By CAITLIN MURRAY
Coming off back-to-back losses in Old Trafford, a beleaguered Manchester United need to figure out how to again win at home against a Shakhtar Donetsk side eager to advance.
Man United have already secured their spot in Champion’s League knockout stages, but now winning today against Shakhtar is a matter of staving off crisis for manager David Moyes before heading into the knockout round.
For Shakhtar Donetsk, a victory would tie them with Man United for top of Group A to send them to the next stage and potentially make things harder for United in their last-16 draw.
Against Real Soceidad in Spain, third-place Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping Man United get their mojo back as a win for Bayer Leverkusen coupled with a Shakhtar loss will push Bayer through.
Meanwhile in Group B, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return from a thigh injury today against FC Copenhagen as Real Madrid look to finish the group stage undefeated. In Group D, Bayern Munich host Manchester City as the Germans look to secure the top spot in the group, while in Group C, Benfica hopes to jump ahead of Olympiakos for the final knockout-round spot when they host Paris Saint-Germain.
Here is a rundown of today’s UEFA Champions League action:
2:45pm – Manchester United vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Fox Sports 1
2:45pm – Galatasaray vs Juventus – Fox Sports 2
2:45pm – FC Copenhagen vs Real Madrid – Fox Deportes
2:45pm – Bayern Munich vs Manchester City – Fox Soccer Plus
2:45pm – Real Sociedad vs Bayer Leverkusen – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Benfica vs PSG – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Olympiakos vs Anderlecht – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Viktoria Plzeň vs CSKA Moscow – Fox Soccer 2Go
What do you think of today’s games? Can Man United turn things around? See Leverkusen or Shakhtar advancing? Glad to see Ronaldo return for Real Madrid?
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