Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea and Real Madrid vs Dortmund, Champions League 1st Leg: Open Thread

After yesterday’s entertaining matches between Barcelona-Atletico Madrid and Manchester United-Bayern Munich, we have two more treats in store today with the clash between “The Special One” and “The Only One” (PSG vs Chelsea) as well as another Real Madrid-Borussia Dortmund game (the two teams that always seem to face each other each year).

For viewers in the United States, here is today’s TV and Internet schedule:

Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go

Starting line-ups:

Paris Saint-Germain: Sirigu; Jallet, Thiago Silva, Alex, Maxwell; Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Verratti; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, David Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Schurrle

Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Ba


Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Alonso, Modric, Isco, Bale, Cristiano, Benzema

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Sokratis, Hummels, Durm; Kehl, Şahin; Großkreutz, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Aubameyang


Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.


16 thoughts on “Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea and Real Madrid vs Dortmund, Champions League 1st Leg: Open Thread”

  1. Nice Of Robbie Keane to call it soccer instead of football. He’s now a graduate of the Beckham School of American Translation.

  2. Dortmund-Madrid relegated to FS2? Thats ok, we’ll shock the world again with the rest of the world not paying attention.


  3. FOX/FS1 are really giving viewers the finger today, not because Martin Tyler & Garry Neville are commentating but instead going “This is what we could give you regularly, but instead we’re going to make you put up with Gus & his sidekicks”

    1. Yeah but then you couldn’t hear Gus call David Moyes David Moist. That’s almost worth the monthly subscription fee alone.

  4. Pastore’s incredible goal: justice served for the laughable penalty decision going Chelsea’s way.

    PSG are quality side. Can see them winning the Champions League trophy.

  5. Mourinho went to Paris to keep it close and didnt start with an establshed striker. Paid for it with the 3-1 loss. Should make for a very interesting match next Tuesday. Chelsea will have to come out with guns blazing. But which striker will lead the line? Probably Eto, but we’ll have to wait and see.

    Real Madrid look good and Dortmund are a shadow of what they were last season. Real Madrid can look forward to being in the draw for the semi-finals. Cannot see Dortmund getting through with a 3 goal deficit.

  6. The only Mind Game I saw today was how do I take Mourinho seriously when we dresses like that.

  7. Dortmund just has had too many injuries this season and not enough depth. Madrid just that much better this year.

    At least Dortmund made it this far considering the difficulties they’ve had this year in the League and in the CL. They still have a chance for Silverware with the DB Cup.

    I too don’t see Dortmund getting past a 3-0 goal deficit.

    Next season it will be even more difficult in the CL without Lewandowski.

    Oh well, good run. Echte Liebe BVB :-)

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