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Atletico Madrid has a thing against Cristiano Ronaldo. Back when Ronaldo was with Real Madrid, he stepped up his game at just the right moments to thwart Atleti, including making a crucial PK (after being held in check most of the match) to best the Madrid rivals in the 2016 Champions League final. Then, Real knocked Atleti out of the semis in 2017 en route to grabbing a third straight title. Then, upon moving to Juve, CR7 did it again, rising to the occasion to bounce Atleti from the knockout rounds. This year, they find themselves in the same group and open Champions League group stage play against each other.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid, including what to watch for on the pitch.
Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid
- When: 3pm ET, Wednesday, Sept. 18
- Where: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain
- Streaming: B/R Live, Fubo
Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid live stream: How to watch Champions League matches
The match is on B/R Live and Fubo, with both streaming services providing an easy way to stream Champions League matches.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with all Champions League matches (via the TNT and TUDN family of channels), NBC and NBCSN, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1 and FS2. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
2) B/R Live
- Cost: $9.99 per month or $79.99 for 12 months
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, and iOS and Android devices
B/R Live is a subscription service that is essential for soccer fans, as it carries all matches for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. It also offers an array of other sports, including the National Lacrosse League, All Elite Wrestling, ONE Championship, and the World Armwrestling League. It also carries top sports talk, including The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show.
Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid: What to watch for
Juventus is certainly more than Ronaldo, but the Portuguese star has helped raise the team’s profile to the global icon status it seeks. Ironically, a Champions League trophy would help with that, and in CR7’s last season with Real, he helped best Juve in the final. Last year, in his first season in black and white, Juve got to the quarterfinal round, where Ajax eliminated them during a magical run. Over the summer, Matthijs de Ligt, a key player in Ajax’s 2018-19 run, joined Juve. (If you can’t beat ’em, steal their best players?)
Like Real Madrid the year prior, Atletico Madrid lost their most popular player—Antoine Griezmann moved to Barca to join that squad’s hunt for trophies. Atleti replaced him with Joao Felix, a young star-in-the-making who has the potential to be Portugal’s best player since you-know-who. Atleti still knows how to play defense though, and striker Diego Costa is a master of housery. This all adds up to being, potentially, the most fun and firework-filled match of the opening round.
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Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.