Benfica v Arsenal: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and how to watch the Europa League clash on BT Sport

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal travel to Lisbon to face European heavyweights Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 clash.

Published: 16 February 2021 - 2.08pm

Arsenal's Europa League campaign gets back underway on Thursday when they face a tricky opponent in Benfica for a spot in the last 16.

The Gunners head to Estadio da Luz for the tie's first leg having won six from six in the group stages but will be wary of a Benfica side usually more accustomed to competing in the Champions League.

Jorge Jesus' men qualified by virtue of finishing second to Rangers in a fiercely competitive Group D and the two-time European Cup winners should present a difficult test for Arsenal at this stage of the competition.

Will Arsenal emerge from Lisbon with something to cling on to ahead of next week's second leg in London? Or will Arteta's men find themselves in trouble just as they did last season against Olympiacos?

Benfica v Arsenal

Thursday 18 February, 8pm

BT Sport 2 HD

When is Benfica v Arsenal

Our coverage gets underway at 8pm on Thursday 18 February, live on BT Sport 2HD on TV.

The match is also available to live stream on the BT Sport app or right here on bt.com/sport - full details below.

How to watch Benfica v Arsenal on your mobile or tablet

Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway.

With the enhanced video player featuring an interactive timeline, multi-camera functionality, 360° live streaming and highlights, the app truly offers the most-immersive viewing experience available.

It's available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets; and offers far more than just live streaming options.

How to live stream Benfica v Arsenal on your laptop

Benfica v Arsenal is available to live stream here!

Follow the link above or access the live stream via the bt.com/sport home page when our broadcast begins.

With access to in-game stats, real-time table changes and more, our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.

How to watch Benfica v Arsenal on your TV

*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, NOWTV, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow the link at the top of the homepage.

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What if I can't watch live?

No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport. We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.

There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.

What other live football does BT Sport show?

We're showing all remaining Champions League and Europa League matches live.

We'll also be bringing you live matches from the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and many more next season. 

For full details of BT Sport's upcoming live football schedule, check out our What's on BT Sport page.