It’s Atalanta first ever Champions League knockout stage match tonight. The Italian minnows − well, compared to all the other clubs that have got to this stage − finished second to Manchester City in Group C. It’s a huge occasion for La Dea and our guide explains how to tune in, on any device, and watch Atalanta vs Valencia this evening.
Atalanta vs Valencia kick-off time
- For UK-based viewers, the game kicks off at 8pm GMT.
- For viewers in the US, the match starts at 3pm Eastern Time or 12pm Pacific Time.
How to watch the game in the UK, on any device
The match will be live on BT Sport 3, for subscribers. Currently BT is offering a no-contract deal − subscribers can watch all the sport on BT for £25 a month.
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If you’re a BT subscriber, but you won’t be in when the match is on, you can watch the game on-the-go on the BT Sport app. Make sure to sign up for the app ahead of time though, if you haven’t already, as there can be a delay in the sign-up process.
How to watch Atalanta vs Valencia wherever you are
If you aren’t sure if you can access BT Sport where you are, then the best way to get around your issues might be a VPN. That’s because access to normal coverage might be geo-blocked – that is, you are prevented from watching outside your home country, usually due to rights reasons.
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Atalanta vs Valencia match preview
Tonight’s match will be played at the San Siro, home ground of AC and Inter Milan. This is due to UEFA regulations, which have stipulates that Atalanta’s Gweiss Stadium isn’t up to scratch.
Last season saw Atalanta upset the odds in Serie A, finishing third ahead of a host of massive clubs. Now, can they continue to defy expectation and progress in the Champions League?
They’re flying high in the league again, currently in fourth place with 45 points. Comparably, Valencia are in seventh in La Liga and have taken 38 points from the same number of fixtures (24). So, on league form, the suggestion is that Atalanta could even be favourites.
However, Valencia’s superior Champions League experience could play a part tonight. The Spanish side impressed in Group H, bagging 11 points in a group with no weak teams. Conversely, Atalanta scraped through an arguably much weaker Group C, with seven points.
Things are fairly evenly matched then, as the teams head into Atalanta’s maiden knock-out CL fixture. It’s a finely poised game and it’s well worth tuning in on BT Sport.