The Champions League is the most prestigious European club competition and one of the most important tournaments in world football. The winners of each of the UEFA national associations as well as a number of runners up compete in this competition, with the winner of the final crowned as the champions of Europe. Nothing is bigger, and the trophy is appropriately enormous.
Ten-times winners Real Madrid will take on cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid in this year’s final on May 28th, the 61st final in the history of the tournament (the 24th since its re-branding from the European Cup). The match will be a repeat of the 2014 final in which Real triumphed 4-1 over Atletico after extra time to win La Decima (their tenth title).
The Champions League final is one of the most watched sporting events, with last year’s game drawing a TV audience of over 180 million, with even more tuning in via Champions League live streaming.
Streaming has been around for a while, but there will still be many fans unfamiliar with the concept of using Champions League live streaming options, but with a little help, it can become the most trusted method for those without the right TV subscriptions.
BT Sport, the UK’s channel for broadcasting both the Champions League and the Europa League, have announced that they will be streaming both finals this year live and for free on their official YouTube channel on the day. This is a big step for the streaming world, with almost every major media outlet recognising the pull and popularity of live streams during games.
Click this link to reach their YouTube channel, with the Europa League final going live on May 18th.
For those not living in the UK, many other sites that collect all freely available streams together in one place for non-subscribers. While the sites themselves are sometimes susceptible to legal action due to TV rights, viewers can freely access Champions League live streams without fear of repercussion. A stream is created and us fans can drink from the stream, if you will. Sometimes the streams will shut off at which point a simple transition to another of the hundreds of live streams around is all that’s needed.
Streams can be of any footballing TV channel, from SkySports to BT Sports. They can be in multiple languages from many different countries. The streams can be good quality, HD quality, and sometimes bad quality, and it’s up to you to search for your perfect one on matchday. They can also be accessed anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Check out our guide to Champions League live streaming below.
Top live streaming sites:
How it works:
Not every site is the same, and some can be complicated to negotiate. A rule of thumb is to look elsewhere if the site you’re on requires you to subscribe. There are plenty of other non-subscription options on the web.
Links should appear close to kickoff, with many updated as they are either shut down or a better live stream becomes available. Adblock apps can sometimes restrict access, with may sites relying heavily on advertisements for revenue. If the problems persists then temporarily disable your adblock software and refresh the page. A number of ads will appear but once removed you should have a clear path to your chosen stream.
Top Champions League Final live streams: