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April 4/5: What to watch, where to go

4/4/2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

  • TELEVISION

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Benfica (Portugal) at Chelsea (England)

Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.


Salomon Kalou's second-half goal delivered a 1-0 victory to Chelsea in the first leg. If the Blues hold on at Stamford Bridge, they're in the final four. Replays: Fox Soccer Plus, 2 and 5:30 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Also

APOEL (Cyprus) at Real Madrid (Spain), Fox Sports West, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 2 p.m.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Toronto FC (Canada) at Santos Laguna (Mexico)

Fox Soccer Channel and Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5 p.m.

The Galaxy's killer played Mexico's top club to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, but Santos scored six at home against Seattle -- and last week's red cards and postgame melee will amp up the intensity. Replay: FSC, midnight.

Also

Monterrey (Mexico) at Pumas UNAM (Mexico), Fox Soccer Channel and Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 7 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Montreal Impact at Real Salt Lake

MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.

Quebec's expansionists are still looking for their initial victory, and Rio Tinto is a tough place to get it, regardless of what Chivas USA pulled off a week and a half ago.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Santos (Brazil) at Internacional (Brazil)

Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

Group A leader Santos and second-place Internacional tangle with at least one round-of-16 spot on the line. Santos won the first meeting in South America's club championship on Neymar's hat trick.

Also

Olimpia (Paraguay) at Lanus (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 4 a.m.

Flamengo (Brazil) at Emelec (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

  • TELEVISION

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Atletico Madrid (Spain) at Hannover 96 (Germany)

GolTV, noon


Eduardo Salvio's end-of-game goal gave Atletico a 2-1 win in the home leg of their quarterfinal in Europe's No. 2 club competition. Hannover, with American Steve Cherundolo, needs only a 1-0 win to advance. Replay: midnight.

Also

Schalke 04 (Germany) at Athletic Bilbao (Spain), GolTV, 2 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Nacional (Uruguay) at Libertad (Paraguay)

Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

Group 5 is the tightest in South America's club championship, with one point separating Libertad and Brazil's Vasco da Gama from Nacional with two games to play.

Also

Universidad Catolica (Chile) at Junior (Colombia), Fox Deportes, 4 a.m.

Universidad de Chile (Chile) at Godoy Cruz (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

The Strongest (Bolivia) at Juan Aurich (Peru), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

New England Revolution at FC Dallas

MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.

The Revs, especially rookie Kelyn Rowe from UCLA, looked very good last weekend against the Galaxy, but some of that might have been L.A.'s ineptitude. Dallas is struggling -- injuries have something to do with it -- after conceding a lead against Sporting Kansas City and getting dominated by D.C. United.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

WOMEN'S FRIENDLY

UCLA vs. China U-20

Home Depot Center Field 3 (Carson), 6 p.m.


The Bruins, always an NCAA contender, take on the Chinese under-20 team on one of the fields west of the main stadium along Avalon Boulevard.