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

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aAustralian A-League: Grand Final, QualifierCentral Coast vs. Perth GloryFox SoccerReplay
3:00aUEFA Europa League: SemifinalSporting CP Lisbon vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
11:00aUEFA Champions League: SemifinalChelsea FC vs. Barcelona FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland vs. WolverhamptonFox SoccerReplay
2:25pGerman BundesligaMainz 05 vs. WolfsburgESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSwansea City vs. BlackburnFox SoccerReplay
3:00pSpanish Primera DivisionReal Madrid vs. BarcelonaGolTVReplay
5:00pSpanish Copa del ReyBarcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. Aston VillaFox SoccerTaped
8:00pSpanish Primera DivisionReal Madrid vs. BarcelonaGolTVReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueBayern Munich vs. Real MadridFox SoccerReplay

 
SATURDAY, APRIL 21

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aUEFA Europa League: SemifinalAtletico Madrid vs. ValenciaGolTVReplay
3:30aPremier League Fan ZoneManchester United vs. Aston VillaFox SoccerReplay
7:25aScottish Premier LeagueSt. Johnstone vs. Dundee UnitedFox Soccer PlusLive
7:30aEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. ChelseaESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
9:30aGerman BundesligaWerder Bremen vs. Bayern MunichGolTVLive
9:53aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. SunderlandFox Soccer PlusLive
10:00aEnglish Premier LeagueNewcastle United vs. Stoke CityFox SoccerLive
12:00pItalian Serie AChievo vs. UdineseFox Soccer Plus, ESPN3Live
12:00pPortuguese LigaBenfica vs. MaritimoESPN3Live
12:30pEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. TottenhamFox SoccerLive
2:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBlackburn vs. Norwich CityFox Soccer PlusTaped
2:00pSpanish Primera DivisionBarcelona vs. Real MadridESPN Deportes, ESPN3, GolTVLive
2:30pItalian Serie ANapoli vs. NovaraFox Soccer, ESPN3Live
3:30pMLS SoccerToronto FC vs. Chicago FireNBC Sports NetworkLive
4:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipMiddlesbrough vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusTaped
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. Wigan AthleticFox SoccerTaped
5:00pArgentine Soccer: B NacionalRiver Plate vs. InstitutoGolTVLive
6:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. Swansea CityFox Soccer PlusTaped
6:00pSpanish Primera DivisionBarcelona vs. Real MadridESPN DeportesReplay
6:00pMexican Primera DivisionQueretaro vs. TolucaTelefuturaLive
7:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. Borussia MonchengladbachGolTVLive
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueNewcastle United vs. Stoke CityFox SoccerReplay
8:00pMexican Primera DivisionChivas de Guadalajara vs. AtlasTelemundoLive
9:00pSpanish Primera DivisionBarcelona vs. Real MadridESPN DeportesReplay
9:00pSpanish Primera DivisionFC Barcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
9:30pMexican Primera DivisionSan Luis vs. TijuanaGalavisionLive
11:00pThe FA Classic Collection: 1998/99Newcastle United vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
11:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. Borussia MonchengladbachGolTVReplay

 
SUNDAY, APRIL 22

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:30aAustralian A-League: Grand FinalBrisbane vs. Perth GloryFox SoccerLive
1:00aSpanish Primera DivisionFC Barcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
3:00aArgentine Soccer: B NacionalRiver Plate vs. InstitutoGolTVReplay
6:25aItalian Serie AFiorentina vs. Inter MilanFox Soccer Plus, ESPN3Live
7:30aEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. EvertonFox SoccerLive
8:55aItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. BolognaFox Soccer Plus, ESPN3Live
8:55aItalian Serie ALazio vs. LecceESPN3Live
9:50aSpanish Primera DivisionRacing Santander vs. Athletic BilbaoESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
10:30aGerman BundesligaFC Augsburg vs. Schalke 04GolTVTaped
10:30aDutch EredivisieAjax vs. GroningenESPN3Live
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWolverhampton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerLive
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueLiverpool vs. West BromFox Soccer PlusLive
11:30aGerman BundesligaHannover 96 vs. FreiburgESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
1:00pScottish Premier LeagueMotherwell vs. CelticFox Soccer PlusTaped
1:00pMexican Primera DivisionPumas U.N.A.M. vs. Jaguares de ChiapasUnivisionLive
2:30pItalian Serie AJuventus vs. RomaFox Soccer, ESPN3Live
2:55pBrazilian SoccerCorinthians vs. Ponte PretaESPN DeportesLive
3:00pSpanish Primera DivisionBarcelona vs. Real MadridESPN DeportesReplay
3:10pFrench Ligue 1Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC LorientFox Soccer PlusLive
3:30pSpanish Primera DivisionValencia vs. Real BetisGolTVLive
4:55pMexican Primera DivisionPuebla vs. AmericaESPN DeportesLive
6:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
6:00pArgentine SoccerBelgrano de Cordoba vs. Boca JuniorsGolTVLive
6:00pMLS SoccerD.C. United vs. New York Red BullsESPN2, ESPN3Live
7:30pEnglish npower ChampionshipReading vs. Crystal PalaceFox Soccer PlusTaped
9:00pFootball RivalriesBarcelona vs. Real Madrid and Olympiakos vs. PanathinaikosFox SoccerReplay
10:00pSpanish Primera DivisionFC Barcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
10:30pEnglish Premier LeagueLiverpool vs. West BromFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWolverhampton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay

