Tonight Premier League leaders, and current holders of the Champions League trophy, Liverpool, travel to Spain for a fixture fans will savour − it’s Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool. In this first leg tie, Jurgen Klopp’s men will look to continue the fantastic run of form they’re on in the league, while Atletico come into the game following a frustrating draw against 7th place Valencia. Here’s how to tune into tonight’s game, from anywhere.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool kick-off time
- For UK-based viewers, the match gets underway at 8pm GMT.
- For viewers in the US, the match starts at 3pm Eastern Time or 12pm Pacific Time.
How to watch or live stream the game in the UK
The match will be live on BT Sport 2, for subscribers. Currently BT are offering a no-contract deal − subscribers can watch all the sport on BT for £25 a month.
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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool match preview
It’s crunch time − the last 16 of the Champions League always turns up some memorable fixtures and this one, on paper at least, looks fantastic.
In his news conference Jurgen Klopp hailed the speed and aggression of Liverpool’s opposition. Those descriptors have been hallmarks of Diego Simeone’s side and he will hope that Atletico can reach yet another European final, having been finalists in 2014 and 2016.
In terms of head to head stats, these two are even. Both have won one of the four games they’ve previously played against each other, while the other two were draws.
Another interesting stat suggests Liverpool struggle away in Spain. The reds have lost four of their last five away games in the country and drawn the other.
While that doesn’t paint a promising picture for Liverpool, Atletico’s recent form suggests they might not be able capitalise on any chinks in their opponents’ armour. In the league, they’ve only won one of their last five fixtures.
In their respective leagues, Liverpool have taken 76 points from 26 matches, while Atletico have 40 points after 24 matches. That gives some idea of how much more consistent the English team’s performances have been − but will they carry that form into this tough away fixture? It’s well worth tuning in on BT Sport to find out.