LONDON, Sporting Alert – ESPN3 will stream live Champions League games on Wednesday, as another busy day of action is on the schedule.
Besides ESPN3, WatchESPN and Fox Sports 2Go will provide live online streaming, while livescores will be available on www.livescores.com.
Among the teams listed on the program for action on Wednesday is defending champions Real Madrid, which open the defense of the title from Group F against Sporting Lisbon at Santiago Bernabeu.
WatchESPN and Fox Sports 2 USA are among the live streaming and broadcasters for this opening group match.
Leading attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is set to feature after recovering from a knee injury.
The Portugal international was in action on Saturday in Real Madrid 5-2 LaLiga win over Osasuna – his first competitive appearance since limping off the pitch with the knee problem in the Euro 2016 final in the summer.
The 31-year-old scored early before being substituted in the 65th minute, but could play the full 90 minutes against his former club Sporting Lisbon.
Meanwhile, there are three English Premier League teams on the schedule for today with Tottenham, Leicester City and Manchester City bowing into action.
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City will host Borussia Monchengladbach in their Group C match that was postponed and rescheduled for 2:45 PM ET at Etihad Stadium.
The starting lineups were all set, but persistent rain forced the officials to suspend the match without a single kick.
A statement from Manchester City read: “Torrential rainfall across Manchester throughout the evening led to flooding in the areas around the ground, which forced the decision on safety and security grounds.”
Tottenham are also on home soil Wednesday, as they face French side Monaco in Group E at Wembley.
Defending English Premier League champions Leicester City will make their Champions League debut in Group G at Jan Breydel against Club Brugge.
Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri admits that it is impossible for his team to win Champions League, but told his players not to fear the big stages when they make their European debut, adding that they need to go out and enjoy themselves and play free flowing football.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, Italian champions Juventus will battle with Sevilla, Legia Warszawa will host Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen will battle with CSKA Moskva and Porto face-off with København.
UEFA Champions League | Livescores on www.livescore.com
2:45pm Bayer Leverkusen vs CSKA Moskva: ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go USA
2:45pm Tottenham Hotspur vs Monaco: ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45pm Real Madrid vs Sporting CP: WatchESPN, Fox Sports 2 USA, Sport 24,
2:45pm Legia Warszawa vs Borussia Dortmund: ESPN3, WatchESPN, Fox Soccer 2Go USA
2:45pm Club Brugge vs Leicester City: Fox Soccer 2Go USA, beIN SPORTS
2:45pm Porto vs København: ESPN3, WatchESPN, Fox Soccer 2Go USA
2:45pm Olympique Lyonnais vs Dinamo Zagreb: ESPN3, WatchESPN, Fox Soccer 2Go USA
2:45pm Juventus vs Sevilla ESPN2 USA, ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go USA
2:45pm Manchester City vs Borussia M’gladbach: Rescheduled – BT Sport Live Streaming, Fox Soccer 2Go USA, BT Sport ESPN