The Champions League is back for its 28th season. Liverpool will be out to retain their title, while Tottenham will hope to go one better after they defied the odds to reach the 2018/19 final.
European heavyweights such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will all want to improve on disappointing campaigns last time out.
And of course, it’s the best place to see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo go head to head, especially since the latter’s move to Juventus. Millions of people will be glued to the action around the world as the competition heads towards an exciting conclusion.
However, it's unclear what the future holds for this season's Champions League after the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus. Depending on how long the outbreak lasts, it might not be possible to play the rest of the fixtures.
Where can you watch the games in the UK?
BT Sport has the exclusive rights to all 125 Champions League matches, so it’s the only place to watch Europe’s premier club competition.
You can gain access to BT Sport whether you’re planning on getting broadband too or not.
The cheapest combined package is currently £34.99 a month for 24 months, increasing to £42.99 thereafter.
This includes line rental and access to up to 80 channels on BT TV, including all four BT Sport channels. on BT TV, as well as a £70 BT Reward Card. Do note that there is an additional one-off setup fee of £59.99.
If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card.
BT Sport is also now offering Monthly Passes, considered to be a direct competitor to Now TV.
For £25 a month, you can now get unlimited access to BT Sport contract-free, including the 4K-enabled BT Sport Ultimate. The flexibility across devices remains, as it can be used on all the Smart TVs, consoles, tablets and phones that are available to paid subscribers. See all the details here.
Champions League fixture list
Here’s the official Champions League fixture list for the 2019/20 season. This is an easy way to follow the upcoming fixtures, especially considering you know that they will all be shown on BT Sport.
The Champions League has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. That meant half of the last-16 second legs couldn't be played, while it's unclear what will happen to the rest of the tournament. Here are the ties yet to be completed.
- Juventus vs Lyon (Agg 0-1)
- Manchester City vs Real Madrid (Agg 2-1)
- Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (Agg 3-0)
- Barcelona vs Napoli (Agg 1-1)
BT Sport will be showing all the games, but there is typically extended coverage of the English teams' matches on its flagship channels.
How to watch the Champions League abroad
If you’re a British viewer going abroad and want to watch using your existing package, you can use a VPN. This will mean you can still appear as if you're in the UK and retain access to all the location-restricted content.
What about if I don’t want to pay?
Unfortunately, there are not many options available if you want to watch the Champions League for free.
Since ITV lost the rights to their highlights package in 2017 there is no coverage on free-to-air television. However, BT Sport now offers the chance to watch on a pay-as-you-go basis, like Sky Sports does with Now TV. For £25 a month you can get the BT Sport Monthly Pass.
BT has also reiterated its commitment to make as much of its coverage available to as many people as possible. Clips are regularly shared across the BT Sport social media accounts, with highlights available on YouTube minutes after the final whistle.
The final will also be live streamed to the same channel.