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Champions League Bracket 2020: teams, standings, schedule and more for UEFA round of 16 matches

One of the last images we saw of competition before world sport was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic was the furious battle between Atletico Madrid and reigning champion Liverpool FC to survive in the UEFA Champions League 2020.

Atletico took an extra time win to advance to the quarterfinals, forcing LFC to forfeit the chance to keep the cup. But it seemed for a while – a long time – that this might have gone so far. There was every reason to believe that the Champions League season may be discontinued.

As with most European football, the Champions League will return to complete the tournament. Five months and nine days will elapse between the first stages of Manchester City-Real Madrid and Juventus-Lyon and the resumption of that series on August 7.

It is doubtful if there ever was such a thing, but at least it happens.

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Champions League bracket 2020

When the pandemic hiatus started, four teams – Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain and Atalanta – had established themselves as quarter-finalists. Four series remained restless.

UEFA completes the round of 16 as originally planned, albeit with a delay. Teams on the road for the first leg of the round may play at home in the second leg. However, no spectators are allowed, limiting the home field advantage.

Man City will be at home against Real Madrid; City has a 2-1 lead after her trip to Madrid. Lyon is 1-0 ahead of Juventus, but has to visit Turin for the return match. Barcelona and Naples are 1-1 equal after the first leg in Naples. Chelsea is in a huge 3-0 hole on the way to Germany for the second leg against Bayern Munich.

UEFA held a draw on July 10 to determine the matchups for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, all of which will be contested in two stadiums in Lisbon: the Estadio Jose Alvalade and the Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (also known as Estadio da Luz).

The quarter-finals and semifinals, usually two-leg series, will be eliminated single, with one game per day from August 12-15.

The semifinals will be contested from August 18-19.

The final is on Sunday August 23 in Estadio da Luz.

How to watch Champions League in the US

Turner Sports had secured Champions League rights from previous rightsholder Fox Sports in 2017, with a deal that would run through the 2020-21 league.

Last October, CBS won the rights to tournaments that started in 2021-22, but in early July, Turner surprised the football world by relinquishing the rights to the rest of this tournament and the full 2020-21 event.

CBS has announced it plans to put most of the 2020 tournament on its streaming service CBS All Access, with just a few games – including the August 23 finale – on its cable channel CBS Sports Network. None of this season’s games will be on the central CBS channel.

The main CBS network has a conflict with the Northern Trust golf tournament on the day of the final. But during the quarterfinals (and the semifinals are assumed, although the schedules aren’t available yet), CBS Sports Network broadcasts its regular daily talk show, Tiki and Tierney, instead of football.

So it’s clear that CBS is insisting that subscribers sign up for CBS All Access, which costs $ 5.99 per month for the commercial ad option. There is a one-month free trial.

The games on CBS Sports Network are also available at fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

For viewers in Canada, all of them Champions League games are on DAZN, the global streaming sports service.

Champions League schedule 2020

Here is the complete TV schedule to watch Champions League games in the United States:

Round of 16

DateTime (ET)MatchingTV, live stream
August 73 pmManchester City vs. Real MadridCBS Sports Network, CBS All Access, fuboTV
August 73 pmJuventus vs. LyonCBS All Access
August the 8th3 pmBarcelona vs. Barcelona NapoliCBS Sports Network, CBS All Access, fuboTV
August the 8th3 pmBayern Munich vs. ChelseaCBS All Access


DateTime (ET)MatchingTV, live stream
August 123 pmAtalanta vs. Paris Saint GermainCBS All Access
August 133 pmRed Bull Leipzig vs. Atletico MadridCBS All Access
August 143 pmWinner Napoli / Barcelona vs. Bayern / Chelsea winnerCBS All Access
August 153 pmWinner Man City / Real Madrid vs. Winner Juventus / LyonCBS All Access


DateTime (ET)MatchingTV, live stream
August 183 pmTBDCBS All Access
August 193 pmTBDCBS All Access


DateTime (ET)MatchingTV, live stream
August 233 pmTBDCBS Sports Network, CBS All Access, fuboTV

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Are there any American players left?

Chelsea fell deeply, arguably insurmountable, with a 3-0 first leg defeat at home to Bayern Munich when winger Christian Pulisic was injured out of bounds – and before emerging as one of the brightest stars of the Premier’s resumption League.

Unfortunately for Chelsea and American fans, Pulisic gets injured again and misses Saturday’s return match. Pulisic suffered a hamstring injury on Saturday in the final of Chelsea’s FA Cup against Arsenal.

That means we won’t have the fun of Pulisic being on the same field as Canada’s Alphonso Davies, one of the world’s best young players over the 2019-20 season. Davies scored three goals and recorded six assists, mainly from the left back position, while Bayern walked away with the Bundesliga title. He has three assists in the Champions League so far.

Midfielder Tyler Adams started five of nine games for RB Leipzig after the break and played multiple positions, but mainly as a midfielder. Leipzig went 4-1-4 in those games, enough to stay ahead of Borussia Monchengladbach and finish third.

Leipzig faces defense-focused Atletico in the quarterfinals, which would be an immersive challenge when Adams is on the pitch.

Champions League 2020 standings

Bayern Munich from the German Bundesliga was the only club to earn all 18 available points in the group stage, as it managed to beat Group B in a dominant way. Bayern also closed the group stage with the best goal difference (+19) in the Champions League.

Below are the group stage tables that helped set the bar for the Champions League elimination rounds.

group A.

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
Paris Saint Germain65101721516
Real Madrid CF6321148611
Club Brugge6033412-83
Galatasaray AŞ6024114-132

Group B

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
FC Bayern Munich66002451918
Tottenham Hotspur63121814410
Olympiacos FC6114814-64
FK Crvena zvezda6105320-173

Group C

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
Manchester City FC64201641214
Atalanta BC6213812-47
FC Shakhtar Donetsk6132813-56
GNK Dinamo Zagreb61231013-35

Group D

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
Club Atlético de Madrid631285310
Bayer 04 Leverkusen620459-46
FC Lokomotiv Moskva6105411-73

Group E

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
Liverpool FC6411138513
SSC Napoli6330114712
FC Salzburg6213161337
KRC Genk6015520-151

Group F

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
FC Barcelona642094514
Borussia Dortmund631288010
FC Internazionale Milano621310917
SK Slavia Praha6024410-62

Group G

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
RB Leipzig6321108211
Olympique Lyonnais62229818
SL Benfica62131011-17
FC Zenit621379-27

Group H

TeamPlayedWinsDrawsTo loseGoals forGoals againstTarget differentialPoints
Valencia CF632197211
Chelsea FC6321119211
AFC Ajax6312126610
LOSC Lille6015414-101

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