Fluminense and Barcelona SC face each other in the 2021 Copa Libertadores Quarter-Finals Leg 1 today, May 27, 2021, at 8:30 PM (ET) at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The return leg will be played next week, on August 19, at the Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this decisive soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch or live stream the game in the US.
This will be their second overall meeting. Interestingly, Barcelona de Guayaquil are the better side in head-to-head games, winning their only match so far, Fluminense are yet to celebrate a victory, while no game has ended in a draw.
Their only clash happened on February 15, 2018, when it ended in a thrilling 3-1 away win for the Ecuadorian side. It promises to be a more exciting clash as they meet for the first time in three years, in the 2021 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores.
Fluminense vs Barcelona SC: Match Information
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Maracana, Rio De Janeiro
Fluminense vs Barcelona SC: Times by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Fluminense vs Barcelona SC: Storylines
Fluminense finished the Copa Libertadores Group Stage in third place of Group D with 11 points in six matches. As a result, they faced Cerro Porteno in the Round of 16. The Brazilians managed to beat them 3-0 on aggregate in two legs in the Knockout Stage to get to the Quarter-Finals.
Meanwhile, Barcelona SC ended up placed on top of Group C in the Copa Libertadores with 13 points in six Group Stage games. They set up a meeting with Fluminense in the Quarters after overcoming Velez Sarsfield in the last 16 with an aggregate result of 3-2.
Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who goes into the second leg with an advantage. The aggregate winner of this matchup will then face the better side of the Flamengo vs Olimpia Asuncion duel in the Semi-Finals.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Fluminense vs Barcelona SC in the U.S.
The 2021 Copa Libertadores Quarter-Final game between Fluminense and Barcelona SC, to be played on Thursday, at the Maracana in Sao Paulo, will be broadcasted on Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS in the United States.
Fluminense vs Barcelona SC: Predictions And Odds
All odds are in favor of Fluminense. FanDuel see them as the absolute favorites to win in Game 1 of the Quarter Final and thus, they have given them +100 odds. The Ecuadorian side, meanwhile, have a +280 odds to upset the Brazilan club, while a tie would result in a +200 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel