UEFA Champions League 2020: Quarterfinals Bracket, TV Schedule, Live Stream

Eight teams are left in the Champions League as European soccer's most prestigious tournament heads to Portugal for a World Cup-style mini-tournament that will decide the winner.

After a five-month hiatus caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Champions League resumed over the weekend when the four remaining round of 16 ties were completed.

However, there will be a distinctly different flavor to the remaining three rounds of the tournament. UEFA—European soccer's governing body—has introduced a World Cup-style format from the quarterfinals onward to minimize travel and limit the amount of games teams will have to play at the end of a season that began 12 months ago.

The eight quarterfinalists will meet in Lisbon behind closed doors in single-elimination ties, with the two semifinals to follow the same format. The final, originally scheduled to be staged in Istanbul, will also be hosted by the Portuguese capital later this month.

Here's all you need to know about the quarterfinals.

When do the Champions League quarterfinals start?

The quarterfinals begin on Wednesday, August 12 and run until Saturday, August 15. The semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday next week, with the final to be played on Sunday, August 23.

Which teams are left in the Champions League?

The first two quarterfinals were known before the lockdown and will pit Serie A's fairytale story Atalanta against big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, and Atletico Madrid against RB Leipzig after eliminating defending champions Liverpool in the round of 16.

Manchester City, the Premier League's only survivors in the competition, reached the quarterfinals for the third consecutive season after eliminating Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate following a 2-1 win at home over the Spanish giants on Friday.

The reward for eliminating the 13-time European Champions is a tie with Olympique Lyon, who lost 2-1 away to Juventus on Friday but progressed to the quarterfinals on away goals after winning the first leg 1-0 at home.

Elsewhere, Barcelona's bid for a first Champions League crown in five seasons will have to go through Bayern Munich. The Catalans defeated Napoli 3-1 on Saturday to progress 4-2 on aggregate, while Bayern thrashed Chelsea 4-1 after winning the first leg in London 3-0 five months ago.

TV coverage

While CBS has taken over the broadcasting rights for the Champions League earlier this year, none of the quarterfinals will be shown on TV. The network broadcast only two round of 16 games on TV during the weekend and, as it stands, the only other fixture set to be aired on TV is the Champions League on August 23.

The game, however, will air on CBS Sports Network, as opposed to CBS's over-air cable network.

Live stream

While they may not be available on TV, all the remaining games in the Champions League this season will be available on CBS All Access, the network's digital hub.

CBS All Access can be streamed via Apple and Android platforms, connected TVs, Roku, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

For those not wanting to take out a monthly subscription to CBS All Access, a number of games, including the Champions League final, will be available on fuboTV, YouTubeTV, and Hulu. Like CBS All Access, the three streaming services offer a one-month free trial.

Champions League quarterfinals TV schedule (All times ET)

  • Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain—August 12, 3 p.m., CBS All Access
  • Red Bull Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid—August 13, 3 p.m., CBS All Access
  • Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich—August 14, 3 p.m., CBS All Access
  • Manchester City vs. Olympique Lyon—August 15, 3 p.m., CBS All Access

Champions League odds

Manchester City are the bookmakers' favorite to lift European club soccer's biggest prize this season. Pep Guardiola's team are 11/5 and 23/10 favorite with FanDuel and BetMGM respectively, followed by Bayern Munich at 13/4 and 14/5 respectively.

Paris Saint-Germain are next at 5/1, while five-time winners Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are both 8/1 outsiders, with Atalanta, RB Leipzig and Olympique Lyon at 12/1, 20/1 and 40/1 respectively.

UEFA Champions League
The Champions League trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 29, 2019. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty