urrent La Liga leaders face off against Chelsea of the Premier League in this UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie. Don’t miss a moment with our Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea live stream guide.
Today’s away side Chelsea topped their Champions League group with four wins, earning them a spot in the round of 16. Last year, The Blues exited the competition at this stage after a humbling 7-1 aggregate loss to eventual winners Bayern Munich.
New manager Thomas Tuchel will hope he can spur his side on to the latter stages of the competition this year, though they have hardly been handed an easy route to the next round with a matchup against La Liga’s current front-runners.
Atlético Madrid only won two games in their group, though those combined with three draws were enough to secure second place and a qualification spot for the knockout rounds.
Last season, Atléti reached the quarter-final stage before being dispatched by RB Leipzig with an 88th-minute goal from Tyler Adams sealing a 2-1 victory for the Red Bulls.
In the league, Diego Simeone’s team sits three points clear at the top of the Spanish league with a game in hand on city rivals Real Madrid. Los Rojiblancos did suffer a shock defeat against Levante in their last outing after going 11 games undefeated in the league.
Tuchel’s Chelsea side come into today’s Champions League clash on the back of a six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. The Pensioners sit in fifth place in the league as things stand after 25 games.
Ordinarily, Chelsea would be touching down in Spain for this game though local restrictions on travel from the UK mean that an alternative venue was required in a country accepting arrivals from England. The Arena Naţională in Bucharest, Romania, was selected as the neutral venue and it remains to be seen how the absence of any home-field advantage affects the game.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of this UEFA Champions League clash between Atlético Madrid and Chelsea with our guide below.
Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea: Where and when?
This UEFA Champions League round of 16 stage game is being played at the neutral venue of the Arena Naţională in Bucharest. due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
Kick-off is set for 10pm EET local time today, February 23. That makes it an 8pm GMT start for those tuning in from the UK and Ireland and a 3pm ET / 12pm PT kick-off start for U.S. folks tuning in. If you’re looking to watch the match in Australia, it’s a 7am AEDT kick-off on Wednesday morning.
How to watch Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea online from outside your country
We have details of all the U.S., UK, Australian, and Canadian broadcasters of the UEFA Champions League further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea but find yourself away from home then you’ll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it’s likely to be geo-blocked.
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