Real Madrid vs Juventus & Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Open Thread

Gameweek 3 of the UEFA Champions League continues today with several matches of note including CSKA Moscow against Manchester City, Manchester United versus Real Sociedad,

For viewers in the United States, here are some of the matches being shown live:

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City, Noon, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Austria Vienna vs Atletico Madrid, 10am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
Real Madrid vs Juventus, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go

Starting line-ups:

Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Modric, Di Maria and Illarra

Juventus: Buffon, Caceres, Barzagli, Chiellini, Ogbonna, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Marchisio, Tevez, Llorente


Manchester United:
De Gea, Rafael, Jones, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Kagawa, Rooney, Hernández

Real Sociedad: Bravo, C.Martinez, Mikel, Iñigo, De la Bella; M.Bergara, Zurutuza, X.Prieto (c), Vela, Seferovic and Griezmann


Anderlecht: Kaminski; Mbemba, Kouyaté, Nuytinck, N’Sakala; Tielemans, Kljestan; Gillet, Praet, Suárez; Mitrović.

PSG: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Alex, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi; Cavani, Lavezzi, Ibrahimović.


Leverkusen: Leno, Donati, Spahić, Toprak, Boenisch, Can, Rolfes, Castro, Sam, Kiessling and Son Heung-Min

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Rakitskiy, Kucher, Shevchuk, Fernando, Hübschman, D. Costa, A. Teixeira, Taison, Luiz Adriano


Benfica: Artur – A. Almeida, Luisão, Garay, Siqueira – Gaitán, Matic, Enzo Pérez, Ola John – Lima, Cardozo

Olympiakos: Roberto – Salino, Manolas, Siovas, Holebas – Maniatis, Samaris – Weiss, Dominguez, Fuster – Mitroglou


Bayern Munich: Neuer – van Buyten, Ribéry, Mandzukic, Robben, Rafinha, Lahm, Contento, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Kroos

Plzen: Kozáčik – Řezník, Čišovský, Hubník, Limberský – Horváth, Procházka – Rajtoral, Hořava, Petržela – Kolář


Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Semih, Chedjou, Dany, Melo, Selçuk, Burak, Wesley Sneijder, Bruma, Drogba

Copenhagen: Wiland, Jacobsen, Bengtsson, Mellberg, Sigurdsson, Claudemir, Delaney, Gislason, Vetokele, Jorgensen, Braaten


DirecTV is offering a free preview this week to FOX Soccer Plus, so even if you don’t subscribe to the channel, you’ll be able to watch it for free.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation with fellow soccer fans in the comments section below.

18 thoughts on “Real Madrid vs Juventus & Manchester United vs Real Sociedad: Open Thread”

    1. It reminds me of one of the old Crystal Palace away shirts —

      1. Didn’t Inter Milan have a similar white kit a couple season ago?

        Not a good start for city. Joe Hart came of his line for that ball and was nowhere near close to getting it.

        1. The co commentator said its was “as fine a save as you’ll ever see”. Clearly FOX doesn’t believe in drug screening the people they hire.

  1. Recently switched to Time Warner from DirecTV (long story) and am using their Roku channel to stream my programming instead of paying for extra boxes. I was wondering if anybody else was doing this and if they notice any differences in what you receive with your Roku and what you receive with your TW box? For example, Fox Sports 2 is not available locally yet it is available to stream on my Roku.

    1. We haven’t seen this personally but I have read of similar experiences. Someone on the TWC forum mentioned being able to view BeIn on the TWC app without having it avail as part of his cable package.

  2. Oh FFS, please get better Vincent Kompany. I can’t take watching this defensive play for a lot longer.

    Just wish Toure could have put one in in front of those racist thug pigs.

  3. Gary Neville: “Real Sociedad are playing like their on the Waltzers”
    That reference alone is why is love English commentators!

  4. Is anyone interested in creating a GIF or JPG that is a Warren Barton Bingo drinking game?

    Two of the words that should appear on it are ENERGY and TEMPO.

    What other words should be included?

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