Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool: Preview

Here’s everything you need to know to stream this UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match, between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, live on Tuesday.

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool
When: 3pm ET, Tuesday, Feb. 18
Where: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
Broadcast: TNT, Univision, TUDN
Streaming Services: Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV
Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool: Preview
Champions League winners Liverpool return to the site of their 2019 triumph on Tuesday. The Reds travel to Atlético Madrid’s home stadium for the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.

Liverpool is having a season for the ages and poised to break a number of records, already on pace for the biggest gap between 1st and 2nd in the Premier League, with a 22-point lead over Manchester City. Atlético Madrid is currently 13 points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid, disappointing given the high hopes that emerged after the record signing of João Félix in the summer.

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool live stream: How to watch Champions League matches
The match is on TNT, TUDN, and Univision; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch Champions League action throughout the tournament.

1) FuboTV
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FuboTV

Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network).

If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 beIN SPORTS channels for La Liga and Ligue 1, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.

2) Hulu with Live TV
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Hulu with Live TV

Cost: $54.99 per month
Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

3) Sling TV

Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.

If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.

Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.

To add beIN SPORTS and ESPN Deportes and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.

4) AT&T TV Now
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AT&T TV Now

Cost: $65-$135 per month
Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

5) YouTube TV
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YouTube TV

Cost: $50 per month
YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool: Champions League group stage standings and odds
Atlético Madrid (10 points, 2nd in Group D) hasn’t had its usual storyline this season, as the club that is normally so careful and calculated risked it all in the summer to try to win the league. That was a risky move that appears to have failed. Atléti is even out of Copa del Rey after an early exit to Cultural Leonesa, and with the title race out of the question, manager Diego Simeone is once again putting all his eggs in the European basket. Expect Cholo to revert to his old ways and set Atléti up in a defensive bunker to try and survive against the defending champs.

Liverpool (13 points, 1st in Group E) is fresh off winning this tournament last year, and is on the cusp of winning a Premier League trophy it has coveted for years. The Reds’ enormous lead in the Premier League allows them to focus solely on their remaining cup competitions.

In terms of talent, nobody in the world is better right now. If manager Jurgen Klopp can replicate the way his team was playing before the winter break, they’ll most certainly advance.

Odds
The DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmakers have Liverpool as a +122 favorite, with Atlético Madrid at +230 and a draw at +240.

Second Leg: Liverpool vs. Atlético Madrid
4pm ET, Wednesday, March 11 at Anfield in Liverpool, England.

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Jackson Fowler
Jackson Fowler
Jackson Fowler is the Daily Dot’s resident football expert. Both kinds. He’s a former editorial intern with the newsroom. You can follow him on Twitter at @jacksnfwler.

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