The Champions League is back for its 29th season since rebranding, and 66th overall.
After the coronavirus-delayed 2019-20 campaign ended with a knockout tournament in Portugal, UEFA will be hoping this season’s competition runs as usual.
Bayern Munich are the holders, having defeated PSG in last season’s final. Both are in the last 16 joined by British interest in the form of Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea. Man Utd were knocked out in the group stages and so are now competing in the Europa League.
Here’s how you can catch all the action, wherever you are in the world.
Champions League fixtures
The last 16 second legs begin this week, with qualification for the Champions League quarter finals on the line. All the fixtures are available to watch on BT Sport:
Tuesday 9 March
- Juventus vs Porto (agg 1-2) – KO 20.00
- Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla (agg 3-2) – KO 20.00
Wednesday 10 March
- Liverpool vs RB Leipzig (agg 2-0) – KO 20.00 – taking place in Budapest
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona (agg 4-1) – KO 20.00
Tuesday 16 March
- Man City vs Borussia Mönchengladbach (agg. 2-0) – KO 20.00
- Real Madrid vs Atalanta (agg 1-0) – KO 20.00
Wednesday 17 March
- Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid (agg 1-0) – KO 20.00
- Bayern Munich vs Lazio (agg 4-1) – KO 20.00
For more information, there’s a full guide to the Champions League fixtures and results on the UEFA website.
How to watch the Champions League in the UK
BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK, so you’ll need an active subscription in order to start watching.
Check out all the deals on BT Sport on TV, including if you just want access via the app. If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card. Prices currently start at £10 per month with £29.99 upfront.
BT Sport is also now offering a Monthly Pass, which gives you unlimited access to all the channels for £25 a month. This is contract-free, so you can dip in and out at any time.
Can I watch the Champions League for free?
Unfortunately not, as ITV lost rights to show the Champions League on free-to-air in 2015. That’s set to be the case until at least the end of the end of the 2023-24 season.
In the meantime, though, you’ll have to be content with a weekly highlights programme on ITV. The best moments from the games will also be available on the BT Sport YouTube channel shortly after full time.
How to watch the Champions League abroad
BT Sport is usually geo-restricted, which means you can only officially stream the games if you’re based in the UK.
However, if you are a paying BT Sport or Virgin Media subscriber, you can get around this with a VPN. This will allow you to still appear as if you’re in the UK and retain access to channels, and it’s completely legal.