How to watch the Champions League live


The Champions League is back. Europe’s elite club competition is now becoming a knockout tournament, with 16 teams battling it out for the title of the continent’s best.

However, Barcelona will be absent for the first time in 18 years. The five-time winners finished third in their group behind Bayern Munich and Benfica, meaning they now compete in the Europa League.

Bayern are one of the favorites to win the entire competition, while PSG’s star-studded front three are looking to deliver the club’s first Champions League trophy. But English sides are expected to offer stiff competition, particularly Premier League leaders Man City, 2019 winners Liverpool and holders Chelsea. Man Utd’s inconsistent domestic form makes them less likely to go all the way, although you can never rule out the Red Devils.

So you can follow all the Champions League Round of 16 action from anywhere in the world.

Champions League games on TV

The Champions League last 16 draw may have been made twice due to a technical error, but there were some delicious draws in the end. All matches can be viewed via BT Sport, with UK kick-off times and specific channels listed below:

Tue 22 Feb

  • Chelsea vs Lille – KO 20.00 – BT Sport 2/Ultimate
  • Villarreal v Juventus – KO 20.00 – BT Sport 3

Wed 23 Feb

  • Atlético Madrid v Man Utd – KO 20.00 – BT Sport 2/Ultimate
  • Benfica vs Ajax – KO 20.00 – BT Sport

Results so far

  • PSG 1-0 Real Madrid
  • Sporting Lisbon 0-5 Manchester City
  • Inter Milan 0-2 Liverpool
  • RB Salzburg 1-1 Bayern Munich

There is a complete guide to Champions League fixtures and results on the UEFA website.

How to watch the Champions League in the UK

How to watch the Champions League live - How to watch the Champions League live

BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK, so you’ll need an active subscription to start watching.

There are a few ways to sign up for BT Sport, first by combining it with BT Broadband. Enter your zip code on the website to see what offers are available.

On the TV side, prices start at £7.50 for three months and then £15 for the rest of your 24 month contract. In return you get all BT sports channels and BoxNation alongside Freeview, AMC and a writable TV box.

You can also just use the BT Sport app (£15pm) – it works on mobile, tablet, smart TVs and consoles – or Buy the monthly pass for £25. If your device supports it, you can still watch in up to 4K HDR quality.

Sky customers can Get BT Sport added from £15pm (after a three-month £7.50pm promotion). BT is also offering a combined package with Sky Sports through Now, costing £20 for three months and £40 for the remaining 21 months.

View all BT Sport packages here.

How to watch the Champions League outside of the UK

BT Sport is geo-restricted, meaning you can only officially watch its coverage if you’re based in the UK.

A workaround is available if you’re located outside of this region, but we recommend finding the local broadcaster first – especially if you’re a permanent resident. These are CBS and Univision in the USA, Stan in Australia or Sony Pictures Networks on the Indian subcontinent.

However, if you already have an active UK subscription, we recommend accessing the BT Sport stream via a VPN. This way you can still appear like you’re in the UK and keep access to channels, and it’s totally legal.

NordVPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out ours best VPN chart showing you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad.

If you only want to use the VPN for soccer, you might want to consider a free VPN as well. Almost all will have a UK server, but there can be strict data limits.

Want more football? How to watch the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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