Five times UEFA Champions League winners Bayern Munich will visit Portugal to face FC Porto in first leg of quarter final. Here is the match preview with IST time and TV telecast channels of FC Porto vs Bayern Munich. If you take a look on history of this rivalry, you’ll notice that the Bavarians are undefeated against Portuguese side since 1987. But this time most of German club players are injured which could led to serious problem for the away side. Since 2003-04, FC Porto will be looking to qualify for semi final round of Champions League.
FC Porto vs Bayern Munich IST Time, Telecast Channels
It will start at 12:15 am on 16th of April 2015. The Indian viewers can watch it live on television channels Ten Action. Have a look on the worldwide coverage TV channels of this game below.
Germany: Sky Sports 1 / HD, MDR Info, Sky Sports 2 / HD, Sky Go Deutschland
India: Ten Action
Australia: ESPN2 / 3 Australia
Austria: Sport1.FM, Sky Sports 1 / HD
Brazil: ESPN Cono Norte, ESPN + Sur, ESPN + Andina
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet World
Colombia: ESPN Cono Sur, ESPN Play Argentina, ESPN + Andina, ESPN Cono Norte
Denmark: Viaplay Denmark, TV3 Sport 1
Finland: MTV3, Katsomo
France: beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1
Iceland: Stoo 2 Sport 4
Italy: Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Sports Plus HD, Sky Calcio
Netherlands: Sport1 Select HD, Sport1 Extra 1
New Zealand: ESPN3 Australia, ESPN2 Australia
Norway: Viasat 4 Norway, Viaplay Norway
Russia: NTV+ Sport Online, Belarus 2, NT+ Football 2
Singapore: 112 mio Sports 2, mio TV GO
Spain: C+ Liga de Campeones 2 / HD, Movistar TV Futbol
Sweden: Viaplay Sweden, Viasat Sport / HD
Switzerland: Teleclub Sport, SRF zwei, RTS Sport, Teleclub Sport 2
Ukraine: Futbol 2, Belarus 2
United Kingdom: NOW TV, Sky Go Extra, Sky Sports 5 / HD
United States: ESPN Deportes, Watch ESPN, Fox Soccer Plus
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The Dragons will play without Ivan Marcano who is suspended and also without Jackson Martinez. Lopetegui is likely to play against the five times European Champions.
In the history of FC Porto, they are playing quarter final round for seventh time. They’ve won every UCL title in which they qualified for semi final like they did in season 1986–87 and 2003-04.
FC Porto also holds brilliant record at home soil. They are unbeaten in nine consecutive European home matches, winning six of the last seven matches played at home.
Out of last 5 matches in all competition, FC Porto won three of them, lost one and drew one. The defeat was against CS Martimo Funchal by 1–2.
Current Form: WWLDW
Return of captain Philipp Lahm boasts some confidence to the squad as most the Bayern players are suffering from injury. Lahm was not available during Bayer Leverkusen clash in DFB Pokal semi final round.
This is the fifth time that both teams will take on head to head in same competition, same round. Bayern Munich eliminated FC Porto both times in season 1990–91 and 1999–2000.
The Bavarians last defeated at the hands of Borussia VFL Monchengladbach by 0–2. Since last defeat they managed hat-trick of wins after defeating Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankrurt.
Away side eased in this round after making huge 7–0 aggregate victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, while Porto saw off Swiss side Basel 5–1.
Current Form: WWWLW
Prediction: Footballwood predicts 1–3