Champions League football on TV this week: Live match schedule, TV channel and best games to watch

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The Uefa Champions League is set to return for the quarter-finals with Manchester City, Liverpool and defending champions Chelsea still in contention.

City and Liverpool are favorites to lift the trophy as they seek a treble and quadruple respectively, but other heavy hitters will also be a challenge.

Real Madrid, also a quarter-finalist, have won the Champions League 13 times and Bayern Munich six.

Here are the accessories to watch out for in the last eight.

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid

Any game against a Diego Simeone side will be a fight in the trenches, as Manchester United found out in the round of 16, but Pep Guardiola has praised Atletico Madrid’s “consistency” and style of play.

However, the La Liga side have conceded 12 more goals than last season in the league, suggesting they are no longer the defensive powerhouse they once were. City could well count on the attacking minerals to dismantle the rojiblancos, whose defense is missing José María Giménez. The centre-back will not travel to the Etihad after suffering a knock during Saturday’s 4-1 win over Alavés.

Guardiola still needs to approach this game with caution, as do Kevin De Bruyne, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus, who are one yellow card away from a one-game suspension.

The City manager admitted that he “loves to think too much and create stupid tactics” but is not discouraged because he has “very good results in the Champions League”.

  • Date: tuesday april 5
  • Kick off: 20:00
  • Television channel: bt sport 2
  • Live broadcast: BT Sport app and via the BT Sport website

Benfica-Liverpool

The quadruple is still up for grabs as Liverpool travel to Portugal to take on Benfica.

It was arguably the most favorable draw the Reds could have asked for, but Nelson Verissimo’s side should not be underestimated with Darwin Nunez leading the team with 27 goals this campaign and even attracting interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle.

Jurgen Klopp has already praised the “quality” and “experience” of the Portuguese team.

The Reds often dismiss talk of potentially making history by notching the first quadruple win by an English team, but it must surely be in the back of their minds.

“We all know a failure, a small misstep and at least one competition can disappear,” Klopp said. “That’s not a problem for us, we’re just ready for the next challenge.”

  • Date: tuesday april 5
  • Kick off: 20:00
  • Television channel: bt sport 3
  • Live broadcast: BT Sport app and via the BT Sport website

Chelsea-Real Madrid

The Blues can return to a five-man defense after a 4-1 loss to west London rivals Brentford.

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior could punish Thomas Tuchel’s side like they did PSG if Chelsea haven’t learned their lesson from Saturday’s embarrassment.

Amidst the chaos surrounding the Chelsea estate, prior to the setback against Brentford, the team had been praised for remaining unbeaten in the league since January’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City. Fans are hoping this isn’t the start of a downward spiral as they attempt to get back on track against Real Madrid.

  • Date: Wednesday April 6
  • Kick off: 20:00
  • Television channel: bt sport 2
  • Live broadcast: BT Sport app or via the BT Sport website

Villarreal vs Bayern Munich

Europa League series winner Unai Emery reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after beating Juventus 3-0 at Allianz Stadium, and 4-1 on aggregate, as he looks for another upset. against the Bundesliga champions.

Back in Spain, Emery has been burying the memories of his time at Arsenal and is showing why he is more than just a Europa League specialist.

However, Bayern Munich have shown few signs of slowing down this season, especially with Robert Lewandowski scoring 31 goals in 28 league games.

The Polish international scored an 11th-minute goal against RB Salzburg in the round of 16, the fastest in round of 16 history, and Villarreal will not be able to contain him.

  • Date: Wednesday April 6
  • Kick off: 20:00
  • Television channel: bt sport 3
  • Live broadcast: BT Sport app or via the BT Sport website

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