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Champions League 21-22 Round of 16 fixtures & live stream- First leg

Tue 22 February 2022 | 11:30

The Champions League is finally back and we are definitely set to enjoy some thrilling moments in the first stage of the knockout rounds. Follow us below as we provide detailed information about UCL 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream, while taking a look at each team’s possible lineups.

The day we all were waiting for is just around the corner and we are once again going to spend our evening watching some of the best football matches of the season as the best in Europe go head to head for a chance to win the prestigious Champions League trophy. Perhaps the only unusual thing about this year’s UCL is the fact that Barcelona are not going to be competing in the Round of 16 as they were eliminated from the competition in the Group Stages.

Surely many of you want to know more about the

Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

as there are so many thrilling games to follow in the following days.

From Paris Saint-Germain and their star forward Kylian Mbappe facing Real Madrid, the most decorated team in the UCL history, to underdogs such as Lille and Benfica taking their chances in the tournament, we are certainly about to witness history being written. So read on as we provide detailed information about the UCL 2022 fixtures and live stream, while also taking a look at each team’s possible lineups and recent performances in other competitions.

UCL 2021-22 Round of 16 first leg

Aside from each team’s tactics and possible lineups, many are definitely looking for ways to catch most of these games as all of them are too important to not follow. That is why we will be providing details about where to watch these games live as well. So without further ado, here is everything you need to know about the competing sides and the UCL 2022 Round of 16 live stream.

The first leg of the top-tier European tournament will see PSG, Sporting CP, RB Salzburg, Inter, Chelsea, Villareal, Atletico Madrid and Benfica host their rivals in the following days. While four of the highly anticipated matches are set to go underway this week, the other four are scheduled for next week. Let’s take a look at the

Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

in the first week of the first leg.

Week 1

The first week of the UEFA Champions League will see PSG and Sporting CP hosting Real Madrid and Manchester City respectively on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich and Liverpool visit RB Salzburg and Inter on Wednesday. The two most-anticipated games are surely the PSG v Real Madrid game and the clash between Inter and Liverpool. So let us see how the teams have prepared for their first night in the Round of 16.

Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid

  • Date: Tuesday, February 15

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Parc des Princes

Many of those following the

Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

news are certainly looking forward to watching the clash of titans that is

Paris Saint-Germain

versus

Real Madrid

. The Spaniards are the most decorated club in the Champions League history and the Parisians are looking for a way to win their first UCL trophy.

While Real Madrid have not been their usual selves in the past couple of years since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, they are still the most experienced club in the competition’s history and PSG should take their steps carefully if they want to qualify for the next round.

This match is going to be a pretty special one as we are going to see Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos lineup shoulder to shoulder against Los Blancos, something no Madridista would have ever imagined happening. With PSG’s spectacular summer transfer window, several world-class players joined their already star-studded squad and Carlo Ancelotti is well aware of the chaos his opponents can bring upon with their raw strength and power. With four wins, three draws and three defeats against PSG, Real Madrid have a slight advantage over their French rivals according to the records.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are mostly experienced in facing Real Madrid as they won 3-0 against Los Blancos the last time they hosted them back in 2019. The Madridistas have quite fond memories with Carlo Ancelotti, who gifted them their long-awaited La Decima during his first spell at the Spanish capital.

While PSG have the upper hand considering the quality of their forwards and the presence of Lionel Messi, Real Madrid are still a force to be reckoned with, especially since they are currently the league leaders during a season in which both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have struggled to find their feet. Pochettino, on the other hand, is not a fan-favorite in the French capital, especially since everyone expected him to do a lot more with the squad that he has at his disposal.

All eyes will be on Kylian Mbappe as everyone is eager to see how he is going to perform against the team with whom he has been heavily linked in the past couple of years. While the Frenchman himself has claim that he is solely focused on going through to the quarterfinals with PSG for the time being, there is no denying the fact that attracting interest from a club with such a rich history can be overwhelming for any player.

Looking for guides on UCL 2022 Round of 16 live stream? You can catch this thrilling game live on TV via RTL 7 and Ziggo Sport Voetbal, or online through BT Sport 3, Paramount+m CBS, ESPN and DStv Now.

Sporting CP v Manchester City

  • Date: Tuesday, February 15

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade

Aside from the clash of titans between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, we are going to have a clash of David against Goliath and everyone is excited to find out if they are going to see any Champions League magic in this clash. While

Manchester City

are usually the victors in most matches and the odds say that they will emerge victorious in the end, nothing is set in stone and the underdogs can prove to be too much to handle for Pep Guardiola’s side in the knockout stages.

