs. Borussia Dortmund – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Zenit – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Schalke 04 vs. Steaua Bucharest – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Austria Wien vs. FC Porto – Fox Soccer 2Go
7:55pm – Pachuca vs. Veracruz – ESPN Deportes
8pm – Caledonia AIA vs. Toluca – Fox Soccer 2Go
10pm – LA Galaxy vs. Cartagines – Fox Sports 2/Univision Deportes
10pm – Herediano vs. Valencia – Fox Soccer 2Go