Manchester United heads to Spain for a clash with Villarreal for Matchday 5 of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League at Estadio de la Cerámica on Tuesday, November 23 (11/23/2021) at 12:45 p.m. ET.
Man. United vs. Villarreal is one of 16 matches scheduled for Round 5 of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage on Tuesday and Wednesday (11/23-11/24). In the United States, all 16 matches will be available to stream live, in English, on Paramount Plus. Spanish-language broadcasts are also available on cable TV channels like TUDN and Galavision, which can be streamed live on fuboTV. (Full schedule below)
Last time out Manchester United drew with Atalanta 2-2, leaving them at 2-1-1 and tied for 1st place with Villarreal in Group F. With just two matches left in the Group Stage, it’s crunch time for every team, and this could very well be the game that decides this group.
Villarreal is in this position thanks to their 2-0 win over Young Boys on Matchday 4, but they are still the +185 underdog heading into the match, according to Sportsline. The challenge is compounded by the absence of star goalscorer Gerard Moreno, who has been out of commission with an injury since last month.
What is the UEFA Champions League TV schedule for Round 5?
All times ET.
Tuesday, November 23
Dynamo Kyiv vs. Bayern Munich, 12:45 p.m. on Galavision. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Villarreal vs. Manchester United, 12:45 p.m. on TUDN. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Chelsea vs. Juventus, 3 p.m. on TUDN. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Barcelona vs. Benfica, 3 p.m. on TUDN. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Sevilla vs. Wolfsburg, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 1. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Malmo vs. Zenit, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 4. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Lille vs. RB Salzburg, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 2. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Young Boys vs. Atalanta, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 3. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Wednesday, November 24
Besiktas vs. Ajax, 12:45 p.m. on Galavision. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Inter Milan vs. Shakhtar Donetsk, 12:45 p.m. on TUDN. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Sporting vs. Dortmund, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 3. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Manchester City vs. PSG, 3 p.m. on Univision. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream.
Atletico Madrid vs. AC Milan, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 1. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Liverpool vs. Porto, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 2. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Club Brugge vs. RB Leipzig, 3 p.m. on TUDNxtra 2. Stream on Paramount Plus, fuboTV.
Sheriff vs. Real Madrid, 3 p.m. on Paramount Plus.
Where can I live stream the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League for FREE?
The UEFA Champions League is available to stream live on Paramount Plus, which includes a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.
Matches on TUDN and Galavision can also be streamed on fuboTV, which includes a 7-day free trial.
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Story by The Associated Press
Some talking points in the Champions League heading into the fifth round of group games:
CARRICK IN CHARGE
One of English soccer’s best and possibly most underappreciated midfielders in recent years, Michael Carrick was known for his calmness, quiet authority and vision on the field. He’ll need all of those attributes now he has been thrust into one of the world’s biggest coaching jobs pretty much from out of nowhere. Carrick, who only started his coaching career in 2018 and has never held a senior position, was named as United’s caretaker manager following the firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday. In place until United finds another coach for the rest of the season, Carrick starts his new role with a crucial match away to Villarreal on Tuesday as the teams look to seal qualification to the knockout stage. They are both on seven points in Group F, two points clear of Atalanta with two games left. Carrick will need to pick up a beleaguered United team that lost 4-1 at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, the latest in a string of dreadful results that ultimately cost Solskjaer his job.
Barcelona enters its crucial home match in Group E against Benfica on Tuesday boosted by the arrival of former great Xavi Hernández as its new coach. It will be his second match in charge after a league win in the Barcelona derby against Espanyol on Saturday, a result that ended a four-game winless streak in the league. The Catalan club started its Champions League campaign with consecutive 3-0 losses to Bayern Munich and Benfica, but a win against the Portuguese side will allow it to clinch a spot in the knockout stage and avoid its first elimination in the group stage in nearly two decades.
A win for Paris Saint-Germain in its heavyweight meeting at Manchester City on Wednesday would secure the French team a place in the last 16. Its away form has been concerning, though. In contrast to winning every game at its Parc des Princes home this season, PSG has drawn away to Club Brugge and Leipzig in the Champions League and lost at Rennes in the French league. With Lionel Messi fit, PSG will always have a great chance of victory and the Argentina star will be boosted by scoring his first goal in Ligue 1 in the win over Nantes on Saturday. Messi already has three goals in the Champions League — including one in the home win over City. City is on nine points, one more than PSG, in Group A. Third-place Brugge is a further four points back.
Bayern Munich is already through to the next round with a perfect four wins from four games. So it’s likely coach Julian Nagelsmann would have opted to give some key players a rest at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday for their penultimate game in Group E. Kyiv, bottom of the group with one point, needs a win and favor from Benfica against Barcelona to stay in contention. Bayern’s buildup has been overshadowed by the coronavirus with five reportedly unvaccinated players – Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance – all in quarantine after coming into contact with someone who has COVID-19. Niklas Süle and Josip Stanišić are also in isolation after testing positive for the disease.
A six-match unbeaten run in Serie A. A five-goal outburst at the weekend. Atalanta is on the upswing entering a potentially decisive visit to last-place Young Boys in Group F on Tuesday. “We’re experiencing a good moment,” Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said after a 5-2 win over Spezia on Saturday that included two goals from Mario Pasalic. “The team is improving. It has desire and is determined.” Atalanta is third in its group, two points behind Villarreal and Manchester United.
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