Barcelona vs Chelsea in surprising Champions League Semifinal 2nd leg

Leo Messi, Champions League 2012

Apologies, soccer fans, for not posting this amazingly awesome tv schedule blog last week. We’re back on track just in time for the second leg of the 2012 Champions League semifinals.

The first leg ended in two unexpected upsets, putting both Spanish superclubs in danger of missing out on the final. Chelsea held off Barcelona to win 1-0, while Bayern Munich aufed Real Madrid 2-1 with a dramatic 90th-minute goal. The teams face each other again midweek:

Barcelona vs Chelsea on Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00p (Fox Soccer)

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:30p (FX)

Those hoping to see ‘El Clasico’ in the CL final might need to settle for one in La Liga this weekend instead. Barcelona vs Real Madrid on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00p (ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, GolTV)

And, just for fun, here are some recent headlines that show just how streets ahead our sport is:

Elite Soccer Players Are Smarter Than You Are, courtesy of Wired. Take that, NFL!

European study says soccer is like sex for fans – Ooh, sounds sexy, Fox Sports.

Soccer Is Not Like Sex – Thanks for killing the mood, Deadspin.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Australian A-League: Grand Final, Qualifier Central Coast vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a UEFA Europa League: Semifinal Sporting CP Lisbon vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
11:00a UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Chelsea FC vs. Barcelona FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p English Premier League Sunderland vs. Wolverhampton Fox Soccer Replay
2:25p German Bundesliga Mainz 05 vs. Wolfsburg ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
3:00p English Premier League Swansea City vs. Blackburn Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Spanish Primera Division Real Madrid vs. Barcelona GolTV Replay
5:00p Spanish Copa del Rey Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Manchester United vs. Aston Villa Fox Soccer Taped
8:00p Spanish Primera Division Real Madrid vs. Barcelona GolTV Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid Fox Soccer Replay

 
SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a UEFA Europa League: Semifinal Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia GolTV Replay
3:30a Premier League Fan Zone Manchester United vs. Aston Villa Fox Soccer Replay
7:25a Scottish Premier League St. Johnstone vs. Dundee United Fox Soccer Plus Live
7:30a English Premier League Arsenal vs. Chelsea ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
9:30a German Bundesliga Werder Bremen vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Live
9:53a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Sunderland Fox Soccer Plus Live
10:00a English Premier League Newcastle United vs. Stoke City Fox Soccer Live
12:00p Italian Serie A Chievo vs. Udinese Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN3 Live
12:00p Portuguese Liga Benfica vs. Maritimo ESPN3 Live
12:30p English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Live
2:00p English Premier League Blackburn vs. Norwich City Fox Soccer Plus Taped
2:00p Spanish Primera Division Barcelona vs. Real Madrid ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, GolTV Live
2:30p Italian Serie A Napoli vs. Novara Fox Soccer, ESPN3 Live
3:30p MLS Soccer Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire NBC Sports Network Live
4:00p English npower Championship Middlesbrough vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Taped
5:00p English Premier League Fulham vs. Wigan Athletic Fox Soccer Taped
5:00p Argentine Soccer: B Nacional River Plate vs. Instituto GolTV Live
6:00p English Premier League Bolton vs. Swansea City Fox Soccer Plus Taped
6:00p Spanish Primera Division Barcelona vs. Real Madrid ESPN Deportes Replay
6:00p Mexican Primera Division Queretaro vs. Toluca Telefutura Live
7:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Live
8:00p English Premier League Newcastle United vs. Stoke City Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p Mexican Primera Division Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Atlas Telemundo Live
9:00p Spanish Primera Division Barcelona vs. Real Madrid ESPN Deportes Replay
9:00p Spanish Primera Division FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
9:30p Mexican Primera Division San Luis vs. Tijuana Galavision Live
11:00p The FA Classic Collection: 1998/99 Newcastle United vs. Everton Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Replay

