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Best Bets Dec. 1/2 What to watch

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • TELEVISION

UEFA EUROPA CUP

Steaua Bucharest (Romania) at Schalke 04 (Germany)

GolTV, 10 a.m.

Steaua managed a 0-0 draw in the first meeting, so a victory here would give it a step up in the battle to advance from Group J. Schalke clinches a round-of-32 berth with a win.

Also

Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) at Athletic Bilbao (Spain), GolTV, noon

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

UANL Tigres at Gallos Blancos

Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5 p.m.

Queretaro is the Cinderella of these or any playoffs, and after stunning top-seeded Guadalajara in the first round of the Apertura postseason, the White Roosters take aim on mighty Tigres.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • TELEVISION

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Tournament Draw

ESPN Deportes, 9 a.m.

UEFA gathers in Kiev to divide the 16 qualifiers into four groups. The toughest possible quartet? How about Spain, Germany, Portugal and France?

UEFA Europa League

FC Zurich (Switzerland) at Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), GolTV, 5 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AC Milan at Genoa

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

The Rossoneri are second in Italy's top league, just two points behind Juventus. The big news for Milan: disgraced/ousted prime minister Silvio Berlusconi returns as club president.

English Championship

Derby County at Crystal Palace, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m. and 6 p.m.

COLLEGE SOCCER

Stanford vs. Florida State

ESPNU, 2 p.m.

The No. 1 Cardinal lost in the title game the past two years, but they haven't lost this season and are big favorites in the College Cup final four. Beat Florida State, and they'll get another ACC team in the final, Duke or Wake Forest.

International friendly

Turkey U17 at United States U17, Fox Soccer Channel, 2 and 8 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

INDOOR SOCCER

Turlock Express at Anaheim Bolts

Anaheim Convention Center, 8 p.m.

The Bolts, after falling home and away to the San Diego Sockers, look for their first PASL Pro victory against the Western Division leaders from the Central Valley.