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.

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 £39.99 a month for 24 months, increasing to £47.99 thereafter.

This includes line rental and access to 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 £69.99.

Check out the rest of the deals on BT Sport on TV, including if you just want access via the app.

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.

There's still lots to be decided as we head into Matchday 6. Here's all the key info you need to know.

Tues 10 December

  • Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool - KO 17.55 - A single point will secure Liverpool's qualification, while a win will guarantee top spot. Anything less and the Reds are relying on Napoli's game against Genk (also KO 17.55)
  • Chelsea vs Lille - KO 20.00  - The result of this group on a knife edge, with Chelsea currently in 3rd place. They will qualify if they better Valencia's result at group leaders Ajax (also KO 20.00) 
  • Inter Milan vs Barcelona - KO 20.00 - Inter are second on goal difference, so will join Barca in the last 16 if they match Borussia Dortmund's result against Slavia Prague (also KO 20.00)

Wed 11 December

  • Bayern Munich vs Tottenham - KO 20.00 - Spurs head to the Allianz knowing they are assured of a second place finish behind their opponents, but will want to avenge October's humilating 7-2 home defeat. 
  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City - KO 17.55 - City are already through as group winners, but will want to finish the group unbeaten following inconsistency domestically
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs Juventus - KO 20.00 - The German side must better Atlético Madrid's result against Lokomotiv Moscow (also KO 20.00) to have any chance of progressing to the last 16.

BT Sport is showing all the matches as usual, but there will be extended coverage of the English teams' crunch 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.

Nord VPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad.

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.

There is no alternative if you'd like to watch on a pay-as-you-go basis, as Sky Sports offers with Now TV. Also, since ITV lost the rights to their highlights package in 2017 there is no coverage on free-to-air television.

However, BT has 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.