How to watch the Champions League: Catch group stage action live this week


Liverpool vs Rangers is the standout tie in matchweek three of the UEFA Champions League

The Champions League resumes in the first week of October and there's a stellar all-British tie to look forward to.

On Tuesday, 4 October, Liverpool welcome Scottish Premier League side Rangers to Anfield for what is a crucial Group A game for both clubs.

The Reds have three points from their opening two group games, while the Gers are yet to get off the mark and have a mountain to climb if they're to qualify for the knockout stages. Kick-off at Anfield is at 8pm, and you can catch all the action live on BT Sport 2HD and BT Sport Ultimate.

Tottenham Hotspur are also in action that evening, and take on Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt at 8pm on BT Sport 3HD. Both sides have won one and lost of their UCL games this term and find themselves three points behind Group D leaders Sporting Lisbon heading into matchweek three.

The other three British clubs are in action on Wednesday, 5 October. At 5.45pm, SPL champions Celtic face RB Leipzig on BT Sport 4HD in Group F. The Celts picked up a crucial point away at Shakhtar Donesk in mid-September and will be looking to go one better against a German side that's been beaten in both its group games to date.

Chelsea lie bottom of Group E after picking up just one point from their opening two games and face a tough test at home to group pacesetters AC Milan. That game is one of six 8pm kick-offs on the night and will be shown live on BT Sport 2HD and BT Sport Ultimate. Group G table toppers Manchester City face Copenhagen at the same time on BT Sport 3HD.

You can find a full breakdown of all of the Champions League games taking place across matchweek three below, along with details about how to access BT Sport services.

The contract-free BT Sport Monthly Pass costing £25/mth is the easiest way to watch Champions League games live but you have a few options based on where you are in the world. We've also provided information about the best VPNs to use if you're trying to access BT Sport channels abroad.

How to watch the Champions League in the UK: Upcoming live fixtures

Tuesday, 4 October

  • Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen at 5.45pm on BT Sport 4HD
  • Marseille vs Sporting Lisbon at 5.45pm on BT Sport 1HD
  • Ajax vs Napoli at 8pm on BT Sport 5HD
  • Club Bruges vs Atletico Madrid at 8pm on BT Sport 6HD
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur at 8pm on BT Sport 3HD
  • FC Porto vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen at 8pm BT Sport 7HD
  • Inter Milan vs Barcelona at 8pm on BT Sport 4HD
  • Liverpool vs Rangers at 8pm on BT Sport 2HD/Ultimate

Wednesday, 5 October

  • FC Red Bull Salzburg vs Dinamo Zagreb at 5.45pm on BT Sport 1HD
  • RB Leipzig vs Celtic at 5.45pm on BT Sport 4HD
  • Benfica vs Paris Saint Germain at 8pm on BT Sport 5HD
  • Chelsea vs AC Milan at 8pm on BT Sport 2HD/Ultimate
  • Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa at 8pm on BT Sport 8HD
  • Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen at 8pm on BT Sport 3HD
  • Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donesk at 8pm
  • Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund at 8pm on BT Sport 7HD

How to watch the Champions League in the UK: BT Sport Monthly Pass

The only channel/streaming service broadcasting every Champions League game in the UK is BT Sport. There are a number of ways to get the service depending on how you want to watch, and what TV provider you already have. The slight problem is that most of these methods include opting into a long-term (usually 24-month) contract.

Therefore, the best (contract-free) way to watch BT Sport is to get the new BT Sport Monthly Pass. The pass costs £25 per month and gives you instant access to nine exclusive BT Sport channels, four of which are in HD. You can watch games instantly on any device, stream on two devices at the same time and cancel your subscription at any time.

Buy BT Sport Monthly Pass

How to watch the Champions League on BT TV with BT Sport

If you sign up for a BT broadband and TV package, BT Sport is included as standard. If you already have BT broadband you can add BT TV and BT Sport will be added automatically. If you already have BT broadband and BT TV but signed up before BT Sport was added as standard, you can add BT Sport to your bundle, starting from for £15/mth. Note that these packages tie you down to a 24-month contract.

Sign up for BT TV with BT Sport

How to watch the Champions League on BT Sport with Sky TV

If you have a Sky TV package, you can add BT Sport as part of one of three new packages. All three packages come with Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Racing, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix plus BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and BT ESPN and the prices start at £30/mth alongside an existing Sky TV subscription.

Get BT Sport on Sky TV

How to watch the Champions League on BT Sport with TalkTalk TV

Adding BT Sport channels to your TalkTalk TV line-up cost sthe same as it does to add them Sky TV. However, it doesn't come with the option to watch the channels in high definition, only SD.

Get BT Sport on TalkTalk TV

How to watch the Champions League on the BT Sport app

Once you've signed up for BT TV and/or BT broadband, you can watch all the Champions League matches, including highlights and news, on the BT Sport app.

This app covers the same channels as those available via BT TV including BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Extra and is available for iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, Apple TV, Xbox or Samsung Smart TV. You can also attach a Google Chromecast and stream the app from your laptop, tablet or phone to your standard TV.

It's worth noting that some BT Mobile SIM-only deals also include the BT Sport app for free. This alone is worth £10/mth, making it worth it, especially if you want to watch the Champions League anywhere online.

Get the BT Sport App with these SIM-only deals

How to watch the Champions League: DAZN

If you're a football fanatic, then the up-and-coming sports streaming service DAZN caters to most of your needs - provided you live in Canada, Austria or Germany. The Canadian version of the service, for example, broadcasts the Champions League, Europa League, EFL, and other popular tournaments like the NFL - and it has a free trial for news users. Prices for DAZN differ based upon where in the world you live and if you're abroad, you'll need to access the service using a VPN (see below section).

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How to watch the Champions League abroad: Use a good VPN service

If you're out of the country for any of the Champions League games, but don't want to miss out on the action, you can stream BT Sport or DAZN over a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN conceals your location, making your device and apps think you're browsing from any country that you want. So, for example, you can log into BT Sport from the US and watch the game as if you were watching it on your PC at home. It's good practice to use a VPN because it protects all your browsing traffic from everyone, including your ISP. VPNs are especially useful if you travel often because public Wi-Fi networks can be easily breached.

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NordVPN shares many features with ExpressVPN, including a strict no-logs policy, multiple simultaneous connections, 30-day moneyback guarantee, and a wide range of servers to let you watch the Champions League regardless of where in the world you are. Its desktop app has a nice map-based interface to let you instantly find the best servers based on what you want to watch. A single subscription also lets you use it on six devices simultaneously.

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