The Portuguese club Benfica host Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 knock out stage tie on Tuesday night, February 14th (February 15th in IST).
Benfica Vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 14th February 2017 Details
This will be the first meeting between these sides. Borussia Dortmund have scored in 88% of their away games in all competitions this season, but they have conceded in 94% of them. Benfica have scored in 100% of their home matches.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||14.02.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||14.02.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||15.02.2017 1:15 IST|
Estadio da Luz, Lisbon
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Fox Soccer 2GO USA, Fox Sports 2 USA, ESPN Deportes USA, fuboTV, Fox Sports GO, WatchESPN, SiriusXM FC|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||BT Sport Live Streaming, BT Sport 3|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||TEN 1|
Benfica Vs Borussia Dortmund Live Online Commentary
The Portuguese giants Benfica reached the last 16 stage after finishing in the second spot of Group B behind Napoli. They lost both their fixtures against Napoli, while 8 points came from two crucial victories against Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev and a pair of draws against Turkish team Besiktas. The side managed by head coach Rui Vitoria have been in great shape at home matches in this campaign. They picked up 14 victories and 3 draws from their 18 outings in all tournaments at their home stadium of Estádio da Luz. The only loss was against Napoli in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. As regards injuries: centre back Lisandro Lopez and left back Alejandro Grimaldo are sidelined for Benfica along with right winger Toto Salvio. Fellow right winter Andrija Zivkovic is suspended as well.
Meanwhile, Borussia won their group with a 2 point cushion over La Liga powerhouse squad Real Madrid. They were undefeated and registred up 4 victories and 2 draws, both coming against Madrid. Head coach Thomas Tuchel’s team is the highest scoring team in this season’s group phase with 21 goals, one more than what Barcelona scored. However, 14 of those came in two legs against Polish minor opposition Legia Warsaw. Dortmund were undefeated in 9 matches until a shocking loss to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga fixture this weekend. However, 4 from the 9 outings are draws, which had dent their chances of challenging Bayern for the league title. Touching team news: full-backs Lukasc Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer and attackers Ousmane Dembele and Mario Gotze could miss out on Tuesday after sustaining injuries recently. Midfield trio Nuri Sahin, Sven Bender, and Sebastien Rode are all definetly ruled out .