WELL, lace my boots! I've only just stopped laughing after Mickael Madar's ludicrously funny open-goal miss for Everton v Liverpool (live on ESPN) on Monday night. Not funny if you're a Toffee but then again that famed Scouse sense of humour should sweeten the pill . . . It's European action again this week as the Champions' Lea-gue resumes with the quarter-final first legs. ESPN have three of the matches on Thursday including Juventus v Dyn-amo Kiev which should be a cracker. ESPN also offer Bayer Leverkusen v Real Madrid and Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund in delayed transmissions. But the main match of interest to Premier League followers is Monaco v Manchester Uni-ted (ATV Home, LIVE). The resting of key players in Premier League matches is a sure indication of how seriously Alex Ferguson is taking the Champions' League campaign. Monaco lost in the French First Division last weekend but do have some talented players in their ranks including African Player of the Year Victor Ikpeba and Scottish international John Collins. STAR have no Champions' League matches this week. Instead they are putting the emphasis on Asian matches. Biggest of the lot is the Dynasty Cup which includes four live matches: China v Hong Kong; Japan v South Korea; South Korea v China; and Japan v China. This is the fourth edition of the invitational tournament for national teams and all three previous finals have been decided on penalties. Hong Kong, still enjoying the afterglow of the League XI's victory over Chile in the Carlsberg Cup, will have their work cut out in the round-robin against the mainland and the two World Cup qualifiers. STAR's continuing commitment to the region is reflected in action from the Asian Clubs' Championship (equivalent of the Champions' League) and the Far East Clubs' Championship from Shanghai. More juicy Premier League action in store this week. Tomorrow (on Wharf) Manchester United revisit Stamford Bridge where last seen live (also on Wharf in January) they demolished Chelsea 5-3 in the FA Cup. Villa v Liverpool, the first match of the post-Little era, is a bonus live offering on Wharf because the Chelsea match is an early kick-off. Far from thoughts of silverware, Spurs and Bolton are in wooden spoon territory and they clash at White Hart Lane on Sunday (Wharf, LIVE). Monday night sees a London derby as West Ham take on Arsenal. No doubt, 'full-blooded and fast-paced' will be the phrases employed by ESPN's commentators. West Ham's excellent home record and Arsenal's recent failings in front of goal could see the Gunners' title hopes take another dive. The big First Division clash between Forest and Boro is shown on Monday (Wharf).