It's Champions League day! The reigning, defending UCL winners return to the European Cup looking to debut with a good win to prove their favorite status. Barcelona face AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday eager to begin their quest to be the first team in the Champions League Era to win back-to-back titles.
This is a special match for a lot of Blaugrana members: Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and many others return to the ground where they won their first UCL trophy under then coach Pep Guardiola, and that 2009 win over Manchester United really ignited what would become an unforgettable era at the Catalan club. And for current manager Luis Enrique, it's a homecoming to the team he coached during the 2011/12 season. It wasn't his best work ever, but certainly added experience and helped his Treble-winning job at Barça three years later.
It's also an opportunity to meet some of the most beautiful footballers in the world, like Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi, but that doesn't really matter. The game is really awesome, and you should definitely watch it. Below is all the information you need to see it:
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, 8:45pm local time (CET), 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (US), 7:45pm BST (UK), 12:15am IST (India)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Referee: Björn Kuipers
Who to Watch
Roma: Francesco Totti, Edin Dzeko
Barcelona: Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta
How to Watch
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US), FOX Deportes (US - Spanish), BT Sport Extra (UK), beIN SPORTS (Spain), Ten Sports LIVE (India), more
Online: FoxSoccer2GO (US), more