Guardiola is yet to win the UCL title with Manchester City, even after having spent more than a billion Euros throughout the past couple of years. The last time Guardiola managed to win the UCL title dates back to the time he was still in charge at

Barcelona

, leading a historic squad of world-class players to unbelievable feats of success.

The last time Sporting and Man City met in a European tournament dates back to the 2011-12 Europa League Round of 16, during which the Portuguese side managed to knock the Citizens out of the competition as they progressed through to the next round on away goals rule after a 3-3 aggregate at the end of the second leg.

Man City do not have much of a great track record when it comes to playing football in Portugal as they have drawn two and lost three of their total six games that were hosted in Portugal. The most recent defeat came in the all-English final against Chelsea in last season’s UCL final that was held in Portugal.

According to the latest news on Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream, Manchester City are currently the league leaders in the Premier League with 63 points in 25 games, which means that they have only lost two games and drawn another three, while winning twenty of their league clashes throughout the current season.

Having scored an unbelievable number of 61 goals since the beginning of the 2021-22 campaign, Manchester City have shown their lethality week-in week-out and Sporting CP will have to be wary of their opponents on both flanks. On the other side of the pitch, we have

Sporting CP

, who are currently chasing Porto in the Portuguese top-flight as they are six points behind the league leaders with 54 points in 22 games.

The club’s players are certainly excited as it will be the second time in the club’s history that they are in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. The first time dates back to the 2008-09 season, during which they faced Bayern Munich in the same round and lost 2-1 on aggregate. According to the

UCL 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream

news, the first leg of the clash between Sporting CP and Manchester United will take place tomorrow at the Estadio Jose Alvalade at 21:00 CET.

RB Salzburg v Bayern Munich

  • Date: Wednesday, 16 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Red Bull Arena Salzburg

Bayern Munich

have always been one of the most formidable sides in the Champions League. While English teams usually get the attention and are more under the spotlight due to their league status, German teams have dominated European football with relative ease and the Bavarians have made history throughout the years by winning the sextuple on two separate occasions.

Salzburg do not have good memories from their last two meetings with Bayern Munich since they were humiliated away from home in a 6-2 rout, while losing 1-3 at home as well. Salzburg's track record against German teams is not great at all as the have lost four games, while drawing once in their last five matches against German teams. While Salzburg were knocked out of the competition in the Group Stages of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, this time will be different because it will be the Austrian side’s first time in the knockout stages of the tournament.

According to the news on Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream, the Bavarians will be looking forward to making up for their shock defeat against Bochum. VfL Bochum completed an amazing comeback to run a rout over Bayern Munich in a 4-2 victory over Nagelsmann’s men. FC Bayern are currently the league leaders in the Bundesliga with 52 points in 22 games. They have incredibly scored 70 goals in those 22 league games and

RB Salzburg

’s defenses are certainly going to have a tough time defending against the Bavarians.

Of course Salzburg are a formidable side themselves as well, since they too are league leaders in their own respective competition. If you too are eager to find out more about

UCL 2022 Round of 16 live stream

¸ then you should know that the clash between Salzburg and Bayern Munich will take place at the Red Bull Arena Salzburg on 16 February, 21:00 CET.

Inter v Liverpool

  • Date: Wednesday, 16 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: San Siro

Many are following the Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream news in order to find out more details about the clash between Inter and

Liverpool

. The Italian side have turned into one of the best-performing teams in Europe after ending Juventus’ reign over the Serie A in the 2020-21 season. The Nerazzurri are currently second in the league with a game in hand as AC Milan are currently leading the Serie A with 55 points in 25 games.

Even though Romelu Lukaku left Inter to join Chelsea in the summer of 2021, the Serie A side are still lethal enough and Liverpool will surely have a tough time defending against the Italians away from home at San Siro. While Inter are preparing themselves to host Liverpool on Wednesday, the Reds are doing the same thing and seem ready to face Inter away from home. Liverpool are currently chasing Manchester City in the Premier League as they have accumulated 54 points from their 24 league games so far.

Jurgen Klopp knows how to win against Italian clubs as he has won his last two away games against Italian opponents in the UCL. The Reds have won both of their meetings against AC Milan at the San Siro and Inter could have the chance to prove that they are better than their archrivals by getting revenge against Klopp’s side. According to the Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream news, you can catch the clash between the two giants on RTL 7, BT Sport 2, TUDN USA and beIN Sports Connect.

