Chelsea vs Basel and Benfica vs Fenerbahce, Europa League Semi-Finals: Open Thread

europa league poster 600x380 Chelsea vs Basel and Benfica vs Fenerbahce, Europa League Semi Finals: Open Thread

Chelsea are one step away from reaching the 2012-13 Europa League Final if they can overcome Basel today at Stamford Bridge.

With a 2-1 aggregate lead thanks to a last gasp goal from David Luiz, Chelsea will want to improve defensively to prevent the Swiss side from getting a crucial away goal (or more) against the Blues.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Azpilicuelta, Ivanovic, Cahil, Bertrand, Luiz, Lampard, Ramires, Moses, Hazard, Torres.

Basel starting XI: Sommer, Voser, Schar, Sauro, Steinhofer, Frei, Salah, Serey, Elneny, Stocker, Streller.

For viewers in the United States, Chelsea against Basel will be shown live on FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer 2Go at 3pm ET.

In the other semi-final, Benfica plays Fenerbahce. That game will be shown live at the same time on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go.


6 thoughts on “Chelsea vs Basel and Benfica vs Fenerbahce, Europa League Semi-Finals: Open Thread”

  1. Why was I not told about this game? I am free today and I could have used it as a warm-up to the real game on Sunday featuring MANU.

  2. both ties are 2:2 on aggregate with Chelsea and Fenerbahce going through on away goals at the momen. Basel deserved their goal but Chelse should have scored as well

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