Champions League 2013: Vital TV Coverage, Live Stream and Fixture Details

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Champions League 2013: Vital TV Coverage, Live Stream and Fixture Details
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There is little margin for error for Europe's elite as the next round of Champions League fixtures arrives this week.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Celtic are still fighting for a place in the knockout rounds, while Manchester City are gunning for top spot against Bayern Munich in Group D.

Let's take a look at the full schedule, kick-off times and television listings before focusing on Premier League interest in the competition.

Champions League Matchday 5
Group Fixture Date, K/O Time and Location Broadcaster
E Basel vs. Chelsea Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, St. Jakob Park. Sky Sports 2 HD
E Steaua Bucharest vs. Schalke 04 Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, National Arena. Sky Sports Red Button
F Arsenal vs. Marseille Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Emirates Stadium. ITV 1 HD
F Borussia Dortmund vs. Napoli Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Westfalenstadion. Sky Sports Red Button
G Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Atletico Madrid Nov. 26, 5 p.m. GMT, Petrovsky Stadium. Sky Sports 2 HD
G Porto vs. Austria Vienna Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Estadio do Dragao. Sky Sports Red Button
H Ajax vs. Barcelona Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Amsterdam Arena. Sky Sports Red Button
H Celtic vs. AC Milan Nov. 26, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Celtic Park. Sky Sports 4 HD
A Bayer Leverkusen vs. Manchester United Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, BayArena. Sky Sports 2 HD
A Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Sociedad Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Donbass Arena. Sky Sports Red Button
B Juventus vs. FC Copenhagen Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Juventus Stadium. Sky Sports Red Button
B Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Bernabeu. Sky Sports Red Button
C Paris Saint-Germain vs. Olympiakos Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Parc des Princes. Sky Sports Red Button
C Anderlecht vs. Benfica Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. Sky Sports Red Button
D CSKA Moscow vs. Bayern Munich Nov. 27, 5 p.m. GMT, CSKA Moscow Stadium. Sky Sports 4 HD
D Manchester City vs. Viktoria Plzen Nov. 27, 7:45 p.m. GMT, Etihad Stadium. Sky Sports 4 HD

Fixtures via BBC Sport

UK viewers can watch Sky Sports’ live games on the Sky Player website or via Sky Go for laptops and mobile devices (subscription required). Live scores are also provided on Sky Sports News throughout each match, while highlights are also shown throughout both nights on various Sky Sports channels.

Highlights of the first day's action can also be found on ITV 1 at 10:35 p.m. GMT on Tuesday. Be sure to check LiveonSat for your local listings and stream information.

 

Priority: Qualification

Basel vs. Chelsea

Chelsea have responded excellently since losing to Basel during the opening round of Champions League matches.

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Jose Mourinho's men went down 2-1 at Stamford Bridge back in September, but a 4-0 thrashing of Steaua Bucharest and back-to-back wins over Schalke see the English side take control of Group E.

The Blues will qualify for the knockout stages if they avoid defeat in Switzerland, but there's no doubt Mourinho should be looking to take all three points.

Victory confirms Chelsea as group winners, providing the 2012 winners with plenty of motivation as they hop on the plane.

Should Chelsea serve up a dose of revenge against Murat Yakin's side, Basel will need Bucharest to take points off Schalke if they are to fight for second place on the final day.

 

Arsenal vs. Marseille

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Arsenal's victory over Borussia Dortmund is likely to be the pivotal result in Group F.

Arsene Wenger's team is now three points ahead of the Bundesliga team and top the group on nine points, ahead of Napoli by virtue of the win over the Italians on home soil.

While the Gunners' fiercest rivals duke it out at the Westfalenstadion, Arsenal have the perfect opportunity to take a giant leap toward qualification against a Marseille side that are yet to register a point in this year's Champions League.

Should Arsenal grab victory and Dortmund fail to beat their Serie A visitors, qualification is sealed. The trip to Naples is likely to be tricky either way, especially if Wenger wishes to grab top spot in the group.

 

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Manchester United

Bayer Leverkusen were played off the park when they lost 4-2 against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Red Devils put in a lethal performance which arguably ranks as the best display under David Moyes to date.

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Even so, the Germans will be more than confident of beating the Premier League champions. United are yet to win away in European competition this campaign, as disappointing draws against Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad threaten to prove fatal.

United are unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions and currently reside one point clear of Leverkusen at the top of Group A.

The hosts will be without Sidney Sam, reported by Sky Sports, while Jamie Jackson of The Guardian suggests Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic could return for the Old Trafford side.

With Shakhtar lurking just three points behind the leaders, this group is still for the taking.

 

Priority: Topping the Group

Manchester City vs. Viktoria Plzen

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Manuel Pellegrini has turned Manchester City's European form around and already guided the Sky Blues toward a knockout place.

They must win to keep pressure up on Bayern Munich, who currently lead the group by three points. A failure to do so, combined with a Bayern win, will see City confirm second place and a tougher draw in the next round.

Should City maintain their excellent home form against Plzen, another victory will be needed at the Allianz Arena to oust Bayern from the top.

With Joe Hart set to return in goal, reported by BBC Sport, there still remains much to play for in this encounter.

 

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