Atlético Madrid are getting set to host Bayern Munich on the grand stage of the Champions League, and while it's already a must-win match for both teams in a high-pressure group, the history between both managers should add a lot more spice to the occasion.
Diego Simeone and Carlo Ancelotti have been going head to head for almost 20 years, first while Simeone was a player at Inter Milan and Lazio, and Ancelotti was coaching some of the best teams in Italy from the mid-90s through the early 2000s. Then when Ancelotti took the manager's chair at Real Madrid, their rivalry took on a managerial edge, and went to a whole new level.
The two have challenged and improved each other over the last few years, and now with Ancelotti in charge at Bayern and with Simeone having perhaps the best Atlético team in years, the two going head to head has the potential to be an absolutely fantastic match. These two will do anything to get one over on each other, and that makes for a must-watch game.
To watch this match online in the U.S. you can stream it on the Fox Soccer 2GO subscription service, or depending on your internet provider you can use WatchESPN. In Germany, it will be on Sky Go Deutschland, and in Spain it will be on beIN Sports Connect España. For listings in other countries, you can check out LiveSoccerTV.
TV: ESPN2 (U.S. - English), Fox Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Sport 4/HD (Germany), Movistar+ (Spain), BT Sport Extra (U.K.)
Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain