Bayern Munich must overturn a three-goal deficit if they are to eliminate Manchester City today and progress to the semi-final of this season’s Champions League. The game gets underway at 8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 12pm PDT. It will be shown live on BT Sport in the UK and on CBS and Paramount+ in the United States. Thomas Tuchel has faced Pep Guardiola on 11 occasions during his managerial career, spread across four of the German’s club. The first two fixtures occurred while Tuchel was managing Mainz, ending in 4-1 and 2-0 wins for Guardiola’s Bayern, guiding his side to a 7th-place finish in his final season with the club.
Can the Eagles continue their high-flying ways, or will Inter spoil the party at the Estadio da Luz? Let’s jump right into our Benfica vs Inter Milan picks and predictions for Tuesday, April 11.
The final 16 teams in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League are doing battle for a place in the quarterfinals with the second legs set to wrap up by March 15.Benfica, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and AC Milan are already through to the quarterfinals with four more teams still to join them. The eight teams left standing after the Round of 16 will be part of the quarterfinal draw on Friday, March 17.The other English Premier League clubs still in the competition have some work to do in their respective second legs with Liverpool needing to overturn a heavy loss on Wednesday, while Manchester City will hope they can beat RB Leipzig to avoid extra time, or even worse, elimination.
Benfica vs Inter Milan picks and predictions
Benfica are a well-oiled machine, capable of pouring on pressure and piling up goals in the blink of an eye. In fact, their 23 goals scored through eight matches in the Champions League trail only Napoli in terms of scoring output. I’m going with Benfica to score multiple goals as my best bet for Tuesday’s match. Unlike some teams who rely on just one player to be the primary goal scorer, Benfica are getting goals from all areas of their attack. They’ve scored multiple goals in 10 of their 12 Champions League fixtures this season — including their four qualifiers before the proper tournament — and just three of those 10 saw multiple goals scored by the same player. While it would’ve been easy for their season to be derailed by the sale of star midfielder Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea in January, the side has barely missed a beat. They defeated Club Bruges by a 7-1 aggregate in the Round of 16, including a 5-1 win at home in the second leg where they didn’t concede until the final minutes.
Inter Milan can’t win of late, but they’re not conceding many goals. However, they haven’t been facing many multi-faceted attacks. When they have, they’ve often looked to be at sixes and sevens. That’s been doubly so in Champions League play, especially on the road. Two goals allowed at Bayern followed a trip to Barcelona in which they conceded three times. In fact, Inter’s defense has been breached for multiple goals in 10 of their 20 away matches this season, including lowly Spezia and Monza in Serie A play. They managed to miraculously keep a clean sheet at Porto in the last round, somehow advancing despite an xG against of 1.87 on the day. They won’t replicate that feat in Portugal on Tuesday. The attack of Joao Mario, Rafa, and Goncalo Ramos will be far too much for Inter’s struggling defense, who will be without Milan Skriniar, to keep at bay. They couldn’t keep Salernitana from breaching their defense late in Friday’s match and I see no reason why Benfica won’t enjoy even more success, so I’m very happy to get Over 1.5 team goals at positive odds.
Champions League schedule 2022-2023
The 2022-2023 Champions League season featured a 32-team group stage with every team playing six matches. All six rounds were completed by November 2, just before the break for the 2022 World Cup. The top two teams from each Champions League group advanced to the knockout rounds, beginning with the Round of 16. The teams that finished in first place were drawn against teams that finished in second place in a draw that took place on Nov. 7.The teams left standing will be dreaming of advancing all the way to the final which will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10, 2023.
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Meanwhile, many label the Europa League a secondary tournament. Even then, a number of historic and prominent clubs consistently dominate the knockout stages. For example, Sevilla, Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma and other teams across Europe regularly feature in the quarterfinals and semifinals.
Where to watch UEFA Champions League on US TV
CBS Sports is now the new rights-holder for both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in the United States. The English-language broadcaster has the rights through the end of the 2029/30 season with every single game being available via the Paramount+ streaming platform.
Gone are the days of FOX Sports and TNT/Bleacher Report having the rights.
For Spanish-language broadcasts, Univision/TUDN has the rights, which can be streamed via FuboTV. Additionally, all UEFA Champions League matches will air live across Univision’s platforms this season, including more than 80 on linear networks Univision, UniMás, TUDN and Galavisión. (The 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League on the Univision networks was the most-watched edition in the competition’s history on U.S. television, regardless of language, reaching nearly 22.2 million).
Where to watch UEFA Europa League on US TV
In a seismic shift in how consumers are offered UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches in the United States, very few of the games will be featured on U.S. English-language television (it’ll be on Paramount+). The paid-streaming service Paramount+, only $4.99 per month, will stream every UEFA Champions League and Europa League game throughout the entire season.CBS Sports Network will televise select UEFA Champions League games throughout the season. Univision broadcasts the Spanish-language coverage of the tournament on U.S. television. Beginning with the conclusion of the 2019/20 season of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, CBS Sports will broadcast the competitions on U.S. television and streaming. On the Spanish-language side, Univision will continue to broadcast the UEFA tournaments. If you have any questions about where to watch UEFA Champions League on U.S. TV, let us know in the comments section. From there, we’ll reply as soon as we can. Courtesy of World Soccer Talk, download a complimentary copy of The Ultimate Soccer TV And Streaming Guide. Essentially, this features details on where to watch all of the leagues from around the world on U.S. TV and streaming.
How to listen to the Champions League
Starting this season, UEFA is broadcasting two matches per day live with audio only via a service called UEFA Matchday Live. It’s being streamed live on the UEFA Champions website and the UEFA Champions App. Furthermore, the broadcasts feature a host, who takes the broadcast from the featured match to one of the other matches when a goal happens. Also, select UEFA Champions League matches will also air across the country on the TUDN Radio network and the TUDN Radio channel on SiriusXM.Finally, many pubs/sports bars air live Champions League and Europa League matches throughout the season. Moreover, some European club websites even provide a list of supporter groups here in America, along with each specific city’s home pub.