The tone of complaint, which has prevailed whenever football on television is discussed recently, may abate for a while until the next round of England World Cup qualifiers in the New Year. But don't bet on it. Before that of course will be the high-profile friendly against Italy, which deserves a live airing but, of course, may not get one here. In the interim we can exercise our freedom of speech and our rights to moan by once again bemoaning the totally unacceptable absence of live Champions' League action from our screens since ESPN's abdication. The competition resumed this past week after a break of a few weeks and once again most of our screens were blank to it. When you consider there were matches such as Milan 3 Barcelona 3 and real Madrid 5 Leverkusen 3, it's enough to make you spit. There were also the four highly interesting matches involving British clubs - Arsenal's bitter encounter with Lazio, Leeds' return to the hothouse of Istanbul, Manchester United winning Alex Ferguson's psychological war against PSV, and Rangers being stymied by Galatasaray. There is the meagre consolation of the one selected match being shown on ESPN's sister channel STAR tomorrow but that is three or four days after the event, depending on which match they choose. The game was not known yesterday but watch out in your TV listings. It's a safe bet it will, be the United-PSV clash. The live European domestic scene at least continues to be well covered on CABLE and STAR. There are three absolutely outstanding matches in prospect this weekend. First, two of England's Champions' League representatives go head-to-head tomorrow when champions Manchester United host Leeds at Old Trafford. Encounters between the sides have been eventful in recent seasons and this should be no exception. Leeds are still coming through an injury crisis and United have started winning again after a slight lull. That game is an early kick-off in the UK so it's at the very viewer-friendly hour of 6pm. Later that night there is Liverpool v Leicester in the normal live Saturday slot. And later still there is a scheduling clash of monumental proportions as AC Milan face Juventus on CABLE SPORTS 2 and Barcelona host Real Madrid on Star Sports. The latter match with its theme of Luis Figo's first return to his former club promises a fantastic atmosphere. Milan v Juventus has assumed great importance for Milan's coach Alberto Zaccheroni who saw his side let slip leads of 2-1 and 3-2 in the aforementioned Champions' League match with Barca. Following on from their injury-time slip-up at Bologna last weekend, Zaccheroni knows he is just a bad loss to Juve away from feeling the heavy hand on his collar. We may not have the Champions' League but when it comes to the cream of Europe's club football, HK fans are still very well served.