Week 2

The first week of the Champions League Round of 16 was nothing short of awesome as we got to witness some of the best games of the season. Mbapper’s brilliance against Real Madrid will be remembered forever if Paris Saint-Germain actually manage to go through to the next stage and even win the tournament in the end. While Mbappe proved to everyone why he is one of the best in the world, Thibaut Courtois saved Lionel Messi’s penalty to show that he is capable of single-handedly carrying his team in tough times.

While PSG narrowly got past Los Blancos, Bayern Munich were stopped in their tracks by RB Salzburg, who finished the first leg with a 1-1 draw. All the way in Italy, Inter were definitely missing Romelu Lukaku as they were defeated at the hands of Liverpool, who put two goals past the Nerazzurri to seal their away win. The only team that is at least 99% certain of their success in the Round of 16 is Manchester City, who absolutely battered Sporting CP in the first leg with a 5-0 win away from home.

Now that the first week is over, everyone is awaiting to see how things are going to pan out in the second week of the first leg, in which Chelsea and Villarreal are going to host LOSC Lille and Juventus respectively, while Manchester United visit Atletico Madrid and Benfica face Ajax at home. Read on as we provide detailed information about the

UCL 2022 fixtures and live stream

.

Chelsea v LOSC Lille

  • Date: Tuesday, 22 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea

are set to defend their title as the Champions of Europe by hosting LOSC

Lille

in the first leg of the UCL Round of 16. Few would have thought that the struggling Chelsea would go on to win the tournament in an all-English final against Pep Guardiola’s star-studded Manchester City in the 2020-21 season. But with Thomas Tuchel’s arrival in the middle of the campaign, the Blues managed to find consistency and stability and the new arrivals started to work as a unified team.

That is why they ended up winning the trophy against Man City, who have spent more than a billion Euros to get their hands on the prestigious trophy. However, things might have gotten a bit tougher this time around as there are several title contenders this season, especially Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, who are both capable of wreaking havoc with their world-class squads. Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League with 50 points in 25 league games.

They are quite a long way away from reaching Manchester City, who are sitting at the top of the league table with 63 points in 26 games. The London-based club have a great track record against French teams in European tournaments as they have lost only one of their previous 10 home games with six wins and three draws. On the other hand, Lille seem to have a weak spot when facing English teams as they have lost most of their games against clubs from England.

Tuchel’s men edged past Crystal Palace on Saturday with Hakim Ziyech’s late winner and now they are going to be put to test in a European tournament. With how things have been going for the Club World Cup champions, they will have to be careful not to slip up after the busy schedule that they have had so far. The English and the French have always had their unique rivalries in every industry and their football clubs are no exception to that rivalry.

While Lille are currently roaming the middle of the Ligue 1 table, they are still the reigning champions of France and we might get to see their true potential resurface against Chelsea. Even though several key players have left the Wolves either in the summer or in the January transfer window, they are still capable of delivering a fine performance. Just like how Bayern Munich struggled to assert their dominance over Salzburg, Chelsea could just as well slip up against their own David.

The odds for the Chelsea v Lille match are already available and based on the statistics, Chelsea’s winning probability stands at 73%, while Lille’s win probability is a mere 10% and there is a 17% chance of the two teams drawing in the first leg of the Round of 16. According to the latest new on Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream, the two teams will meet at the Stamford Bridge and you can catch the game live on beIN Sports, beIN Sports Connect, BT Sport 2, Paramount+, Canal+ Sport and RMC Sport 1.

Villarreal v Juventus

  • Date: Tuesday, 22 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: El Madrigal

While Chelsea host Lille in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16,

Juventus

are going to visit

Villarreal

at the same time. Villarreal automatically qualified for this season’s UCL after winning last season’s Europea League against Manchester United. Unai Emery’s men are currently battling it out to finish the season in a European tournament spot and are currently sitting sixth behind Atletico Madrid and above Real Sociedad with 39 points in 25 league games.

They have won three of their last five league games with a single draw and a defeat in the process. Villarreal finished the 2020-21 season with 58 points, which means that the only reason they are in the competition right now is the fact that they beat Manchester United in the final of last season’s Europa League. Everything seems to be quite balanced between Villarreal and Juventus as the odds tell us. Juventus used to be one of the most formidable sides in Europe when Cristiano Ronaldo was still at the club.

Now, however, the Bianconeri have been struggling to assert their dominance over the Serie A and they have lost their grip over the Italian top-flight after Inter ended their reign over the league by lifting the Scudetto in the 2020-21 season. Juventus are currently fourth in the league with 47 points in 26 league games. With three draws and two wins in their last five games, the Bianconeri certainly know how to survive a match without losing.

