Benfica vs Arsenal free live stream (2/18/21): How to watch UEFA Europa League, time, channel

by 24USATVFeb. 18, 2021, 10:20 p.m. 43
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UEFA Europa League competition represents the final chance for Arsenal to capture significant success in the 2020-21 season, and the team can aim to begin a deep run Thursday when it enters the Round of 32.

Arsenal will meet Benfica for the first leg of the matchup Feb. 18. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET, with UniMas and CBS All-Access providing coverage.

Though Arsenal sits in 10th place in the English Premier, it maintains a realistic hope of challenging for the Europa League championship. The club will first need to get past Benfica, the fourth-place team in Portuguese Liga.

The second and final leg of this matchup will unfold Feb. 25.

Arsenal entered Thursday with two losses in its past three league games, but the team dominated Europa League group stage competition, winning all six of its matches. Eleven different players found the net for Arsenal in those contests, and Nicolas Pépé tied for the team lead with three goals and three assists.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been Arsenal’s top Premier League scorers with eight goals apiece.

Benfica went 3-3 in Europa League group stage competition but outscored opponents 18-9 in those matches. Pizzi scored six of those goals and has mostly been employed as a substitute of late in Portuguese Liga play.

All 16 first legs of the Europa League Round of 32 will take place Wednesday. Here are the matchups:

You can watch the UniMas broadcast of the Benfica-Arsenal meeting with a free trial of fuboTV, and a free trial of CBS All-Access will make available broadcasts to all the Europa League matches.

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