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Two teams booked their places in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday and two more can seal a spot in the final eight on Wednesday afternoon.

Barcelona will have to overcome quite the odds to battle their way to the next round. Facing off for a second leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain, Barca must overturn a 4-0 deficit from the opening leg, making them a longshot for a quarterfinal berth.

Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, also face a deficit, but significantly better odds. The German side fell, 1-0, to Benfica in the opening leg, giving them plenty of hope as the second leg kicks off Wednesday in Germany.

Meanwhile in England, Manchester City faces off with Stoke City in midweek Premier League action as the former looks to continue their push to the top four.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule below):

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica

PREMIER LEAGUE

3 p.m. – NBC Sports – Manchester City vs. Stoke City

COPA MX

8 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Leon vs. Cruz Azul

10 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Necaxa vs. Santos Laguna

10 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Tijuana vs. Club America

35 comments
  • Brian S.

    Pulisic getting the start. This is a huge moment in what can only be considered a must win game. I’m excited to not be productive this afternoon and watch this game.

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  • Chase

    I’m recording the Dortmund game but can’t wait lol. I saw Pulisic got the assist… Can anyone watching the match comment on how he and Dortmund are looking in the early going?

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    • Brian S.

      They’re dominating. He looks good. Not getting the ball as much as I would like but he certainly doesn’t look out of place. They should win this game by 3 or 4 goals as long as they can finish they’re chances

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      • Chase

        Finishing has kinda been their Achilles heel this year. Also, I’ve noticed that Pulisic plays extremely unselfish (regarding calling for the ball and taking shots), probably a little too much so.

        I appreciate the update and glad to know he’s playing well. Hopefully they advance and Pulisic is able to keep gaining valuable experience!

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    • wychijeff

      He is also playing centrally with freedom to roam. Looks good and is finding good space, his teammates just haven’t found him as much as they should.

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      • Chase

        That’s very interesting. I do not believe he has ever started centrally for them. In the very least, it speaks to his versatility.

        Maybe Klinnsman was on to something starting him centrally vs Mex ha😉

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      • Johnnyrazor

        Not able to watch the game today, but as Dortmund has switched more from the 4-1-4-1 to a 3-4-3 he’s been more as forward with a wing outside. And a goal as I type comes across my screen.

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  • Chicago Josh

    Pulisic fought hard to win a free kick that lead to the opening corner, he flicked on a near post header that led to the goal. He is constantly working and moving to win the ball back and get open. Dembele is an opportunity-killer…always making the wrong decision…it’s infuriating.

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    • Byrdman10

      Dembele Kills multiple chances every game but he also seems to convert one or two every game. He is crazy undisciplined, but he is also crazy gifted

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  • Brian S.

    I don’t know if I completely agree but WhoScored has Pulisic listed as the top rated player from the first half.

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  • whammmm

    Pulisics unselfishness and decision making is outstanding for his age. What a goal, in the champions league none the less.

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  • Chicago Josh

    P-sick makes it 2-0! Fought to win back a ball in his own half and then a silky smooth pass should have made it 2-0. Benefica can’t clear their lines and Pulisic is fed a ball while making a run into the right side of the area and chips the on-rushing ‘keeper…and then knee-slides like a boss.

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  • malkin

    Does this make Pulisic the first american to ever score in the knock-out rounds? DMB maybe as I know he has both scored (several times) and made it to the semis, but I’m not sure any of those goals were in the knockout rounds

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  • Brian S.

    You would think Tuchel will take Dembele off soon since he is sitting on a yellow right now and he has been reckless with some of his challenges.

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  • ChicaGoBlue

    Pulisic set up Aubameyang beautifully twice within a couple minutes, then just finished it himself. Great work.

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  • Chicago Josh

    An inch-perfect cross – it had to be to beat two defenders and the ‘keeper – from Pulisic makes it 4-0.

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