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March 15/16: What to watch, where to go

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

  • TELEVISION

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Manchester United (England) at Athletic Bilbao (Spain)

GolTV, 11 a.m.

United had Champions League aspirations when the season began, but that didn't work out so well, and now the Red Devils are on the verge of elimination in Europe's No. 2 club competition, after a 3-2 home loss in the first leg of the round-of-16 series.

Also

Manchester City (England) at Sporting Clube (Portugal), GolTV, 1 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Olimpia (Paraguay) at Flamengo (Brazil)

Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

The top two teams after two games tangle in a tight Group 2 of South America's club championship.

Also

Santos (Brazil) at Juan Aurich (Peru), Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Isidro Metapan (El Salvador) at Pumas UNAM (Mexico)

Galavision, 7 p.m.

Lester Blanco scored twice as the Salvadorans stunned the Mexico City giant in a quarterfinal first leg last week in Metapan. Second-leg success will be much more difficult.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

  • TELEVISION

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Quarterfinal/semifinal/final draw

Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

The final eight -- Cypriots APOEL, Spain's Barcelona and Real Madrid, Italy's AC Milan, England's Chelsea, France's Olympique Marseille, Germany's Bayern Munich and Portugal's Benfica -- are placed into a bracket during festivities in Nyon, Switzerland. The aim is May 19 in Munich.

UEFA Europa League

Atletico Madrid (Spain) at Besiktas (Turkey), GolTV, 5 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Morelia at Estudiantes Tecos

Galavision, 7 p.m.

The Monarcas were slapped down by Monterrey in their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal, but they're even on points with first-place Santos Laguna in the Clausura.

German Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart at 1899 Hoffenheim, ESPN Deportes, 12:25 p.m.