The Champions League is back for its 29th season since rebranding, and 66th overall. 

After the coronavirus-delayed 2019-20 campaign ended with a knockout tournament in Portugal, this season's competition is running as planned so far.

Bayern Munich are the holders, having defeated PSG in last season's final. They're playing each other in the quarter-finals this season, and are joined by Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea in the last eight. Man Utd were knocked out in the group stages and so are now competing in the Europa League.

Here's how you can catch all the action, wherever you are in the world. You can also read a similar guide for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Champions League fixtures

The quarter-final first legs take place this week, with qualification for the Champions League semi-finals on the line. All the fixtures are available to watch on BT Sport:

Tuesday 13 April

  • Chelsea vs Porto (agg. 2-0) - KO 20.00 - both legs taking place in Seville
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich (agg. 3-2) - KO 20.00

Wednesday 14 April

  • Liverpool vs Real Madrid (agg. 1-3) - KO 20.00
  • Borussia Dortmund vs Man City (agg. 1-2) - KO 20.00

The draw for the semi-finals has already taken place. The winner of the Bayern/PSG match will be at home to Man City/Dortmund in the first leg, while Real Madrid/Liverpool will host Porto/Chelsea in the other tie.

There's a full guide to the Champions League fixtures and results on the UEFA website

How to watch the Champions League in the UK

BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK, so you'll need an active subscription in order to start watching.

Check out all 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. Prices currently start at £10 per month with £29.99 upfront. 

BT Sport is also now offering a Monthly Pass, which gives you unlimited access to all the channels for £25 a month. This is contract-free, so you can dip in and out at any time. 

Can I watch the Champions League for free? 

Unfortunately not, as ITV lost rights to show the Champions League on free-to-air in 2015. That's set to be the case until at least the end of the end of the 2023-24 season.

In the meantime, though, you'll have to be content with a weekly highlights programme on ITV. The best moments from the games will also be available on the BT Sport YouTube channel shortly after full time. 

How to watch the Champions League abroad

BT Sport is usually geo-restricted, which means you can only officially stream the games if you're based in the UK. 

However, if you are a paying BT Sport or Virgin Media subscriber, you can get around this with a VPN. This will allow you to still appear as if you're in the UK and retain access to channels, and it's completely legal. 

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.

Want more football? Here's how to watch the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.