UEFA Champions League, the biggest tournament of European club football, is down to the Quarter-Finals. The first night of quarter-finals clashes will go underway on Tuesday, 5 April 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT.
Benfica will host the English giant Liverpool in the first leg of a two-leg quarter-final tie in UCL. The kickoff is set at 7:00 pm GMT which is 3:00 pm ET, in Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the home ground of Benfica.
Here you will find out Benfica vs. Liverpool UCL quarter-final start time, venue, match preview, prediction, and how to watch live on TV and streaming.
When and Where is Benfica vs. Liverpool?
- Date: Tuesday, 5 April 2022
- Time: 7:00 pm GMT, 3:00 pm ET
- Venue: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the home ground of Benfica
- TV: CBS
- Stream: Paramount Plus, FuboTV
Benfica, the Portuguese side, will host Liverpool, at home, in the first leg of the Champions League Quarter-Finals.
The English giant is having a magnificent run in this year’s Champions League, winning all the matches in the group stage, defeating Atletico Madrid in both home and away matches. In the Round of 16, Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Italian team Inter by 2-1 on aggregate to proceed to the quarter-finals, with the Egyptian star M Salah is on the scoresheet.
The English team is also putting up a good fight in the EPL, only a point behind the table-leader Manchester City, with 8 matches to go. They defeated Watford by 2-0 goals in their last match in the EPL. Liverpool, 5 times UCL winners, is more than capable of winning the EPL and UCL titles this season.
On the other hand, Benfica qualified from the group stage ahead of Barcelona. They defeated Dutch side Ajax by 3-2 on aggregate in the Round of 16 to make their way to the quarter-finals. Though the Portuguese side is not having a good time in the Liga Portugal, currently at 3rd position, sitting out of the direct UCL Qualification zone.
Benfica will visit Anfield, the home of Liverpool, for the second leg of the clash a week later.
Head to Head
Liverpool and Benfica have met 10 times in European competitions. Liverpool lost their last three away matches against Benfica in European competition; the most recent one was in the UEFA Europa League 2009-2010.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Trent Alexander-Arnold should be crucial players for Liverpool against Benfica in the quarter-final. The Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has scored 8 goals for Liverpool in the UCL this season, the highest for the club and 3rd highest in the competition. 6 of those 8 goals have come from away matches. Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino is the second-highest scorer for Liverpool in the UCL this season, scoring 3 goals.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is a prolific player at the full-back position, providing 2 assists in the competition.
For the Portuguese side, Darwin Nunez should be a crucial player against Liverpool. He has scored 4 goals in the UCL this season. Alex Grimaldo should come in handy in the defense for Benfica, having 2 assists under his belt in this competition.
Benfica vs. Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool is the clear favorite of this tie, putting up dominating performances in both EPL and UCL, having a great chance to win the titles. The English side should win the away match. Benfica 0-2 Liverpool in the first leg.
How to Watch Benfica vs. Liverpool Live on TV and Streaming
UEFA Champions League, the biggest club football competition, has a wide range of broadcasting partners all across the globe. You cannot miss a single minute of football magic wherever you are.
In the United States, CBS will broadcast live all the UCL actions in English. If you are interested in live streaming, you can watch the stream on Paramount Plus. FuboTV offers a free trial service for new subscribers.
Let’s check out how to watch live Benfica vs. Liverpool all across the globe right below.
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