ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League Telecasts Begin Today

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The ESPN Deportes coverage of UEFA Champions League will include three teams of announcers made up of ESPN broadcasting veteran Luis Omar Tapia (play-byplay), Diego Balado (analysis), Randy Alvarez (play-by-play) and soccer legend Mario Kempes, who will be making his debut as UEFA Champions League analyst. 14 2:30 p.m. 2 – Weds. 20 Matchday #3*Tues., Nov. FC PortoWeds., Sept. AS MonacoWeds., Sept. 29 2:30 p.m. Deportivo La CorunaTues., Sept.

DATE TIME (ET) TEAMSTues., Sept. 14, 2004– Matchday #1 to Feature Europe’s Best Clubs, Including Defending Champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Manchester United FC, Liverpool and Real Madrid CF

ESPN Deportes will begin its extensive coverage of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season this week by featuring Europe’s best clubs, including defending champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Liverpool, Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF. FC Bayern Munich vs. 28 7:00 p.m. 15 10:30 p.m. AFC Ajax vs. 14 7:00 p.m. 24 Matchday #5*Tues., Dec. 3 Matchday #4*Tues., Nov. Real Madrid vs. Nov. 14 4:45 p.m. Leverkusen vs. 23 – Weds. 28 11:30 p.m. Celtic FCThurs., Sept. “Many of our viewers are passionate soccer fans, and ESPN Deportes is proud to deliver season-long coverage of this great competition.”

– Columns from ESPN Deportes commentators Diego Balado, Jose Hernandez and Luis Omar Tapia and soccer analyst Vito de Palma

– will provide in-depth coverage of this year’s UEFA Champions League , including:

– Live commentary of selected matches

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 14 11:30 p.m. AFC AjaxTues., Sept. Juventus FCWeds., Sept.

Viewers are encouraged to call their local cable and satellite provider to inquire about the availability of ESPN Deportes. Liverpool vs. PFC CSKA MoskvaTues., Sept. Werder Bremen vs. 30 1:30 a.m.

– Telecasts of UEFA Champions League Highlights, a weekly 30-minute highlight program airing Thursdays of each match week hosted by Randy Alvarez reviews all the top goals and plays from the league. 30 1:00 p.m. PSG FC vs. FC Porto vs. 16 1:00 a.m. Celtic FCTues., Sept. In total, ESPN Deportes will offer coverage of 77 matches and up 186 original hours of UEFA Champions League programming. 29 4:45 p.m. Manchester United FCTues., Sept. Werder BremenTues., Sept.

– Photo galleries

ESPN Deportes, which will offer more UEFA Champions League matches than any television network in the U.S., will provide extensive, season-long coverage from the group stage through the final match. FC Barcelona vs. “UEFA Champions League is a showcase for the best soccer players in the world, including many from Latin America,” said Lino Garcia, general manager, ESPN Deportes. 8 Matchday #6**Match schedule still TBD

As a prelude to the start of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season, Luis Omar Tapia will host a chat on today at 12 p.m. AC Milan vs. ESPN Deportes commentator Jose Hernandez (play-by-play) and Claudio Jijon (analysis) will compose a third telecast team to handle increased schedule of games. DonetskThurs., Sept.

– Real-time scoring

Additional highlights of ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League coverage: . Real Madrid CFThurs., Sept.

– Interactive chat sessions hosted by ESPN Deportes commentators two hours prior to the match

– Telecasts of UEFA Champions League Weekly, ESPN’s weekly series airing Friday evenings during the UEFA Champions League season provides updates, interviews, features and historical pieces on the league. ValenciaTues., Oct.19 – Weds. Each match day, the network will televise selected matches LIVE, while featuring the remaining matches on short turnaround or tape delay. 28 4:45 p.m. 15 4:45 p.m. Chelsea FCWeds., Sept. FenerbahceTues., Sept. ET, just a few hours before the season begins. 28 2:30 p.m. 7 – Weds., Dec. Nov. Manchester United vs. Chelsea FC vs. Oct. FC Internazionale vs. 15 2:30 p.m. AS RomaWeds., Sept. AS Monaco vs. FC Barcelona vs

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