FA Cup: Arsenal faces Liverpool Sunday
The best of the FA Cup battles this weekend has Arsenal, coming off a 5-1 beating by Liverpool last weekend, clash again with Liverpool in a highly anticipated rematch on Sunday, Feb. 16 (10:30 AM ET) on FOX Sports 2.
Starting this weekend the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Europe’s elite soccer competitions, return to FOX Sports with many of the year’s biggest matches, featuring league leaders from England, Germany, Italy and Spain.
It all begins this weekend with a pair of exciting encounters in England’s FA Cup competition featuring the top four teams in the Barclays Premier League. League-leading Chelsea takes on Manchester City on Saturday, Feb. 15 (12:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2.
Just two days later, all eyes turn to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Manchester City, facing a quick turnaround, takes on La Liga leaders Barcelona and star forward Lionel Messi in a first leg matchup onTuesday, Feb. 18 (2:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. Arsenal confronts another difficult task against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, as last year’s German champions and current Bundesliga leaders travel to London to meet the Gunners on Wednesday, Feb. 18 (2:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 2). The following week’s action includes Manchester United against Greek side Olympiacos on Tuesday, Feb. 25 and Real Madrid vs. Schalke on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Both games begin at 2:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.
The UEFA Europa League Round of 32 is highlighted by Italy’s Serie A leaders Juventus against Turkish side Trabzonspor on Thursday, Feb. 20 (12:30 PM ET on FOX Soccer Plus). The return legs are set for Thursday, Feb. 27, including Napoli vs. Swansea City (12:30 PM ET) and Tottenham vs. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (3:00 PM ET), live on FOX Sports 1.
Will Selva hosts this Saturday’s FA Cup coverage with analysts Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton. Former Chelsea and Netherlands defender Mario Melchiot joins FOX Sports’ coverage for Manchester City vs. Chelsea. Host Rob Stone returns to the panel with Wynalda and Barton to break down Sunday’s FA Cup action. Sunday’s pregame includes interviews with Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, discussing the transitional year with new coach Roberto Martinez, and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, as he reflects on his club’s successful season thus far. The pregame show also features exclusive coverage of the FA Cup sixth round draw as the matchups are revealed. FA CUP GOALS, with highlights, analysis and commentary, airs immediately after all the weekend action wraps up on Sunday, Feb. 16 (1:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2.
The FOX Sports’ lead soccer studio team continues with Brian McBride for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League coverage beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with the remaining matches set for the following week. Coverage kicks off at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday and Wednesday for the UEFA Champions League and at 12:30 PM ET on both Thursdays for the UEFA Europa League.
The FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go apps live stream all 29 matches to authenticated online, mobile and tablet devices. Fans can also follow minute-by-minute commentary via @FOXSoccer and @FOXSoccerTrax Twitter accounts using #FACupOnFOX, #UCLonFOX and #UELonFOX.
See below for the complete television schedule.
|FA Cup||Sunderland vs. Southampton||Sat., Feb. 15, 7:30 AM||FOX Sports 2|
|FA Cup||Cardiff City vs. Wigan Athletic||Sat., Feb. 15, 10:00 AM||FOX Sports 2|
|FA Cup||Sheffield Wednesday vs. Charlton Athletic||Sat., Feb. 15, 9:55 AM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|FA Cup||Manchester City vs. Chelsea||Sat., Feb. 15, 12:00 PM||FOX Sports 2|
|FA Cup||Everton vs. Swansea City||Sun., Feb. 16, 8:00 AM||FOX Sports 1|
|FA Cup||Sheffield United vs. Nottingham Forest||Sun., Feb. 16, 9:55 AM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|FA Cup||Arsenal vs. Liverpool||Sun., Feb. 16, 10:30 AM||FOX Sports 2|
|FA Cup||FA CUP GOALS||Sun., Feb. 16, 1:00 PM||FOX Sports 2|
|FA Cup||Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Hull City||Mon. Feb. 17, 2:30 PM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|UCL||Manchester City vs. Barcelona||Tues., Feb. 18, 2:00 PM||FOX Sports 1|
|UCL||Bayer Leverkusen vs. Paris Saint-Germain||Tues., Feb. 18, 2:00 PM||FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus|
|UCL||Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich||Wed., Feb. 19, 2:00 PM||FOX Sports 2
|UCL||AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid||Wed., Feb. 19, 2:00 PM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|UEL||Dnipro vs. Tottenham||Thurs., Feb. 20, 12:30 PM||FOX Sports 2|
|UEL||Dynamo Kyiv vs. Valencia||Thurs., Feb. 20, 12:30 PM||FSN|
|UEL||Juventus vs. Trabzonspor||Thurs., Feb. 20, 12:30 PM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|UEL||Swansea City vs. Napoli||Thurs., Feb. 20, 3:00 PM||FOX Sports 2|
|UEL||Porto vs. Eintracht Frankfurt||Thurs., Feb. 20, 3:00 PM||FSN|
|UEL||Ajax vs. Salzburg||Thurs., Feb. 20, 3:00 PM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|UCL||Zenit vs. Borussia Dortmund||Tues., Feb. 25, 11:30 AM||FOX Sports 1|
|UCL||Olympiacos vs. Manchester United||Tues., Feb. 25, 2:00 PM||FOX Sports 1|
|UCL||Galatasaray vs. Chelsea||Wed., Feb. 26, 2:00 PM||FOX Sports 1|
|UCL||Schalke vs. Real Madrid||Wed., Feb. 26, 2:00 PM||FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus|
|UEL||Napoli vs. Swansea City||Thurs., Feb. 27, 12:30 PM||FOX Sports 1|
|UEL||Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Porto||Thurs., Feb. 27, 12:30 PM||FOX Sports 2|
|UEL||Salzburg vs. Ajax||Thurs., Feb. 27, 12:30 PM||FOX Soccer Plus|
|UEL||Tottenham vs. Dnipro||Thurs., Feb. 27, 3:00 PM||FOX Sports 1|
|UEL||Trabzonspor vs. Juventus||Thurs., Feb. 27, 3:00 PM||FOX Sports 2|
|UEL||Valencia vs. Dynamo Kyiv||Thurs., Feb. 27, 3:00 PM||FOX Soccer Plus|