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Bayern Munich vs Manchester United & Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US:

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

Starting line-ups:

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Dante, Ribéry, Mandzukić, Robben, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (C), Müller, Alaba, Kroos

Subs: Raeder, van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Weiser, Hojbjerg, Weihrauch

Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick; Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa; Welbeck

Subs: Lindegaard, Büttner, Ferdinand, Giggs, Januzaj, Young, Hernandez


Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Godín, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Raúl García, Adrián, Villa.

Barcelona: Pinto, Fàbregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Alba, Alves.


For viewers in the United States, the Champions League studio crew on FOX Sports 1 will be Rob Stone, Warren Barton, Brian McBride and Mikael Silvestre. The commentators for the Bayern-United game will be Gus Johnson and Eric Wynalda

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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73 Responses to Bayern Munich vs Manchester United & Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

  1. San Fransiscan says:

    Looks like Guardiola is going for it. Not a single defensive player in midfield. I predict a disaster.

  2. Burnsey says:

    Fox had Jones at right back with Smalling in the middle?

  3. Borussia DortMan says:

    My Dortmund side were unfortunate not to go through yesterday as Mhki flubbed 3-4 goal opportunities. However, it is time to move on and what better way than a defeat of München handed by England’s little engine that could Manchester. Surely that embarrassment for Bayern could overcome my dislike of United.

    • R.O says:

      Yup, too bad it didn’t happen. I’m not a fan of ManU but I Hate FC Hollywood.

      Let’s hope whoever FCH draw will knock them out of the semi’s. :-)

      Our BVB gave it all they had. Now it’s on to Sat vs FCH and then Tues play Wolfsburg in DFB Pokal semi’s and try to make it to final in Berlin. :-)

      BVB – Echte Liebe.

  4. goatslookshifty says:

    Fox have the comedy stylings of Judah Freelander adding absolutely nothing to an already bad pregame show. Mikael Silvestre is wondering what he got himself into.

    • Burnsey says:

      If they are going to have ex-players as guests, at least get someone with a strong grasp of the English language!

  5. goatslookshifty says:

    As much as I hate to say it, I’m predicting 2-0 Bayern.

  6. AJ says:

    Did anybody else catch that Sir Alex is going to be watching the United from here in the States.

    He’s going to be exposed to Gus & Eric. God help him.

  7. San Fransiscan says:

    Why don’t FOX do the same as last year and have the Sky feed on foxsoccer2go?

    It’s already unbearable.

  8. goisles01 says:

    Yes. Bayern is going all attack. Maybe a 4-5-1. If United manages to come through, would you United fans be ticked off to have great form in the Champs league but tank in the league? Clearly this is a better team than their league form has showed?

  9. Ianor says:

    For us the commentry team are as they were last week. Alan parry and alan smith. Surprised again no gary neville.

  10. Burnsey says:

    Somebody please kick Ribery!

  11. Mufc77 says:

    Did Gus just call that corner kick from Bayern a line drive?

  12. Americano & Proud says:

    Goal Athletico!!!

    Barca are rattled to start.

  13. Americano & Proud says:

    Wow David Villa almost made it 2-0 and hit the crossbar. Cannot take my eyes off this one. Barça cannot even keep possession.

  14. goatslookshifty says:

    At least Wynalda is recognizing offsides accurately. GJ has no idea and wonders why the play is stopped.

  15. Burnsey says:

    Is Lahm really playing right back?

  16. Burnsey says:

    Gaffer… it possible to have separate threads? gives the option of watching both games live.

  17. Burnsey says:

    Where does Gus get Man U? Can Barton at least clue him in?

  18. Rob says:

    do Man Utd realise that they actually have to score to have a chance to go through?

    • Mufc77 says:

      Yeah they know but they will keep it tight at the back for the first 20 minutes of the second half then open up more. They will try to nick a goal in the last 10-15 minutes to go through on away goals

      • goisles01 says:

        they will go through on goals period if its 1-0. This is set up for Chicharito to steal this. Maybe there was legit concern about Bayern dropping form after clinching.

    • Jack says:

      We need to score 1 goal. Why would we expose ourselves to get one?

  19. Ianor says:

    Surely athletico had to be in the semis. watching their chances. Deseved to lead 4-0.

  20. Rob says:

    Ok so what the F### are Fox doing?
    Did they think that was funny at half time?

  21. tobyjim says:

    Oh dear God, Fox is such a train wreck. As if the Gus experiment isnt bad enough, now there’s some hobo lookalike Judah Friedlander. WETF. Is this a reality TV show. It is so bad. So so so bad.

    Second half. David Moice. Although I think I heard Wyanlda pronouncing it like tghis too and maybe that’s where Gus’ Moice is coming from.

  22. Rob says:

    Hilarious, Gus “David Moyes (Moysss) has Bayern just where they want them”
    At this point Man Utd are going out.

