Villarreal - Juventus: times, how to watch on TV, how to stream online
The Estadio de la Ceramica is the setting for the 2021-22 Champions League clash between Unai Emery's side and the Serie A giants.
A huge Champions League night awaits in Castellon as Unai Emery's Villarreal face Juventus. The Spanish side continued their recent good form with a 4-1 win over Granada over the weekend as Juve drew 1-1 with city rivals Torino in the city derby.
Allegri happy to settle for a draw
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will not be taking Villarreal lightly ahead of their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday, saying the Spanish team are experts at getting results against Europe's big sides.
Allegri got Juve through four of five Champions League round of 16 ties during his first spell in charge, his only elimination coming against Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich in 2015-16.
However, Juve have fallen at the last-16 stage in the last two seasons under Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo, with Allegri issuing a warning about a team who beat Arsenal and Manchester United en route to winning the Europa League last term.
"It's not an easy route to the quarter finals at all, we have a 50% chance of progressing," Allegri told a news conference on Monday. "They came through a very good group like us.
"They are experts against the very best teams and have got some great recent results. They have a very good coach who does not give advantages.
"Any positive result is good, with the away goal rule having changed. Before you could lose one and win one and you were through, now it's different. A draw in Spain would be a great result."
Optimism reigns in Villarreal
"We are enjoying good momentum, in a good dynamic and that gives us a lot of confidence ahead of the match," said Alberto Moreno at Monday's press conference.
"We are here because we have deserve to be, we have been able to compete and beat teams of Juventus' level," said head coach Unai Emery, who is convinced that they can also overcome the Italian team "but we have to play a perfect game".
The Spanish side had a complicated start to the season, but have gradually found a certain consistency of play and results in LaLiga and the club hope to translate that form to Europe.
Villarreal will be missing Francis Coquelin and striker Gerard Moreno, while midfielder Étienne Capoue, who has missed the last two games due to muscular discomfort, is doubtful.
On a positive note, Emery will be able to count on Arnaut Danjuma, who scored a hat-trick on Saturday against Granada and has become the star of the team since his arrival last summer from Bornemouth in England.
What time does Villarreal-Juventus start?
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg between Villarreal and Juve will kick off at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Tuesday 22, February 2022 at 9pm local time (CET).
In the US, that’s 3pm ET and 12 noon PT. In the UK, the game starts at 8pm (GMT).
Find out what time Villarreal-Juve starts wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch Villarreal-Juventus in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online streaming platforms will be broadcasting the Round of 16 clash:
US: CBS, TUDN USA, TUDN.com. TUDN App, TUDNxtra Paramount+, Univision, UniMás, fuboTV
UK: BT Sport 2, BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport App, BTSport.com
Villarreal-Juventus: live with AS USA
You can also follow the Champions League clash with AS USA’s live-text coverage. We’ll be building up to the game at the Estadio de la Ceramica from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before talking you through the action.