UEFA Champions League 2016-17: We are in the month of February in 2017, and the stage is all set for the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 to take center stage yet again. With the Round of 16 games right around the corner, teams across Europe are gearing up to renew the international rivalry. And with the build up to the Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund in hand, we come up with all the information related to the live streaming details and the TV Guide along with the match preview and the probable starting line-up.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Sixteen teams are all set to renew the rivalry between them and the Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund encounter in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 is going to be one of the most exciting ones. Benfica is currently back to form with a couple of 3-0 wins in their domestic tournament, and they are yet to drop points in the month of February this year which will definitely be a psychological boost for all the players who host Borussia Dortmund on February 14. Benfica is currently placed at the pole position on the table in the Primeira Liga 2016-17.
However, things are not looking bright for the German side Borussia Dortmund as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Darmstadt in the German Bundesliga. Currently, the Yellow Brigade is placed at the fourth spot behind league leaders Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Eintracht, 15 points adrift of the top spot. And they will definitely need to pull up their socks if they want to get through to the next round in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. The first tie will be really crucial as a draw will be a real bonus for the German side, even if they don’t manage to win.
In the only previous Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica encounter, the German side had the last laugh even though the Portuguese side did manage to win the first leg in Portugal. In that tie which took place way back in the European Cup 1963-64, Dortmund lost 2-1 at Estadio da Luz. The first round tie ended with the German side thumping the visiting Benfica side by 5-0, winning the tie 6-2 on aggregate.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica Team News
Borussia Dortmund are currently ravaged by injury and will face a tough time to field the best possible eleven against in the upcoming first leg tie against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. The latest addition to the list of injured players is Mario Gotze. Marcel Schmelzer and Lukasz Piszczek will also be doubtful for selection which makes it tough to select the team for the tie against Benfica. However, the good thing is that Marco Reus will be available for selection. Other than that Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Rode are going to miss out definitely as they are nursing injuries sustained for a long time.
Benfica are also not in the best of shapes as there are enough worries related to injuries in the team. Lisandro Lopez will be out due to a cheek injury while Andrija Zivkovic will be out owing to suspension. Eduardo Silvio is under the scrutiny before the selection as he is reportedly nursing an injury.
Borussia Dortmund (probable line-up): Buerki, Papastathopoulos, Ginter, Burnic, Durm, Mor, Marco Reus, Guerreiro, Pulisic, Weigl and Aubameyang
Benfica (probable line-up): Cesar, Luisao, Lindelof, Eliseu, Nelsinho, Fejsa, Carrillo, Jimenez, Pizzi, Jonas and Mitroglou
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Match Prediction
Both the teams have the might to force a result in their favor. But it will be a big test for both the teams. And it will be really interesting as neither would like to lose out in the first leg. Benfica, on the other hand, should look for a win as it will be really tough if they have to go Germany and force a win out of that match. And hence we predict that the match will end up in a 0-0 draw. Goalless draws are often exciting to watch, and this upcoming Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 does promise of such a cliff-hanger.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica Match Details
Date: February 14, 2017
Time: 01:15 AM IST (next day); 07:45 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio da Luz, Portugal
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The upcoming Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 will be telecasted live on Ten 1 in India, on BT Sport 3 in the UK and on Fox Soccer 2 Go in the USA.
Online Streaming: The Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund live streaming will be available on Ten Sports Live in India and on BT Sport Live Streaming in the UK.
Wish that the live streaming details and the TV guide help you in keeping track of all that this is going to happen in the Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. Hope you had a great time in going through the match preview and do not forget to share your views regarding the match. We would love to listen to your words regarding the match.