If ever there was a perfect use case for why soccer fans should consider subscribing to FOX Soccer Plus and/or FOX Soccer 2GO, Tuesday’s frenetic action in the UEFA Champions League was it.
Since the launch of the Champions League in 1992, I can’t remember an afternoon when there was such a flurry of goals going into the back of the net in so many meaningful matches.
Everyone has his or her favorite way of experiencing a game. There are so many choices, but for me when I don’t have any dog in the fight, MultiMatch 90 is the best. If you’re aren’t familiar with MultiMatch 90, it’s FOX’s whip-around coverage that jumps from game to game whenever a pivotal moment happens in a game (or is about to happen). That can include goals, free kicks, injuries, yellow or red cards, or any other key development in a game that’s newsworthy.
In Tuesday’s Champions League games, particularly the Wolfsburg vs. Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven vs. CSKA Moscow matches, the frenetic developments in the games were best enjoyed by MultiMatch 90. Combine that with MultiMatch 90 keeping track of Real Madrid’s 8 goals against Malmo as well as Manchester City’s comeback against Borussia Monchengladbach to win 4-2, you can imagine how action-packed the 2 hours of coverage was.
In coverage of Group B Tuesday featuring United, Wolfsburg, PSV and CSKA, the coverage was insane. At the same time that Memphis Depay was stepping up to take a free kick in the second half for Manchester United that ultimately curved around the outside of the post (I wish I could have placed a bet on whether Depay would have missed that one), FOX’s MultiMatch 90 service displayed a split-screen where you could see what was happening in the PSV-CSKA Moscow game at the same time. A penalty was awarded to CSKA. And with Sergei Ignashevich slotting the ball into the back of the net, it immediately meant that Manchester United were in pole position to advance from the group.
Two minutes later, though, and PSV scored an equalizer, which meant that Eindhoven were likely to advance.
Then minutes later, it was Manchester United that scored courtesy of an own goal by Wolfsburg, which made it appear that the Red Devils would advance.
Two minutes after that, Wolfsburg put the nail in United’s coffin by scoring the club’s third and final goal of the game. Meanwhile, in the same minute of the game in Eindhoven, PSV guaranteed that they would advance to the Round of 16 with an 85th minute headed goal by Davy Pröpper.
Unless you were a United supporter, the frenetic pace of the MultiMatch 90 was exhilarating. All the while, presenter Ian Joy did an admirable job subbing for the usual host Ross Dyer, he stayed on the top of his game and was able to help guide viewers on what was happening in all of the games.
On an afternoon where there are 8 matches being played at the same time, I can’t think of any better way to experience all 8 without the feeling of missing out on anything by watching MultiMatch 90. I’ve said this before, but I still feel it’s FOX Sports’ best-kept secret, and that most soccer fans would love it.
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