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How to watch Champions League live streams from anywhere — plus fixtures and more

How to watch Champions League 22/23 — the UEFA Champions League logo
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It seems like only yesterday that real Madrid beat Liverpool to become champions of Europe yet again, but here we are with the UEFA Champions League 22/23.

Every game will be shown live in many countries around the world, but don't worry if you're on holiday right now — because you can watch the Champions League live from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).

Champions League 22/23 key fixtures

Next key game (Tuesday, October 4):
► Liverpool vs Rangers
• Time — 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.S. — Free Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) trial
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Based on the first two matchweeks, this year's Champions League may not be quite as predictable as some years: we've already seen last year's losing finalists Liverpool lose 4-1 at Napoli, 2021 champions Chelsea lose 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb and Juventus lose at home to Benfica.

Then again, there were also comfortable wins in matchweek 2 for the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, while Man City and PSG both have 100% records so far too — so plenty of the big guns have started strongly.

There's plenty more to look forward to in matchweek 3, and the good news is that you can watch it all wherever you are, so read on for our full guide to how to watch Champions League live streams online.

Next Champions League live streams

Matchweek 3's Champions League fixtures

Erling Haaland of Manchester City

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Juventus are in danger of missing out on qualification, so they'll need a win against Maccabi Haifa. Chelsea are also in a little trouble; a match against AC Milan is not an easy task for the Blues. Liverpool vs Rangers is an all-British clash, while Inter Milan vs Barcelona and Benfica vs PSG also look like fascinating clashes. 

Matchweek 3 starts on Tuesday, October 4, so read on to find out how to watch every game, wherever you are.

  • Ajax vs Napoli (Tue)
  • Liverpool vs Rangers (Tue)
  • Club Bruges vs Atlético Madrid (Tue)
  • FC Porto vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Tue)
  • Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen (Tue)
  • Inter Milan vs Barcelona (Tue)
  • Marseille vs Sporting Lisbon (Tue)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur (Tue)
  • FC Red Bull Salzburg vs Dinamo Zagreb (Wed)
  • Chelsea vs AC Milan (Wed)
  • RB Leipzig vs Celtic (Wed)
  • Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk (Wed)
  • Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen (Wed)
  • Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund (Wed)
  • Benfica vs Paris Saint Germain (Wed)
  • Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa (Wed)

Champions League live streams around the world

How to watch Champions League live streams of every game

Every Champions League 22/23 game will be streamed live online somewhere in the world. The trick is in finding out where.

In the U.K., for example, all 125 games in the Champions League 22/23 group stages and knockout rounds will be streamed live on BT Sport. 

That's good news wherever you are, because a VPN — or virtual private network — will let you tune into U.K. coverage from anywhere on the planet. And the same goes for every other country. So, if you're a Brit on vacation in the U.S., you'll be able to use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live on your usual services.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Paramount Plus or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch Champions League live streams in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Champions League live streams on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab). That costs $4.99/month for the basic package or $9.99 without ads, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial of the service (opens in new tab), so it's well worth checking out if you haven't used it before.

Some games will also be shown on CBS, and Spanish-language coverage is available on TUDN or UniMás with your cable package.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, Fubo.TV is another option. The Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including CBS local channels, TUDN and UniMás, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Champions League live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. For $9.99 per month, get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. 

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including TUDN. 

How to watch Champions League live streams in Canada

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Canadians are just as lucky as their southern neighbors, because they can watch all the Champions League live streams on DAZN (opens in new tab)

Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $24.99 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($199 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch Champions League live streams in the UK

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To watch the UEFA Champions League 22/23 campaign in the U.K. you'll need BT Sport (opens in new tab), because it has the rights to all 125 games in the group and knockout stages. 

Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time, with no need for a lengthy commitment.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the games by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch Champions League live streams in Australia

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Those lucky Aussies can watch every Champions League live stream on Stan Sport (opens in new tab)

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.

As well as Champions League 22/23 live streams, Stan also has Europa League coverage plus tennis action from Wimbledon and Roland-Garros and a huge amount of live rugby.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.

How to watch Champions League live streams in New Zealand

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Once again, New Zealanders get access to all Champions League live streams this season via a single service — in this case, Spark Sport (opens in new tab). It costs $24.99 NZD per month, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) so you can check it out for the start of the season and see how you like it.

Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it. And as well as the EPL action you also get cricket, NBA basketball, F1 racing and more.

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Champions League results

Week 2

Champions League groups

Champions League 22/23 tables (as of Sept. 15)

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid

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GROUP A
TEAMPG/DPTS
Napoli2+66
Liverpool2-23
Ajax2+33
Rangers2-70

GROUP B
TEAMPG/DPTS
Club Bruges2+56
Bayer Leverkusen2+13
Atletico Madrid2-13
FC Porto2-50

GROUP C
TEAMPG/DPTS
Bayern Munich2+46
Barcelona2+23
Inter Milan203
Viktoria Plzen2-60

GROUP D
TEAMPG/DPTS
Sporting Lisbon2+56
Tottenham203
Eintracht Frankfurt2-23
Marseille2-30

GROUP E
TEAMPG/DPTS
AC Milan2+24
Dinamo Zagreb2-13
FC Red Bull Salzburg202
Chelsea2-11

GROUP F
TEAMPG/DPTS
Real Madrid2+56
Shaktar Donetsk2+34
Celtic2-31
RB Leipzig2-50

GROUP G
TEAMPG/DPTS
Manchester City2+56
Borussia Dortmund2+23
FC Copenhagen2-31
Sevilla2-41

GROUP H
TEAMPG/DPTS
Paris Saint Germain2+36
Benfica2+36
Juventus2-20
Maccabi Haifa2-40

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