Barcelona Roma live stream info, TV channel: How to watch Champions League quarterfinal second leg on TV, stream online
AS Roma host Barcelona on Tuesday on the cusp of being ousted from the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals unless they can overturn a daunting 4-1 deficit at the Stadio Olimpico.
Two own goals from the Giallorossi helped Barca clinch a hefty victory at the Camp Nou last week, while Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez aided the hosts’ romp despite falling short of their best.
Roma’s first trip to the Champions League quarter-finals in 10 years is at risk of ending unless they can do something they’ve never done in Europe’s top competition—advance from a knockout fixture after losing the first leg.
That being said, Rome is sure to feel like hostile territory to Tuesday’s visitors, who likely won’t be able to rely on another batch of own goals to lead them on their way.
Read on for a breakdown of all the viewing information needed to watch Tuesday’s Champions League showdown in Rome, along with a match preview.
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 7:45 p.m. BST/2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Live Stream: BT Sport app (UK), Fox Soccer Match Pass (U.S.)
TV Info: BT Sport 3 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)
It speaks of Barcelona’s efficacy in the final third that even when floundering more than usual, they can rely on the opposition to apply the finishing touches themselves, as was the case in Catalonia on Wednesday.
The relentless pressure of their midfield and attack paved the way to what ended up a comfortable win, although Sky Sports La Liga expert Guillem Balague downplayed the quality of their resources beyond the XI:
GB: There’s a long way to go, but there’s no doubt Barcelona have one of the best XIs in Europe, but as I keep saying, they have one of their worst squads in 10 years. Who will win it? More here: https://t.co/YE88MEHljy https://t.co/0PprZ8nNKH
Roma face the unenviable task of attempting to chase three goals against a side that welcomes any opportunity to break quickly, handing Giallorossi boss Eusebio Di Francesco a dilemma.
Despite the sizeable three-goal margin, ESPN FC pundits Craig Burley and Steve Nicol discussed Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Roma in the first leg as a display that needed some improvement, giving Tuesday’s hosts some hope:
Roma had their times tormenting Barca’s back line on Wednesday and were only impeded by some brilliant goalkeeping from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while Alisson Becker impressed at the other end.
What’s more, Di Francesco aimed questions at the officials in his post-match comments following the first leg, with Roma having been denied several appeals in and around the penalty area, per Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri:
Roma manager Di Francesco: “Barcelona are already too good. They don’t need to be helped. And tonight they were too much helped by the referee”
His tactics will dictate much of who has sway in Rome, with Edin Dzeko having struggled to find chances in Catalonia as a lone frontman and Radja Nainggolan’s injury absence in midfield all too noticeable.
Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final means both Serie A giants are on the verge of departure from the Champions League. That leaves Roma in need of a miracle to take down a Barca side that’s lost only once this season.