Perhaps the only advantage that Juventus hold over Villarreal for the time being, is their young and fresh striker Dusan Vlahovic, who has been on fire in the Italian league so far. He is on par with Ciro Immobile on the list of Serie A top goal scorers of the 2021-22 season with 17 goals so far. While he is still trying to find his feet at his new club, Vlahovic has already managed to make an impact by scoring a couple of goals and providing assists in the process.

Nothing can be predicted about the clash between the two clubs based on previous data since there is not previous history between them. This is going to be the first ever meeting between the Spanish club and the Bianconeri, while Juventus are only the second Italian club that Villarreal are going to face in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Their first Italian rivals were Inter Milan, whom they met in the 2005-06 UCL Quarter Finals.

Unai Emery’s track record in the knockout stages of the Champions League is not that good as he has lost four of his six games in these stages, while winning and drawing the other two. We will have to wait and see if the former Arsenal manager can finally lift the curse and go through to the next round, or if Massimiliano Allegri can make good use of his new striker to assert further dominance away from home.

Atletico Madrid v Manchester United

  • Date: Wednesday, 23 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Wanda Metropolitano

Perhaps the most anticipated game of the second week is the clash between

Atletico Madrid

and

Manchester United

. Diego Simeone will once again face his bane, who is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar has given the Argentine manager so many headaches over the years, whether it was back at Real Madrid or at Juventus. Now, Ronaldo has the opportunity to bully Atletico’s defense once again as a Manchester United player.

Neither of the teams have had a good season so far as both have struggled to find their form throughout the past months. That is why everything is almost equally balanced between them. Atletico Madrid are a long way away from their best form in the Spanish top-flight. They are the reigning champions of La Liga, but it is clear that they are not going to retain their title as champions in the current season.

All the way up in England, things have gotten a bit better for the Red Devils as they are currently in a safe spot to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in the middle of the season, United have received even more criticism for failing to alter their attitude towards football. However, the Champions League could be the chance they have been waiting for to regain the respect they have lost since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement almost a decade ago.

Both teams have won their previous league games and are set to go head to head at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Wednesday. Just like Villarreal and Juventus, Atleti and United are almost strangers to each other as they have only met once in a European tournament, which dates back to the 1991-92 Cup Winners’ Cup. The Red Devils were defeated 4-1 on aggregate back then and might want to seek revenge this time.

The Premier League side could be hopeful as Atletico have lost all of their last four UCL meetings with English teams. According to the info available on Champions League 2021-22 Round of 16 fixtures and live stream, you can catch this thrilling match on RMC Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate, ESPN, SuperSport Maximo 1 and DAZN. We will have to wait and see who has got the bigger “cojones” while Diego Simeone tries to think of a way to stop Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliance.

Benfica v Ajax

  • Date: Wednesday, 23 February

  • Time: 21:00 CET

  • Venue: Estadio da Luz

The clash between

Benfica

and

Ajax

might not be as anticipated as the match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, but it is certainly going to be an exciting one as two of the underdogs in the competition go head to head for a chance to qualify for the Quarter Finals of the tournament. Both teams are highly praised and respected sides in their respective leagues and have gifted the world of football with numerous world-class talents over the years, who have gone on to become legendary icons of the game.

In the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, Benfica will be hosting Ajax at Estadio da Luz. Back in the Portuguese top-flight, Benfica are chasing Sporting CP and Porto as they sit third on the league table with 51 points in 23 games. While FC Porto are seemingly unreachable at the moment, Sporting CP have a 6-point lead over Benfica and might yet lose their advantage in the coming weeks. Ajax, on the other hand, have been brilliant in the Eredivisie as they have won all of their last five league games and are five points in the clear over PSV Eindhoven.

The Dutch club actually topped Group C in the Group Stages of the tournament with six wins in six games as Borussia Dortmund failed to qualify to the Round of 16 in the same group. Their brilliant striker Sebastian Haller has been absolutely phenomenal since joining Ajax as he has scored 41 goals while providing 15 assists in the process of 51 appearances for the Dutch side.

The 27-year-old center-forward has already managed to score 10 goals in the Champions League this season and we are eagerly monitoring him to see how many goals he is going to score the knockout stages of the tournament. De Godenzonen are quite motivated flying off to Portugal as they have a great track record against Portuguese sides. They currently remain unbeaten against clubs from Portugal since the 2018-19 season with three wins and a draw in their last four meetings.

The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 will come to a close with Benfica and Ajax’s clash and we will have to wait and see how the second leg of the first knockout stage is going to pan out in the end.

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