2019-20 UEFA Champions League Live Stream
UEFA has confirmed that the Champions League and Europa League will return in August after being postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. It will be a straight knockout tournament played between 7 and 23 August, with single fixture quarter finals, semi finals and a final being played in Lisbon, Portugal. Any round of 16 matches that were not played prior to the pandemic will take place on 8 August in their respective venues.
It will not be like any other Champions League version before it, after 3 months of suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Champions League took its first concrete steps towards returning when UEFA announced that the competition would be completed as an 8 team knockout tournament.
How to Watch the UCL 2019-20?
For the viewers in the United States, Turner Broadcasting bought the English-language Champions League rights before the 2018-19 season and they still have them on their TNT channel, B/R Live will feature English-language streaming and Univision Deportes will stream it in the Spanish language for TV and other streams.
Noticeable changes to this year’s schedule will be the match timings, usually where most of the matches kick off at 2:45pm ET on a UEFA Champions League matchday, this time they will begin at either 12:55pm ET or 3pm ET, which will allow broadcasters to feature a double-header of soccer coverage.
As for the fans in England, they can watch the matches through their official broadcaster – BT Sport.
In India, the SonyLIV app and site can be used for streaming the matches live on matchdays. For Jio sim users, the access to Jio TV is all that you need to stream the match.
UCL 2019-20 Outright Odds
According to bet365.com, the betting odds for the major teams to win this year’s Champions League trophy is listed below:
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UCL Matches This Week
The following matches are scheduled to take place in their respective venues on Matchday 3 of this UCL week:
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With the last 16 ties getting wrapped up over the weekend, the Champions League is all set to move to into the Quarter Finals phase of this season. Although Chelsea’s exit was not much of a surprise, realizing that Juventus, Real Madrid and Napoli are out of the quarters is a hard pill to swallow. Whilst Lyon narrowed their way into the Final 8, Messi’s Barcelona devastated the Neapolitans to finish 4-2 on aggregate.
But let’s not forget the early birds who have been waiting for this moment since March – Diego Simeone’s Ateltico Madrid are one of the top contenders in the Final 8. Accompanied by the Italian giants – Atlanta, who have been scoring goals for fun this season and they are in rock-solid form. Although PSG and RB Leipzig haven’t been hitting the fields for a while now, they are not to be undermined.
However, the Final 8 teams from this Champions League season stand out as some of the toughest contenders in Europe.
The Final 8
The Final 8 knockout phase is replacing the usual pretext of 2-legged ties, since the pandemic has increased health concerns for the UEFA and the people in the city of Lisbon. The opening game of the quarters will witness Atalanta take on PSG at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, followed by RB Leipzig’s clash with Atletico Madrid on Friday. Since Bayern Munich and Barcelona are here every season, the Saturday clash will determine who will make it this time to the semi-finals. But after Lyon squeezed an aggreagate win against Juventus, lesser do we know what they have in store against City, as they square off against the Citizens on Sunday.
Atalanta VS PSG
Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have been ruthless this season after they shut off Valencia in a multi goal thriller in their last 16 tie. With Serie A played behind closed doors, their superior conditioning may give them an edge since the Ligue 1 season ended prematurely and their French opponents could be out of touch.
But Thomas Tuchel has a vibrant young squad under his wings, which is comparatively better than Atalanta’s lineup, but they will need a good start to dim the Italians’ hopes. If they could wake up to the fact that they’ve been in stunning form in Europe this season and forget that they haven’t been playing for a while, they will be able to control their opponents aggression.
With Mbappe joining Neymar in the front, PSG will have a lot of work to do as a team. As for Atalanta, putting pressure on the opposition defenders from the start will prove handy. But despite all odds, this is a classic thriller of a game featuring two top teams in Europe clashing hard against each other.
RB Leipzig VS Atletico Madrid
Red Bull Leipzig will not only be facing Atletico Madrid for the first time in the European stage, but are also first-timers to the knockout phase of the Champions League. But the Germans shouldn’t expect a warm welcome from Diego Simeone’s side, as Atletico Madrid know these roads well, having made it to 5 of the last 7 quarter finals.
For sure, Julian Nagelsmann wouldn’t have crossed paths with the Spaniards, since their experience in Europe is nothing but pure dominance. But the Red Bulls are not to be compared with, after they made Tottenham speechless in their last game and they have an incredible win record this season.
It will be a thrilling face off between Nagelsmann and Diego, as they both look confident and have held on to their reputation in their campaign. Anyways, the Spaniards are known for their toughness and endurance to rise back into the game as they did against Liverpool earlier. Meanwhile Leipzig have the perfect opportunity to create history for their club in Europe for the first time.
Barcelona VS Bayern Munich
It can’t get better than this, the top two sides in Europe who have managed to make the most appearances in the quarter finals of the Champions League are facing off at Lisbon. This will be Barcelona’s 13th consecutive entry into the final 8, after they destroyed Napoli with 2 goals from Leo Messi who did it once again for the Blaugranes.
Under Quique Setien, the Spaniards are really hard to describe or predict, but Bayern are a strongly focused side brimming with youth and pace. So far Piqué, Busquets and Leo Messi have always made a way for them, but that won’t be enough against the Bavarians in the quarters. A significant amount of production is required from Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez, who is back from his injury.
Bayern made their way into the Final 8 in style, especially that win against Chelsea was a walk in the park for them. Posing a rock solid defense this season, they are hard to penetrate and have a remarkable attack lead by Lewandowski in the front. Although Barca boast Messi’s expertise in the European arena, they might need a good unit altogether to withstand Bayern’s strategic approach.
Manchester City VS Lyon
Call it endurance or pure luck, but the French side has made it to the quarter finals of the Champions League after 10 years. But unfortunately, the size of their opponent seems to get bigger each time as they face off against Manchester City – a side that has been the odds on favorite to win the Champions League right from when the season started.
Since Pep Guardiola has not been able to push the Citizens past the quarters over the last 3 seasons, he will come up with something different this time. As for Rudi Garcia’s short lived celebrations after their victory against Juventus, his key men – Dempay, Aouar and Dembele have a huge responsibility against the Citizens.
Undoubtedly, Manchester City will make it clear for the French outfit that they are here to win the Cup and nothing lesser than that. However, Lyon’s entry in the final 8 isn’t just luck and they are a hard working side too, looking to create chances in every possible way. However, the City Manager would be mindful to sprinkle his magic on the field, as they hope to finish this season in style.
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