Manchester United still sit top of Champions League Group H going into the final round of matches in the group stage, but with two other teams on 9 points, the Reds could either win the group, finish second, or drop out of the competition altogether. United’s opponents on Tuesday, RB Leipzig, also sit on 9 points, but — because of their head-to-head record against United and Paris Saint-Germain — need to win at home to qualify for the knockout stages. Even though United demolished Leipzig to the tune of 5 goals in the reverse fixture, no one is expecting a repeat of that result in Germany.
United are without some key players for the trip to Germany. Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani picked up injuries over the weekend, and both strikers failed to recover in time. Fred is also unavailable because of suspension, after picking up a red card against PSG last week. Luke Shaw has recovered from injury however, giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some much needed tactical flexibility with the Englishman’s ability to play as a center-back in a back 3 as well.
Champions League schedule
It’s a 20:00 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 3:00 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 12 noon start on the west.
Champions League channel
BT Sport 2 for those in the UK. Unfortunately, there are no TV options for those Stateside. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Champions League streaming
BT Sport’s live streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on CBS All Access or TUDN.com, depending on language preference. If you are in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matić, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes; Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood.
Update: As predicted.
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