Arsenal will take on Porto on Tuesday (30 September 2008) in the Group G Champions League encounter at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal will look to recover the wound they received from Hull City thanks to their 2-1 home defeat. The defeat has come as a big blow for the Premier League giants ahead of the Champions League fixture. Even before this match, Arsenal was flying high and goals were coming very easily in their way. However, the Gunners stumbled at premier league newcomer Hull and thus was forced to move down to the 4th place in the league table.
Porto, on the other hand, did not have a good start in Portuguese Liga and the defending champions are now in the third place of the league table with 8 points from four matches. However, the dragons got a 2-1 league victory over over Pacos Ferreira on Friday. They played well too. So, they will definitely go into the match with full of confidence.
In their Champions League opener, both sides got satisfactory result. Arsenal drew 1-1 away at Dynamo Kyiv, while Porto defeated Turkish giants Fenerbahce 3-1 at home. Porto and Arsenal are the top most favorites in Group G to progress to the round of 16. So, a victory in the match for either side would take them very close to the next round of the competition. So, fans of both Arsenal and Porto are now excited with the match and eagerly waiting to see the match either sitting in the stadium or on television screen.The high profile match between Arsenal and Porto will be telecast live on Ten Sports television channel.
The match will kick off at 19:454 BST (British Standard Time). Ten Sports is a popular television channel in Asia and Middle East and airs different sporting events for their subscribers. Today, I visited the TV Schedule page of Ten Sports’ official website. In the TV Schedule page, I got to see three different program schedule for three different regions; one is for India / Bangladesh / Sri Lanka / Maldives / Nepal, another one for International (Europe / ME / HK / Jap / Indo) and there is a separate schedule for Pakistan.
Among these three schedules for three different regions, I could just find the Arsenal vs Porto match in the schedules for India / Bangladesh / Sri Lanka / Maldives / Nepal as well as for Pakistan. That means, the audience of the South Asia will be able to enjoy the Champions league showdown between Premier league giant Arsenal and Portuguese Champions FC Porto.
For more information visit the TV Schedule page of Ten Sports.