In a rematch of last year’s final, Real Madrid and Juventus are set to go to battle in the Champions League once again, this time in the quarterfinals. The first leg takes place Tuesday at Juventus Stadium in Turin.
In the United States, the match is scheduled to start at 2:45 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live television channels, including FS1. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
FuboTV: FS1 is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package, which is tailored towards international soccer fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
DirecTV Now: FS1 is included in all four of DirecTV Now’s channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and you can get an Amazon Fire TV if you prepay two months. Once signed up, you can watch the game live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
Sling TV: FS1 is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Real Madrid come into this one as winners in 10 of their last 11 matches, including a pair of victories against French giants PSG en route to a 5-2 aggregate win in the Champions League Round of 16. Cristiano Ronaldo, who got off to an uncharacteristically slow start to the season, tallied three goals and an assist in those two meetings to run his 2017-18 Champions League contributions to 12 goals and two assists in eight appearances.
Though there’s no real chance at another La Liga crown (they’re 13 points behind Barcelona with eight matches remaining), Real Madrid can still salvage the season with more Champions League hardware. And with the way they’ve played the last two months, they have to be considered a legitimate threat for a third-straight title.
As for Juventus, this offers a chance at revenge after a 4-1 loss to the Spanish side in Cardiff last year. The Serie A leaders haven’t lost a match since a 3-2 defeat to Sampdoria back in mid-November, going 21-4-0 over that stretch, though draws against Tottenham (home) and SPAL (away) have certainly revealed slight cracks in the armor.
Moreover, the amount of potential absences signals further potential trouble for the Italian side. Miralem Pjanic and Mehdi Benatia are both out due to suspension, Sami Khedira and Alex Sandro both picked up knocks during the international break, and while Mario Mandzukic is expected back, it’s unsure if he’s 100 percent fit.
Put it all together, and it’s clear why Real Madrid are expected to advance to the semifinals, but this is still nonetheless a highly compelling matchup that should live up to the expectations.
Source: Heavy Sports