UEFA Champions League: live streams, schedule, TV channels & lineups from ECL

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is down to its final four teams, and the competition is fierce.

Two Spanish clubs meet two English clubs as the two most decorated nations in the competition battle it out for another crown.

The Premier League sends its top two clubs, Man City and Liverpool, into the semifinals looking for glory on the European stage. La Liga, meanwhile, has leaders Real Madrid plus seventh-placed Villarreal appearing in the Champions League semifinals for just the second time in history.

Villarreal’s upset of Bayern Munich was one of the more astonishing results of the season, with Robert Lewandowski and Bayern held to just a single goal through the 180 minutes of the quarterfinals, and Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th minute goal sending the Spanish side through.

Man City and Real Madrid meet in a rematch of the 2019-20 Champions League quarterfinals, where a pair of 2-1 City victories saw Zinedine Zidane’s side out of the competition.

The second semifinal, meanwhile, marks the first Champions League meeting between Liverpool and Villarreal. The two have only met twice before in history, both coming in 2016 across the two legs of their Europa League semifinal matchup.

Champions League semifinal schedule

The semifinals will be played on April 26-27 (1st Leg) and May 3-4 (2nd Leg).

First Leg

Date Match Time (ET) – (BST)
Tue, Apr. 26 Man City vs. Real Madrid (4-3) 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wed, Apr. 27 Liverpool vs. Villarreal 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Second Leg

Date Match Time (ET)
Tue, May 3 Villarreal vs. Liverpool 3:00 p.m.
Wed, May 4 Real Madrid vs. Man City 3:00 p.m.

Champions League Final

Date Match Time (ET)
Sat, May 28 Liverpool/Villarreal vs. Man City/Real Madrid 3:00 p.m.

The winner of the second semifinal (Villarreal vs. Liverpool) will technically be the home team for the final on May 28 at the Stade de France north of Paris though it’s a neutral venue.

The designation of a home team for a neutral venue final is an important formality for matters like bench assignments, jersey assignments and other procedural, competitive and administrative considerations.

What channel is the Champions League on in the UK?

BT Sport is back with exclusive rights to show Champions League games live in the UK. Every single game will be shown across its platforms in 2021/22.

Major games – mostly featuring the Premier League teams – are likely to be shown on the main BT Sport 1, 2 or 3 channels, but matches will be spread across numerous channels.

Games on ‘BT Sport Extra’ can be enjoyed via the red button and all games are broadcast through their online player.

Check out the BT Sport website for the latest deals and explore how to sign up for its channels.

Alternatively, pick up a BT Sport monthly pass for just £25 to soak up a month’s worth of games without requiring a lengthy contract.

How to watch the UEFA Champions League USA

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms.

  • Dates: 29 matchdays from Sept. 2021-May 2022
  • TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select matches only)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra (TUDNxtra available through select cable, satellite & streaming providers)
  • Streaming (English): Paramount+
  • Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app (authenticated users)

CBS Sports has live pregame, halftime and postgame studio show (UEFA Champions League Today) which air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. Univision mirrors that coverage with its own pregame show (Fútbol Central) and postgame show (Misión Europa).

Every remaining Champions League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.

Univision streams select matches on its free ad-supported platform PrendeTV available free of charge across mobile and connected TV devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple (iOS and tvOS), Google (Android phones and TV devices), Roku, and via the web on Prende.tv.

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