Starting tonight, Fox Soccer Channel kicks off Champions Week with matches from the two finalists, Barcelona and Manchester United. Here’s the press release.
Relive the Road to the Final Through Key Matches and Highlights of the 2010-11 Champions League Campaign
Los Angeles (May 20, 2011) – FOX Soccer builds excitement for the May 28 UEFA Champions League Final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United to a crescendo with “Champions Week,” a week-long programming celebration that kicks-off Monday, May 23 and concludes Sunday, May 29.
Highlighting Champions Week are several rebroadcasts of 2010-11 UEFA Champions League matches involving either Barcelona or Manchester United from the group stage through the semifinals. Featured matches include Barcelona’s “El Clasico” semifinal legs with Real Madrid on Monday, May 23 (first leg) and Wednesday, May 25 (second leg) at 11 p.m. ET and Manchester United’s crucial go-ahead quarterfinal match vs. Chelsea on Friday, May 27 at 5 p.m. ET.
Champions Week continues when FOX Soccer, America’s premier soccer-only network, offers a special one-hour Champions League Final preview show from London’s Wembley Stadium on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET. FOX NFL SUNDAY co-host and international soccer fan Curt Menefee anchors the coverage, joined by FOX Soccer analysts Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton and Christopher Sullivan. Aston Villa goalkeeper and former U.S. international Brad Friedel joins the FOX Sports panel in London as a guest analyst.
On May 28, Champions League Final game day, Menefee and company bring viewers pregame, halftime and postgame analysis live and in HD from Wembley, beginning with a 1-hour pregame on FOX Soccer at 1:00 p.m ET that precedes FOX Sports’ over-the-air coverage from 2:00 p.m. on. FOX Sports, for the second consecutive year, is the exclusive broadcast home for the UEFA Champions League Final, while FOX Deportes carries the match in the U.S. in Spanish.
For those who missed or want to relive what is surely going to be one of the most memorable Champions League Final games ever, FOX Soccer’s Champions Week culminates on Sunday, May 29 with a match rebroadcast also available on FOX Soccer Plus and in Spanish on FOX Deportes. For a complete list of “Champions Week” programming, visit www.foxsoccer.com/tvschedule.
Champions Week Highlights on FOX Soccer:
Monday, May 23, 11:00 p.m. ET FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Wednesday, May 24, 5:00 p.m. ET FC Barcelona vs. Arsenal FC
Friday, May 27, 3:00 p.m. ET Manchester United vs. Chelsea FC
Friday, May 27, 8:00 p.m. ET UEFA Champions League Final Preview Show
There you have it.