Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

Chelsea Paris Saint-Germain (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Two teams are in prime positions to become the first UEFA Champions League semifinalists on Tuesday, but they will have to go on the road to finish their jobs.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid hold comfortable advantages over Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund, respectively, but will play the role of visitors in their series’ decisive legs. PSG head into Stamford Bridge (2:45pm ET, Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go) with a 3-1 lead over Jose Mourinho and the Blues, and Real Madrid are up 3-0 on aggregate as they enter Signal-Iduna-Park.

The Champions League fun does not stop there. Liga MX side Toluca and Costa Rica outfit Alajuelense will fight on Tuesday night (8pm ET, Galavision) for a chance to move onto the CONCACAF tournament’s final. Toluca are in a good spot going into the second leg, as they are up 1-0 after winning on the road last week.

If you will be watching any of today’s matches, please feel free to leave your thoughts, opinions, analysis and some play-by-play in the comment section below.

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67 Responses to Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Jack Del says:

    Hazard makes Neymar look hard-to-bring-down.

  2. Ian says:

    Help a brother out. firstrowsports isn’t working for me. Got any other suggestions?

  3. John says:

    Spector playing right back for Birmingham City, has anyone been following how he’s looked?

  4. Jack Del says:

    Hazard taken off after 17 minutes… for tactical reasons.

  5. Pete says:

    Lucas Moura is one of the fastest players I’ve seen

  6. RB says:

    Who is Martin Tyler’s companion today? Could he be any more pro-Chelsea?

  7. Jack Del says:

    Blatant dive from Schurrle. Pathetic.

  8. Kodi says:

    Game on! Lets go blues!

  9. Pete says:

    Dortmund!

  10. Jack Del says:

    This guy is so horrifically pro-Chelsea it’s making me sick.

    That HAS to be a red card. HAS to be. Came into challenge with studs exposed, missed the ball entirely, and stomped on exposed leg.

    • Pete says:

      Pretty sure you’re just as anti-chelsea

    • slowleftarm says:

      I’m not watching the game because I’m at work but based on the constant anti-Chelsea comments I think it’s you rather than the commentator.

      • Sarigosa says:

        Not really. He’s Gary Nevill-to-Manchester United level biased.

        • slowleftarm says:

          Your TV has a mute button right?

        • Pete says:

          English announcers who favor home country sides is not bizarre. I’m sure the French broadcast of this game is pro PSG, it’s best not to get worked up about it.

          • James says:

            Ever watched US Mexico on a Mexican network? Worth your while (albeit Twellman/Darke are only slightly more objective)

  11. Gerard D. says:

    This announcer is absolute Chelsea garbage and that was a straight red card.

  12. Jack Del says:

    Does Mourihno teach his little cheaters to come into 50/50s with studs exposed?

  13. Sarigosa says:

    Who is this commentator? This guy’s a joke.

  14. biff says:

    Great game in Dortmund, with Dortmund simply overpowering, but up only 2-0 at half time. Weidenfeller saved a Di Maria penalty kick and Ramos basically knocked Lewandoski down in the box but no penalty call. Madrid players looking nervous and camera shots of Ronaldo on the sidelines ready to have a nervous breakdown. First minutes of the second half will decide this I think. If Dortmund can keep Madrid from scoring in the first 10-15 minutes, we might just see a miracle.

    • Increase0 says:

      That was a wonderful game. Dortmund could have tied it up or won. It didn’t happen but it was glorious either way.

  15. argh says:

    how good is Lewandowski? Like is he the best striker in Germany, 1 of the top 10 in the world?

  16. Pete says:

    Interesting nobody mentions the PSG dives.

  17. Bean says:

    Paris is on the ropes right now. Chelsea will regret those crossbar shots…

  18. Pete says:

    Madrid have come close a couple times this half, dortmund hanging on a bit

  19. arsenal says:

    Dortmund and Madrid is a great game, but so is Chelsea and PSG. Love me some CL.

  20. arsenal says:

    That was some amazing soccer by Dortmund…unlucky.

  21. Pete says:

    Dortmund should have scored…

  22. Pete says:

    Oh what save from Madrid

  23. Sarigosa says:

    Cavani is killing PSG.

  24. RB says:

    Finally Luiz is booked.

  25. Sarigosa says:

    Commentator “That’s so soft. There’s absolutely no foul there”

    Tyler: “Ba shoved over the defender there into the goalkeeper”

    Commentator “Oh, maybe that’s a foul”

  26. Kodi says:

    Chelsea!!! 2-0

  27. Sarigosa says:

    Is Mourinho going to be ejected for that?!

    Wtf you can’t do that.

  28. Jack Del says:

    Cavani screwed PSG shanking everything.

  29. reignman says:

    PSG was still putting on pressure and the ref blew the whistle 20 seconds early, completely unacceptable from him.

  30. Pete says:

    ugh the whistle blew pretty early in the Chelsea PSG game, looked like a good 20-30 seconds left with PSG about to cross it back in

  31. slowleftarm says:

    The Special One

  32. Jack Del says:

    Um, there was a lot of time left until the minimum. Why did the referee just cheat PSG?

  33. Pete says:

    Aside from the early whistle, Cavani really missed some good chances in both games.

  34. TomG says:

    Mourinhooooooo!!!! Noooooooooo!!! I hope this doesn’t we will see a parked Chelsea FC bus ruining the semifinals of the UCL semis.

  35. Bac says:

    Today-
    Another reason why they should NOT play both games at the same time…
    OR
    Another reason why I need multiple big screen TV’s on my wall….

  36. ManicMessiah says:

    I’m really happy for Demba Ba, as a Newcastle fan.

  37. argh says:

    cavani. is he a flop now

  38. THomas says:

    You guys…the whistle wasn’t early. Nobody AT the game complained. Ever think that FoxSports1 may have been off on their time? Even the announcers were saying that the last corner ‘had to be the last kick of the game’