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By RYAN TOLMICH
Three months after Real Madrid were crowned 2013-14 champions, Tuesday marks the long-awaited return of the UEFA Champions League.
The tournament’s play-off round is highlighted by Premier League side Arsenal, who travel to Turkey to take on Besiktas. The Gunners enter on the heels of a last-minute victory over Crystal Palace and will now be looking to knock off a Besiktas side that added former Chelsea striker Demba Ba during the transfer window.
Another intriguing match will take place in Spain, as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will battle it out in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The clash is a rematch of the 2013-14 Champions League final, which Real Madrid won, so there should be plenty of intensity in it despite coming so early in the season.
In other action, the CONCACAF Champions League resumes. MLS sides Sporting KC and Portland Timbers highlight Tuesday night’s action, with each team going on the road to try and pick up three points.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s soccer schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
2:45 p.m. – Besiktas vs. Arsenal – Fox Sports 1
2:45 p.m. – Red Bull Salzburg vs. Malmo FF – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. - Steaua Bucuresti vs. Ludogorets – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – FC Copenhagen vs. Bayer Leverkusen – Fox Soccer 2go
2:45 p.m. – Napoli vs. Athletic Bilbao – Fox Sports 2
5:00 p.m. – Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid – ESPN 2
8:00 p.m. – Club America vs. Bayamon FC – Univision Deportes
8:00 p.m. – Alpha United vs. Portland Timbers – Fox Soccer Plus
10:00 p.m. – Chorillo vs. Cruz Azul – Univision Deportes
10:00 p.m. – Real Esteli vs. Sporting KC – Fox Soccer Plus