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Chelsea Paris Saint-Germain (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Two teams are in prime positions to become the first UEFA Champions League semifinalists on Tuesday, but they will have to go on the road to finish their jobs.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid hold comfortable advantages over Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund, respectively, but will play the role of visitors in their series’ decisive legs. PSG head into Stamford Bridge (2:45pm ET, Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go) with a 3-1 lead over Jose Mourinho and the Blues, and Real Madrid are up 3-0 on aggregate as they enter Signal-Iduna-Park.

The Champions League fun does not stop there. Liga MX side Toluca and Costa Rica outfit Alajuelense will fight on Tuesday night (8pm ET, Galavision) for a chance to move onto the CONCACAF tournament’s final. Toluca are in a good spot going into the second leg, as they are up 1-0 after winning on the road last week.

If you will be watching any of today’s matches, please feel free to leave your thoughts, opinions, analysis and some play-by-play in the comment section below.

67 comments
  • Ian

    Help a brother out. firstrowsports isn’t working for me. Got any other suggestions?

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  • John

    Spector playing right back for Birmingham City, has anyone been following how he’s looked?

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  • Jack Del

    This guy is so horrifically pro-Chelsea it’s making me sick.

    That HAS to be a red card. HAS to be. Came into challenge with studs exposed, missed the ball entirely, and stomped on exposed leg.

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    • slowleftarm

      I’m not watching the game because I’m at work but based on the constant anti-Chelsea comments I think it’s you rather than the commentator.

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      • Sarigosa

        Not really. He’s Gary Nevill-to-Manchester United level biased.

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      • Pete

        English announcers who favor home country sides is not bizarre. I’m sure the French broadcast of this game is pro PSG, it’s best not to get worked up about it.

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      • James

        Ever watched US Mexico on a Mexican network? Worth your while (albeit Twellman/Darke are only slightly more objective)

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      • kevin

        True, although the commentors on Univision have a pro USA bias.

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  • Gerard D.

    This announcer is absolute Chelsea garbage and that was a straight red card.

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  • Jack Del

    Does Mourihno teach his little cheaters to come into 50/50s with studs exposed?

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  • biff

    Great game in Dortmund, with Dortmund simply overpowering, but up only 2-0 at half time. Weidenfeller saved a Di Maria penalty kick and Ramos basically knocked Lewandoski down in the box but no penalty call. Madrid players looking nervous and camera shots of Ronaldo on the sidelines ready to have a nervous breakdown. First minutes of the second half will decide this I think. If Dortmund can keep Madrid from scoring in the first 10-15 minutes, we might just see a miracle.

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    • Increase0

      That was a wonderful game. Dortmund could have tied it up or won. It didn’t happen but it was glorious either way.

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  • argh

    how good is Lewandowski? Like is he the best striker in Germany, 1 of the top 10 in the world?

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    • Hussman

      According to some here he’s going to be replaced by Altidore when he leaves.

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      • Increase0

        I did… it turned out to be kinda boring. Which seems odd as Chelsea won but… ya kinda boring.

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  • arsenal

    Dortmund and Madrid is a great game, but so is Chelsea and PSG. Love me some CL.

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  • Sarigosa

    Commentator “That’s so soft. There’s absolutely no foul there”

    Tyler: “Ba shoved over the defender there into the goalkeeper”

    Commentator “Oh, maybe that’s a foul”

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  • reignman

    PSG was still putting on pressure and the ref blew the whistle 20 seconds early, completely unacceptable from him.

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  • Pete

    ugh the whistle blew pretty early in the Chelsea PSG game, looked like a good 20-30 seconds left with PSG about to cross it back in

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  • Jack Del

    Um, there was a lot of time left until the minimum. Why did the referee just cheat PSG?

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      • Jack Del

        You’re right, it’s completely acceptable for a referee to CHEAT because of someone on a comment board.

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      • Pete

        You can point out things here and there but you are so ONE sided in your view that it’s hard to take you seriously

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    • slowleftarm

      Seriously man, how many times can you complain about the calls in this game. Are you a PSG supporter or just a hater of TSO?

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  • Pete

    Aside from the early whistle, Cavani really missed some good chances in both games.

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  • TomG

    Mourinhooooooo!!!! Noooooooooo!!! I hope this doesn’t we will see a parked Chelsea FC bus ruining the semifinals of the UCL semis.

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  • Bac

    Today-
    Another reason why they should NOT play both games at the same time…
    OR
    Another reason why I need multiple big screen TV’s on my wall….

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  • THomas

    You guys…the whistle wasn’t early. Nobody AT the game complained. Ever think that FoxSports1 may have been off on their time? Even the announcers were saying that the last corner ‘had to be the last kick of the game’

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