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 £37.99 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 year’s free Amazon Prime subscription. Do note that this includes a one-off setup fee of £69.99.
If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card.
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.
Here are the key fixtures for Matchday 3, complete with kick-off times:
Tues 22 Oct
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Red Star Belgrade - KO 20:00
- Manchester City vs Atalanta - KO 20:00
Wed 23 Oct
- KRC Genk vs Liverpool - KO 20:00
- Inter Milan vs Borussia Dortmund - KO 20:00
- Ajax vs Chelsea - KO 17.55
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 in
And thus have 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.
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.