XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Monday, August 26

Alex Livesey

Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Malaga CF vs. FC Barcelona

Details: Monday, August 26 @ 12:30 PM ET – La Rosaleda – Malaga, Spain

Watch Here: BeIN Sports on XFINITY

Why Watch: It looks like Barca's young star, Neymar, will make his first start as the team travels to Malaga for a La Liga match. Neymar and his La Liga Champion squad will have their first Liga road test against Malaga. Look for Malaga's midfielder to try to attack the Barca defense and look to set his teammates for success. Don't miss the champs and Malaga in Monday's replay of Sunday's game.

#5ToFollow Insider: beIN Sports - @beINSPORTUSA

The American’s channel that is airing La Liga also has the top tweets to follow for Liga play. For updates on player transfers, real time goal updates, and player takeovers – follow beIN Sport today.


2. Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Details: Monday, August 26 @ 3:00 PM ET - Old Trafford – Greater Manchester, England

Watch Here: NBCSN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Manchester United is the Premier League champions and their biggest test on the pitch comes Monday against an undefeated Chelsea (2-0). The Premier League's title race is in all the headlines as these top-tier clubs meet Monday. Keep an eye on Man U's striker, Wayne Rooney, as he's expected to play, but is unhappy on the team he’s led to five Premier League Titles. Chelsea has placed a bid on Rooney, the disgruntled United star, and could possibly acquire him later this week!

#5ToFollow Insider: Kevin McCauley - @kevinmccauley

McCauley eats, sleeps, breathes and tweets soccer for SB Nation. He’s the site’s Soccer Editor and is fired up for Monday’s match between Manchester United and Chelsea. Follow Kevin for great insights and some snark during the afternoon game.

Follow: @kevinmccauley

3. Wisconsin vs. Nebraska

Details: Monday, August 26 @ 4:00 PM ET

Watch Here: Big Ten Network on XFINITY

Why Watch: Watch Monte Ball and the Wisconsin Badgers squared off with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in last season's B1G Championship matchup. Monte Ball displayed his NCAA record-setting skills in this Big Ten Title game. Is Ball, the Broncos rookie RB, someone you'll be drafting in #FantasyWeek? If you are like me and can't wait for Thursday's college football kickoff - this is the game to watch or stream Monday afternoon.

#5ToFollow Insider: Big Ten Network - @BigTenNetwork

It is almost here! College football kickoffs off Thursday and the Big Ten Network is getting fans ready with last season's top games. Make sure you're following the Network and the hashtag #B1G for the latest from the conference.

Follow: @BigTenNetwork

4. Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Details: Monday, August 26 @ 7:05 PM ET - Busch Stadium - St. Louis, MO

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The tightest division in the MLB is the NL Central and Monday night's game has a playoff feel, as the first-place Cards host the third-place Reds. These two teams are lead by their standout first basemen, Joey Votto and Allen Craig. Votto, the 2010 NL MVP, is trying to hit his team to the top of the division, while Allen Craig is the MLB's top hitter with runners in scoring position (batting .438). Two big hitters, but only one team will win Monday night. Tweet me who you like in the NL Central contest.

#5ToFollow Insider: Kay Adams - @heykayadams

Kay Adams has worked with the Cards in the past and is now taking over the fantasy sports world on NBC Sports. Make sure to follow Kay for great in-game insights and tweet her with all of your fantasy questions.

Follow: @heykayadams

5. USC vs. UCLA

Details: Tuesday, August 27 @ 2:00 PM ET

Watch Here: Pac-12 Network on XFINITY

Why Watch: One of last season's greatest games is on display as College Football's countdown to kickoff week begins. It was a career day on the field for the Bruins’ running back, Johnathan Franklin, and Southern Cal’s four year starter at QB, Matt Barkley. Don’t miss this instant classic Pac 12 game rivalry game. If you like big plays, hard hits, and momentum shifting moments - this game is a must watch Tuesday!

#5ToFollow Insider: The Pac 12 Network - @Pac12Networks

The Pac-12 Network is packing in all of the conference’s most exciting games from 2012 to get everyone ready for the upcoming season. Make sure to follow the Pac-12’s handle as we two days away from college football.

Follow: @Pac12Networks

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