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Manchester United vs Bayern Munich and Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, 1st Leg: Open Thread

uefa champions league Manchester United vs Bayern Munich and Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, 1st Leg: Open Thread

The quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League kick off today with two matches that will be played simultaneously, making it a tough decision which one to watch.

For viewers in the United States, here is today’s TV and Internet schedule:

Manchester United vs Bayern Munich, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go

For the Manchester United-Bayern Munich game on FOX Sports 1, the commentators will be Gus Johnson and Eric Wynalda. In the studio for FOX Sports will be Rob Stone, Warren Barton, Brian McBride and Mikael Silvestre.

Starting line-ups:

Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Büttner, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Giggs, Rooney, Welbeck

Subs: Lindegaard, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Fletcher, Januzaj, Kagawa

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Martinez, Alaba; Schweinsteiger, Lahm Kroos; Robben, Muller, Ribery

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Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Mascherano, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Fábregas; Iniesta, Neymar, Messi.

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Godín, Miranda, F.Luis; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, A.Turan; Villa, D.Costa.

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


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