Galatasaray vs Barcelona: times, TV and how to watch online, Europa League last 16
All the info on how and where to watch the Europa League second leg match between Galatasaray and Barcelona at the Nef Stadium on 17 March.
Barcelona were frustrated by Turkish giants Galatasaray at Camp Nou a week ago and will now face the cauldron of the Nef Stadium without an aggregate cushion as Xavi’s side attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The reverse leg was the only game that ended goalless across all of the last 16 ties and it was the first time Barcelona had failed to score since the 3-0 Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich that condemned Xavi’s side to the second-tier tournament at the beginning of December. It was also the first and only time that Galatasaray had managed a clean sheet under Domènec Torrent, who replaced The Emperor Fatih Terim in January to bring an end to the legendary coach’s five-year-long fourth stint at the club to an end.
End of the fourth Terim era at struggling Galatasaray
That Galatasaray decided to part ways with a manager of Terim’s standing is an indication of the club’s form this season. Gala are 11th in the Süper Lig, failed to get past the second qualifying round of the Champions League after a 7-2 drubbing by PSV and were dumped out of the Turkish Cup by second-tier Denizlispor.
It is quite the contrast to Xavi’s resurgent Barcelona, who did excellent business in the January window and have climbed to third in LaLiga on the back of a 12-game unbeaten run stretching back to early December. Barça have also put four past their opponents on four occasions in their past six Liga matches, against Atlético, Valencia, Athletic and Osasuna. More pertinently for Xavi heading into Thursday’s game, his side did the same to Napoli in the away leg of the previous round to secure their place in the last 16 after a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou.
However, Galatasaray’s domestic implosion has yet to translate to the continental stage, where Torrent’s side remain unbeaten in the Europa League with five wins and six draws including the qualifiers. Goals remain an issue for the Turkish side though – they average one a game but four of those came in 90 minutes against Marseille in the group stage.
What time does Galatasaray vs Barcelona kick off?
The Europa League round of 16 second leg game between Galatasaray and Barcelona will kick off at the Nef Stadium, Istanbul, on Thursday 17 March 2022 at 13:45 pm US (ET) and 10:45 pm US (PT).
That’s 18:45 pm CET and 17:45 pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Galatasaray vs Barcelona in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Galatasaray vs Barcelona:
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Galatasaray vs Barcelona: live AS USA coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the Europa League clash right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action at the Nef Stadium as it unfolds.