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Chelsea dominate Liverpool at Anfield, Barcelona blast Bayern at Camp Nou, ESPN may regain Champions League TV rights in U.S., and more



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While you consider the relative tameness of England’s biggest rivalries compared to say, this one, check out what you shouldn’t have (and may not have) missed yesterday and today.

Champions League Quarterfinal 1st Leg: Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea

Fernando Torres struck early at Anfield, but Chelsea took a commanding advantage in their Champions League quarterfinal with Liverpool with two goals from unlikely hero Branislav Ivanovic and a third from Didier Drogba. Soccerlens provided live match commentary from kickoff to fulltime, and you can also check out a in-depth match report from a triumphant Chelsea perspective.

Hiddink Does the Business As Chelsea Take Control

Chelsea have undergone a major transformation since Guus Hiddink took over, and it might be time for Roman Abramovich to use his powers of persuasion to keep the Dutchman around a little longer.

Chelsea Players Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Thanks to Chelsea’s sponsors Samsung, you can take a behind-the-scenes look at Chelsea players in training and having fun, which they no doubt have a lot more of right about now.

Should We Just Hand the Trophy to Barcelona Already?

Chelsea might have an argument otherwise after their performance at Anfield, but after the way Barcelona put Bayern Munich away in the first 45 minutes, is there any stopping them?

Should Manchester United Be More Tired Than Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool?

Could Manchester United’s pile of fixtures finally be catching up with them at the worst possible time?

2009 UEFA Champions League Final Football

When the finalists face off next month in Rome, here’s the ball that they’ll be kicking around the Stadio Olimpico pitch.

Could ESPN Be Buying Out Setanta Soon?

It’s a sad thing to see ESPN losing the U.S. TV rights to the Champions League, but the ‘Worldwide Leader’ may be making a move to get them back and a whole lot more to boot.

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