Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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After falling 2-1 at the San Siro in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, Chelsea needs a strong performance Tuesday to avoid joining Real Madrid, AC Milan and the other Champions League spectators on the outside looking in.

Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge with his confident Inter Milan squad, its recent 3-1 loss to Serie A minnow Catania not withstanding. Milito and Esteban Cambiasso scored for Inter in the first leg, and Salomon Kalou found the back of the net for Chelsea's crucial away goal.

Chelsea would advance to the quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory, but can the Blues keep Inter off the scoreboard with Ross Turnbull in goal? Remember, Petr Cech suffered his injury in the first leg of the tie in Italy three weeks ago.

Chelsea-Inter (3:30 p.m. EST, FSE) and Sevilla-CSKA Moscow (3:45 p.m., FSC, 1-1 aggregate) are the two Champions League battles going on overseas.

In other soccer games of note on Tuesday:

Brad Friedel and Aston Villa face Wigan at DW Stadium in Premier League action at (3:45 p.m., FSC+), looking to creep closer to a Top 4 spot in the table. The Villans are six points behind 4th-place Tottenham with two games in hand.

Jose Francisco Torres' Pachuca will try to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League Tuesday night with its second-leg bout with Comunicaciones (10 p.m., Galavision). They drew 1-1 in the first leg. 

If you will be watching any of Tuesday's games either on television or Internet feed, please feel free to share play-by-play or opinions in the comments section below.

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