Leipzig vs Celtic live stream: how to watch Champions League online and on TV from anywhere, team news

Composite image of Timo Werner and Reo Hatate ahead of RB Leipzig vs Celtic
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RB Leipzig have been more erratic than Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde this season and, after a thumping victory under new head coach Marco Rose, the Red Bulls are looking to finally get their Champions League campaign off the ground today. They're up against Scottish giants Celtic, who are emerging from a painful slump of their own, and you can read on to find out how to watch a Leipzig vs Celtic live stream and catch the Champions League online, no matter where you are in the world.

André Silva is at the tip of a formidable Leipzig attacking diamond that features Dominik Szoboszlai and Timo Werner on each wing, and Christopher Nkunku in the playmaking role. Having recovered for illness, Yussuf Poulsen is on the bench alongside Emil Forsberg, who's found himself out of favor under Rose.

The absence of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt through injury are a double-blow for Celtic, who line up with Moritz Jenz and Stephen Welsh at the heart of defense. It hasn't looked like the most convincing of partnerships, and with Leipzig's electric front four at large, Greg Taylor and Josip Juranović may need to curb their attacking instincts.

Leipzig vs Celtic live stream

Date: Wednesday, October 5

Kick-off time: 6.45pm CEST (local) / 5.45pm BST / 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT / 10.15pm IST / 3.45am AEDT / 5.45am NZDT

Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig

Live stream: BT Sport (UK) | Paramount Plus FREE trial  (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sony LIV (IN) | Stan Sport (AU) | Spark Sport (NZ) 

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Braces from Werner and Nkunku fired Leipzig to a 4-0 victory at the weekend, but fans won't be getting carried away just yet. To describe the German side's form this season as "patchy" would be an understatement.

Their results read DDLWWLLWLLW, and while they've been scoring at a healthy rate, they've been conceding prolifically. The latter is good news for a Celtic team that has found goals hard to come by of late. Ange Postecoglou's men have hit the back of the net just three times in their past four games, and are now in danger of losing their place at the top of the domestic tree.

Reo Hatate went from zero to hero at the weekend, making up for a horror passage of play that resulted in the dismissal of skipper Callum McGregor by scoring the winner. It was the Bhoys' first taste of victory in nearly a month, and after squandering a host of chances en route to a draw against Donetsk in their last UCL outing, they'll be driven by a burning sense of regret here today.

Can the Red Bulls handle Celtic's blaze of green energy? Can Jenz and Welsh survive Leipzig's attacking onslaught? Follow our guide to get a Leipzig vs Celtic live stream and watch the Champions League online from anywhere.


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How to watch RB Leipzig vs Celtic: live stream UCL soccer in the US without cable

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Soccer fans can watch RB Leipzig vs Celtic on Paramount Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT on Wednesday.

CBS is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 UCL season. Paramount Plus live streams the vast majority of games, while some fixtures are shown on CBS.

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier.

The service also offers a FREE 7-day trial for new customers, meaning you can live stream RB Leipzig vs Celtic and at least a few more games for nothing. 

You can watch through a web browser or on the Paramount Plus app, which is available on most smart devices.

Outside of the US? If you're unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to watch Leipzig vs Celtic from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream Leipzig vs Celtic in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to watch Champions League football like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.

A good streaming VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also really easy to use.

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How to watch a Leipzig vs Celtic live stream in the UK

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In the UK, BT Sport is providing exclusive live coverage of Leipzig vs Celtic. Coverage starts at 5pm BST on BT Sport 4, ahead of a 5.45pm kick-off. 

Don't forget that BT now has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.

The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch the game on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Champions League like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

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RB Leipzig vs Celtic live stream: how to watch UCL soccer online in Canada

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In Canada, soccer fans can watch RB Leipzig vs Celtic on streaming service DAZN. Kick-off is scheduled for 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT on Wednesday.

DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Not only do you get every single UCL game, but DAZN is also the Canadian streaming home of Europa League and EFL Championship soccer, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis, not to mention it's also the place to watch every single NFL game this season.

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

If you find yourself outside of Canada and want to watch the Champions League using your normal streaming service, don't worry – a good VPN is all you need to tune in just like you would home.

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How to watch Leipzig vs Celtic: live stream Champions League in Australia

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Footie fans in Australia can watch Leipzig vs Celtic on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 3.45am AEDT on Thursday morning.

The streaming service is showing every single Champions League match ad-free, and it's also the place to watch the Europa League and Europa Conference League, international rugby and Formula E.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Stan Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.

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How to watch Leipzig vs Celtic: live stream Champions League in New Zealand

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Football fans can watch Leipzig vs Celtic on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 5.45am NZDT bright and early on Thursday morning.

Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE trial so you can try before you buy, and once that expires, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes every UCL game, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, Europa League football, the European Rugby Champions Cup, F1, MotoGP, NFL and WTA tennis.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

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RB Leipzig vs Celtic: live stream Champions League online in India

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RB Leipzig vs Celtic is being shown on Sony Pictures Networks in India, with coverage stretching across Sony Ten 2 and over-the-top streaming service Sony LIV.

You can live stream Champions League games with a mobile-only plan, which costs Rs 599 for a year, or a LIV Premium plan, which costs Rs 999 for a year.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Champions League coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

Aatif Sulleyman