The second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie between Valencia and Atalanta will be played tonight behind closed doors, as the Spanish government seeks to contain the spread of coronavirus. You can still stream the game and watch on TV though, and our guide tells you everything you need to know to enjoy Valencia vs Atalanta this evening.
Valencia vs Atalanta kick-off time
Tonight’s game is set to kick off at 8pm GMT.
If you’re based in the US, that’s 3pm Eastern Time, or 12pm Pacific Time.
Valencia vs Atalanta TV channel
BT has the broadcast rights to this in the UK, and Valencia vs Atalanta is being shown on BT Sport 3. You can catch the build-up from 7:45pm GMT.
How to live stream Valencia vs Atalanta − even if you’re not in the UK
You can also live stream the clash, either via the BT Sport website or the BT Sport app. Here are the quick-links you need to get started:
If you haven’t yet signed up for BT Sport, note that it can take a few hours for channels and streaming access to activate after signing up, so act fast to avoid disappointment.
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Valencia vs Atalanta − Match preview
In the first leg of this tie Atalanta battered the Spanish visitors 4-1, with Hans Hateboer bagging a brace. As a result, Valencia have plenty of work to do to force themselves back into the tie and – following coronavirus precautions – they won’t have the added support that playing at home usually affords.
Atalanta have been in stunning form of late too. Since beating Valencia, the team went on to absolutely demolish Lecce away from home, taking home a 7-2 win. Those 11 goals in the last two games are a surefire warning that the Valencia defence will need to be on the ball this evening.
The Spanish side are without key defender, Ezequiel Garay, who has a knee injury and Maxi Gomez remains sidelined with a broken foot.
In terms of league form, Valencia have racked up one loss, one win and one draw since their first leg defeat to Atalanta. There isn’t too much in the form book to suggest they will overturn the Italians’ huge aggregate advantage.
Valencia will have to play on the front foot throughout and look to attack at absolutely every chance they are given. The resulting game has the potential to be hugely entertaining and it’s well worth tuning in on BT Sport.