Champions League 2019: Round-of-16 Schedule, Live Stream, TV Info, Predictions

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2019

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 16: coach Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Rayo Vallecano v Atletico Madrid at the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas on February 16, 2019 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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The UEFA Champions League round of 16 continues on Tuesday as Barcelona travel to Lyon and Liverpool host Bayern Munich.

The following day, Atletico Madrid take on Juventus while Schalke face off against Manchester City in the first legs of the first knockout round in Europe's premier competition.

Return legs will be played on March 12 and 13.

                    

Tuesday, February 19

8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET: Lyon vs. Barcelona, BT Sport 3 (UK) (1-2)

8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET: Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich, BT Sport 2 (UK), TNT USA (3-1)

                 

Wednesday, February 20

8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET: Schalke vs. Man City, BT Sport 2 (UK) (0-3)

8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET: Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus, BT Sport 3 (UK), TNT USA (1-2)

                

The matches can be streamed live via the BT Sport App in the United Kingdom or B/R Live or Watch TNT in the United States.

                  

Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich

Drawing Bayern Munich at this stage of the competition would normally be disastrous, but this year Liverpool might be secretly pleased.

The Bavarians have been operating well below their usual standard this season. Where they would normally be comfortably leading the Bundesliga, they find themselves trailing Borussia Dortmund.

Goal's Ronan Murphy noted their struggles at the back after their 3-2 win over Augsburg on Friday:

Bayern have also struggled in goal, as sports journalist Mark Lovell noted:

Liverpool's pacey front line of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have scored 44 goals between them in all competitions this season, and they're well-equipped to capitalise on Bayern's frailty.

Bayern are still more than capable of threatening at the other end with the likes of Robert Lewandowski to call on, so they should not be taken lightly, but Liverpool have a good chance of opening the tie with a strong result.

                       

Atletico vs. Juventus

Atletico boss Diego Simeone will be eager to reward the faith shown in him by the club after they handed him a new three-year contract last week.

The Argentinian, who has won two UEFA Europa League titles and reached two Champions League finals in his eight years with Atleti, boasts a remarkable record at the club:

ESPN's David Cartlidge believes there is added pressure on him to deliver success in light of his new deal, though, and discussed some of the issues Simeone faces at the Wanda Metropolitano:

To make matters more difficult, they were drawn against one of the strongest opponents they could have faced in the last 16.

Juventus are perhaps an even tougher prospect this year than previously, too, because of the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portugal international has an excellent record against Atleti from his time at Real Madrid:

It's vital Los Rojiblancos earn a positive result at home to take with them to Turin if they're to progress to the quarter-finals this year, and to do so they'll have to keep Ronaldo quiet.

This is something Simeone has struggled with over the years, despite making his side one of the most defensively robust in Europe, so it will be an enormous challenge for him on Wednesday.

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