One of the highest-flying teams in Europe, Manchester City — winners of 12 out of their last 13 matches across all competitions, per UEFA website — will be heavily favored to move ahead to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals thanks to a fortuitous draw that puts them against struggling German side FC Schalke 04. The German team finished second in the Bundesliga last season, but have faded into 14th this time around, but will have some remote chance at redemption as they host the English Premier league leaders in a knockout phase first leg match that will live stream from North Rhine-Westphalia.
To find out how to watch a live stream of Wednesday's FC Schalke 04 vs. Manchester City UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg matchup, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Central European Time at the 55,000-seat Arena AufSchalke, also known as Veltins-Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on Wednesday, February 20.
In the United Kingdom, kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, while in the United States, fans can watch the game at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, noon Pacific. In India, the Die Königsblauen vs. Sky Blues match starts at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 21.
Schalke Coach Domenico Tedesco, however, is not intimidated by the challenge of facing the team that once again leads the Premier League, per Premier League website, albeit on goal difference over Liverpool.
"There's nothing like a Champions League knockout match against one of the world's best," the Schalke coach said. "We have worked hard to be able to play in a game like this. Of course we aren't favorites, but we have made it to this round. Manchester City have an extremely strong team and we need to be strong."
The two teams have not faced each other since the 2008/2009 group stage of the now-defunct UEFA Cup, according to the BBC. But City have not lost to a German opponent since 2014, going 6-1 since losing to Bayern Munich 1-0 at a time when Bayern was coached by Pep Guardiola — now in charge of Manchester City.
To watch the FC Schalke 04 vs. Manchester City UEFA Champions League knockout phase match stream live online from Germany, access the streaming video provided by Univision NOW, or download the Univision app to view the match on mobile devices. Univision NOW also streams live on the Roku set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Lyon vs. Barca showdown streaming live on their TV sets.
Alternatively, for those who prefer an English-language stream, live video will be provided by B/R Live, which offers the game on a pay-per-view basis, at a fee of $2.99.
The good news is, there is a way to watch the Champions League match stream live from North Rhine-Westphalia for free with no cable login or pay-per-view charge required, by signing up for a trial subscription to an online streaming TV package such as Fubo TV or Sling TV. Both of those providers require credit card information and subscription fees, but each also comes with a seven-day preview period at no initial charge. That way, fans can catch Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Round of 16 opening leg stream live for free.
In the United Kingdom, BT Sport Extra will carry the livestream, while in Germany, DAZN Deutschland will stream the Champions League knockout first leg game. In Spain, Movistar+ will stream the match live. Italian fans can watch the game via a Sky Go Italia livestream. In Canada, fans may watch the live streaming video with a subscription to DAZN. And in India, Sony LIV will stream the match live online.
In numerous other countries, the game will be streamed using the UEFA Champions League app. An extensive listing of live streaming sources around the footballing world is available on the LiveSoccerTV site.