Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad: How to watch UEFA Europa League
The UEFA Europa League kicks into full gear with a match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad at Juventus Stadium starting the Round of 32 on Thursday, February 18 (2/18/2021).
Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad is one of 16 Round of 32, Leg 1 matches scheduled for Thursday. The English language broadcast of the match — and every Europa League Round of 32 match — available on CBS All Access.
If you’re hoping to catch Europa League matches on TV, you’ll be restricted to a Spanish language broadcasts on TUDN, Galavision and Unimas in most cases. Those channels are available to stream on fuboTV. There are two
Manchester United enters the 2020-2021 Europa League after finishing 3rd in the Champions League group H behind PSG and RB Leipzig. They finished the group stage with a 3-0-3 record and 9 points.
Real Sociedad had a better showing in the second tier competition, finishing 2nd in the Europa League’s Group F with a 2-3-1 record and 9 points.
What is the UEFA Europa League TV schedule for the Round of 32, Leg 1?
• None fuboTV Olympiacos vs. PSV, 12:55 p.m. on TUDNxtra 3. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Young Boys vs. Leverkusen, 12:55 p.m. on TUDNxtra 5. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Krasnodar vs. Dinamo Zagreb, 12:55 p.m. on TUDNxtra 4. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Braga vs. AS Roma, 12:55 p.m. on TUDNxtra 2. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Slavia Praha vs. Leicester, 12:55 p.m. on TUDNxtra 1. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Crvena zvezda vs. Milan, 12:55 p.m. on Galavision. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Real Sociedad vs. Manchester United, 12:55 p.m. on Unimas. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Dynamo Kyiv vs. Club Brugge, 12:55 p.m. on TUDNxtra 6. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Wolfsberg vs. Tottenham, 12:55 p.m. on TUDN. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV LOSC vs. Ajax, 3:00 p.m. on Galavision. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV M. Tel-Aviv vs. Shakhtar Donetsk, 3:00 p.m. on TUDNxtra 3. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Granada vs. Napoli, 3:00 p.m. on TUDN. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Molde vs. Hoffenheim, 3:00 p.m. on TUDNxtra 2. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Salzburg vs. Villarreal, 3:00 p.m. on TUDNxtra 1. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Antwerp vs. Rangers, 3:00 p.m. on TUDNxtra 4. Stream on CBS All Access
• None fuboTV Benfica vs. Arsenal, 3:00 p.m. on Unimas. Stream on CBS All Access
Where can I live stream the UEFA Europa League for free?
CBS All Access is the best place to stream the UEFA Europa League for fans in the United States. CBS All Access has English-language live streams for all 16 matches this week, and the entire Round of 32. CBS All Access comes with a 1-week FREE trial.
Champions League matches on TUDN, Galavision and Unimas can also be live streamed on can be live streamed on fuboTV (1 week free). FuboTV available on Amazon Fire, Apple and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and more devices.
Preview from The Associated Press
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — German teams hosting English opponents in Hungary. Arsenal and Benfica playing in Italy and Greece. Atletico Madrid entertaining Chelsea in Romania nearly 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) from home.
The coronavirus has shaken up the Champions League and Europa League again, causing five games this week to move to neutral venues across the continent, with more relocations to come.
It’s a confusing series of workarounds to national border restrictions on the spread of virus variants. Some politicians are worried by what they see as privileged soccer stars evading the spirit of the law.
“Professional soccer, and other sports too, seem to be living in another cosmos where consideration is a foreign word,” Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the German parliament’s sports committee, told radio broadcaster DLF on Saturday.
Her concern comes as Leipzig prepares to host Liverpool at the Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, on Tuesday. German authorities refused permission for Jurgen Klopp’s team to enter the country because of the spread of a coronavirus variant in Britain. Next week, Borussia Mönchengladbach will use the same venue to entertain Manchester City.
Meeting in a neutral country is a handy solution for the clubs and UEFA, which is desperate to keep the European schedule on track. Criticism in Germany grew louder after Bayern Munich went to Qatar for the Club World Cup and Thomas Müller contracted the virus. He flew home in a protective suit on a private jet before entering quarantine.
Coronavirus variants in Britain are also the reason for Chelsea playing Atletico next week in Bucharest, where European knockout games have been a rarity since Steaua Bucharest’s European Cup-winning heyday in the 1980s.
Liverpool, City and Chelsea are scheduled to play at home in the second-leg games, but that could change if Germany and Spain insist on clubs entering quarantine on their return home.
The Europa League has a similarly scrambled schedule. Virus variants are spreading in Britain and Portugal, so Arsenal and Benfica’s round-of-32 games had both legs switched to neutral venues — the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and Olympiacos’ stadium in Piraeus.
On top of that, Real Sociedad is hosting Manchester United in Italy, Tottenham is visiting Austrian club Wolfsberg in Hungary and Norwegian travel restrictions have moved Molde’s game against Hoffenheim to Villarreal’s stadium in Spain.
Next month comes another test for UEFA. World Cup qualifiers will pull players out of their club bubbles and see them travel the continent for up to three national-team games.
The financial might of the English Premier League means dozens of national teams have players resident in Britain who might face entry bans elsewhere. Leaving them out of squads would diminish the appeal of the games and could tip the competitive balance, but moving or postponing more than a handful of fixtures could prove extremely difficult.
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