GET HYPE. Tottenham Hotspur open their Champions League account today at Wembley Stadium as they host AS Monaco. It’s the first Champions League match for Spurs since they crashed out of the 2010-11 Champions League quarterfinals against Real Madrid.
And now they get to walk out onto the pitch of England’s national stadium to the strains of the Champions League anthem (a trash song but still gives me goosebumps) and play for glory in all-white kits against some French team from a minuscule principality that bought their way into the competition, probably.
It’s a glorious moment. I’m sitting here at my desk, 7500 miles away from Wembley Stadium. I can’t even WATCH the match because day job, but I have it cued up for viewing later tonight. But I’ll be listening to the radio feed, trying not to make it obvious that I’m listening to TEH SPORTS while my favorite team in the world finally announces itself on the European stage.
The game is about glory. This is my club, my one and only club. War Damn Hotspur. We want ‘Bama!
COME ON YOU SPURS!
#THFC team: Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Alli; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kane. #COYS pic.twitter.com/dfReBp4e2o— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 14, 2016
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wanyama, Dembele, Sissoko, Janssen. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 14, 2016
H-1 : la compo !!! @falcao fait son retour dans le XI !#TOTASM #UCL pic.twitter.com/9iNDlrDLaq— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) September 14, 2016
How to Watch
Thanks to the delay of the Manchester City vs. Gladbach Champions League match yesterday, the TV listings are all screwy, and it’s probably to your detriment if you live in the USA depending on your cable package. The match will be carried by Fox Sports Plus, though you may want to check your regional Fox sports network to see if it’s still carried there — currently it’s due to be shown on Fox Sports Florida and may still be on the schedules elsewhere.
The match will be streamed on Fox Soccer 2Go, which currently has a free seven day trial. Meanwhile, the match may or may not be actually streamed by ESPN3. We’re not sure. Isn’t modern football fun?!
Date/time: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:45 p.m. (UK), 2:45 p.m. ET (USA)
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Official: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
TV: Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports regional channels [check local listings] (USA), BT Sport 3 (UK), TSN1 (Canada), beIN Sports 1 (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: Fox Soccer2Go (USA), BT Sport Live Streaming (UK), beIn Sports Connect (Australia)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also BBC Radio London and try TalkSport.
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