There are 32 teams that made it to the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage, but only 16 of them will survive when the groups are settled by Nov. 2.
Each of the eight groups will send the top two finishers to the Champions League knockout rounds in February 2023. The first-place teams will be drawn against second-place teams for that Round of 16 draw on Nov. 7.
The third-place teams in the Champions League group stage get a consolation prize: a spot in the knockout round playoffs of the second-tier Europa League tournament, where they will have to battle Europa League group runners-up for the right to enter that tournament’s Round of 16.
Real Madrid won the Champions League last season and will face stiff competition from the likes of deep-pocketed clubs like Manchester City, PSG, and Chelsea. Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Juventus hope they’ve done enough to reinforce their squads during the summer to make a run for the title.
How to watch Champions League in USA
Matchday 2 of the group stage will be highlighted by two stars going up against their former clubs. Robert Lewandowski meets Bayern Munich after his contentious departure from the club, while Erling Haaland will come face to face with Borussia Dortmund mere months after his transfer to Manchester City.
In addition to the Bayern vs. Barcelona Group of Death match on Tuesday, Liverpool will be hosting Ajax at Anfield in a match that promises to be entertaining.
On Wednesday, AC Milan look to navigate an early kickoff with Dinamo Zagreb, who shocked Chelsea in one of the surprise results of the first matchday. Also, Rangers will host Napoli a day later than originally scheduled and without away supporters given limited police resources following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
MORE: Group stage predictions — which two teams will advance?
Tuesday, September 13
|12:45 p.m.||Sporting CP vs. Tottenham||UniMas, TUDN||fuboTV, Vix+, Paramount+|
|12:45 p.m.||Viktoria Plzen vs. Inter Milan||—||ViX, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Liverpool vs. Ajax||—||ViX, ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona||UniMas, TUDN||fuboTV, Vix+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Bayer Leverkusen vs. Atletico Madrid||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Marseille vs. Eintracht Frankfurt||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Porto vs. Club Brugge||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
Wednesday, September 14
|12:45 p.m.||Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Celtic||—||ViX, Paramount+|
|12:45 p.m.||AC Milan vs. Dinamo Zagreb||UniMas, TUDN||fuboTV, Vix+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Rangers vs. Napoli||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Chelsea vs. RB Salzburg||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig||UniMas, TUDN||fuboTV, ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||FC Copenhagen vs. Sevilla||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Juventus vs. Benfica||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Maccabi Haifa vs. PSG||—||ViX+, Paramount+|
|3 p.m.||Man City vs. Borussia Dortmund||—||ViX, ViX+, Paramount+|
What channel is Champions League on in USA
|In English||In Spanish|
|TV Channels||CBS, CBS Sports
|Live Streams||Paramount+, fuboTV||ViX, ViX+, fuboTV|
The Champions League is carried by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) in the USA.
In English: CBS streams every match on Paramount+, with select matches televised on CBS or CBS Sports Network. Those select televised matches will also stream on fuboTV.
The Golazo Show streamed on Paramount+ and televised on CBS Sports Network is a whiparound show that features live updates from all the matches as they happen.
In Spanish: Univision places select matches across its TV networks (Univision, TUDN, UniMas, and Galavision) and those televised matches are also streamed on fuboTV.
For the first time, a Spanish-language stream will be available for every match on ViX+ (subscription only), with select matches streaming for free on ViX.com.
Champions League schedule 2022-2023
The 2022-2023 Champions League season features a 32-team group stage with every team playing six matches. All six rounds will be completed by November 2, just before the break for the 2022 World Cup.
|1||Sept. 6-7, 2022|
|2||Sept. 13-14, 2022|
|3||Oct. 4-5, 2022|
|4||Oct. 11-12, 2022|
|5||Oct. 25-26, 2022|
|6||Nov. 1-2, 2022|
The top two teams from each Champions League group advance to the knockout rounds, beginning with the Round of 16. The teams that finished in first place will be drawn against teams that finished in second place in a draw that takes place on Nov. 7.
All 16 teams that make it to the knockouts will be dreaming of advancing all the way to the final which will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10, 2023.
|Round||1st Leg||2nd Leg|
|Round of 16||Feb. 14-22, 2023||Mar. 7-15, 2023|
|Quarterfinals||Apr. 11-12, 2023||Apr. 18-19, 2023|
|Semifinals||May 9-10, 2023||May 16-17, 2023|
|Final||June 10, 2023
How to watch Champions League live streams of every game
Every Champions League 22/23 game will be streamed live online somewhere in the world. The trick is in finding out where.
In the U.K., for example, all 125 games in the Champions League 22/23 group stages and knockout rounds will be streamed live on BT Sport.
That’s good news wherever you are, because a VPN — or virtual private network — will let you tune into U.K. coverage from anywhere on the planet. And the same goes for every other country. So, if you’re a Brit on vacation in the U.S., you’ll be able to use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live on your usual services.
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.
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.
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How to watch Champions League live streams in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Champions League live streams on Paramount Plus(opens in new tab). That costs $4.99/month for the basic package or $9.99 without ads, but there’s currently a 7-day FREE trial of the service(opens in new tab), so it’s well worth checking out if you haven’t used it before.
Some games will also be shown on CBS, and Spanish-language coverage is available on TUDN or UniMás with your cable package.
If you’ve cut the cord and don’t have cable, Fubo.TV is another option. The Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including CBS local channels, TUDN and UniMás, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you already use those services but aren’t in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Champions League live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. For $9.99 per month, get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight.
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It’s got a 7-day free trial so you don’t need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including TUDN.
How to watch Champions League live streams in Canada
Canadians are just as lucky as their southern neighbors, because they can watch all the Champions League live streams on DAZN.
Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you’ll have to pay the $24.99 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($199 CAD). DAZN, if you’re unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it’s back in the great white north.
How to watch Champions League live streams in the UK
To watch the UEFA Champions League 22/23 campaign in the U.K. you’ll need BT Sport(opens in new tab), because it has the rights to all 125 games in the group and knockout stages.
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, with no need for a lengthy commitment.
All sounds great, right? But if you’re not in the U.K., you can still follow the games by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch Champions League live streams in Australia
Those lucky Aussies can watch every Champions League live stream on Stan Sport(opens in new tab).
Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial(opens in new tab) gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.
As well as Champions League 22/23 live streams, Stan also has Europa League coverage plus tennis action from Wimbledon and Roland-Garros and a huge amount of live rugby.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.
How to watch Champions League live streams in New Zealand
Once again, New Zealanders get access to all Champions League live streams this season via a single service — in this case, Spark Sport(opens in new tab). It 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 for the start of the season 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.