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Champions League: Chelsea-Atletico Madrid time, TV, preview

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After a dreary 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal last week, Chelsea hosts Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with a spot in the Champions League final on the line.

When: 2:45 p.m.

Where: Stamford Bridge, London.

U.S. television: Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes.

At stake: Champions League final May 24 in Lisbon against Real Madrid, which reached the big game with a 4-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday (5-0 aggregate). The Post’s Steven Goff breaks it all down with video.

Quick notes:

— Atletico is looking for its first Champions League final appearance in 40 years.

— Atletico has given up just five goals in 10 Champions League games this season.

— Chelsea is getting healthy at the right time, but goalkeeper Petr Cech is likely out.

— Chelsea Coach Jose Mourinho answers the haters of his defensive style: “Football is full of philosophers, people who understand much more than me. Amazing. But the reality is the reality. A team that doesn’t defend well doesn’t have many chances to win.”

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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