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Both UEFA Europa League finalists will be determined on Thursday.

Liverpool hosts Villarreal, which has a 1-0 aggregate lead, at Anfield in the headliner of the semifinals (3:05 p.m., Fox Sports 1, Watch ESPN, ESPN Deportes TV, Fox Soccer 2GO).

In the other semifinal second leg, Sevilla hosts Shakhtar Donetsk at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (3:05 p.m., Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer 2GO, ESPN3, Watch ESPN). Sevilla has the slight advantage after scoring two road goals in the first leg, but the match is tied, 2-2, on aggregate.

Copa Libertadores action takes over the evening slate, as two more teams will progress to the quarterfinals of the competition. Rosario Central hosts Gremio (6:15 p.m. Fox Soccer 2GO, Fox Deportes), while Boca Juniors faces off against Cerro Porteño (8:45 p.m., Fox Soccer 2GO USA, Fox Deportes).

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

Enjoy the action.


  1. Anyone else find it amusing that Liverpool home of the Beatles are playing The Yellow Submarine of Villarreal?


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