The Champions League draw is done and the route to the final in Istanbul is laid bare. It's now over to the remaining best eight teams in Europe to fight it out for the trophy. Will Haaland bring it home for City? Can Chelsea pull off another surprise, or will Real Madrid steamroll their to yet more success?
US soccer fans can stream the Champions League 2022/23 free with a 30-day trial of Paramount+ (opens in new tab) (use code PICARD until 30th April). Don't forget you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Paramount+ when travelling outside of the US. UK fans can watch using BT Sport.
Date: 6th Sept 2022 – 10th June 2023
Free trials: Paramount+ (30-day free trial with code PICARD) (opens in new tab) (USA)
Watch anywhere with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
AUS stream: Stan Sport (AU$20)
Can stream: DAZN (opens in new tab) (CAD $25)
UK/4K stream: BT Sport (opens in new tab)
The Sky Blues have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the quarter finals. While it's never an easy task to play the perennially best German side, at least star striker Erling Haaland will be facing a proposition with which he'll be familiar from his time with Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Still, it was Bayern who managed to dump the star-studded PSG out of the competition in the last round. Julian Nagelsmann's side will fear no one. The winner will play the victor of Milan and Napoli.
Napoli have been the surprise package of both Europe and their domestic league. Luciano Spalletti's team have all but won Serie A already and have been playing sublime football with their line-up up of irresistible forwards capturing the headlines.
Over on the other side of the draw, Chelsea face the tough task of taking on 14-time European Cup-winners Real Madrid. With Luka Modric rolling back the years with a frighteningly fit and pacy performance at Anfield, one has to worry about Graham Potter's not entirely consistent team. Benfica or Inter await in the semis.
Quarter final first legs:
- Tue/Weds, 11th/12th April – Real Madrid vs Chelsea
- Tue/Weds, 11th/12th April – Inter vs Benfica
- Tue/Weds, 11th/12th April – Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
- Tue/Weds, 11th/12th April – AC Milan vs Napoli
- Tue/Weds, 18th/19th April – Chelsea vs Real Madrid
- Tue/Weds, 18th/19th April – Benfica vs Inter
- Tue/Weds, 18th/19th April – Bayern Munich vs Manchester City
- Tue/Weds, 18th/19th April – Napoli vs AC Milan
The 2022/23 Champions League marks the 68th season of Europe's top football competition. This season's final will take place at the 75,000-capacity Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
Read on to find out how you can live stream the 2022/2023 Champions League from wherever you are in the world. Game on!
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Watch a Champions League live stream for free
Football fans in the US get the chance to watch the Champions League for free – for seven days, at least. That's because streaming service Paramount+ has the rights to live stream every 2022/23 Champions League fixture, from the group stages to the final. Grab your 30-day free trial here (opens in new tab) (use code PICARD until 30th April). After the trial ends, you'll pay just $5 a month ($10 a month if you want the ad-free plan).
Champions League 2022/23 | Paramount+ 1 month FREE trial (opens in new tab)
Watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for free with this 1-month free trial of Paramount Plus - simply use the code PICARD when signing up. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games, with the offer available now right through until April 30th.
It's $5 a month once the trial expires and you can cancel at any time.
The Paramount+ free trial is only available in the US. Travelling overseas?
Use a VPN to watch Paramount+ from abroad without being blocked. (opens in new tab)
It's also worth noting that there are free streams on local TV channels such as ServusTV (opens in new tab) in Austria, if that's where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show live Champions League football here (opens in new tab).
Watch the 2022/23 Champions League from abroad with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022/23 Champions League rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 percent risk-free money-back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service at any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
(opens in new tab)ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it's easier than you think.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Champions League footie, you may wish to choose 'USA' for Paramount +.
3. Then head over to Paramount+ (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Champions League live stream.
UK: watch the 2022/23 Champions League live stream
Rights to show the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to watch the Europa League games. You can get BT Sport through BT TV, Sky TV, and Virgin Media as well as through the BT Sport website and apps.
BT TV customers: Grab BT Sport from just £16 a month (opens in new tab)
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £16 per month. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.
BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media for £18 per month (opens in new tab)
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.
Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing.
BT Sport for Sky TV customers from £30 a month (opens in new tab)
Sky TV customers can add five BT Sport channels to their TV package for £30 per month either as a 12-month agreement of a rolling one-month contract.
Don't want to be locked into a contract? You can also opt for a BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab), which costs £30 per month. It's a rolling one-month contract and you can cancel anytime. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players, and Amazon Fire TV devices.
BT Sport Monthly Pass: Champions League for £30 (opens in new tab)
The nifty BT Sport Monthly Pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices. It's a rolling one month contract and you can cancel anytime.
Watch a Champions League live stream in 4K
You can watch the 2022/23 Champions League in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you're hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it's also available with Dolby Atmos sound.
The 4K Champions League games are also available, minus the Atmos, to Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.
BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox One, Apple TV 4K, Samsung TV, Chromecast Ultra, Now TV device (4K only), Amazon Fire TV device (4K only), or Roku player (4K only) can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £30. No contract is required.
Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included in the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles. (opens in new tab)
Australia: watch a 2022/23 Champions League live stream
In Australia, streaming service Stan provides live coverage of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League football.
You'll need Stan (30-day free trial; AU$10 a month after) plus the Stan Sport add-on (7-day free trial; AU$10 a month after).
Travelling outside Oz? Don't forget that you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access regional live streams without being blocked.
Canada: watch a 2022/23 Champions League live stream
In Canada, DAZN (opens in new tab) has the rights to live stream every 2022/23 Champions League game. There's no free trial but the price is very reasonable CAD $25 per month. No long contract is required.
You can use a VPN to log into your DAZN account while abroad. (opens in new tab)
DAZN Champions League live stream 2022/23 (opens in new tab)
DAZN has the rights to show the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Fightsports and much more, live and on demand, in Canada.
Champions League fixtures 2022/23
All times BST/GMT
Quarter finals: 11th/12th & 18th/19th April 2023
Semi finals: 9th/10th & 16th/17th May 2023
Champions League final: 10th June 2023
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