Arsenal vs Bayern Munich and AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: Open Thread

emirates stadium Arsenal vs Bayern Munich and AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: Open Thread

After yesterday’s matches where both away teams ended their matches with victories, will it be the turn of the home teams to win their first legs in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16?

Here’s today’s TV schedule for soccer fans in the United States:

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go

AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go

Programming note: There’s no soccer game on FOX Sports 1 today due to NASCAR, but FOX Sports is offering a free trial to FOX Soccer 2Go this week so you can watch both of the above games live on your computer, tablet or smartphone. More details here.

Starting line-ups:

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Wilshere, Flamini; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla; Sanogo

Subs: Fabianski, Monreal, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Gnabry, Podolski, Giroud

Bayern Munich: Dante, Thiago, Martínez, Mandzukić, Robben, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (K), Alaba, Kroos

Subs: Starke – van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Müller, Contento, Schweinsteiger

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AC Milan: Abbiati; De Sciglio, Rami, Bonera, Emanuelson; De Jong, Essien; Kaká, Poli, Taarabt; Balotell

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Insua; Gabi, Mario Suarez; Arda, Koke, Raul Garcia; Diego Costa

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Read: UEFA Champions League Team-By-Team Guide: Preview, Likely Lineups, Key Players and Predictions

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

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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