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First Leg Of Champions League Semifinal Between Atlético, Chelsea Draws 8.7 Million

04 / 24 / 14

The first leg of the Champions League semifinal match between Atlético Madrid and Chelsea attracted 8.7 million viewers on Spanish broadcaster TVE's La 1, registering a 45.7% market share, according to the EP. The match, which ended in a 0-0 draw, became the most watched Champions League game...

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