Chelsea vs Galatasaray and Real Madrid vs Schalke, UEFA Champions League 2nd Leg: Open Thread

With Real Madrid steamrollering Schalke 6-1 in the first leg in Gelsenkirchen, today’s second leg is already a foregone conclusion, so the attention turns to Chelsea against Galatasaray, a match that is bound to create several surprises with the return to Stamford Bridge of Didier Drogba, albeit wearing the colors of a different club.

Who will book their place tonight in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League? Will Chelsea be England’s only team in the final eight of the competition, or can the large contingent of noisy Galatasaray supporters spur their team on to a famous victory against the Premier League side? Who will remain victorious — Roberto Mancini or Jose Mourinho?

Here are today’s TV/Internet schedule for soccer fans in the US:

Chelsea vs Galatasaray, 3:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Real Madrid vs Schalke, 3:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go

For viewers in the United States, the pre-match UEFA Champions League begins at 3pm ET.

As a reminder, the scores from the first legs of the UEFA Champions League games were Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea and Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid.

Starting line-ups:

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o

Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, David Luiz, Mikel, Schurrle, Ba, Torres

Galatasaray: Muslera; Eboue, Semih, Chedjou, Telles; Yekta, Melo, Selçuk; Sneijder; Burak, Drogba

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Real Madrid: Casillas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Coentrão; Illarramendi, Alonso, Isco; Jesé, Cristiano Ronaldo, Morata

Schalke: Fährmann, Hoogland, Höwedes, Matip, Kolasinac, Ayhan, Neustädter, Obasi, Meyer, Draxler, Huntelaar

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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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