By DAN KARELL
As we head into the second half of the UEFA Champions League group stage, teams such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Atletico Madrid are in pole position, while Juventus is on the outside looking in.
The Italian giants welcome Real Madrid to the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday looking for revenge for their last encounter two weeks ago, which not only saw Madrid win but also saw Juve lose top defender Giorgio Chiellini to a red card, leaving him out of the rematch. Antonio Conte’s side have earned just two points from their first three games and sit in third place, where they can’t progress to the knockout stages.
While Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to score for his club in Madrid, so has Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa and he’ll look to add to his outrageous start to the season against Austria Wien.
Elsewhere in Europe, Manchester United and David Moyes visit Real Sociedad, Manchester City host CSKA Moscow, and PSG host Sacha Kljestan’s Anderlecht side, who they demolished 5-0 last time around.
Here is a rundown of today’s UEFA Champions League action:
2:45pm – Fox Sports 1 – Real Sociedad vs. Manchester United
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2/Fox Deportes – Juventus vs. Real Madrid
2:45pm – Fox Soccer Plus – Manchester City vs. CSKA Moscow
2:45pm – Fox Soccer Net/MSG Plus – Viktoria Plzen vs. Bayern Munich
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Anderlecht
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – FC Copenhagen vs. Galatasaray
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Olympiakos vs. Benfica
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Bayer Leverkusen