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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Best of this week in soccer


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIS: UEFA's Champions League is the biggest, bestest club event in soccer, bigger and better even than the world championship the winner qualifies for. The popular notion is that the semifinal showdown between defending champ Barcelona (with the marvelous Lionel Messi) and Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan is the (ital)real(end ital) final, but don't believe it. French power Lyon can beat anybody here, and Bayern Munich, its foe on Wednesday, has been getting special stuff lately from Arjen Robben. These are first legs; next week we'll know who will play in the May 22 final in Madrid.

Tuesday:

Barcelona at Inter Milan, 11:30 a.m. TV: Fox Sports en Espa