ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League Telecasts Begin Today

PSG FC vs. AFC Ajax vs. Chelsea FC vs. 28 7:00 p.m. FC Bayern Munich vs. 15 10:30 p.m.

Tues., Sept. Leverkusen vs. Nov. 29 4:45 p.m. 28 11:30 p.m. Each match day, the network will televise selected matches LIVE, while featuring the remaining matches on short turnaround or tape delay. Manchester United vs. AS Roma

Tues., Sept. ESPN Deportes commentator Jose Hernandez (play-by-play) and Claudio Jijon (analysis) will compose a third telecast team to handle increased schedule of games. 15 2:30 p.m. 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  

Tues., Nov. Liverpool vs.

Additional highlights of ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League coverage:

Weds., Sept. 23 – Weds. Valencia

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

Tues., Sept. Nov. “Many of our viewers are passionate soccer fans, and ESPN Deportes is proud to deliver season-long coverage of this great competition.”

– Real-time scoring

Weds., Sept. 2 – Weds. Real Madrid vs. 16 1:00 a.m.

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. 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. 15 4:45 p.m. 14 2:30 p.m. AC Milan vs. Tues., Dec. FC Barcelona vs. Werder Bremen

Weds., Sept. 7 – Weds., Dec. Chelsea FC

Thurs., Sept. Oct. 28 2:30 p.m.

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. Fenerbahce

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

*Match schedule still TBD

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. ET, just a few hours before the season begins. 14 11:30 p.m. AFC Ajax

Thurs., Sept. Celtic FC

– Live commentary of selected matches

Thurs., Sept. 29 2:30 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. FC Porto

Weds., Sept.

Manchester United FC

Tues., Sept. FC Porto vs. 28 4:45 p.m. PFC CSKA Moskva


As a prelude to the start of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season, Luis Omar Tapia will host a chat on ESPNDeportes.com today at 12 p.m. 14 7:00 p.m. AS Monaco vs.

Tues., Sept. Deportivo La Coruna

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 3 Matchday #4*

Viewers are encouraged to call their local cable and satellite provider to inquire about the availability of ESPN Deportes. 20 Matchday #3*

Tues., Sept. In total, ESPN Deportes will offer coverage of 77 matches and up 186 original hours of UEFA Champions League programming. AS Monaco

Tues., Sept. Juventus FC

Tues., Oct.19 – Weds. 8 Matchday #6*

“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. 24 Matchday #5*

– 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. 14 4:45 p.m. Werder Bremen vs.

Tues., Nov. Donetsk

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

Tues., Sept. Real Madrid CF

Weds., Sept. Celtic FC

– Photo galleries . FC Internazionale vs. Olympique Lyonnais vs. 30 1:00 p.m

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