Where to Watch UEFA Champions League anywhere in the World

The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-tier European clubs. The competition winners are determined through a round-robin group stage to qualify for a double-leg knockout format and a single-leg final.

It is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the World, as well as the most prestigious club competition in European football. It is played for by the national league champions (and, in some instances, one or more runners-up) of their respective national associations.

In this guide, I am going to explain how you can stream UEFA Champions League anywhere in the World.

Also Read: How to watch UEFA Champions League in US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and India.

How to watch UEFA Champions League for free anywhere

You may be thinking, are there any free ways to stream UEFA Champions League from anywhere in the World. So, yes, there are ways to watch your favorite club in live action for free.

Let’s explore how:

RTE Player

RTÉ Player is a video-on-demand service operated by the Irish public broadcaster RTÉ. The service provides live and recorded RTÉ television programs and content exclusive to the player and other international broadcasters.

If you are into English commentary, RTE Player is the best option for you for select Champions League games. It is an Irish streaming service that will go through English commentary on Tuesday.


ServusTV is another streaming service where you can free catch UEFA Champions league games online. For your information, it is an Austrian-based network where you can watch the games in German commentary.

Besides UEFA Champions League, you can also have ice hockey on Sunday nights, with the Austrian Hockey League in Austria and the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany. It also airs the FIM MotoGP World Championship and Formula 1. It previously aired the World Rally Championship, Red Bull Air Race, and Red Bull X-Fighters.

Stream Live UEFA Champions League on CBS and CBS Sports Network

CBS and CBS Sports Network gets the official broadcasting rights of the UEFA Champions League in USA. There are many ways to access CBS via online streaming networks, including Paramount Plus, YoutubeTV, fuboTV, and DirecTV Stream.

Every event will be shown live on Paramount Plus, with select matches also airing on CBS and the CBS Sports Network. A seven-day free trial is available through Paramount Plus.

At $65/month, selected matches will be broadcast on CBS and the CBS Sports Network via YouTube TV. If you only want to watch a specific game, YouTube TV offers a free trial.

At the price of $70/month, FuboTV, which carries both CBS and CBS Sports Network, allows you to watch Champions League games live throughout the season.

At $95/month, you can live stream UEFA Champions League games with DirecTV Stream by subscribing to its “Ultimate” package. This package also includes CBS/CBS Sports Network and shows games throughout the tournament. Try the five-day free trial if you only want to watch a specific game.

The fact to know is that these streaming services are only available in USA. If you are not in USA, you would need to change your location to US and then you can access these networks without any hassle. A VPN will be a must-have in this scenario.

Other International Options to Stream UEFA Champions League

DAZN Canada

At the price of 25 CAD/month or 200 CAD/year, DAZN Canada is an excellent way to watch UEFA Champions League games live, including the final on June 10, 2023. Keep in mind, however, that DAZN no longer offers a free trial.

BT Sport

At 25 GBP/month, if you live in the United Kingdom, BT Sport is the best place to watch UEFA Champions League live streams. You don’t need BT broadband to stream sports online; instead, choose a Monthly Pass to gain unlimited access to BT Sport. Within 10 minutes, you can be up and running with the BT Sport app or web player.

This service is only available to residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland. To watch the stream online, you’ll need a BT ID. A TV license, a valid postal code, and a UK credit/debit card are required to obtain a BT ID.


At 300 INR/month or 1,000 INR/year, in India, SonyLIV has the exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches. Matches can be viewed on the SonyLIV app and website.

UEFA Champions League Schedule

Generally, the group stage takes place between September and December, while the knockout stage begins in February. With the exception of the championship, all knockout matches are played over two legs. Since 2015, the final has been held in the last two weeks of May or the first few days of June in three consecutive odd-numbered years.

Because the UEFA Champions League runs concurrently with each country’s national league, games are always played in the middle of the week. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:55 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively.

QualifyingJune 14, 2022–August 9, 2022
Play-off roundAugust 16–24, 2022
Group stageSeptember 6, 2022–November 2, 2022
Round of 16February 14, 2023–March 15, 2023
QuarterfinalsApril 11–19, 2023
SemifinalsMay 19–17, 2023

What is the most successful Club in UEFA Champions League?

Real Madrid is the most successful club, with 14 titles and 3 runner-ups on the bag. AC Milan is second on the list, with 7 titles and 4 runner-ups.

Spain Real Madrid143
Italy Milan74
Germany Bayern Munich65
England Liverpool64
Spain Barcelona53
Netherlands Ajax42
England Manchester United32
Italy Inter Milan32
Italy Juventus27
Portugal Benfica25
England Chelsea21
England Nottingham Forest20
Portugal Porto20
Scotland Celtic11
Germany Hamburger SV11
Romania Steaua București11
France Marseille11
Germany Borussia Dortmund11
Netherlands Feyenoord10
England Aston Villa10
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven10
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade10
Spain Atlético Madrid03
France Reims02
Spain Valencia02
Italy Fiorentina01
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt01
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan01
Greece Panathinaikos01
England Leeds United01
France Saint-Étienne01
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach01
Belgium Club Brugge01
Sweden Malmö FF01
Italy Roma01
Italy Sampdoria01
Germany Bayer Leverkusen01
France Monaco01
England Arsenal01
England Tottenham Hotspur01
France Paris Saint-Germain01
England Manchester City01

Who has the most goals in UEFA Champions League History?

