The Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream should be a highlight of Matchday 1 of the group stage of Champions League 2021/22 action. However, these two grand old teams both have a few selection problems to contend with, so how the game goes is anyone's guess.
The Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream takes place today (Wednesday, Sept. 15).
► Time: 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on Galavision, Univision NOW or TUDN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab), or on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab).
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport Extra (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Real Madrid's situation is particularly bleak, with first teamers Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Luka Jovic all missing out through injury, and Ferland Mendy also sidelined.
Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni has been passed fit to play and joins Stefan De Vrij and MIlan Skriniar in the defense. They'll have the unenviable job of keeping out Karim Benzema.
Not that Inter are without a forward threat of their own, with the veteran Edin Dzeko partnered by Lautaro Martinez and the likes of Ivan Perisic also on the field.
Here's how they line up:
Inter Milan: Handanovic, Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni, Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Dzeko, Lautaro
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema, Lucas Vazquez.
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How will group play go in the Champions League? You can find out by watching the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below.
You might also want to check out our full guide for how to watch Champions League 21/22, for info on where to find live streams for all the games in the world's top club soccer competition.
How to watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream from anywhere
The Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
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.
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.
How to watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream on Paramount Plus or on a variety of networks including Galavision, Univision NOW and TUDN. The game starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.
If you've already cut the cord, you can instead look to Sling TV: the Sling Blue + Best of Spanish TV combo (which is $40 per month) comes with more than 63 channels, including Universo. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab) right now.
Or you could try Fubo.TV. It's a little more expensive, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels here, including CBS Sports Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Universo and Universo Now.
Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.
How to watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream in the UK
In the U.K., the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream is broadcast on BT Sport (opens in new tab) via BT Sport Extra.
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 and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream in Canada
DAZN (opens in new tab) is carrying the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream in Canada.
However, if you're in Canada temporarily you could always use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to watch the action in another country, provided you are a subscriber to the service in question.
How to watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream on Stan (opens in new tab). The streaming service offers a 7-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch the Champions League 21/22 you'll also need to pay $10 for the Sports add-on — but this is included in the free trial.
Stan users stuck abroad can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to still access the service they already pay for.
How to watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can watch the Inter Milan vs Real Madrid live stream on Spark Sport (opens in new tab). This 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 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).
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