The biggest match of this week’s UEFA Champions League sees Christiano Ronaldo and Juventus facing English side Manchester United once again. Last time round, Juventus won away 0-1 in Manchester, courtesy of a Paolo Dybala goal. Ronaldo did not score against his former club and many fans will be anxious to possibly see him score this time around.
If Juventus win this at home today, they will automatically qualify for the knockout stages and top Group H. Manchester United, although would remain second with a win, could eliminate competition from Spanish side Valencia by winning.
Both sides do have some injury issues, Juventus more so than the visitors Manchester United. Juventus have ruled out Blaise Matuidi, Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi, Emre Can and Moise Kean, however Mario Mandzukic and Sami Khedira are set to return to the Starting XI.
Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia, and striker Romelu Lukaku will have to sit this fixture out due to injury, but this does pave the way for Marcus Rashford to get a Champions League start, as he did score Manchester United’s second goal in their 1-2 victory away at Bournemouth last weekend.
Obviously Christiano Ronaldo will be in the spotlight. Although he has scored seven goals so far this season in Serie A, he has failed to score a single Champions League goal this season, compared to last season’s fifteen.
This Group H matchup will begin at 21:00 (9:00 PM) CET, 20:00 (8:00 PM) GMT, or 3:00 PM EDT and can be watched live on TNT in the US or on BT Sport 2 in the UK.