LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Manchester United vs Real Madrid 2013 (en vivo live score below) battle in a futbol UEFA Champions League showdown today. Man United is expected to deliver a modified lineup. But the last time these two teams met in February the soccer game ended in a 1-1 final score. But can that change today?
Manchester United vs Real Madrid 2013 (start time 11:45 am PST) follows recent impressive results by both teams. Man United has extended its lead in the Premier League over Man City recently. The team is now boasting a twelve point lead, one of the biggest spreads since December.
Real Madrid, in contrast, has a third place ranking in the Primera Division. The team is only two points, however, behind Atletico Madrid.
Both teams have four wins and one draw in their last five starts. Man United’s recent games have included wins against Everton, QPR, and Norwich City in the Premier along with a win against Reading in the FA Cup In fact, in its last five games, the team has only give up two goals but scored eleven on its opponents.
Real Madrid is coming off those stellar wins against Barcelona. In two recent matches, Madrid defeated Barcelona in back to back matches, scoring five combined goals but only giving up two. Previously, the team also defeated Deportivo and Rayo Vallecano in the Premier.
Sir Alex Ferguson tells Man United’s news site this week his concerns about Ronaldo. “My biggest concern is if he turns up because you expect problems. We have to try and curtail that as best as we can. It won’t be easy because he does it every week.” He added “But it isn’t something we should fear. If we go in worried about the damage Cristiano can do we forget what we can do ourselves.”
He also told news “Ronaldo is a supreme athlete. He never misses a game, has fantastic physique, two great feet, pace, he is good in the air.” For live score updates today click HERE.