The decision to redo the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw earned plenty of headlines, but now the the matches have begun, few are giving it a second thought.
The Round of 16 has proven compelling thus far. Four of the favorites, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Liverpool, are already through to the quarterfinals though it wasn’t easy for all of them. Four more teams will be joining them this week.
The complete Round of 16 schedule follows below. Each home-and-home series will be played over two legs, and the team with the most goals scored at the end of the second leg will advance to the quarterfinals.
There is one major rule change to keep in mind for these Round of 16 matches: For the first time since 1965, there is no away goals tiebreaker in the case that the aggregate-goal series are tied after 180 minutes of action. Teams will head straight into a 30-minute extra time session, followed by a penalty-kick shootout if the deadlock persists.
The second legs will be played across four matchdays: March 8-9 and March 15-16. The group winners get to host the second legs as a perk for finishing as the top team in their group. It’s perceived as an advantage to host the second leg because if extra time or penalty kicks are required, they would occur at home.
Champions League Round of 16 schedule
Round of 16 – 1st Legs
|Tues, Feb. 15||PSG 1, Real Madrid 0||Highlights|
|Tues, Feb. 15||Sporting CP 0, Man City 5||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 16||Inter Milan 0, Liverpool 2||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 16||RB Salzburg 1, Bayern Munich 1||Highlights|
|Tues, Feb. 22||Chelsea 2, LOSC Lille 0||Highlights|
|Tues, Feb. 22||Villarreal CF 1, Juventus 1||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 23||Atletico Madrid 1, Man United 1||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 23||Benfica 2, Ajax 2||Highlights|
Round of 16 – 2nd Legs
|Date||Match||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Tues, March 8||Bayern Munich 7, RB Salzburg 1||Highlights|
|Tues, March 8||Liverpool 0, Inter Milan 1||Highlights|
|Wed, March 9||Man City 0, Sporting CP 0||Highlights|
|Wed, March 9||Real Madrid 3, PSG 1||Highlights|
|Tues, March 15||Ajax vs. Benfica||4 p.m.||Galavision||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Tues, March 15||Man United vs. Atletico Madrid||4 p.m.||Univision, TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, March 16||Juventus vs. Villarreal||4 p.m.||Univision, TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, March 16||LOSC Lille vs. Chelsea||4 p.m.||Galavision||fuboTV, Paramount+|
UEFA Champions League quarterfinal draw
After the Round of 16 winners are determined, there will be a quarterfinal draw held on Friday, March 18 that will also establish the rest of the bracket through to the final.
There are no seedings involved in that draw and, unlike the Round of 16, teams from the same country can be drawn against one another.
The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played with the same rules as the Round of 16: The team with the most aggregate goals after two legs advances. If teams are tied after the second leg, they will play 30 minutes of extra time and, if the deadlock persists, a penalty kick shootout will determine the winner. The away goals tiebreaker is no longer in use.
- Quarterfinals: April 5-6, April 12-13
- Semifinals: April 26-27, May 3-4
- Final: May 28, 2022 (Saint-Denis, France)
How to watch the UEFA Champions League in USA
The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League knockout stages are carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms.
- Dates: 17 matchdays from Feb. 2022-May 2022
- TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select matches only)
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra (TUDNxtra available through select cable, satellite & streaming providers)
- Streaming (English): Paramount+
- Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app (authenticated users)
CBS Sports has live pregame, halftime and postgame studio shows (UEFA Champions League Today) which air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. Univision mirrors that coverage with its own pregame show (Fútbol Central) and postgame show (Misión Europa).
Every remaining Champions League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.
Univision will stream select matches on its free ad-supported platform PrendeTV available free of charge across mobile and connected TV devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple (iOS and tvOS), Google (Android phones and TV devices), Roku, and via the web on Prende.tv.