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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary


The first two places in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals will be booked on Tuesday, with AC Milan looking to finish off Arsenal after an emphatic 4-0 victory in their opening leg at the San Siro.

While a miracle comeback is something to keep an eye out for, there figures to be more drama in the day's less-heralded UCL matchup, where Zenit-St. Petersburg nurses a 3-2 edge over a Benfica side that has the away goal tiebreaker in its favor leading into the second leg at Estadio da Luz.

Elsewhere in Europe, Birmingham City and Chelsea tangle in an FA Cup replay in the Premier League side's first match since Andre Villas-Boas was ousted as manager. Jonathan Spector & Co. will look to add yet another layer to Chelsea's futile season by posting a home victory and advancing to a quarterfinal matchup with Leicester City. Also of note in that match is that U.S. Under-20 defender Will Packwood is on the bench for Birmingham for the first time in his career.

Here is the viewing schedule for the day's matches:

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Arsenal vs. AC Milan

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox – Birmingham vs. Chelsea

2:45 p.m. – – Benfica vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

If you will be watching any of Tuesday's matches, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action.


  1. British commentator on Sky said at halftime, Arsenal needs to pullback and defend more, the chances will come. I think he had it wrong. Milan was nervous and ready to give up more. Even the 8 footer by Milan’s Nocerino was put right to the goalie. Great effort by Arsenal.

  2. Strange. Not how poor Milan have looked on the attack (& overall at times), but rather how disinterested they have appeared as a squad throughout most of the match. Coming up on injury time & only now do they seem up for putting in 3 minutes of work. Strange and suspect plan by Allegri. Good job though.


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