FC Porto vs. AS Roma Leg 2: How to Watch, Live-Stream Info, Schedule, Preview

Mitchell NorthamContributor IMarch 5, 2019

AS Roma Italian midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo (L) shoots to open the scoring during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg football match AS Roma vs FC Porto on February 12, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
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A brace from teenager Nicolo Zaniolo led AS Roma over FC Porto in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 matchup on Feb. 12.

The 19-year-old became the youngest Italian to score twice in a Champions League contest.

It was an eventful match between the 70th and 80th minute as Zaniolo found the goal twice and Adrian Lopez scored for Porto. That away goal could be crucial in the 2-1 aggregate as Porto prepares to host the second leg.

Roma won the first leg despite controlling just 43 percent of the possession. In the second leg, Porto will be eager to even the aggregate score quickly.

      

Schedule, dates, kickoff times

Second leg at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal; Wednesday, March 6, 3 p.m. ET

      

How to watch and stream in the U.S. and UK

In the United States, the second leg of Roma vs. Porto can be streamed live on B/R Live or Watch TNT. The live stream on B/R Live will include the post-match press conferences from the coaches of each team.

Pricing for UEFA Champions League coverage on B/R Live is as follows:

  • $2.99 per match
  • $9.99 monthly subscription: watch every round-of-16 first-leg match for one price and also get access to weekly highlight shows and magazine shows
  • $79.99 annual soccer pass: access to all soccer matches, broadcasts and shows on B/R Live for a year

Sign up for B/R Live here

In the United Kingdom, all UEFA Champions League matches are available on TV and streaming with BT Sport.

       

Odds and betting information

According to the Action Network, Roma has -185 odds (bet $185 to win $100) to advance to the quarterfinals, giving them a 64.5 percent chance. But while Roma is favored, historical data actually favors Porto, which was given +155 (bet $100 to win $155) odds to advance. Roma has lost its last seven knockout games on the road, and teams facing a 2-1 deficit playing the second leg at home have gone on to advance 13 of 24 times, a little over 54 percent of the time.

FiveThirtyEight gives Roma a 56 percent chance to advance to the quarterfinals.

     

Match preview

A win for Porto puts it in the final eight for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Roma will be looking to make back-to-back quarterfinals for the first time in more than a decade.

Porto will get a pair of fresh legs in this match, as Moussa Marega, who has scored five Champions League goals this season, is now fit. He missed the first leg of this series. To score, Marega will likely have to best Roma's top defender, Kostas Manolas. The outcome of this one-on-one battle could have a lot of influence on the scoreline.

In their last five road matches across all competitions, Roma has been poor on defense, conceding 15 goals. Porto has scored in each of its 21 home matches this season.

Both teams are coming off big defeats in their domestic leagues and are looking to restore morale. Roma fell 3-0 to Lazio in its last match, while Porto lost 2-1 at home to Benfica. Prior to their loss to Lazio, Roma had won four in a row.

Will Roma hold its advantage or will Porto knock the Serie A side out of UEFA Champions League play for the third time since 1982?

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