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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

atletico madrid chelsea Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League Semi Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

Two of the most defensive teams in Europe clash today in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. This one could be a very tense affair indeed.

Today’s TV/Internet schedule for viewers in the United States is:

All times Eastern

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go

Starting line-ups:

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe; Mario, Gabi; Koke, Raul Garcia, Diego; Costa

Subs: Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Tiago, Sosa, Arda Turan, Cristian Rodriguez, David Villa.

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; David Luiz, Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Torres, Willian

Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Van Ginkel, Oscar, Schurrle, Ba

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


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