By DAN KARELL
Everything is up for grabs in both of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League showdowns.
Manchester United, with their Champions League future on the line, face arguably their biggest game of the season when they visit the European and German champions Bayern Munich (2:45pm ET, Fox Sports 1). Pep Guardiola has selected a very attacking squad as the team looks to bounce back from their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney starts for Man United along with Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher in midfield.
Atletico Madrid look to keep their dream season alive when they host Barcelona (2:45pm ET, Fox Sports 2/Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Deportes) at the Vicente Calderon. Atleti are without Diego Costa and will need his replacement, Adrian, along with former Barca star David Villa, to defeat the Catalan club. Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Andres Iniesta form the dangerous front three pairing that could cause Atleti plenty of troubles.
In South America’s Champions League, the Copa Libertadores, Flamengo takes on Club Leon (Fox Deportes) in their final group stage match. Also in Champions League action, CONCACAF style, Club Tijuana visit Cruz Azul (Fox Sports 1) with the winning side headed to the CCL finals. Xolos lead on aggregate, 1-0.
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