World Football Update
Jon Forget
Nov 26th 2013
World Football Update
Feature Matches

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and patrons!  It is the second to last matchday of the Champions League Group Stage, and most Clubs are still in contention for a spot in the round of sixteen.  Highlight matches for this matchday include Borussia Dortmund v NapoliCeltic v AC MilanBayer Leverkusen v Manchester UnitedParis St. Germain v OlympiakosBasel v Chelsea, and Real Madrid v Galatasaray.  Teams that look set to book their spot in the round of 16 include Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City & Barcelona.  Teams that are playing for their lives include Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, Juventus, & Ajax.  Our match of the day for Tuesday has Dortmund facing Napoli, in Group F.  A loss for last years finalists (and an Arsenal win or draw), and they will be eliminated.  If they draw or win against Napoli, it will come down to the final matchday for them.  Our Wednesday match of the day has Manchester United facing Bayer Leverkusen, in Group A.  United is undefeated, yet only hold a 1pt advantage over Leverkusen.  A win, and they are clear at the top of the group.  A loss, and Leverkusen takes the lead going into the final match, with the added challenge of Shakhtar getting back into the fight.  These two matches are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of all the storylines that can play out over the next two matchdays.
The MLS Cup Final is set, with Sporting K.C. hosting Salt Lake on December 7th.  Both teams get a break for the Holiday, before returning to training early next week.  Be sure to join us at the Lions for the Final game of the 2013 MLS Campaign next week.

On the weekend we have a full schedule of Club Football, kicking off Saturday morning with all the action from the EPL!  Sunday we have a very early start (5am), for what should be a cracker of a match, Tottenham v Manchester United.  Liverpool follows against Hull City, and we round out the morning with Chelsea hosting a difficult Southampton side.  Hope everyone has a terrific Holiday weekend, and safe travels to anyone that is heading out of town!

On the Horizon

Next week we have two matchdays for EPL, one mid week and one on the weekend.  In Spain we have the Copa Del Rey.  Friday morning we are hosting a World Cup Draw Breakfast,  and domestically we finish the 2013 season with the MLS Cup Final live at 2pm on Saturday December 7th! 
This Week's Football
Tuesday November 26th
Zenit v Athletico Madrid 10am (UEFA Champions League)
Arsenal v Marseille 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Celtic v AC Milan 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Ajax v Barcelona 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Borussia Dortmund v Napoli 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Basel v Chelsea 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Porto v Austria Wein 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Steaua v Schalke 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Wednesday November 27th
CSKA Moscow v Bayern Munchen 10:00am (UEFA Champions League)
B. Leverkusen v Manchester United 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Real Madrid v Galatasaray 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Juventus v Copenhagen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Paris St. Germain v Olympiakos 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Manchester City v Viktoria Plezen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Anderlecht v Benfica 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Shakhtar v Real Sociedad 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Thursday November 28
Happy Thanksgiving!  We are closed till 5pm.
Friday November 29th
Getafe v Levante 12pm (La Liga)
Marseille v Montpellier 12:30pm (Ligue 1)
Villareal v Malaga 2pm (La Liga)
Saturday November 30th
Aston Villa v Sunderland 8am (EPL)
Cardiff v Arsenal 8am (EPL)
Everton v Stoke 8am (EPL)
Manchester City v Swansea 8am (EPL)
Norwich v Crystal Palace 8am (EPL)
West Ham v Fulham 8am (EPL)
Newcastle v West Brom 10:30am (EPL)
Real Madrid v Real Vallodolid 12pm (La Liga)
Espanyol v Real Sociedad 2pm (La Liga)
Sunday December 1st
Tottenham v Manchester United 5am (EPL)
Hull City v Liverpool 6:30am (EPL)
Atalanta v Roma 7am (Serie A)
Chelsea v Southampton 9am (EPL)
Juventus v Udinese 12:45pm (Serie A)
Athletic Club v Barcelona 1pm (La Liga)
Broncos v Chiefs 2:25pm (NFL)
Denver Film Society:  The Denver Film Society is hosting a week of British Cinema, with two films at the heart of British culture playing November 29th through December 5th.  The Three Lions is the perfect place to stop in before or after (Happy Hour 3-7pm & 10pm-close) for a Draught or some authentic British fare!  For show times and more info follow this link to DFS’ website:
Diana takes audiences into the private realm of one of the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women -- the Princess of Wales, Diana (two-time Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts) -- in the last two years of her meteoric life.
British Arrow Awards
An eclectic mix of outrageous wit and awe-inspiring innovation from the best television, online, outdoor, and cinema ads. From high-tech extravaganzas to down-and-dirty comedy, this celebration of commercial creativity brings people back year after year.
Denver Rescue Mission Benefit “Guys Night Out”:  Thursday December 5th the Three Lions is hosting a benefit for the Denver Rescue Mission.  Last year we helped to raise over $5000.00 through a silent auction, and donations at the door.  This year’s event starts at 5pm, with the silent auction running till 8pm, and then one of Denver’s premier Blues acts, Roots & Rhythm, performs from 8:30pm till 11:30pm!  A donation of any size at the door gets you a free pint, and helps support a great cause!
MLS Cup Party:  The field is set for MLS Cup 2013, with Sporting K.C. hosting Salt Lake at 2pm on Saturday December 7th!  We are hosting an MLS Cup Final Party, with specials on Carlsberg & Great Divide Draughts.  The Colorado Rapids official Supporters Group C38 will be in the house as well, for what will surely be an exciting conclusion to a terrific 2013 MLS season!  It’s safe to say we will be supporting K.C. to take the title over Salt Lake.
World Cup Draw Breakfast: Football fans will be gathering at the Three Lions Friday morning Dec. 6th for FIFA’s World Cup Draw!  Doors will open at 6:45am, with the draw starting at 7am MST.  The Lions will be serving a full breakfast, and the bar will be open, as we find out who our favorite teams will face in the 2014 World Cup!
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.
American Outlaws: The British Bulldog & the Three Lions are proud to be the home of the USMNT's biggest supporters group, the American Outlaws! If you are loud and proud in support of USA soccer, join us at the Bulldog or Three lions for every match, and sing with the Outlaws. Don't miss the fun, as we ramp things up in anticipation of Brazil 2014.
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