By DAN KARELL
Carlo Ancelotti welcomes his former club to the Spanish capital when Real Madrid host Juventus on Wednesday evening at the Estadio Bernabeu.
The two giants of their respective domestic leagues each made big signings over the summer, as Juventus brought in Carlos Tevez and Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale, but the focus will be on Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus’ iconic midfielder Andrea Pirlo. After two draws in their first two matches, Juventus are desperate to earn a win to keep their chances of progressing out of the group alive.
Around Europe in the Champions League, Manchester United look to return to winnings ways when they host Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. Youngster Adnan Januzaj is available to play and the embattled coach David Moyes could select him once more to give his side more creativity in midfield.
Manchester City visit CSKA Moscow where head coach Manuel Pellegrini has complained about the pitch surface, which is covered in parts with sand, while Bayern Munich will try to extend their lead at the top of Group D, and American midfielder Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht hope to win their first Champions League match of the season when they host Paris Saint-Germain.
Here is a rundown of today’s UEFA Champions League action:
12pm – Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes – CSKA Moscow vs. Manchester City
2:45pm – Fox Sports 1 – Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad
2:45pm – Fox Sports 2/Fox Deportes – Real Madrid vs. Juventus
2:45pm – Fox Sports Plus – Bayern Munich vs. Viktoria Plzen
2:45pm – Fox Sports Net/MSG Plus – Anderlecht vs. PSG
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Galatasaray vs. FC Copenhagen
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Benfica vs. Olympiakos
2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
What do you think of today’s UEFA Champions League slate? Which matches are you looking forward to watching? Do you see Madrid defeating Juventus? Do you believe Man United can return to winning ways?
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