FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 1st Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

Europe’s premier club competition enters the knockout stages in February and all 16 games from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League will be broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the first legs between Celtic and Juventus, followed by Arsenal’s tough tie against last season’s runners-up Bayern Munich.

Then two mouthwatering second legs follow exclusively live on ITV as Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid at Old Trafford, with Barcelona to come a week later.

Sky Sports will screen all the other 12 ties over four matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, plus the first legs ties between Real Madrid and Manchester United, as well as AC Milan v Barcelona.

The undoubted tie of the round sees nine-times winners Real Madrid take on Manchester United for the first time in nine years, in a match which will see former United star Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford for the first time since his £80m move to Madrid in June 2009.

The teams last met in the 2002-03 quarter-final, where the Spaniards came out on top after two thrilling legs 6-5 on aggregate.

Having made it through a tough group where they famously beat Spanish giants Barcelona, Celtic have been rewarded with a tie against Italian side Juventus, while Arsenal take on last year’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich.

The first legs will be played on either February 12/13 or 19/20, with the return matches on March 5/6 or 12/13.

Full details of when and where to watch the latest action from the Last 16 phase below:


Following their shock exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, Arsenal face a tough test of their Champions League credentials in midweek.

They take on last year’s runners up Bayern Munich in the first leg of their round of 16 clash.

After finishing second in Group B, the Gunners will go into this tie as underdogs against the German giants, who topped the Group F table by virtue of their superior head-to-head record against Valencia.

Arsene Wenger’s men have already faced Bayern’s compatriots Schalke 04 in this season’s competition, finishing two points behind them in the table after losing 2-0 at home and drawing 2-2 away.

Arsenal have fallen at this stage of the competition in the last two years and the talented Bayern are a team in form – they’re well clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Adrian Chiles is joined by guests Gareth Southgate and former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon for live coverage from the Emirates stadium, starting at 7.30pm.

Match commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, plus pitchside reports from Gabriel Clarke.


The other Tuesday night contest pits Portuguese giants Porto against Malaga, one of the surprise packages of this season’s competition, at the Estadio do Dragao.

Malaga are appearing at this stage for the first time and will be looking to build on their excellent record in the group phase, which saw them come through unbeaten and top Group C ahead of AC Milan.

The Spaniards sold star players over the summer, but that hasn’t hampered their European progress.

Having been unbeaten in the group stage they will look to continue that run against their more seasoned opposition.

Ben Shephard introduces live coverage on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7pm.


This week’s matches from the last 16 is headlined by Barcelona’s trip to the San Siro to take on seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan.

The hosts start as underdogs against the tournament favourites and it is very clear to see why.

The Catalan club have won the Champions League twice in the past four years and possess a squad which contains two of the three players shortlisted for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or.

They are also eight points clear of their nearest rivals in La Liga, having won 18 of their first 20 games.

Milan’s current team falls someway short of the standard set by its illustrious predecessors, but it certainly isn’t without a threat.

A squad that was once adorned with ageing icons is now far more youthful and it is to this emerging talent that the Italian giants may well look when Barca come to town.

Twenty-year-old Italian international Stephan El Shaarawy has already scored 17 times this season and is perhaps the most likely contender to inspire an upset.

The sides met twice in the group stage last season, with Barca winning 3-2 on this ground after being held to a 2-2 draw on home soil.

Jeff Stelling presents live coverage from the Nou Camp with guests Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness from 7pm on Sky Sports 2 HD.


Turkish champions Galatasaray will go into their game against Schalke at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul on the back of three successive Champions League victories.

They began their group campaign with two defeats and a draw before turning their form around completely to finish second behind Manchester United.

The hosts finished as runners-up to Manchester United in the group stage of the competition and added to their ranks during the recent transfer window, with Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba their most notable acquisitions.

Meanwhile the visitors beat Arsenal to the top of Group B, but have seen midfielder Lewis Holtby complete a January move to Tottenham Hotspur, six months earlier than initially planned.

Ben Shephard presents live coverage on Sky Sports 4 HD from 7.30pm.



Tuesday 12th February
Celtic v Juventus – Last 16, 1st Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.30pm-10.00pm – ITV / STV
Valencia v Paris Saint-Germain – Last 16, 1st Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.00pm-10.15pm – Sky Sports 2
UEFA Champions League Extra Time
11.35pm-12.35am – ITV
Wednesday 13th February
Real Madrid v Manchester Utd – Last 16, 1st Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 6.00pm-10.15pm – Sky Sports 2
Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund Last 16, 1st leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.30pm-10.00pm – Sky Sports 4
Tuesday 19th February
Arsenal v Bayern Munich Last 16, 1st Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.30pm-10.00pm – ITV
Porto v Malaga Last 16, 1st Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.00pm-10.00pm – Sky Sports 2
UEFA Champions League Extra Time
10.35pm-11.35pm – ITV
Wednesday 20th February
AC Milan v Barcelona Last 16, 1st Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.00pm-10.00pm – Sky Sports 2
Galatasaray v Schalke Last 16, 1st leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: 7.30pm-10.00pm – Sky Sports 4
Tuesday 5th March
Manchester United v Real Madrid Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: ITV
Borussia Dortmund v Shakhtar Donetsk Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: Sky Sports 2
Wednesday 6th March
Juventus v Celtic – Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: Sky Sports 2
Paris Saint-Germain v Valencia Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: Sky Sports 4
Tuesday 12th March
Barcelona v AC Milan Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: ITV
Schalke v Galatasaray Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: Sky Sports 2
Wednesday 13th March
Bayern Munich v Arsenal Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: Sky Sports 2
Malaga v Porto Last 16, 2nd Leg
Kick-off: 19:45 | LIVE: Sky Sports 4 

ITV’s live match coverage, as well additional video clips, interviews and analysis, is available to watch for free via the ITV football website – CLICK HERE

Sky Sports subscribers can follow every Champions League match via the Sky Sports Events Centre CLICK HERE

Keep up to date with all the latest UEFA Champions League reports, goal flashes and results by following ITV Football on Twitter (@itvfootball) and Sky Sports dedicated UCL feed (@SkySportsCL).

Online streaming available to UK users only


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