Tuesday, April 3, 2012
April 4/5: What to watch, where to go WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olimpia (Paraguay) at Lanus (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 4 a.m.
Flamengo (Brazil) at Emelec (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
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.
Schalke 04 (Germany) at Athletic Bilbao (Spain), GolTV, 2 p.m.
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.
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
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.