Oguchi Onyewu and FC Twente need a comeback of epic proportions to keep their UEFA Europa League hopes afloat after being drilled by Giuseppe Rossi and Villarreal in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup. Twente managed a late away goal in the opening leg to keep its flame flickering but still trails its Spanish opponent by four goals.
Fellow Dutch club PSV Eindhoven is also in need of a major comeback after dropping its first leg to Benfica, 4-1. Sporting Braga and Dynamo Kiev are locked in the only remaining battle with imminent suspense, while another Portuguese side, Porto, is already through to the semifinals after a 5-2 thrashing (10-3 aggregate) of Spartak Moscow. Here's the TV schedule for the day's remaining matches:
3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 482 – FC Twente vs. Villarreal (Villarreal leads, 5-1, on aggregate)
3:05 p.m. – DirecTV 483 – Sporting Braga vs. Dynamo Kiev (Teams tied, 1-1, on aggregate)
3:05 p.m. – DirectTV 484/GOLTV – PSV Eindhoven vs. Benfica (Benfica leads, 4-1, on aggregate)
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