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Ronaldo returns to Madrid.
The UEFA Champions League’s knockout stage has been a struggle for the game’s titans. Watch Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus to see if La Liga alum Cristiano Ronaldo still owns his former crosstown rivals after moving to Italy last summer. With stalwarts like Messi, Pogba, and Ribery struggling to make the final eight, 2018 is becoming no easy ride for Europe’s soccer giants. Here’s what you need to know to watch the Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid live stream—call it a late lunch break.
Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid
- When: 3pm ET, Wednesday, Feb. 20
- Where: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
- Streaming: TNT, UniMas, Univision Deportes
Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid live stream
If you want to stream Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid, you’re going to need access to either TNT, UniMas, or Univision Deportes. Thankfully, the former is available with every major live TV streaming service, and they all off a free trial to get started.
1) Sling TV
Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
Sling TV is swinging into the big leagues. It’s one of the most affordable ways to watch television and sports today, and it’s highly customizable based on your needs. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Some things in life you just have to have, and if you like soccer in this country, FuboTV is a must. FuboTV gets pretty much every game, and it has exclusive English rights to USMNT road games, La Liga, and Ligue 1 in France. FuboTV is also one of only two services to offer Univision. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
The new kid on the block, PlayStation Vue has more rigid tiers of channels than DirecTV Now, but its middle tiers are significantly cheaper. It’s a solid option if you’re already gaming on a PlayStation, but you don’t need a console to use this service. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
Game-changing feature: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s unlimited cloud DVR.
Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
Hulu with Live TV offers a full buffet of content, with all the big sports networks you could ever need. Plus, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s on-demand library. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
5) YouTube TV
Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
With YouTube TV, you can watch the Champions League live, and then hop on over to Orlando City SC channel to stay up to date with every single goal the Lions allowed this year (it was 74). Or you can watch speciality channels like NBA TV, MLB Network, and Big Ten Network. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.
6) DirecTV Now
Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
DirecTV has been around long enough to be reliable, and you have more options than ever before if you are willing to pay for it, with four tiers of channels (five if you count the Spanish-leaning Todo y Mas, which has Univision), that top out 125 channels for $75 per month. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)
Game-changing feature: AT&T Unlimited customers can save $25 a month off every DirecTV Now package.
Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid: Why it matters
Times have changed the man who has won the Champions League four of the past five years, including 2018.
Ronaldo defeated Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final with Real, winning the European crown in overtime. In 2016, his side bested Atletico to jumpstart a three-peat run of UEFA Champions League finals. It’s an incredible dynasty undercut by the fact that Real Madrid is seen as an inevitability—a drag for fans and nothing but a capitalist collection of mercenaries.
If Real’s rival Barcelona is a celebration of cooperation, community, and philosophy, then Real Madrid is the reality that you can undercut ideas by throwing money at them. Then there’s the story that most sports coverage of Ronaldo avoids.
Accused of rape in a leading German newspaper last year ahead of the World Cup, a sexual assault that dates back a decade, Ronaldo is finally facing some consequences for the allegations. FIFA this month removed Ronaldo from the cover of its globally popular video game and offered vague statements like “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano.” In the wake of the Me Too movement, the accuser has filed a civil suit against Ronaldo.
From a pure soccer perspective, Ronaldo, 34, returns to a stadium that hates his guts, with a team not on par with his Real sides, and to face the best defense left in the Champions League. If it wasn’t for Atletico’s snakebit history of choking when it matters most, we’d feel great about siding with the European oddsmakers and picking Atletico.
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Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.