On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damian talks about the Champions League semi finals. These two games see teams from Germany, Munich and Dortmund, go up against two Spanish teams, Barcelona and Madrid. In our regular English for football section, we introduce the football phrase ‘to lob’, which is a kind of shot. In the last section of the show, we finish with our predictions battle, which this week includes games from the top and bottom of the Premier League, the Turin derby and of course the second legs of the Champions League. It looks as though Damon has the predictions title sewn up, but it isn’t over yet, but Damian will need some good results to turn things around.
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