The run-up to the Champions League Final, to be played in Munich on May 19th, comes with the 2nd leg of the semifinals to be played on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Up first, Barcelona host Chelsea. Barca have never lost three games running under Pep Guardiola, who hopes his team can overturn Chelsea’s 1-0 lead. Of course, a Bullish Guardiola predicts Barcelona victory
Tuesday, April 24: Barcelona vs Chelsea – Live on FOX Soccer. Coverage begins at 1:00pm CST.
For Barcelona this is their fifth straight semi-final as they look to become the first team since AC Milan in 1990 to win consecutive European Cups. Chelsea, beaten at this stage by Barça in 2009, are still in pursuit of their first continental crown in their sixth semi-final in nine years.
Wednesday, April 25: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich – Live on FX. Coverage begins at 1:00pm CST.
José Mourinho will hope that Real Madrid CF’s home rule can claim another victim and, as in 2010, send FC Bayern München away from the Santiago Bernabéu a beaten team.