Eight giants of European soccer - including Real Madrid, Liverpool, PSG and champions Bayern Munich - are fighting out the quarter final stage of this year's Champions League. Read on as we explain how to watch a Champions League live stream and catch every 2020/21 quarter final online and from anywhere in the world.
The 2020/21 Champions League season began in August with the competition scheduled to conclude on May 29, 2021 with the final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. All the best Champions League live stream and TV viewing options you need are below - employ the services of a good VPN and you'll be able to watch your chosen coverage, even if you're abroad.
The current Champions League campaign marks the 66th iteration of Europe's most prestigious club football competition. The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey is scheduled to stage the final in May 2021, having been booted from hosting duties last season due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Bayern Munich and Manchester City entered as joint favorites with the bookies to lift the trophy, and you certainly wouldn't bet against the Bavarians making it back-to-back wins in May. They're already part of an elite club of just six teams to have achieved the feat in the past.
City, on the other hand, have never won the Champions League, their lone European conquest being the 1969/70 Cup Winners Cup. It's not for want of trying (or spending) though.
Those are just two of the teams in contention, though, with six other European titans all also gunning to add more European silverware to their already overflowing trophy cabinets. Read on as we explain how to watch a Champions League live stream no matter where you are in the world right now.
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How to watch Champions League football from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the Champions League online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad at any point during the season, you probably won't be able to watch the footy like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they're based in. Don't sweat it, though, as you've got the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage wherever you are.
Use a VPN to live Champions League football from anywhere
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UEFA Champions League 2020/21 quarter finals: teams and dates
Real Madrid vs Liverpool - Tuesday, April 6 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Man City vs Dortmund - Tuesday, April 6 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Bayern Munich vs PSG - Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Porto vs Chelsea - Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
PSG vs Bayern Munich - Tuesday, April 13 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Porto vs Chelsea - Tuesday, April 13 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Liverpool vs Real Madrid - Wednesday, April 14 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Dortmund vs Man City - Wednesday, April 14 at 8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm ET
Champions League live stream 2020/21: how to watch every match in the UK
Subscription channel BT Sport once again enjoys exclusive rights to 2020/21 Champions League football in the UK and will be showing every single match of the competition either on TV or online.
BT Sport is available to both BT TV customers (from £10 a month on contract), and can be added on by Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk subscribers as well.
However, if you don't want to be locked into a lengthy (and, when all's said and done) pricey contract, BT Sport also now offers the option of a Monthly Pass.
Plus, if you choose to snap up a VPN as described above, it means you'll be able to watch your preferred UK Champions League coverage from anywhere in the world.
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How to watch a Champions League live stream in the US
For cord cutters, another option is fuboTV, which offers a FREE 7-day trial of its own and carries CBS. Priced from $64.99 a month, it's really easy to sign up for, accepting a wide range of credit and debit card for online payment.
All you need other than that is an email address and US zip code so you can get the right local programming - Fubo isn't nosy like some other services and won't require you to confirm your address or anything like that. You can sign up for Fubo (or a trial) here.
If you find yourself outside of America and want to watch the game using your normal streaming service, don't worry – a good VPN is all you need to tune in just like you would home.
Spanish language coverage of Champions League soccer is also available in the US, usually via TUDN and Univision.
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How to watch a FREE Champions League live stream Canada
For the 2020/21 season, live Champions League matches are being broadcast in Canada by ever-growing sports subscription service DAZN. The channel is down to live stream every single game of the competition, from the group stages right through to the final next May.
DAZN packages come in at $20 per month or $150 per year in Canada - though you do have the option of a 1-month FREE trial if you've never used it before. Play your cards right and that means you can enjoy a slew of Champions League soccer games without dropping a dime!
And don't forget that using a VPN is the way to watch games if you find yourself outside of the Great White North, and therefore unable to access the streaming service you pay for back home.
How to watch Champions League soccer in Australia
In Australia, Optus Sport is once again home to the Champions League action this season, making it the place to head for all the biggest games over the coming months.
Optus coverage can be streamed via mobile and tablet with the channel's app, while chord-cutters can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can use one of our favorite VPNs above and watch from another nation.
How to watch the Champions League online in New Zealand
The official broadcaster for the Champions League in New Zealand is Sky Sport and the network will be broadcasting the biggest games from the 2020/21 competition throughout the competition.
Anyone with Sky Sport as part of their pay TV package can use the BeIN Sport Connect app to stream coverage either online or via the app on most modern mobile devices, but the service isn't available on a standalone basis.
However, Sky Sport Now exists as an option for Kiwis who want access to Sky Sport channels on a contract-free basis.
How to watch a Champions League live stream in India
In India, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) continues to broadcast the UEFA Champions League, showing the biggest matches throughout the 2020/21 season.
Coverage will stretch across both TV and its over-the-top streaming service, SonyLIV, which is where to go if you want to watch Europe's premier football competition without signing up for a lengthy contract.
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Champions League history: who won last year?
The 2019/20 Champions League final saw German Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich prevail 1-0 over French champions Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a 59th minute Kingsley Coman goal.
It marked Bayern's sixth European title and secured the Bavarian club their second continental treble, making them only the second club in history to achieve such a feat (the other being Barcelona).
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