This week’s LIVE Setanta football
It is a busy week on Setanta Sports with action from the Champions League, Europa League and Barclays Premier League.
Champions League football returns on Tuesday and there is an early start for Neil Lennon’s Celtic as they make the long journey to Russia to face Spartak Moscow in Group G.
Celtic did not managed a single shot on target on the opening matchday and fans will be hoping for an improved performance when they play in front of the Setanta Sports cameras at the Luzhniki.
The Hoops face a big test against their Russian opponents, but it could prove to be an interesting match, with kick-off scheduled for 5.00pm on Setanta Ireland.
There will be no need to change challenge as Setanta Ireland is also the place to watch Chelsea take on FC Nordsjaelland from 7.45pm.
The reigning Champions League holders will be hoping for better luck after letting a two-goal lead slip against Juventus last time and Roberto Di Matteo has an almost full-strength squad to choose from.
Ryan Bertrand and Cesar Azpilicueta are in with a good chance of starts against the Champions League debutants.
Arsenal welcome Olympiakos to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday and Arsene Wenger will be looking to build on the 2-1 win over Montpellier on matchday one.
Wenger slammed his side’s defending against Chelsea on Saturday and he will demand an improved performance when the Greek side visit London, in a match which is live on Setanta Ireland from 7.30pm.
If you prefer to watch the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, switch to Setanta Sports 1 for Ajax’s clash with Real Madrid
Real Madrid staged a brilliant fight back in matchday one to beat Manchester City 3-2 and Jose Mourinho’s men will be favourites to get all three points, although the Dutch outfit will not go down without a fight.
It’s the Europa League on Thursday and following the hard-fought win over Young Boys, Liverpool will be hoping for an easier time against Udinese.
Brendan Rodgers men were comfortable 5-2 winners against Norwich at the weekend and all the signs from Liverpool appear to be good. While they are some way off the top of the Premier League, they can take another step towards the knockout stages of the Europa League with victory in front of their home fans on Thursday.
Liverpool’s game against Udinese is live on Setanta Sports 1, with kick-off at 8.05pm.
At the same time on Setanta Ireland, Newcastle entertain Bordeaux at the Sports Direct Arena.
The Magpies had to come back to rescue a draw with Reading at the weekend and they are still looking for their first win in the Europa League after the 0-0 draw with Maritimo last time.
The Premier League returns on Saturday afternoon and Setanta’s featured game sees Chelsea entertain Norwich at Stamford Bridge.
Norwich have yet to record a victory in the Premier League this season and things are not going to get any easier for them this week as they face a daunting trip to top of the table Chelsea.
The Blues are three points clear of Everton with five wins from their opening six matches and it is hard to see anything other than a Chelsea win on Saturday.
Setanta Ireland is the place to watch the Canaries try to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Blues and coverage begins at 2.30pm with kick-off scheduled for 3.00pm.
This week’s LIVE football on Setanta
Spartak Moscow v Celtic, 5.00pm, Setanta Sports Ireland
FC Nordsjaelland v Chelsea, 7.45pm, Setanta Sports Ireland
Ajax v Real Madrid, 7.45pm, Setanta Sports 1
Arsenal v Olympiakos, 7.45m, Setanta Sports Ireland
Liverpool v Udinese, 8.05pm, Setanta Sports 1
Newcastle v Bordeaux, 8.05pm, Setanta Sports Ireland
Chelsea v Norwich, 3.00pm, Setanta Sports Ireland