Watching A Champions League Game With Out Of Sync Audio Is My New Personal Hell, Benfica Defeats Ajax
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Benfica pulled off a smash-and-grab victory in Amsterdam on Tuesday defeating a much better-looking Ajax side 1-0 to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals winning 3-2 on aggregate.
If you watched the game on Paramount+ then you also suffered an unbearable 90 minutes where the audio was about one second ahead of the video on screen. One second doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it becomes very apparent while watching.
Darwin Núñez scored the game’s sole goal in the 77th minute off a header. Even in the highlights you hear the commentator reacting to the goal before the ball ever goes in. This out of sync audio gives you a headache after about 15 minutes.
DARWIN NÚÑEZ!BENFICA STUN AJAX. pic.twitter.com/WQf8rP6V9D
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) March 15, 2022
The commentator yelled, “and they’ve got it!” before the ball ever touched Núñez’s head. Brilliant stuff Paramount+ I'm glad I spend $60 a year on this crap. The only answer the streaming service had for the error was the equivalent of “oopsie whoopsie.”
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The people of Twitter weren’t as kind as me when expressing their displeasure with the audio. Here were some of the complaints.
Reaction To Paramount Audio Issues
paramount plus align the champions league audio with video challenge— Brickshithousery (@Weirdfutbol) March 15, 2022
HOW MANY MASSIVE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES IS YOUR DOG SHIT SERVICE GOING TO FUCK UP THE AUDIOBENFICA/AJAX AUDIO IS NOT SYNCED FIX YOUR APP @CBSSportsGolazo
— ™️ (@GambleEveryday) March 15, 2022
Can someone at @paramountplus please align the audio and picture in the Ajax v Benfica game? Currently watching on mute because the announcers spoil every chance cuz they call it 2 seconds before viewers see it.— Tyler Carlos (@tkdabk) March 15, 2022
— Luke Johnson #BLM (@TheLukeJohnson6) March 15, 2022
the audio on ajax/benfica is like a second ahead of the video and it is disgusting i am so happy i can’t just watch stuff on cable this is the good shit— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) March 15, 2022
Benfica advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2015-16 edition of the tournament.
The Portuguese club just did enough to get by a rather dominant Ajax side. Ajax spent nearly the entire game in Benfica’s half of the field but couldn’t find a clean look on Benfica’s goal. Despite having 16 shots (four times as many as Benfica) Ajax was shut out for the first time in the Champions League this season.
The gurus over at CBS attempted to save face by correcting the audio for the highlights, but we all know this isn't how it was during the game.