PSG vs FC Barcelona: live stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch the 2021 Champions League (Wednesday, March 10)
It’s Paris Saint-Germain against FC Barcelona on Wednesday as the Spanish and French powers close their round of 16 with their UEFA Champions League second leg on Wednesday. PSG will not have the services of Neymar, absent for injury. However, they have a 4-1 lead overall against Barcelona. While PSG have the big lead overall, Barcelona have a story on their side when it comes to their chances of coming back. Four years ago, Barcelona won 6-1 in the second leg against PSG at this same time four years ago. The power of Ligue 1 will come into the game with Kylian Mbappé leading the attack. Like PSG, Barcelona are second in their home league, behind Atletico Madrid by three points in Serie A. Barcelona’s attack remains centered on Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati.
Wednesday’s Champions League game is available on television via the Spanish-speaking TUDN network. The English-language show is not available on television in the United States. Instead, you’ll need to access a live streaming option in Paramount + to attend Champions League games this year. CBS has exclusive rights to Champions League games this year and puts all games exclusively on its paid streaming service, which offers a seven-day trial. Meanwhile, TUDN and UniMas shows are also available to stream through fuboTV, which also offers a seven-day free trial.
Paris Saint-Germain vs FC Barcelona (Round of 16, second leg | UEFA Champion’s League 2021)
Start time: 3 p.m. EST
TV channel: TUDN (Spanish) | (Channel search: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum / Charter, Optimum / Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.)
The English broadcast of the match is not on normal TV channels and can only be streamed through Paramount + (formerly CBS All-Access) in the U.S. Although you cannot get cable service or over regular satellite, you can still watch on TV by adding Paramount + to a smart TV or streaming devices like a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick.
Direct: Paramount + (English) | fuboTV (Spanish) – The live stream in English is available exclusively through Paramount + (formerly CBS All-Access), which has a seven-day free trial. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the Galavision show via fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
What is Paramount +? – Paramount + replaced CBS All-Access as the exclusive streaming platform for content from CBS, Viacom and Paramount. Subscribers get access to shows from CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon and more – as well as exclusive streaming content. Champions League matches are part of the programming only available on the platform.
How much does it cost? – Paramount + has two versions: the basic level with ads and the premium level without ads. The basic level costs $ 5.99 per month or $ 59.99 per year. The premium tier costs $ 9.99 per month or $ 99.99 per year.
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A look at what’s going on in European football on Wednesday:
PSG vs BARCELONA (first leg: 4-1)
Paris Saint-Germain will be the big favorites to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the second consecutive season as they defend a 4-1 lead against Barcelona when the teams meet for the return leg of their eighth final. PSG will be deprived of star striker Neymar, who will not have to face his former club as he continues his recovery from an adductor injury. But winger Angel Di Maria could start in a three-way attack with Kylian Mbappe and striker Mauro Icardi. Barcelona also have injury issues to face in defense. Veteran center-half Gerard Pique is sidelined after spraining his right knee last week and Ronald Araujo (left ankle) is also ruled out. Barcelona’s form has picked up and remains unbeaten in 16 league appearances, having also reached the Copa del Rey final last week. Barca knocked out PSG at the same stadium four years ago, winning 6-1 at home after losing 4-0 in Paris.
LIVERPOOL vs LEIPZIG (first leg: 2-0)
The Champions League is Liverpool’s last path to a trophy this season. Winning a seventh European Cup might also be the only way to get back into the competition next season after mounting a Premier League title defense so pitiful that the team are seven points behind the top four. Liverpool are unable to host the game at Anfield due to pandemic travel restrictions – Budapest, Hungary being used as an alternate venue. But that might not be a bad thing given that Liverpool have lost six successive home games. The only failure in Leipzig’s last nine games in all competitions was their 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the first leg. Unusual defensive failures from Marcel Sabitzer and Nordi Mukiele gave the Premier League champions the advantage for the second leg, but Leipzig bounced back with four Bundesliga wins and is confident to eliminate those defensive mistakes. Quick winger Angeliño is out of the game.
Atlético Madrid welcome Athletic Bilbao as they seek to extend their lead in the Spanish league to six points over second-placed Barcelona. The top three clubs in the standings will have played 26 times after Wednesday’s game at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Atlético brought Barcelona closer to the top after conceding an 88th-minute tie in the home derby against Real Madrid on Sunday. Defending champion Madrid are five points behind Atlético. Athletic sit in eighth place in the league standings and have just won a home victory against Granada.
Manchester City welcome Southampton after seeing their 21-game winning streak end in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United. The loss was not so damaging with Pep Guardiola’s side leading the Premier League by 11 points. Southampton ended a four-game winless streak on Saturday by beating Sheffield United to place 14th in the table.
Arminia Bielefeld is fortunate enough to leave the Bundesliga relegation zone with a victory over visiting Werder Bremen in their rescheduled match in the 20th round. The teams were due to meet on February 7, but the match was called off due to heavy snowfall around Bielefeld. The hosts hope to end their six-game winless streak. Sunday’s goalless draw with Union Berlin was a success in Frank Kramer’s first game as a coach as the team had conceded three or more goals in each of their previous five games. Bremen, who only survived in the playoffs last season, are also not safe. Florian Kohfeldt’s team are just eight points above Bielefeld.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli takes control of Marseille for the first time with a home game against Rennes. The match was postponed to January 30 after angry Marseille fans stormed the training ground in an attempt to pressure the unpopular club president to quit. He has since done so and, following the resignation of former coach André Villas-Boas, the club hired Sampaoli. Morale is low among the players after the humiliating defeat in the Coupe de France last weekend to a fourth-ranked team. Things are not going well in Rennes either, where coach Bruno Genesio is also leading his squad for the first time after Julien Stephan resigned. Both teams are out of form, Marseille eighth and Rennes only 10th.