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has the most goals in UEFA Champions League. He scored 140 goals in 183 appearances with a ratio of 0.77. Lionel Messi of Argentina is second in the list. He scored 129 in 161 appearances with a ratio of 0.8.

RankPlayerGoalsAppsRatioYearsClub(s) (Goals/Apps)
1Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo1401830.772003–2022Manchester United (21/59), Real Madrid (105/101), Juventus (14/23)
2Argentina Lionel Messi1291610.82005–Barcelona (120/149), Paris Saint-Germain (9/12)
3Poland Robert Lewandowski911110.822011–Borussia Dortmund (17/28), Bayern Munich (69/78), Barcelona (5/5)
4France Karim Benzema861460.592005–Lyon (12/19), Real Madrid (74/127)
5Spain Raúl711420.51995–2011Real Madrid (66/130), Schalke 04 (5/12)
6Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy56730.771998–2009PSV Eindhoven (8/11), Manchester United (35/43), Real Madrid (13/19)
7Germany Thomas Müller531380.382009–Bayern Munich
8France Thierry Henry501120.451997–2012Monaco (7/9), Arsenal (35/77), Barcelona (8/26)
9Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano double-dagger49580.841955–1964Real Madrid
10Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko481000.481994–2012Dynamo Kyiv (15/26), Milan (29/59), Chelsea (4/15)
10Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović481240.392001–Ajax (6/19), Juventus (3/19), Inter Milan (6/22), Barcelona (4/10), Milan (9/20), Paris Saint-Germain (20/33), Manchester United (0/1)
What is the Current Format of UEFA Champions League?

Since the 2009–10 season, the UEFA Champions League has begun with a double round-robin group stage of 32 teams, which is preceded by two qualifications “streams” for teams that do not receive direct entry into the tournament proper. Teams that qualified by virtue of winning their respective leagues and those that qualified by virtue of placing second or third in their respective national championships are split into two streams.

The number of teams that each association enters into the UEFA Champions League is determined by the member associations’ UEFA coefficients. The results of the clubs representing each association over the course of the previous five Champions League and UEFA Cup/Europa League seasons are used to calculate these coefficients. The greater an association’s coefficient, the greater the number of teams it sends to the Champions League and the fewer qualification rounds its teams must compete in.

Four of the remaining six qualifying spots are awarded to the winners of a six-round qualifying tournament contested by the remaining 43 or 44 national champions, with byes to later rounds granted to champions from associations with higher coefficients. The remaining two are awarded to the winners of a three-round qualifying tournament between 10–11 clubs from associations ranked 5–6 through 15, who qualified by placing second or third in their respective national league.

Group Stage and Knockout Stage
The tournament proper begins with a 32-team group stage split into eight groups of four. No group may contain more than one club from the same country, and the draw to determine which teams go into each group is seeded based on teams’ performance in UEFA competitions. Each team plays six group stage games, hosting and traveling to face the other three teams in its group. Each group’s champion and runner-up will then advance to the next round. In the UEFA Europa League, the third-placed team plays.

The winner of one group faces the runner-up of another group in the round of 16, with teams from the same association prohibited from being paired against one another. After the quarterfinals, the draw is completely random, with no protection for associations.

What is the Prize Money of UEFA Champions League?

European Champion Clubs’ Cup trophy is awarded each year to a club that wins the event. Before 2008 season, the club that won the event 3 times in a row or had won it 5 times overall was awarded the original trophy.
But post-2008, the club that won the event is awarded the replica, while the original trophy is kept in UEFA’s jurisdiction. For the virtue pre-2008 rule, only five clubs have the original version of the trophy. The clubs include Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Milan, and Liverpool.

Just like other leagues, the prize money for UEFA Champions League is of two types; the fixed and the one that comes with selling broadcasting rights plus the qualification rounds a club could reach. The prize money to the club also depends on the country where the rights are sold. The club’s country that bought the right for the higher amount is expected to compensate more.

For the season 2021-2022, here is the breakdown of the prize money that qualifiers to the respective round got.

1) Play-off round: €5,000,000
2) Base fee for group stage: €15,640,000
3) Group match victory: €2,800,000
4) Group match draw: €900,000
5) Round of 16: €9,600,000
6) Quarterfinals: €10,600,000
7) Semi-finals: €12,500,000
8) Runners-up: €15,500,000
9) Champions: €20,000,000

This implies that, at best, a club can earn €85,140,000 of prize money under this structure, not counting shares of the qualifying rounds, play-off round or the market pool.

About the author

I am Jeff Loyd and off course I am a sports and tech enthusiast. I have been in the stream research team of many big tech giants for the past 10 years. This is my personal blog where I will be sharing the ways one can watch their favourite sports even when they are travelling abroad or if they have shifted permanently.

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