MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert – Here is the schedule for the Champions League matchday five games streaming live on ESPN3 on Wednesday (25).
Kick-off is early on Wednesday, with the first game of the day gets going on ESPN3 at 9:45 a.m. ET from Group C at Astana Arena, where leaders Benfica will take on Astana.
Benfica sit atop of the group with nine points, two more than second-place Atletico Madrid and the Portugal side can book their spot in the knockout stages with a victory on the road.
Astana are last in Group C with two points and must win if they are going to stay in the hunt.
“There is no need for extra motivation; we can go through to the next stage if we win here, but it will be a difficult game for us,” said Benfica coach Rui Vitória.
“Astana were really disciplined in our first match, but I think [our 2-0 win] was a fair result. The team and the fans put in great performances at home against Galatasaray and Atlético. Despite having injured players, I have faith in my team.”
The other Group C game in the Champions League on the day will see Atletico Madrid taking on Galatasaray, hoping to secure a spot in the knockout phases as well.
This battle will get underway at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN3.
Also streaming live on ESPN3 on Wednesday are CSKA Moskva against Wolfsburg, Malmo FF against Paris St. Germain, Real Madrid visiting Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia M’gladbach vs Sevilla.
Meanwhile, there are two English Premier League sides on the fixtures for Wednesday.
They are Manchester United and Manchester City.
Group B leaders Man City are already through to the next round of the tournament, but will hope to secure top spot in the group with a win over last year’s runners-up Juventus.
The Citizens are on nine points, one more than Juventus, which sit in second place.
Manchester United head into their turnaround clash with PSV a win away from qualifying from Group A.
This game will also be streamed lived on ESPN3.
UEFA Champions League
10:00am Astana vs Benfica ESPN3
12:00pm CSKA Moskva vs Wolfsburg ESPN3, Fox Sports 1 USA
2:45pm Malmö FF vs PSG ESPN3
2:45pm Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid ESPN3
2:45pm Manchester United vs PSV ESPN3
2:45pm Atlético Madrid vs Galatasaray ESPN3
2:45pm Juventus vs Manchester City Fox Sports 2 USA
2:45pm Borussia M’gladbach vs Sevilla ESPN3