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How to watch the Champions League: Man City and Chelsea learn their last-eight opponents


Man City take on Bayern Munich and Chelsea face holders Real Madrid in the UCL quarter-finals next month

Manchester City and Chelsea will meet in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League if both come through tricky quarter-final fixtures in April.

The draws for both the quarter-finals and semi-finals were made in Switzerland on Friday, 17 March, with City paired with Bayern Munich and the Blues pulled out alongside Real Madrid.

City cruised through their Round-of-16 tie with RB Leipzig, smashing seven past the German side in the second leg to win 8-1 on aggregate. Bayern secured their spot in the last eight with a 3-0 aggregate win over Paris Saint Germain.

Chelsea booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund, while reigning champions Real Madrid knocked out Liverpool 6-2.

The other two quarter-finals see Benfica take on Inter Milan and Napoli play AC Milan. All four quarter-final first legs will be played on Tuesday, 11 April, with the return fixtures taking place the following week.

Should both English sides win, they will play each other in the semi-finals, which means there's the possibility of a Milan derby in the second semi. The first legs of the semi-finals are scheduled for Tuesday, 9 May, and will be decided on Tuesday, 16 May.

BT Sport is the exclusive broadcaster of UEFA Champions League football in the UK and shows every single game in the competition live across its channels. The contract-free BT Sport Monthly Pass, which costs £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 and whether you want to be tied to a longer-term contract.

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

Tuesday, 11 April

  • Benfica vs Inter Milan
  • Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
  • AC Milan vs Napoli
  • Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Tuesday, 18 April

  • Chelsea vs Real Madrid
  • Bayern Munich vs Manchester City
  • Inter Milan vs Benfica
  • Napoli vs AC Milan

Tuesday, 9 May

  • Benfica/Inter Milan vs AC Milan/Napoli
  • Real Madrid/Chelsea vs Manchester City/Bayern Munich

Tuesday, 16 May

  • AC Milan/Napoli vs Benfica/Inter Milan
  • Manchester City/Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid/Chelsea

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 such as 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).

Subscribe to DAZN Canada

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

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 money-back 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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