World Football Update
Jon Forget
Oct 22nd 2013
World Football Update
Feature Matches

Round three of the Champions League Group Stages kicks off midweek, highlight matches include Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan v Barcelona, Celtic v Ajax, and Real Madrid v Juventus!  Thursday features the Europa League, which leads us into a terrific weekend.

Saturday morning kicks off early (5:45am) with Arsenal heading to South London to take on spluttering Crystal Palace.  Liverpool, Manchester United, and Everton are in action at 8am, followed by the match of the day.  At 10am Barcelona face rival Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, in the first Clasico of the season.  With both sides having made huge Summer signings (Neymar to Barca, and Bale to Real), this should be quite a battle.  Lionel Messi is just off injury, but should be healthy for the Clasico, as he is set to play today against Milan.  This match boasts arguably the four best players in the World, (or at least four of the highest paid), and could very well be be one of the best incarnations of the Clasico ever!

Sunday morning we have four EPL fixtures to start the day, including a mouth watering clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.  In the afternoon we turn our attention to the domestic playoff battle.  The MLS has never seen a season as competitive and tight as this one, with five teams still in the hunt for the top spot in the West (the East is just as tight).  Our Colorado Rapids finish their 2013 regular season away to Vancouver.  They defeated the Whitecaps in style at home last week, with a brace from Designated Player Gabriel Torres. Colorado has plenty to play for in this one, even though a playoff berth is virtually locked (San Jose would have to win by 12 goals to have a chance at ousting us).  The Rapids could still finish at the top of the table in the West with a win. Portland and RSL would both have to lose to Chivas, and Seattle and L.A. would have to draw.  This scenario is unlikely though, as Chivas has little to play for, as this is perhaps their worst season ever.  More importantly the Rapids need a win, and then a draw in the Seattle v L.A. fixture (7pm).  This would have the team finishing 3rd in the West, and would see them avoid the play in between the fourth and fifth place team.  If Seattle loses to L.A., and we win, then we would host the play in match here at DSG.  Lots of crazy scenarios, and lots to play for in the final match of 2013.  The match kicks off Sunday evening at 6pm, and the Pub will be hosting an away game viewing party!  

On the Horizon

Next week we feature MLS Playoffs, Capital One Cup including Arsenal v Chelsea, and our highlight match of the weekend will be Arsenal v Liverpool in a fight for the top of the table in the EPL!

This Week's Football
Tuesday October 22nd
Schalke v Chelsea 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund  12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Marseille v Napoli 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
AC Milan v Barcelona 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Celtic v Ajax 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Porto v Zenit 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Austria Wien v Atletico Madrid 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Wednesday October 23rd
CSKA Moscow v Manchester City 10:00am (UEFA Champions League)
Real Madrid v Juventus 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Galatasaray v Copenhagen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Anderlecht v Paris St. Germain 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Benfica v Olympiakos 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Bayern Munchen v Viktoria Plezen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Manchester United v R. Sociedad 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Bayer Leverkusen v Shakhtar D. 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Sporting K.C. v Olimpia 6pm (CCL)
Thursday October 24th
Sheriff v Tottenham 11am (Europa League)
Swansea v Kuban 1pm (Europa League)
Valencia v St. Gallen 1pm (Europa League)
Wigan v Rubin Kazan 1pm (Europa League)
Aribe Unido v Houston 6pm (CCL)
Friday October 25th
Nantes v Lille 12:30pm (Ligue 1)
R. Vallecano v R. Vallodolid 1pm (La Liga)
Morelia v Gaudalajara 6:30pm (Liga MX)
Tijuana v Tigres 8:30pm (Liga MX)
Saturday October 26th
Crystal Palace v Arsenal 5:45am (EPL)
Aston Villa v Everton 8am (EPL)
Liverpool v West Brom 8am (EPL)
Manchester United v Stoke 8am (EPL)
Norwich v Cardiff 8am (EPL)
Barcelona v Real Madrid 10am (La Liga)
Southampton v Fulham 10:30am (EPL)
Philadelphia v Sporting K.C. 1pm (MLS)
Toronto v Montreal 2pm (MLS)
San Jose v Dallas 3:30pm (MLS)
Chivas v Portland 8:30pm (MLS)
Sunday October 27th
Sunderland v Newcastle 7:30am (EPL)
Chelsea v Manchester City 10am (EPL)
Swansea v West Ham 10am (EPL)
Tottenham v Hull City 10am (EPL)
D.C. United v Houston 11:30am (MLS)
Atletico Madrid v Real Betis 2pm (La Liga)
Columbus v New England 2pm (MLS)
New York v Chicago 3pm (MLS)
Vancouver v Colorado 6pm (MLS)
Seattle v Los Angeles 7pm (MLS)
All Hallows Eve Party:  Thursday October 31st Three Lions is celebrating All Hollows Eve with a costume party.  Festivities start at 8pm and run till the witching hour, with $4 Jagermeister and Pinnacle Vodka on special!  
Three Lions Fantasy Football League: Test your mettle against other football fanatics by playing the 2013/14 Barclay's Premier League Fantasy Football Game. To join the Three Lions league go to , sign up, create your squad, and click on join league. The game will prompt you to enter a code to join our private league. The code is 191924-53115. Playing fantasy Prem is a great way to learn about different teams and players in the Premiership, and after the initial set up only takes five or ten minutes each week to adjust your squad.
Three Lions Formula 1 Club: Come down and enjoy food & beer specials whilst hanging out with other fans of Formula 1! Next up the Indian Grand Prix featured on replay at 11am on Sunday October 27th!
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