The UEFA Champions League semifinals kick off today with upstart Schalke hosting favored Manchester United in the first leg of their tie (2:45 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel).
Schalke might be the underdog in this series, but that didn't get in the way of its overwhelming upset of cup holder Inter Milan in the quarterfinals. The hosts will be without injured star defender Benedikt Howedes, though, which will put even more stress on goalkeeper Manuel Neuer — a long-rumored Manchester United transfer target — to come up big against the likes of Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.
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