Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch Champions League semi-final anywhere online, team news

Erling Haaland of Manchester City and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg clash on Wednesday, May 17 2023
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Watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream

You can find a free stream of Manchester City vs Real Madrid on Servus TV in Austria. It's Paramount Plus in the US (7-day free trial), DAZN in Canada and BT Sport in the UK. Football fans in India can watch a tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg on Sony Ten 2 or via Sony LIV. Remember to use a VPN if you're trying to watch your usual free stream from abroad. Full details on how to watch a Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream tonight just below.

The teams are in and Manchester City are unchanged from the first leg as Pep Guardiola goes with the same XI that picked up a 1-1 draw in Madrid. That means Kyle Walker keeps his place after impressing on the right-hand side of a back three alongside Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji. John Stones and Rodri are the defensive midfielders, with Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish in support of Erling Haaland up front. Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden are on the bench.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, make one change as Eder Militao comes in for Antonio Rudiger as expected at centre-back. David Alaba is the Brazilian's central partner, with Eduardo Camavinga continuing as an auxiliary left-back and Dani Carvajal on the right. Further forward, it's as expected with Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Fede Valverde a central midfield three, with Karim Benzema, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior up top. Marco Asensio is on the bench.

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Kick-off: Wed, May 17 – 8pm GMT / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 1.30am IST
TV channel: BT Sport (UK) | Paramount Plus (US) | Sony Ten 2 (IN)
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Manchester City vs Real Madrid: match preview

So, it all comes down to this. A week after a fascinating tactical battle at the Bernabeu comes the main course between Manchester City and Real Madrid – winner takes all. Or a place in the final, at least, against Inter Milan. Blistering strikes from Kevin De Bruyne and Vinicius Junior leave the scoreline at 1-1, with a mouthwatering European clash to saviour.

There's an argument to suggest that this Manchester City's most important fixture in recent memory – yes, even more so than the 2021 final they lost to Chelsea. Following last season's injury-time calamity against Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola's side will be more determined than ever to slay their Blanco ghost and knock out the 14-time champions who have history on their side. Guardiola frequently speaks of City as a Champions League underdog because of their lack of European pedigree, but at some point his side's tactical mastery and vast array of supreme talent must emerge victorious against one of the continent's giants. Erling Haaland's march towards goalscoring immortality continues apace – father Alfie might be disappointed there will be fewer Madrid fans to goad from the stands at the Etihad – while Guardiola has promised "I won't overthink it" for this one. The Premier League title is all but sewn up, time to set De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva off the leash and attack.

Their opponents may be marginal favourites, but Real Madrid have done this so many times. No team in tournament history have reached more semi-finals than los Blancos who have the enviable talent of winning when rarely seeming to play well. Again last week they struggled to involve top scorer Karim Benzema in the play and scored at a point when City were starting to dominate. Antonio Rudiger's limpet-like man-marking job tried to get a rise out of Haaland, but it seems likely Carlo Ancelotti's first-choice centre-back Eder Militao will return from suspension tonight. Ancelotti rested plenty of first-team stars for the weekend 1-0 defeat of Getafe – Benzema, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior all got the afternoon off – so it's not hard to see where Madrid are placing all their chips. Expect more of the same, soaking up pressure, convincing the opponent that there's no real danger, than stabbing them through the heart with a Benzema goal. No side plays possum quite like Real Madrid.

Follow our guide to get a Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream tonight and watch the Champions League online from anywhere.

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Servus TV

Servus TV – in Austria – is the place to find a free live stream of Manchester City vs Real Madrid. The second leg kicks off tonight at 8pm BST.

Outside Austria? Use our No.1-rated VPN to unblock Servus TV when travelling away from home. It's a easy-to-use app – details below.  

How to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

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How to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid: live stream UCL soccer in the US without cable


Soccer fans can watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid on both CBS and Paramount Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday afternoon.

CBS is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 UCL season. Paramount Plus live streams every game, while select fixtures are shown on CBS.

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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.

If you sign up today, you can get a 7-day Paramount Plus FREE trial, which would let you live stream Manchester City vs Real Madrid.

Alternatively, if you don't have CBS on cable, you can get the channel on a streaming-only basis via FuboTV from $74.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial

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.

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How to watch a Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream in the UK


In the UK, BT Sport is providing exclusive live coverage of Manchester City vs Real Madrid. Coverage starts at 7pm GMT on BT Sport 1, ahead of the 8pm kick-off.

BT now has a £30 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 Manchester City vs Real Madrid 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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Manchester City vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch UCL soccer online in Canada


In Canada, soccer fans can watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid on streaming service DAZN. Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday.

And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.

Use a VPN to watch Man City vs Real Madrid on DAZN while abroad.

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.

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). 

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How to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid: live stream Champions League in Australia


Footie fans in Australia can watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 7am AEDT bright and early 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 Manchester City vs Real Madrid: live stream Champions League in New Zealand


Football fans can watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 9am NZDT 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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Manchester City vs Real Madrid: live stream Champions League online in India


Manchester City vs Real Madrid is being shown on Sony Pictures Networks in India, with coverage stretching across the Sony Ten 2 TV channel 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. 

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.