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Feb. 16/17: What to watch, where to go

THURSDAY, FEB. 16

  • TELEVISION

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Manchester United (England) and Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands)

GolTV, 2 p.m.

What a costly tumble for Man United, which finished third in its Champions League group -- behind Benfica and Basel -- and missed out on the big tournament's lucrative knockout stage. The No. 2 tournament's round of 32 is consolation.

Also

Atletico Madrid (Spain) at Lazio (Italy), GolTV, 10 a.m.

Valencia (Spain) at Stoke City (England), GolTV, noon

COPA LIBERTADORES

Peņarol (Uruguay) at Godoy Cruz (Argentina)

Fox Deportes, 4:30 p.m.

Uruguay's most legendary club heads to lovely Mendoza for a Group 8 opener in South America's club championship.

Also

Libertad (Paraguay) at Nacional (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Corinthians (Brazil) at Deportivo Tachira (Venezuela), Fox Deportes, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 17

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Bologna at Inter Milan

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

Inter is clinging to fifth place, which supplies Serie A's last Europa League berth, and that's likely enough to cost Claudio Ranieri his job. Andre Villas-Boas, in turmoil at Chelsea, could be his replacement. Replays: FSC, 5 p.m. and midnight.

English Championship

Burnley at Reading, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m., 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Atlante at Estudiantes Tecos

Galavision, 6 p.m.

Tecos, the No. 3 club from Guadalajara, are going down, bound for the second-tier Liga de Ascenso unless it starts stockpiling points pronto. The Owls have just two from the first six games and have fallen five points back in the relegation fight. Atlante, at 3-2-1, won't succumb easily.

Brazilian Campeonato Paulista

Palmeiras at Guaratingueta, GolTV, 3 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

MLS PRESEASON

Montreal Impact vs. UCLA and Ventura County Fusion

Home Depot Center Field 4 or University Field 2 (Carson), 10 a.m.

The expansion Impact wrap up their Home Depot Center camp with games against the NCAA semifinalists (minus a half-dozen players now with MLS clubs) and the Premier Development League power.