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  • Time running out for Bundesliga's bottom 3

    Three rounds of games remain in the Bundesliga, increasing the pressure on the sides fighting to avoid the drop and those battling for European football next season. League champion Bayern Munich is preoccupied with overturning its narrow loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal, while time is running out for Eintracht Braunschweig, Nuremberg and Hamburger SV. Stuttgart, which took a big step toward survival last weekend, gets the 32nd round of games underway at Hannover on Friday. Here are five things to know:

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech holds his arm as he is covered by a blanket as he leaves the pitch following an injury during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 .(AP Photo/Paul White)

    Chelsea loses Cech, Terry to long-term injuries

    Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry for the rest of the Premier League season, prompting manager Jose Mourinho to make the Champions League his team's priority.

  • Real's Gareth Bale, left celebrates with Xabi Alonso after scoring his team's 2nd goal during the final of the Copa del Rey between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in semifinal

    Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history.

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches the English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Sunderland won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Guardiola, Mourinho back in Madrid for CL semis

    Madrid will be the center of the soccer world this week when Real Madrid hosts Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid welcomes Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals.

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches the English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Sunderland won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Guardiola, Mourinho back in Madrid for CL semis

    Madrid will be the center of the football world this week when Real Madrid hosts Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid welcomes Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals.

  • Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

    Liverpool closes in on Premier League title

    Liverpool secured a return to the Champions League on Sunday.

  • Barcelona's Neymar sits after Real Madrid won the final of the Copa del Rey between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Atletico faces Elche in 1st of 5 'finals'

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called their remaining Spanish league games five "finals," the first of them against Elche on Friday before receiving Chelsea in the Champions League.

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

    Barcelona faces Ronaldo-less Madrid in Copa final

    Out of the Champions League and stumbling in Spain, Barcelona faces Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final in likely its best chance to win some silverware this season.

  • Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain beats Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berischa to score a goal during a Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Lazio, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, April, 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

    Reus, Liverpool top AP football poll

    Liverpool took team of the week honors for the fourth time this season in The Associated Press weekly football poll following its 3-2 victory over English Premier League title rival Manchester City.

  • Quotes from voters in this week's AP football poll

    Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

    Barcelona loses again; Arsenal into FA Cup final

    Barcelona is not used to such demoralizing weeks. After being eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, the Catalan giant made a miserable return to Spanish league action, losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday and dropping to third place.

  • Bayern's scorer Thomas Mueller, center, and his teammates celebrate their side's 2nd goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

    Bayern, Atletico Madrid reach Champions League SFs

    Bayern Munich woke up against Manchester United only after falling behind.

  • R.Madrid, Destro top of this week's AP global 10

    Real Madrid has taken team of the week honors in The Associated Press global football poll for the second time this season after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League and Real Sociedad 4-0 in La Liga.

  • Dortmund's Marco Reus, right, scores a goal against Wolfsburg goalkeeper Max Gruen during  the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg in Dortmund,  Germany, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Real holds comfortable 3-0 lead in Dortmund

    Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund met four times last season in the Champions League and Dortmund won both home games, including a 4-1 win that led to Madrid's elimination in the semifinals.

  • Chelsea's David Luiz, right, challenges PSG's Maxwell during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between PSG and Chelsea, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Chelsea's experience key against PSG

    Having won the Champions League two seasons ago, experience is on Chelsea's side as the Blues need to overturn a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge against European football's newest "nouveaux riches" to reach the semifinals of the tournament.

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