Football superstars Neymar, Ronaldo, and Messi to shine on ABS-CBN S+A


Britain Football Soccer – Celtic v FC Barcelona – UEFA Champions League Group Stage – Group C – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland – 23/11/16 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi applauds fans as he celebrates after the game Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

The world’s biggest football stars will take the spotlight this week in the continuation of the live telecast of elite European club football action on ABS-CBN S+A.

Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and defending UEFA Champions League champion Real Madrid will defend their turf against visiting Borussia Dortmund, who will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in the fold, this Thursday (December 7) also at 3:30 am on S+A.

La Liga’s all-time top scorer Lionel Messi of Argentina, on the other hand, will get a chance to add to his lead when his FC Barcelona squad faces Villareal CF led by Cedric Bakambu, at 3:30 am on Monday (December 11).

Earlier this week on S+A, Filipino football fans also saw Brazilian phenom Neymar Jr. and the rest of France League 1’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) battle Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Neymar’s team lost 1-3 to Bayern, who got goals from Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso.

English Premier League (EPL), meanwhile, will also continue on Sunday (December 10) with the delayed telecast of the Tottenham Hotspurs – Stoke City match at 3:30 am on S+A after the live telecast of the Newcastle-Leicester fixture at 1:15 am. Wrapping up Sunday’s football offerings is a nightcap for football aficionados in the country as La Liga’s Atletico Madrid and Real Betis go head-to-head LIVE at 11:00 pm.

ABS-CBN Integrated Sports announced its partnership with Hong Kong-based holdings company Triple CH last November for the live telecast on free television of top-quality European club football action. Starting December 1, Filipino football fans have been able to watch world-class football in the EPL, often claimed to be the most popular football league in the world, Spain’s top-flight football league La Liga, and the battleground of all the best football clubs in Europe, the UEFA Champions League.

Don’t miss another scintillating week of S+A’s historic venture in making football bigger in the country as they broadcast top-notch European football action on free TV. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.

Football Soccer – Real Madrid v Espanyol – Spanish Liga BBVA – Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid, Spain – 31/01/16. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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