The Full 90

What’s on TV? Champions League is back

Consider the return of Champions League play -- and the return of really high-quality soccer -- just the salve needed to soothe the sting of Kansas City’s MLS-playoff failure.

Okay, it probably isn’t enough of a salve, but it is a step in the right direction.

Today features the best game of the round, I’ll let you guess which one. (Hint: It’s not Marseille vs. Zilina.)

• Spartak Moscow vs. Chelsea, 11:30 a.m., DirecTV

• Sporting Braga vs. Partizan, 1:45 p.m., DirecTV

• Arsenal vs. Shaktar Donetsk, 1:45 p.m., Fox Sports Network

• Real Madrid vs. AC Milan, 1:45 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel

• AS Roma vs. FC Basel, 1:45 p.m., DirecTV

• Ajax vs. Auxerre, 1:45 p.m., Fox Soccer Plus

• Marseille vs. MSK Zilina, 1:45 p.m., DirecTV

• Bayern Munich vs. CFR Cluj, 1:45 p.m., DirecTV

CONCACAF Champions League

• Toronto FC vs. Arabe Unido, 7 p.m., FSC

• Santos Laguna vs. Municipal, 7 p.m., Telefutura

• Real Salt Lake vs. Cruz Azul, 9 p.m., FSC, Galavision