Tomorrow kicks off the Quarterfinals in the Champions League. The 8 teams left play home and away series starting tomorrow. A cool visual of the tournament is here. Quarterfinal matchups are as follows:
PSG hosting Barcelona (Storyline – Vilanova returning to sidelines.)
Bayern Munich hosting Juventus (Storyline – Heynckes says “outstanding” Bayern ready)
Malaga hosting Dortmund
Real Madrid hosting Galatasaray
All games kickoff around 1:45 pm both days (all games). Fox Soccer broadcasts them and they are also available to stream at www.foxsoccer2go.com.
The return games will be played on April 9 & 10. The Draw for the Semis will be April 12.
SOCCERTHOUGHT PREDICTION: Final 4 teams will be comprised of 2 La Liga teams and 2 teams from the Bundesliga!
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
While that is the UEFA Champions League (European), we have 2 MLS teams in the CONCACAF Champions League Semi-Finals (LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders) who are pairing up against 2 Liga MX sides. Will an MLS team win the CONCACAF CL for the first time? (We had a couple teams win in the Champions Cup Era but the Champions League Era started in 2008). Real Salt Lake made the finals in 2010-11 but Liga MX has dominated. This is the first time we have had 2 teams in the semis. The Galaxy play Monterrey while Seattle plays Santos. Here is a great article covering the pairings.
Seattle v. Santos, Tuesday at 9:00pm on Fox Soccer.
LA Galaxy v. Monterrey, Wednesday at 9:00pm on Fox Soccer.