 
MONDAY, APRIL 23

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. Borussia MonchengladbachGolTVReplay
1:30aScottish Premier LeagueMotherwell vs. CelticFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aItalian Serie ANapoli vs. NovaraFox SoccerReplay
4:00aItalian Serie AFiorentina vs. Inter MilanFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:55aSpanish Primera DivisionReal Sociedad vs. VillarealESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
9:00aItalian Serie AChievo vs. UdineseFox Soccer PlusReplay
10:00aDutch EredivisieAjax vs. GroningenESPN DeportesLive
11:00aFrench Ligue 1Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC LorientFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pAustralian A-League: Grand FinalBrisbane vs. Perth GloryFox SoccerReplay
1:00pMexican Primera DivisionPuebla vs. AmericaESPN DeportesReplay
1:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. Borussia MonchengladbachGolTVReplay
2:40pEnglish npower ChampionshipLeicester City vs. West Ham UnitedFox Soccer PlusLive
3:00pItalian Serie AJuventus vs. RomaFox SoccerReplay
3:00pArgentine SoccerBelgrano de Cordoba vs. Boca JuniorsGolTVReplay
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. TottenhamFox SoccerReplay
5:00pScottish Premier LeagueMotherwell vs. CelticFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pSpanish Primera DivisionFC Barcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWolverhampton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
9:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipLeicester City vs. West Ham UnitedFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay

 
TUESDAY, APRIL 24

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aItalian Serie AJuventus vs. RomaFox SoccerReplay
3:00aArgentine SoccerBelgrano de Cordoba vs. Boca JuniorsGolTVReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. SunderlandFox Soccer PlusReplay
9:00aItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. BolognaFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWolverhampton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
2:38pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Bolton WanderersFox Soccer PlusLive
3:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalBarcelona vs. ChelseaFox SoccerLive
3:00pSpanish Primera DivisionFC Barcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalBarcelona vs. ChelseaFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalBarcelona vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
8:30pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Bolton WanderersFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalBarcelona vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aItalian Serie ANapoli vs. NovaraFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. Swansea CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
6:25aItalian Serie ANovara vs. LazioESPN3Live
8:55aItalian Serie ARoma vs. FiorentinaFox Soccer Plus, ESPN3Live
8:55aItalian Serie AUdinese vs. Inter MilanESPN3Live
11:55aItalian Serie ACesena vs. JuventusFox Soccer Plus, ESPN3Live
12:00pItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. GenoaFox Soccer, ESPN3Live
2:30pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalReal Madrid vs. Bayern MunichFXLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. TottenhamFox SoccerReplay
3:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. Borussia MonchengladbachGolTVReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalReal Madrid vs. Bayern MunichFox SoccerReplay
5:00pItalian Serie ARoma vs. FiorentinaFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pSpanish Primera DivisionFC Barcelona vs. Real MadridGolTVReplay
8:00pCONCACAF Champions League: FinalSantos Laguna vs. MonterreyFox Soccer, TelefuturaLive
8:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalReal Madrid vs. Bayern MunichFox Soccer PlusReplay

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 26

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aUEFA Champions League: SemifinalReal Madrid vs. Bayern MunichFox SoccerReplay
12:00aItalian Serie ACesena vs. JuventusFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aCONCACAF Champions League: FinalSantos Laguna vs. MonterreyFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish npower ChampionshipMiddlesbrough vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusReplay
9:00aScottish Premier LeagueSt. Johnstone vs. Dundee UnitedFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aUEFA Champions League: SemifinalBarcelona vs. ChelseaFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pCONCACAF Champions League: FinalSantos Laguna vs. MonterreyFox SoccerReplay
3:00pItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. GenoaFox SoccerReplay
3:00pUEFA Champions LeagueValencia vs. Atletico MadridGolTVLive
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWolverhampton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
5:00pItalian Serie ACesena vs. JuventusFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueAthletic Bilbao vs. Sporting LisbonGolTVReplay
8:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalReal Madrid vs. Bayern MunichFox SoccerReplay
9:00pEnglish Premier LeagueLiverpool vs. West BromFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. GenoaFox SoccerReplay

 

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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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