The Champions League finals will take place on 10th June 2023 at the Ataturk Stadium in Turkey. We now know that it will be Manchester City vs Inter for the trophy. Will Haaland bring it home for Manchester City or the Italians thwart Pep again?
US soccer fans can stream the Champions League 2022/23 free with a 30-day trial of Paramount+. Irish and Austrian fans can watch selected games free on RTE Player and Servus. Don't forget you'll need to use a VPN to access Paramount+ when travelling away from home. UK fans can watch using BT Sport.
The Sky Blues drew none other than Real Madrid in the semi finals, the team who knocked them out last year, but there were no historical jitters with City coming out 5-1 winners on aggregate after a demolition of the 14-time winners in the second leg at the Etihad. Rarely, if ever, have Real been made to look so ordinary – a defeat that will live long in the club's memory, no doubt. Expect plenty of transfer business in the Spanish capital this summer.
City's opponents' path to the final was more a professional job than one of scintillation. After doing well to finish second in a group of death with Bayern and Barcelona, Inter have arguably faced the weakest teams in the draw at every round since with Porto, then Benfica and semi-finally their city rivals Milan. There'll be no escaping the Manchester City in the final, though – a club on course for a treble and arguably the most impressive and complete that the Premier League has seen.
Still, they are beatable, as the likes of Southampton and Spurs will tell you, and, if they do have a weakness to exploit, it's how badly they want this European title. Their shock loss against Chelsea in the final two years ago is proof and fuel to that.
Will that be enough for Pippo Inzaghi to work with? We will see.
- Sat, 10th June: Man City vs Inter (8pm BST / 3pm ET)
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.
Champions League 2022/23 | Paramount+ 7-day FREE trial
Watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for free with this 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games. 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?
It's also worth noting that there are free streams on local TV channels such as ServusTV 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.
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 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
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 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+ on your browser or device and enjoy the free 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
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
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.
Don't want to be locked into a contract? You can also opt for a BT Sport Monthly Pass, 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
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.
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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 to access regional live streams without being blocked.
Canada: watch a 2022/23 Champions League live stream
In Canada, DAZN 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.
Champions League fixtures 2022/23
All times BST/GMT
Champions League final: 10th June 2023