April 19/20: What to watch, where to go

April, 18, 2012
4/18/12
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THURSDAY, APRIL 19
  • TELEVISION
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
Athletic Bilbao (Spain) at Sporting Lisbon (Portugal)
GolTV, noon

It's an all-Iberian final four in Europe's No. 2 club competition, and this is the only semifinal match not taking place in Spain. Sporting has defended well in the tournament, but the Basques come in averaging two goals per game and already have taken care of Manchester United and Schalke. Replay: midnight.
Also
Valencia (Spain) at Atletico Madrid (Spain), GolTV, 2 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES
The Strongest (Bolivia) at Santos (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.
Fourteen of 16 knockout-stage berths have been determined in South America's club championship, but both Group 1 slots are available. The Strongest, one of the best-monikered teams on the planet, need to win (doubtful) and hope Internacional fails to beat Peru's Juan Aurich (doubtful, too). Otherwise, the Brazilians claim both.
Also
Deportivo Tachira (Venezuela) at Corinthians (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 1 p.m.
Atletico Nacional (Colombia) at Universidad de Chile (Chile), Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.
Internacional (Brazil) at Juan Aurich (Peru), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20
  • TELEVISION
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Atlante at Morelia
Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 5:55 p.m./Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

The Monarcas are among three teams with nine wins and at least 30 points, a marvelous total with two games to go in the Clausura regular season. Seeds matter in case of aggregate ties in the quarterfinals and semifinals, so climbing past first-place Tigres and Santos is the aim.
Copa Libertadores
Godoy Cruz (Argentina) at Peņarol (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 4 a.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
USL PRO
Rochester Rhinos at L.A. Blues
Titan Stadium, Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.

The Blues had much of the game but the Rhinos netted the lone goal in last weekend's opener in the third-division league, which drew nearly 2,500 to Fullerton. L.A. knows it must grab points in the rematch.

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