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Best Bets Feb. 13/14: What to watch, where to go

2/13/2012

MONDAY, FEB. 13

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Chievo Verona at Napoli

Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m./Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.


Michael Bradley and the Flying Donkeys head south to meet the Neapolitans, who are trying to climb into a European berth for next season. Replay: Fox Soccer Plus, 6 p.m.

Also

AS Roma at Siena, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 14

  • TELEVISION

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barcelona (Spain) at Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.


The world's best team isn't going to win its league championship -- Real Madrid is 10 points ahead (!) in La Liga -- but remains the team to beat for Europe's title. A positive result in this round-of-16 first leg puts Barca one step from a quarterfinal showdown with, yes, Real Madrid. Replay: Fox Soccer Plus, 2 and 9 p.m.; FSC, 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

Also

APOEL (Cyprus) at Lyon (France), Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 2 and 8:30 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Boca Juniors (Argentina) at Zamora (Venezuela)

Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.


Mighty Boca looks to keep pace with Fluminense in a Group 4 opener against a little-known side that won its first league title last year.

Also

Deportivo Quito (Ecuador) at Defensor Sporting (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 10:30 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

MLS PRESEASON

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo

Oxnard College, 11 a.m.


The Earthquakes arrive in Southern California to take on their predecessor from Houston. (MLS's original Quakes moved to South Texas for the 2006 season.)