Featured Matches
Previous
Arsenal
Besiktas
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Napoli
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2
Game Details
Aston Villa
Leyton Orient
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sunderland
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Stoke City
Portsmouth
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Arsenal
Besiktas
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Napoli
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Steaua Bucuresti
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Malmo FF
SV Salzburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
Aston Villa
Leyton Orient
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sunderland
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bradford City
Leeds United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Stoke City
Portsmouth
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Angeles Galaxy
DC United
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
León
Herediano
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Municipal
Pachuca
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Cobresal
General Díaz
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
Independiente Terán
Trujillanos
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Libertad
Nacional Potosí
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
River Plate
Universidad Católica
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportivo La Guaira
2:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Alianza Lima
Barcelona
2:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Atletico Rafaela
Newell's Old Boys
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rosario Central
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Defensa y Justicia
10:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Estudiantes La Plata
Boca Juniors
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Irapuato
U.A.N.L
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Celaya
ESPNDeportes 12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Oaxaca
Chiapas
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Mineros de Zacatecas
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
UNAM
Mérida
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Zacatepec
Guadalajara
ESPNDeportes 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
América RN
Atletico Paranaense
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Santa Rita
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Botafogo
Ceará
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Bragantino
Corinthians
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Coritiba FBC
Flamengo
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Palmeiras
Atlético MG
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
LDU Quito
Deportivo Quito
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Seoul
Pohang Steelers
0
0
FT-Pens
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0FC Seoul win 3-0 on penalties
Game Details
Guangzhou Evergrande
Western Sydney Wanderers
2
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 2
Game Details
Amazulu
Bloem Celtic
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Mamelodi Sundowns
Orlando Pirates
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Pretoria Univ
Free State Stars
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Silver Stars
Kaizer Chiefs
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
SuperSport United
Mpumalanga Black Aces
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Saprissa
Santos
Postp
Game Details
Carmelita
Club Sport Uruguay
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cartagines
Perez Zeledon
Postp
Game Details
Antigua
Marquense
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Petapa
Coatepeque
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vida
Marathon
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Oct 6, 2012

I knew I would turn it around - AVB

Andre Villas-Boas was always steadfast in the belief he would turn Tottenham's fortunes around after a faltering start to the Premier League season.

• Dempsey eager for Europa League glory
• Blog: Anyone but Comolli
• AVB: Europa League is important

The Portuguese was vilified in certain sections of the press after his difficult eight-month spell in charge of Cheslea, which ended in his sacking after rumours of dressing-room revolt.

Many Spurs fans were surprised by the dismissal of Harry Redknapp after he led the club to fourth place in the top flight and were even more surprised to see chairman Daniel Levy appoint Villas-Boas as his successor.

But after a patchy start, when they lost at Newcastle on the opening day and dropped points at home to Norwich and West Brom, Spurs have now won three on the bounce, including a first victory at Old Trafford since 1989 last weekend.

"I have never doubted my abilities, I always trusted them,'' Villas-Boas said. "It's funny how things change so dramatically. The Premier League is completely unpredictable. We started the season (badly). We are now fifth from the top. You have to perform at this level. This is the early stages in the Premier League.''

The gloss was slightly removed from that famous win at Manchester United by virtue of a midweek Europa League draw away at Panathinaikos but Villas-Boas is keen to extend their winning streak in the Premier League as they prepare to face Aston Villa on Sunday.

"We want to cement our position at the top because we understand that being at the top can drive our ambitions upwards,'' Villas-Boas said. "We have won three (league) games on the trot. Now we go into two difficult home games.

"We understand we made history by winning at Old Trafford, but if we want to take that step forward, we have to win the next couple of fixtures.''

Although Villas-Boas has overseen the departures of Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart - two of Redknapp's key players - he is still benefiting from his predecessor's policies.

Many had criticised Redknapp for not putting faith in young players during his time at White Hart Lane, with the likes of Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton and Steven Caulker forced to go out on loan before earning their crack at first-team football.

All three players have played well under Villas-Boas, and Walker, who went on loan to Villa the season before last, is now arguably England's first-choice right back. The Portuguese boss thinks Redknapp's loan policy has given those three players the confidence to play well this season.

"I think (Walker) has benefited from going on loan and getting that playing time,'' the Spurs manager said. "He has come back stronger, full of ambition. He embraced it, as did Naughton and Caulker. We are living at the moment with the benefit from those kind of solutions. It's something we look carefully at.''

Villas-Boas is expected to recall 41-year-old goalkeeper Brad Friedel for the game against his former club despite a solid performance from France captain Hugo Lloris against Panathinaikos.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is available after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Villas-Boas is likely to stick with Jermain Defoe - on his 30th birthday - as his lone striker.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.