Previous
CSKA Moscow
Bayern Munich
0
1
LIVE 53'
Game Details
Manchester City
AS Roma
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Ajax Amsterdam
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Schalke 04
NK Maribor
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Lisbon
Chelsea
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
BATE Borisov
Athletic Bilbao
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Porto
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Derby County
AFC Bournemouth
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Middlesbrough
Blackpool
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Millwall
Birmingham City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Charlton Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Rotherham United
Blackburn Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Watford
Brentford
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Nottingham Forest
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Notts County
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AFC Telford United
Chester City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Halifax
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Altrincham
Macclesfield Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Braintree Town
Barnet
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dover
Aldershot Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Eastleigh
Bristol Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Forest Green Rovers
Torquay United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Grimsby Town
Southport
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Gateshead
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Welling
Dartford
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Woking
Nuneaton Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wrexham
Kidderminster Harriers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Aberdeen
St Mirren
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
León
Monterrey
1:06 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Queretaro
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
São Paulo
Huachipato
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Icasa
Luverdense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sampaio Correa-MA
Portuguesa de Desportos
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Ceará
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AA Ponte Preta
Paraná Clube
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Al-Ain
Al Hilal
2
1
LIVE 85'
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 4
Game Details
Herediano
Universidad De Costa Rica
Postp
Postponed - now being played Wed, Oct 1
Game Details
Next

Viola back Gomez

Fiorentina Sep 19, 2014
Read
LilleLille
KrasnodarKrasnodar
1
1
FT
Game Details
EvertonEverton
VfL WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg
4
1
FT
Game Details
Apr 24, 2014

Juve Europa win 'key for Italian football'

Juventus will have Italian football backing them for success in the semifinals of the Europa League in Benfica on Thursday night, as Serie A risks dropping down to fifth in UEFA's five-year league rankings.

Juventus celebrate reaching the Europa League semifinals after beating Lyon.
Juventus overcame Lyon in the quarterfinals of the competition to face Benfica.

• Rzouki: Clash of the titans

The Italian top flight could fall down the pecking order unless Juve can reach the final, which will be held in their own stadium on May 14. The Portuguese league sits one place behind Serie A in fifth in the current rankings, which is why victory over Liga winners Benfica would be so rewarding.

"It is an important game," Tuttosport reports Italian FA (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete saying at an event in Rome. "Not only does this tie give [Juve] the chance to reach the final, but our fourth place in the UEFA rankings is at stake.

"It's doubly important not only for Juve, but for the whole of Italian football."

Napoli, Fiorentina or Inter Milan fans are unlikely to admit it, but they too should be rooting for their league rivals on Thursday night.

Had Italian clubs paid a little more attention to Europe's secondary club competition in recent years, two of them and not just one would be entering the Champions League next season.

Serie A lost its fourth starting berth in Europe's elite club competition two seasons ago, when it was overtaken by the German Bundesliga.

While dropping to fifth would have no other consequences than a dent to pride, victory in Europe for Juve would be a timely lift as Italy looks to lift itself out of a rut.

"Overall, our clubs have not done all that badly in Europe this season, in that we've gained a lot of points for our UEFA ranking, but we've lacked that edge which could have permitted us to participate in the final stages of a competition," added Abete.

"Milan's elimination ensured we did not have one Italian club in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

"Evidently we have a big problem being competitive and you can see this most in the Champions League."

Lega Serie A president Maurizio Beretta echoed Abete's call for the entire country to get behind Antonio Conte's men in Lisbon.

"We all need to support the Italian sides because we're one step away from winning a major trophy," he said.

"Italian football is behind them because we have the chance to see an Italian club lift a European cup, and I sincerely hope they will."

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.