  23. Burnsey says:

    Have you ever heard Martin Tyler say:” Wayne Rooney successfully on a corner kick in the first leg”?

  24. Burnsey says:

    Johnny on the spot……classic…..

  25. tobyjim says:

    Mooooler Moice. Tony Cruz. Well he got Jones right. Improvement.

  26. Burnsey says:

    This has all the makings of a United “smash and grab”

  27. Burnsey says:

    I posted that before the goal

  28. Burnsey says:

    Ha…spoke too soon….pk’s….the Germans have no chance!!,

  29. Faithless says:

    Fox you are an absolute joke

  30. Burnsey says:

    United get 1 more, then Bayern need 2.

  31. Burnsey says:

    If only United had signed Robben all those years ago….Peter Kenyon… traitor

  32. Javier says:

    Howard Webb is a joke.

  33. Burnsey says:

    Chichirato……number 1 sub in the world…..ha

  34. tobyjim says:

    Did Gus say at 2 1 that if United score Bayern have to score two more?

  35. CassanovaFrankenstein says:

    Rooney giving Robben the business for diving is the best thing to happen out of this tie. Divers and divers.

  36. tobyjim says:

    This Wyanalda boyo is very opioniated isn’t he ..

  37. ThompsonLives says:

    Jesus Christ, Gus. It’s not an own goal just because the last touch was off a defender.

  38. Guy says:

    Is the “Moyce” bit by Gus complete arrogance or just rank stupidity? You have to think someone has told him by now, so it has to be one or the other.

  39. tobyjim says:

    My vote is stupidity. Rank crass ignorant stupidity.

  40. Rob says:

    So who’s doing the post game on Fox? Bart Simpson?

  41. goisles01 says:

    Disappointed in Barca. Does this give Atletico the confidence to go on and win the league with the final match at the Camp Nou?

  42. CH says:

    LOL at some of you guys the brits mispronounce names all the time but don’t dare mispronounce one of their names.

    Wasnt home for last weeks game but i really didnt think gus was bad today, was just an average announcer but i guess nothing he does will be good enough for some.

    • tobyjim says:

      That point has been raised time and time again. But the thing is the antipathy toward Johnson is not a question of nationality. It’s a question of knowledge of the game. Besides his awful mispronunciations and his ridiculous Andy Cap headgear, he just doesn’t know football, nor ever does it seem will. Fact is, he shouldn’t be anywhere near a mike when it comes to football. And nor would he in any other country other than this one. The, only in America idea, that the global game needs to be changed for the US viewer has gone from trying to change the rules to some bright spark, actually very dim spark, at Fox thinking that somehow Gus Johnson will make the difference. I mean how utterly stupid do you have to be to think that this clown brings anything to the table. What it does show is that Fox have no idea what they are doing. That football (soccer) is very low on their priorities. Look at their half time show. Look at their panel. Warren Barton might have played for Newcastle but he struggles with the English language, certainly the verb to be, with his, ‘we was, they was, they is’, howlers. Besides this his insight is dull and vapid. Wynalda is funny sometimes but in the thrall of Barton. O’Brien has probably the best insight of the lot of them, but would put you to sleep. And as for Rob Stone, the Amerikun, he should really be hosting the X Factor not a football show. Frankly NBC has destroyed Fox. And they did it by respecting the game. Not trying to pander to some half-witted idea that to win viewers they needed to dumb everything down. The average American sports fan is a lot savvier then the twits at Fox. The opinion poll that lead to the disastrous decision that Gus Johnson is the answer, needs to be redone and this time on a much larger and broad based sample. Years from now he will be a minor entry in Wikipedia. Problem though meanwhile real football lovers have to suffer the indignity of his butchering the better games in the football calendar. F. off Fox.

  43. Ianor says:

    1.chelsea. 2.realmadrid. 4.b.munich. Those four teams play different style. Chelsea& both play same way hard working,grind results never give up. For the other two two high scoring teams who like to keep the ball. I fancy bayern vs chelsea final in lisbon.

  44. Steven says:

    My prediction for the semis:
    Chelsea vs Real Madrid
    Bayern vs Atletico

  45. ThompsonLives says:

    I miss Ian Darke. All he does now that I see are USNT matches.

  46. Cantona says:

    Another painful exhibition for Fox Sports. For anyone that is halfway familiar with the rules this was again very painful to listen too. Where to start?!? Away goals, the advantage play… Still doesn’t cut it.

    For the limited Gus defenders, all I can say is that they don’t know the rules either.. How could you defend a basketball commentator that didn’t understand charging or a American football commentator that couldn’t comprehend what interference is… You wouldn’t be saying Ahh he did ok! He will be fine in three years! He didn’t detract from the game.

    He did.. Or I should say they did… Wynalda showed he is way out of his depth.

    Keep watching twitter… This isn’t going away.. Last year no one was allowed to criticise Fox… This year everyone has turned on them

    And they deserve it


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