Wednesday's 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Group F match between Manchester United and Atalanta will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
A lack of familiarity between the sides will be more pronounced than usual, but neither team will be going in blind.
"First of all, we must not underestimate Atalanta," said Manchester United's Amad Diallo, who joined the club from Atalanta at the beginning of 2021. "If you underestimate Atalanta, you are making a huge mistake.
“They have got a great coach [in Gian Piero Gasperini], a great team and they have got good fans. They press high, they don't let you play and they put you in difficulty.
“The wingers, [Robin] Gosens and [Ruslan] Malinovsky, are strengths of theirs, they will give you a difficult game. Even when they don't have the ball, they will run a lot, especially those two. If you lose the ball, then you're in trouble because they run so much and they'll get it."
One common thread between the clubs is their respective domestic struggles of late. The teams have identical 4-2-2 records in their home leagues, and while neither side has been poor overall, consistency has been an issue.
As such, both sides will be looking to Wednesday's clash as an opportunity to jump-start their respective campaigns.
"It’s a team [which is] definitely going to be a tough game," Marcus Rashford told reporters. "It’s going to be an intense game but it’s the type of test that we want, it’s the type of test that we’re going to thrive off and I believe that this game can bring the best out of our players, so hopefully we get the tough game that we want and show people what we can do."
Here's everything you need to know about Wednesday's match:
Manchester United vs. Atalanta: What time is kick-off?
- Date: Wednesday, October 20
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
The match kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET at Old Trafford in Manchester.
How to watch Manchester United vs. Atalanta: TV channel, live stream in Canada
- Live stream: DAZN
Manchester United vs. Atalanta, like all Champions League matches, is available exclusively on DAZN in Canada.
DAZN is not a linear channel but is a global live sports streaming service. It has the streaming rights for the Champions League, Europe's top club soccer competition.
Can I watch Manchester United vs. Atalanta for free?
In Canada, DAZN offers new customers a free 30-day trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.
The free-trial period includes access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming.
How much does Manchester United vs. Atalanta cost on DAZN?
- Monthly subscription: $20 CAD
- Annual subscription: $150 CAD
A monthly subscription to DAZN is $20 CAD and an annual subscription is $150 CAD.
The subscription gives users access to all live and on-demand Champions League content, as well as DAZN's additional programming, which includes other major European soccer leagues (Premier League, Europa League, UEFA Women's Champions League) as well as other live sports.
For current subscribers, Champions League matches are already included in the cost of a subscription.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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