Ooh la la!
Leave it to those Italians.
Juventus’ Paolo De Ceglie, left, and Giorgio Chiellini, right, not only gave their shirts to fans in the wake of the Italian club’s 1-0 victory over Maccabi Haifa in Israel Tuesday, but their shorts, too. (AP Photo).
I offer this picture not so much so we can ogle Italian bums (although my wife, ahem, begs to differ), but as a vivid reminder that the UEFA Champions League is on again today.
The Arsenal-AZ Alkmaar is behind Sentanta’s pay wall, but everything else can be seen on free TV (if you have El Segundo-based DirecTV).
The full schedule is here. Barcelona gets things off to an early start with a game at 9:30 a.m. today on Fox Soccer Channel.
One other note: the U.S. is out of the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria having lost 2-1 today to the Italians.
And I’m guessing those Italian lads kept their shorts on at game’s end.