By CAITLIN MURRAY
With just one point between them, Manchester United heads to Bayer Leverkusen today for a top-of-the-table clash in UEFA Champions League Group A – but Man United is going in without three players, including star forward Robin Van Persie.
Van Persie and center back Nemanja Vidic are injured and have not made the trip to Germany for today’s match. Midfielder Marouane Fellaini will miss the match through suspension. The stakes are high for both sides as a win will guarantee a spot in the last 16. A draw could still do the trick if Real Sociedad tops Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A’s other game.
Elsewhere in Champions League action, Bayern Munich look to win their tenth-straight match when they visit CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid host Galatasaray without star winger Cristiano Ronaldo, and Juventus will try to keep their Champions League hopes alive with a match against FC Copenhagen.
In the evening, the second leg of the Copa do Brazil will take place with Flamengo and Atlético Paranaense level at one goal each.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
12pm – CSKA Moscow vs. Bayern Munich – Fox Deportes
2:45pm – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Manchester United – Fox Sports 1
2:45pm – Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray – Fox Sports 2
2:45pm – Manchester City vs. Viktoria Plzen – Fox Soccer Plus
2:45pm – Juventus vs. FC Copenhagen – Fox Sports Net/MSG Plus
2:45pm – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Olympiakos – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Anderlecht vs. Benfica – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Sociedad – Fox Soccer 2Go
6:50pm – Flamengo vs. Atlético Paranaense – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
Kagawa is bossing this today. Bayer is having trouble containing him.
But no Sidney Sam is hurting Bayer…
Green only got 5 mins. at end. I did not see him get a single touch.
There is an American on the field for Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
EVERYONE FREAK THE F*&$(#&@ OUT!
But ALABA HUGGED HIM!
Alaba is Austrian 😀
Nah, I will freak out once Sacha Kljestian suits up for Anderlecht today, a Belgian powerhouse.
Well, he’s suspended due to the two YCs in the last game vs. PSG, sooooo…
Julian Green on for Bayen late.
He got a hug from Alaba! Green is gunna get reverse Anschlussed! Were doomed!
Laughed so hard it hurt
A little dirty from Thiago. Just body checked him. I not really sure he needed to. Inexperience.
I blame Busquets for teaching him that. Although Muller knows a bit about those too.
Wow…..that looked like a player that was paid to ensure a 2 goal Bayern win. Gives up a PK and now makes a very dangerous backpass which leads to a handball from the GK in the box……suspect for sure.
“leads to a handball from the GK in the box” ???
GK picked up the ball on a backpass…..handball in the box, no PK but a spot kick from the infraction.
It’s not called a Handball in the box if a keeper picks up a ball passed to him by his teammate. The result is an indirect free kick from the spot of the foul.
I just started watching around min. 70. Was it really that bad?
The defender picked up the ball in his box during a scramble and tries to calmly turn with the ball. Robben was sprinting at him and his touch was about 5 feet away from him and he kicked wildly at the ball fouling Robben in the box. It looked like a play you would see in a rec league.
Man, gotta do better than that Honda.
Ehh, I prefer German engineering…
I know it was a separate post yesterday, but Julian Green in the 18 for Bayern. Have never seen him play, would like to get a look.
Opening match WC stadium partially collapsed … pray for those killed and hurt: http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/worldcup/story/three-die-in-world-cup-itaquerao-stadium-in-sao-paulo-112713