The Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona live stream online and televised 2016 Champions League matchup Wednesday will feature the second leg of their battle towards the championship. As it stands, Luis Enrique’s club has a 2-1 lead on their opponents for this away game, but they’ve lost two-straight games in La Liga. Those included back-to-back defeats at the hands of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad. For Atletico, they’re coming into this matchup having defeated Espanyol 3-1 recently, but will be without Fernando Torres due to a one-match European ban. The 2016 Champions League live streaming and TV coverage comes via Fox Sports networks Wednesday.
According to BBC Sport in their April 12 report, Lionel Messi will try to turn things around as he’s been having his worst performance in the past five years. The 28-year-old superstar has now gone 362 minutes without scoring for his side. Messi has said the team will “continue to believe” in themselves despite the recent losses in La Liga. He’s currently just one goal away from achieving 500 in his career for his club and his country. Luckily for his side, they’ll also have defender Gerard Pique back in action. Midfielder Rafinha and defender Thomas Vermaelen are expected to miss the game.
Coming into this pivotal game on Wednesday, Atletico has fallen to Barcelona in their past seven meetings. However, the club was able to eliminate Barcelona back in the 2013-14 quarterfinals of Champions League. Atletico boss Diego Simeone has said of the mentality going into this game, “Within the characteristics we have we’ll look for the variations we can to cause them problems and, most importantly, win the game.” Simeone added, “We need to overcome the absence of Fernando and control a marvellous footballer like (Luis) Suarez.”
Odds makers have pegged Barcelona as a +130 favorite on the moneyline for this away matchup. Atletico Madrid is priced as a +210 to +235 underdog at home, with a draw priced at +230 to +248. The over/under goals total is at 2-1/2 goals for the complete game. Future odds have Barcelona as the overall favorite to win Champions League at 3 to 2 odds, while Atletico currently has odds of 16 to 1, ranking them third to last.
Wednesday’s 2016 UEFA Champions League game featuring Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona gets started at approximately 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage will be on Fox Sports 1 channel in the United States. For live streaming online coverage, U.S. cable and satellite viewers can log into the Fox Sports Go website or mobile apps. There’s also Fox Soccer 2 Go subscription service which offers a live feed of this game along with many other soccer games on a paid monthly basis.