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Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

chelsea psg sign Chelsea vs Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US:

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

Starting line-ups:

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o

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

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Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Friedrich, Hummels, Durm, Jojić, Kirc, Grosskreutz, Reus, Mkhitaryan, Lewandowski.

Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe,Ramos, Coentrão, Benzema, Bale, Xabi Alonso, Carvajal, Modric, Di María and Illarra

Subs: Diego López, Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Casemiro, Nacho, Morata and Isco

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For viewers in the United States, the Champions League studio crew on FOX Sports 1 will be Rob Stone, Warren Barton, Brian McBride and Mario Melchiot. The commentators for the Chelsea-PSG game will be Martin Tyler and Niall Quinn.

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

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24 Responses to Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

  1. Faithless says:

    At least no Johnson and Wynalda today, but I understand they are poisoning tomorrow’s match… Steams it is. Does anyone know if they are having him go to Wembley this weekend? Just trying to make sure if I need to be around a computer

    • Paul G says:

      No idea if he’ll be at Wembley. But seeing how the match is on FS2, I imagine many of us will need to be around computers anyway :-(

  2. Brian says:

    Mourinho will most likely try for a 2-0 win so he’ll want to make sure Chelsea don’t concede. PSG, even without Ibrahimovich, can score with Lavezzi and Cavani leading the line. Should be a good game.

  3. San Fransiscan says:

    One good thing about FOX is that they don’t cut to commercials after the players come out. Where NBC can’t stop with the commercials.

  4. Ianor says:

    Who is the co-commentator. Thought first would be alan smith.

  5. Ianor says:

    This match was perfect to gary neville.

  6. Ianor says:

    Same again. Two years ago drogba gave chelsea the lead against napoli. The german done the same.

  7. Christopher Harris says:

    The HT tactics board that FOX Sports has is a waste of time. It’s not adding anything. They could have given the same analysis while sitting at their desks and it would have been no different.

    That’s one thing I forgot to mention after yesterday’s game between Spurs and Sunderland. Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe did the first impressive tactics board discussion of the season (in my opinion). I was really impressed and they’re getting more comfortable with the screen and technology. And the analysis they provided was worth watching.

  8. FreddyFreak says:

    David Luis is embarrassing himself

  9. Balboa77 says:

    Good to see Mourinho leave his area and make it all about him. I guarantee hi highlight will be replayed over and over, not the actual goal by Ba

  10. Christopher Harris says:

    What a game. It looked liked Chelsea was going to score, and they did, to go through on away goals. Two shots hit the crossbar, but PSG almost scored at the end.

  11. goisles01 says:

    “Miracle at The Bridge”

  12. Ianor says:

    What did i say! This team simply is the team of magics. Unblevable. As they done it two years ago. They defained the odds again. Surely the trophy is theirs again.

    • goisles01 says:

      I would favor them against United. That’s it. Real, Barca and Bayern? I wouldn’t be too confident about those match ups

      • R.O says:

        That is of course if Barca and Bayern make it through to the semi’s.

        I give Atl. Madrid a very good chance to advance.

  13. R.O says:

    My BVB gave it all they had. Proud of their effort. Now BVB can concentrate on winning semi-final of German cup to get to the finals and keeping 2nd place in the Bundesliga.

    Glad Chelsea made. Will be rooting for Alt. Madrid tomorrow. As for the other game, tough one for me. I hate FC Hollywood and I’m not a fan of ManU.

    Guess I’ll go with an all Spanish and English Semi-Final.

    I’m still hanging in there with my October 2013 predication of Chelsea making the CL final. We’ll see.

  14. R.O says:

    I noticed that Fox will be showing a replay of the Dortmund-Madrid (that was on FS2)on FS-1 tonight at Midnight (PDT) but won’t be doing the same for tomorrow’s game that is on FS2. Wonder why?

  15. weew says:

    Why are the comment in this website so anti-chelsea.

    • Gerry says:

      1. because they are Chelski.
      2. because of their Plastic fans.
      3. Mourinho

    • goisles01 says:

      Im not anti-Chelsea. Im just saying fans need to be checked when they start claiming titles while Real, Barca, or Bayern are still out there. Each one with a better arsenal than PSG w/o Zlatan. Also PSG was undone because a world-class striker like Cavanni did not convert any of the chances you would expect him to convert. If one of them goes in we would be talking about a different result more than likely.

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