Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Wenger: 'The way football is sold does not protect you'
December 10th, 2013 12:48AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  arsenal, new england revolution, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Matchday 6] Three berths in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League will be up for grabs on Tuesday and five will be decided on Wednesday the final day of group play. One of the teams still seeking to secure a berth is Arsenal, which travels to Napoli on Wednesday between tough EPL matches.

Arsenal is in first place in the English Premier League by five points, but four wins in fives have yet to secure the Gunners passage to the round of 16. Arsenal will advance with a win, tie or loss by less than three goals at Napoli, which may need some help from Marseille in its game against Borussia Dortmund to advance even if it beats the London club.

With a tough game against Everton on Sunday -- 1-1 tie -- Wednesday's game at Napoli and a match at Manchester City on Saturday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took aim at the English schedule-makers.

“I would like that there is an ethics committee who looks if the clubs are in the right position and have the right protection for English football to do well,” the Frenchman said. “It is a fact the way football is sold that every television [network] has its own rights. They don’t care when you have already played. They think, ‘Is it a nice time to play on Saturday morning this game between Arsenal and Man, City? OK.’ They don’t look to see if we played on Wednesday. The way football is sold does not protect you.”



Tuesday, December 10
GROUP A
LIVE: Man. Utd. vs. Shakhtar Donetsk, FOX Sports 1 (2:30 PM ET)
Real Sociedad vs. Bayer Leverkusen, FOX Soccer Plus, Wed., Dec. 11 (delay) 12:00 PM ET
Standings:
11 *Man. United
8 Shakhtar Donetsk
7 Bayer Leverkusen
1 Real Sociedad
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP B
LIVE: Galatasaray vs. Juventus, FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
FC Copenhagen v Real Madrid, FOX Soccer Plus, Wed., Dec. 11 (delay) 1:00 AM ET)
Standings:
13 *Real Madrid
6 Juventus
4 Galatasaray
4 FC Copenhagen
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP C
LIVE: Benfica vs. Paris SG, FSN (2:30 PM ET)
Olympiakos vs. Anderlecht, FOX Soccer Plus, Wed., Dec. 11 (delay) 10:00 AM ET)
Standings:
13 *Paris SG
7 Olympiakos
7 Benfica
1 Anderlecht
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP D
LIVE: Bayern Munich vs. Man. City,  FOX Soccer Plus (2:30 PM ET)
Viktoria Plzen vs. CSKA Moscow, FOX Soccer Plus, Wed., Dec. 11 (delay) 3:00 AM ET)
Standings:
15 *Bayern Munich
12 *Man. City
3 CSKA Moscow
0 Viktoria Plzen
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

Wednesday, December 11
GROUP E
LIVE: Chelsea vs. Steaua Bucharest, FOX Soccer Plus (2:30 PM ET)
Schalke 04 vs. FC Basel, FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 1:30 AM ET)
Standings:
9 *Chelsea
8 FC Basel
7 Schalke 04
3 Steaua Bucharest
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP F
Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund, FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 8:30 AM ET)
LIVE: Napoli vs. Arsenal, FOX Sports 1 (2:00 PM ET)
Standings:
12 Arsenal
9 Bor. Dortmund
9 Napoli
0 Marseille

GROUP G
Atletico Madrid vs. Porto, FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 10:30 AM ET
Austria Vienna vs. Zenit St. Petersburg,  FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 3:30 AM ET
Standings:
13 *Atletico Madrid
6 Zenit St Petersburg
5 Porto
2 Austria Vienna
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP H
LIVE: AC Milan vs. Ajax, FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
LIVE: Barcelona vs. Celtic, FSN (2:30 PM ET)
Standings:
10 *Barcelona
8 AC Milan
7 Ajax
3 Celtic
*Clinched berth in round of 16.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Funniest Coach Clip of the Year     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Far too often we see grown men wearing fancy suits throwing ...
Top two in East square off    
[MLS Week 24: Three Games to Watch] A week after Real Salt Lake beat Seattle, 2-1, ...
Tim Leiweke's five biggest MLS moves    
[MAKING A LIST] Tim Leiweke will go down as the man who made MLS think big. ...
Chivas USA sends Rosales to 'Caps for Reo-Coker    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Mauro Rosales is on the move again. After only nine months with Chivas USA, ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up, so it's time to make plans for your ...
Johnson assists on Europa League winner    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Fabian Johnson made his competitive debut with Borussia Moenchengladbach, serving up the winning goal ...
The Whistle adds KickTV to offerings    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Whistle Sports Network, which launched on YouTube in January, has reached ...
Tim Howard will take year off from national team    
[USA MEN] Ahead of Jurgen Klinsmann's first roster announcement since the World Cup, star goalkeeper Tim ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I don't think I can say what he said without being fined, but there were some ...
Irving steps down as Wilmington head coach    
[USL PRO] David Irving, the face of the Wilmington Hammerheads for 15 years, is stepping down ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives