Best Bets May 3/4: What to watch/where to go

May, 2, 2011
5/02/11
11:53
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TUESDAY, MAY 3




  • TELEVISION

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Real Madrid (Spain) at Barcelona (Spain)
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The world's biggest and best rivalry found an apex in last week's semifinal first leg, a 2-0 Barca victory in Madrid -- on two Lionel Messi goals, naturally -- that turned on a undeserved red card to the Merengues' Pepe and was followed by Real boss Jose Mourinho's tirade about how Barcelona's influence over UEFA and the match officials made the difference. The Catalans' have a huge edge toward a title-game showdown with Manchester United. Replay: Fox Soccer Plus, 2 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.; FSC, 5 and 8 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES
Santos (Brazil) at America (Mexico)
Fox Deportes, 6:30 p.m.
The Aguilas need to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the away leg in the finale of the two-legged round of 16 in South America's club championship, but they're going to be weary -- or rely on reserves. America won Sunday to clinch a Mexican Primera Division playoff berth and have Clausura quarterfinals against Morelia slated for Thursday and Sunday. Replay: 11 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

MLS RESERVE LEAGUE
Galaxy at Chivas USA
Home Depot Center Track and Field Stadium, 11 a.m.

MLS's SuperClasico hits the reserve field, with the locals tangling in their first Reserve League encounter since 2008.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
  • TELEVISION

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Schalke 04 (Germany) at Manchester United (England)
Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
United heads into the second leg of this semifinal with a 2-0 advantage, thanks to goals two minutes apart by Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney in Gelsenkirchen, and their dominance suggests the home leg shouldn't be difficult. Barcelona, probably, awaits in the May 28 final at Wembley. Replay: Fox Soccer Channel, 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES
Peņarol (Uruguay) at Internacional (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.
The defending champs from Porto Alegre, Brazil, needed Leandro Damiao's second-half goal to pull even in the first leg, but a solid home performance ought to be enough to set up a quarterfinal showdown with, likely, Chile's Universidad Catolica.
Also
Once Caldas (Colombia) at Cruzeiro (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 5:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Colorado Rapids at Houston Dynamo
MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.
Dynamo is riding a six-game unbeaten streak and coming off a rout of D.C. United behind rookie Will Bruin, the MLS Player of the Week after netting a hat trick. The reigning MLS champs are winless in their last four and have scored just once in the last 360 minutes.
Also
Seattle Sounders at D.C. United, MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.

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