THE world’s biggest football stars will take the spotlight this week in the continuation of the live telecast of elite European club football action on ABS-CBN S+A.

Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and defending UEFA Champions League champion Real Madrid will defend their turf against visiting Borussia Dortmund, who will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in the fold, this Thursday also at 3:30 a.m. on S+A.

La Liga’s all-time top scorer Lionel Messi of Argentina, on the other hand, will get a chance to add to his lead when his FC Barcelona squad faces Villarreal CF led by Cedric Bakambu, at 3:30 a.m. on Monday (Dec. 11).

Earlier this week on S+A, Filipino football fans also saw Brazilian phenom Neymar, Jr. and the rest of France League 1’s Paris Saint-Germain battle Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Neymar’s team lost 1-3 to Bayern, who got goals from Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso.

English Premier League (EPL), meanwhile, will also continue on Sunday (Dec. 10) with the delayed telecast of the Tottenham Hotspurs — Stoke City match at 3:30 a.m. on S+A after the live telecast of the Newcastle-Leicester fixture at 1:15 a.m. Wrapping up Sunday’s football offerings is a nightcap for football aficionados in the country as La Liga’s Atletico Madrid and Real Betis go head-to-head LIVE at 11:00 p.m.

ABS-CBN Integrated Sports announced its partnership with Hong Kong-based holdings company Triple CH last November for the live telecast on free television of top-quality European club football action. Starting December 1, Filipino football fans have been able to watch world-class football in the EPL, often claimed to be the most popular football league in the world, Spain’s top-flight football league La Liga, and the battleground of all the best football clubs in Europe, the UEFA Champions League.

Don’t miss another scintillating week of S+A’s historic venture in making football bigger in the country as they broadcast top-notch European football action on free TV. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.