 
SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:30a Australian A-League: Grand Final Brisbane vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Live
1:00a Spanish Primera Division FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
3:00a Argentine Soccer: B Nacional River Plate vs. Instituto GolTV Replay
6:25a Italian Serie A Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN3 Live
7:30a English Premier League Manchester United vs. Everton Fox Soccer Live
8:55a Italian Serie A AC Milan vs. Bologna Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN3 Live
8:55a Italian Serie A Lazio vs. Lecce ESPN3 Live
9:50a Spanish Primera Division Racing Santander vs. Athletic Bilbao ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
10:30a German Bundesliga FC Augsburg vs. Schalke 04 GolTV Taped
10:30a Dutch Eredivisie Ajax vs. Groningen ESPN3 Live
11:00a English Premier League Wolverhampton vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Live
11:00a English Premier League Liverpool vs. West Brom Fox Soccer Plus Live
11:30a German Bundesliga Hannover 96 vs. Freiburg ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
1:00p Scottish Premier League Motherwell vs. Celtic Fox Soccer Plus Taped
1:00p Mexican Primera Division Pumas U.N.A.M. vs. Jaguares de Chiapas Univision Live
2:30p Italian Serie A Juventus vs. Roma Fox Soccer, ESPN3 Live
2:55p Brazilian Soccer Corinthians vs. Ponte Preta ESPN Deportes Live
3:00p Spanish Primera Division Barcelona vs. Real Madrid ESPN Deportes Replay
3:10p French Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC Lorient Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:30p Spanish Primera Division Valencia vs. Real Betis GolTV Live
4:55p Mexican Primera Division Puebla vs. America ESPN Deportes Live
6:00p English Premier League Manchester United vs. Everton Fox Soccer Replay
6:00p Argentine Soccer Belgrano de Cordoba vs. Boca Juniors GolTV Live
6:00p MLS Soccer D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls ESPN2, ESPN3 Live
7:30p English npower Championship Reading vs. Crystal Palace Fox Soccer Plus Taped
9:00p Football Rivalries Barcelona vs. Real Madrid and Olympiakos vs. Panathinaikos Fox Soccer Replay
10:00p Spanish Primera Division FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
10:30p English Premier League Liverpool vs. West Brom Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p English Premier League Wolverhampton vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay

 
MONDAY, APRIL 23

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Replay
1:30a Scottish Premier League Motherwell vs. Celtic Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a Italian Serie A Napoli vs. Novara Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a Italian Serie A Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:55a Spanish Primera Division Real Sociedad vs. Villareal ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
9:00a Italian Serie A Chievo vs. Udinese Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a Dutch Eredivisie Ajax vs. Groningen ESPN Deportes Live
11:00a French Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC Lorient Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p Australian A-League: Grand Final Brisbane vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Replay
1:00p Mexican Primera Division Puebla vs. America ESPN Deportes Replay
1:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Replay
2:40p English npower Championship Leicester City vs. West Ham United Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:00p Italian Serie A Juventus vs. Roma Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Argentine Soccer Belgrano de Cordoba vs. Boca Juniors GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p Scottish Premier League Motherwell vs. Celtic Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p Spanish Primera Division FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Wolverhampton vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p English npower Championship Leicester City vs. West Ham United Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p English Premier League Manchester United vs. Everton Fox Soccer Replay

 
TUESDAY, APRIL 24

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Italian Serie A Juventus vs. Roma Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Argentine Soccer Belgrano de Cordoba vs. Boca Juniors GolTV Replay
4:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Sunderland Fox Soccer Plus Replay
9:00a Italian Serie A AC Milan vs. Bologna Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a English Premier League Wolverhampton vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay
2:38p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Bolton Wanderers Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Barcelona vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Live
3:00p Spanish Primera Division FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Manchester United vs. Everton Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Barcelona vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Barcelona vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
8:30p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Bolton Wanderers Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Barcelona vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Italian Serie A Napoli vs. Novara Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a English Premier League Bolton vs. Swansea City Fox Soccer Plus Replay
6:25a Italian Serie A Novara vs. Lazio ESPN3 Live
8:55a Italian Serie A Roma vs. Fiorentina Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN3 Live
8:55a Italian Serie A Udinese vs. Inter Milan ESPN3 Live
11:55a Italian Serie A Cesena vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN3 Live
12:00p Italian Serie A AC Milan vs. Genoa Fox Soccer, ESPN3 Live
2:30p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich FX Live
3:00p English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p Italian Serie A Roma vs. Fiorentina Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p Spanish Primera Division FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid GolTV Replay
8:00p CONCACAF Champions League: Final Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey Fox Soccer, Telefutura Live
8:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Fox Soccer Plus Replay

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Fox Soccer Replay
12:00a Italian Serie A Cesena vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a CONCACAF Champions League: Final Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey Fox Soccer Replay
4:00a English npower Championship Middlesbrough vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Replay
9:00a Scottish Premier League St. Johnstone vs. Dundee United Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Barcelona vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p CONCACAF Champions League: Final Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Italian Serie A AC Milan vs. Genoa Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p UEFA Champions League Valencia vs. Atletico Madrid GolTV Live
5:00p English Premier League Wolverhampton vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p Italian Serie A Cesena vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League Athletic Bilbao vs. Sporting Lisbon GolTV Replay
8:00p UEFA Champions League: Semifinal Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p English Premier League Liverpool vs. West Brom Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p Italian Serie A AC Milan vs. Genoa Fox Soccer Replay

 

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One Response to Barcelona vs Chelsea in surprising Champions League Semifinal 2nd leg

  1. Musa says:

    This match will get crzay one of FC fans…. I love Barca

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