UEFA Champions League

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Adrian Chiles presents live coverage of one of the fifth round matches from this year’s UEFA Champions League group stage, as Chelsea travel to Turin to play Juventus in a crucial game.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Real Madrid v Manchester City:

Manchester City make the trip to the Bernabeu to face nine times European Champions Real Madrid as the Champions League kicks off for the new season. Adrian Chiles is joined by Roy Keane, Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate as Roberto Mancini’s side face one of the toughest tests in world football.a

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Adrian Chiles presents live coverage of the Champions League play-off 1st leg between Helsingborgs and Celtic in Sweden.

The prize on offer for Neil Lennon and Celtic is a place in the lucrative group stage of the competition. Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is alongside Gareth Southgate and Lee Dixon in the studio. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Chelsea v Barcelona: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of this much anticipated Champions League semi-final 1st leg between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge. 

These sides have had some dramatic meetings in recent years, but the Barcelona team facing Chelsea tonight are regarded as one of the best sides ever. Chelsea know they’ll need to stop the incredible Lionel Messi who has scored more than 60 goals already this season. 

Expert analysis from Roy Keane and Gareth Southgate. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Chelsea v Benfica: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg against Benfica at Stamford Bridge. 

Can Chelsea carry the flag for England into the last four of the competition? Last month the London club mounted one of the great Champions League comebacks against Napoli – caretaker boss Roberto di Matteo will be hoping for another memorable night in West London. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

AC Milan v Arsenal 

Adrian Chiles is joined by Roy Keane and Gareth Southgate for tonight’s big Champions League tie between AC Milan and Arsenal live from the San Siro. 

There is little margin for error with the tournament having reached the knockout stages and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal face a tough test in this Round of 16 first leg tie against the Italian champions. Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will pose a particular threat to the Gunners’ defence. Arsenal may or may not take comfort from the fact that their London rivals Tottenham knocked out AC Milan at this stage of the competition a year – a feat Robin van Persie and co will be expected to match.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

FIXTURES TBC: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of the final round of group games in the Champions League. The final places in this season’s knockout stages are up for grabs tonight.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Bayer Leverkusen v Chelsea: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of this crucial Champions League clash for Chelsea against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. 

It’s been a mixed first season for Chelsea under their coach Andre Villas-Boas and the Portuguese boss will be desperate for a morale-boosting result tonight. A defeat for Chelsea would take their qualification bid to the last round of group games. KO: 19.45

Saturday, 19 May 2012, 7:00PM – 10:25PM

ITV1’s live coverage of Chelsea’s bid to win European football’s ultimate prize in the UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich. 

The Blues kick off against Bayern Munich in the German side’s home ground, the Allianz Arena, at 7.45pm hoping to bring the Champions League trophy back to Stamford Bridge for the first time. 

The programme, broadcast live from the stadium in Munich, will be packed with interviews with key players from both sides and former Chelsea heroes, airing their views on the chances of Roberto di Matteo’s team winning. 

Presenter Adrian Chiles is joined by Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, Roy Keane and Gareth Southgate. 

Former Blues captain Andy Townsend joins Clive Tyldesley in the commentary box, with Gabriel Clarke and Ned Boulting providing roving reports. 

Chelsea and Bayern have only met once in the Champions League before, with the Blues winning 6-5 over two legs in the quarter final in 2005. Chelsea will be looking to go one better than the final in 2008, which they lost to Manchester United on penalties. Bayern have won the European Cup four times, most recently in 2001, and were runners-up in 2010 to Inter Milan.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Villarreal v Manchester City: 

Manchester City travel to Villarreal looking to find some momentum in their first Champions League campaign. With Italian, German and Spanish competition in their group, it could barely have been tougher for Roberto Mancini’s team. Adrian Chiles presents live from Spain.

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