The second day of Champions League football begins this Tuesday, September 28, each of the 32 teams seeking to reserve their place for the last 16.
After beating Inter Milan in Italy in Week 1, Real Madrid will aim for two out of two wins when they face Sheriff on Tuesday, while Barcelona will look to turn things around at Benfica after their 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich two weeks ago.
PSG host Manchester City on Tuesday in what is the flagship match of the second round of matches, where Lionel Messi could start with Neymar against the side coached by his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola. PSG will look to avenge their semi-final defeat in City’s last season, while Villarreal and Manchester United will see a replay of the Europa League final in May when the two teams meet on Wednesday. Having lost the opening week to Young Boys, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Red Devil teammates will be eager to win this one in order to keep their qualifying hopes high.
Liverpool travel to Porto with Jurgen Klopp’s men in hopes of securing a maximum of six points in two games after beating AC Milan in the opening week of the game. Milan now have a tough away game against Atlético Madrid in another flagship game this week. Diego Simeone’s men are also aiming for their first victory after drawing with Porto two weeks ago. Defending champions Chelsea and Juventus also clashed on Wednesday in another must-see match this week.
Pep Guardiola mentioned Lionel Messi and praised the “exceptional” players of PSG before Manchester City’s Champions League meeting with the Parisian club on Tuesday …https://t.co/9IYQB1tVWo
– English AS (@English_AS) September 27, 2021
The away goals rule no longer applies
Once the group stage is over, qualifying teams will head to a new knockout stage where the away goals rule was removed for the first time since its introduction in 1965. The round of 16 will be played from February 15 to 23 (first leg) and from March 8 to 16 (return). Simple overtime and penalties will now settle the total ties after two rounds, from the round of 16 to the semi-final. Away goals, of course, were never enforced in the final, which remains a one-game affair and takes place on May 28 at Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg.
Where to watch the Champions League in the United States
CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) have the right to broadcast the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League in the United States. Matches can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers, and Paramount +.
TV Channels (English): CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select games only)
TV Channels (Spanish): Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra (TUDNxtra available through select cable, satellite and streaming providers)
Diffusion (English): Paramount +
Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN application (authenticated users)
Champions League Day 2: Program and channels
Hourly in US Eastern Time
Tuesday, September 28
Ajax vs. Besiktas – 12:45 p.m.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan – 12:45 p.m.
PSG vs Manchester City – 3 p.m.
Real Madrid vs Sheriff – 3 p.m.
AC Milan vs Atlético Madrid – 3 p.m.
Dortmund v Sporting – 3 p.m.
Porto vs Liverpool – 3 p.m.
RB Leipzig vs Club Bruges – 3 p.m.
wednesday 29 september
Atalanta vs Young Boys – 12:45 p.m.
Zenit vs Malmö – 12:45 p.m.
Worlfsburg vs. Sevilla – 3 p.m.
Bayern Munich vs Dynamo Kiev – 3 p.m.
RB Salzburg vs Lille – 3 p.m.
Juventus vs Chelsea – 3 p.m.
Benfica vs Barcelona – 3 p.m.
Manchester United v Villarreal – 3 p.m.