The second leg quarterfinal matches in the UEFA Champions League will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over the next two days, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Sports Net will have the games including the return match between English Premier League blood rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. Last week, Manchester United defeated Chelsea, 1-0. Now the two rivals meet again as Chelsea hopes to remain alive for the semifinal round.
Here’s the schedule for the next two days.
DECISIVE 2011 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERFINAL MATCHES TO AIR LIVE ON FOX SOCCER, FOX SOCCER PLUS AND FSN APRIL 12-13
Manchester United-Chelsea Second Leg Quarterfinal in High Definition
Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2011) –FOX Soccer Channel, FOX Sports Net (FSN) and FOX Soccer Plus will air live, high-definition coverage of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals’ dramatic second-leg matches with four exclusive, English-language telecasts on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12-13, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The Champions League quarterfinals marquee is headlined by the April 12 matchup between Manchester United and Chelsea, England’s best 21st century rivalry. Real Madrid travels to Tottenham on April 13 after winning its home leg, 4-0. Barcelona visits Shakhtar Donetsk on April 12,following a 5-1 victory. Reigning European and Serie A champion Inter Milan faces a massive uphill struggle to avoid elimination on April 13 when it visits Schalke 04 after losing 5-2 in the San Siro.
English Premier League leader Manchester United, which defeated Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final on penalty kicks, used a Wayne Rooney goal to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2002. The Red Devils will take its 1 –nil lead home to Old Trafford, where they haven’t lost since April 3, 2010 –when Chelsea beat United, 2-1.
Nine-time European champ Real Madrid, guided by Jose Mourinho, is 90 minutes from its first Champions League semifinal since 2003. First-time quarterfinalist Tottenham facing a four goal deficit has only lost twice at home this season, and not since Sept. 21.
La Liga leader and Champions League favorite Barcelona lived up to that billing after Andres Iniesta scored 95 seconds in to the match against tournament Cinderella Shakhtar Donetsk, making its first foray into the Champions League quarterfinals.
Schalke 04 is primed to pull off the shock of the quarterfinals against Inter Milan and reach its first Champions League semifinal. Schalke rebounded from Dejan Stankovic’s astonishing goal from midfield 25 seconds into the first leg with a four goal barrage including Raul’s 70th Champions League goal.
WHAT: Live, exclusive, English-language coverage of the second leg of the UEFA
Champions League quarterfinals in high definition on April 12-13.
Quarterfinals coverage resumes with UEFA Champions League Pregame
on FOX Soccer Channel, presented by Geico live at 2 p.m. ET on April
12. Each pregame show features a breakdown of the day’s upcoming action
from host Eric Wynalda and analysts Warren Barton and Christopher
Sullivan. The 30-minute pregame show is simulcast on FSN on Tuesday
matchday and on FOX Soccer Plus on Wednesday.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12 –2:30 p.m. ET
Manchester United FC (ENG) vs. Chelsea FC (ENG) Live on FSC
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) vs. FC Barcelona (ESP) Live on FSN
Wednesday, April 13 –2:30 p.m. ET
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) vs. Real Madrid CF (ESP) Live on FSC
FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs. FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) Live on FSP
**For a complete telecast schedule, visit championsonfox.com
WHERE: FOX Family of Networks, including FOX Soccer Channel, FOX Sports Net and FOX Soccer Plus
And that’s all.