How to Watch Champions League 2021–2022

We researched dozens of TV options to find the best ways to watch Champions League matches on cable, satellite, and streaming TV.

Editor's choice

Price: $64.99–$79.99/mo.

Channels: 150+

Streams: 3

DVR storage: 250–1,000 hrs.

Best premium option

Price: $64.99–$134.99/mo.†

Channels: 160–330+

Tuners: 5

DVR storage: 200 hrs.

Cheapest

Price: $4.99–$9.99/mo.

Channels: 20+

Streams: 2

DVR storage: N/A

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
† for 12 mos. plus taxes and Regional Sports Fee w/24-mo. agmt. AutoPay & Paperless bill req’d. Prices higher in 2nd year.

The 2021–2022 UEFA Champions League season will enter the Round of 16 this February. To watch English-language action on live TV, you’ll need a TV package that includes CBS and CBS Sports Network. Spanish speakers will need Univision, TUDN, and other channels if you want audio en Español.

The affordable live TV streaming service fuboTV is the best overall TV provider for watching the Champions League, with scores of sports channels—including all seven Champions League channels. DIRECTV also has tons of sports networks, but one fewer Champions League channel than fuboTV. Finally, Paramount+ has every live match (in English, anyway) and allows you to watch every Europa League and Europa Conference League game.

What is the 2021–2022 Champions League schedule?

Here are the dates for the remaining 2021–2022 Champions League rounds, with the Round of 16 set to kick off this February. Now you can plan to watch every kick of every leg.

  • Champions League Round of 16 (first legs): Feb. 15–16 and 22–23, 2022
  • Champions League Round of 16 (second legs): Mar. 8–9 and 15–16, 2022
  • Champions League quarterfinals (first legs): Apr. 5–6, 2022
  • Champions League quarterfinals (second legs): Apr. 12–13, 2022
  • Champions League semifinals (first legs): Apr. 26–27, 2022
  • Champions League semifinals (second legs): May 3–4, 2022
  • Champions League Final: May 28, 2022

2021–2022 Champions League Round of 16 draw

We’re on the final stretch of the 2021–2022 Champions League campaign, as 16 teams remain in Europe’s elite knockout soccer tournament. Check out which teams will go head to head during the last 16 ties.

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MatchDateTime (ET)English channelsSpanish channels
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) vs. Real Madrid (ESP)February 15, 20223:00 p.m.CBS/Paramount+TBD
Sporting CP (POR) vs. Manchester City (ENG)February 15, 20223:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Inter Milan (ITA) vs. Liverpool (ENG)February 16, 20223:00 p.m.CBS/Paramount+TBD
RB Salzburg (AUT) vs. Bayern Munich (GER)February 16, 20223:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Chelsea (ENG) vs. LOSC Lille (FRA)February 22, 20223:00 p.m.CBS/Paramount+TBD
Villarreal (ESP) vs. Juventus (ITA)February 22, 20223:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Atlético de Madrid (ESP) vs. Manchester United (ENG)February 23, 20223:00 p.m.CBS/Paramount+TBD
Benfica (POR) vs. Ajax (NED)February 23, 20223:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Liverpool (ENG) vs. Inter Milan (ITA)March 8, 20223:00 p.m.CBS/Paramount+TBD
Bayern Munich (GER) vs. RB Salzburg (AUT)March 8, 20223:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Real Madrid (ESP) vs. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)March 9, 20223:00 p.m.CBS/Paramount+TBD
Manchester City (ENG) vs. Sporting CP (POR)March 9, 20223:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Manchester United (ENG) vs. Atlético de Madrid (ESP)March 15, 20224:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Ajax (NED) vs. Benfica (POR)March 15, 20224:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
LOSC Lille (FRA) vs. Chelsea (ENG)March 16, 20224:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD
Juventus (ITA) vs. Villarreal (ESP)March 16, 20224:00 p.m.Paramount+TBD

What channels do I need to watch the Champions League?

To watch the 2021–2022 UEFA Champions League on TV, you’ll need one of two different sets of channels depending on if you want English- or Spanish-language coverage. CBS, CBS Sports Network, and Paramount+ will air every Champions League game for English-language viewers, while Univision and its affiliated sports networks will air every game for Spanish-language viewers.

Here’s the full list of channels, including which of our recommended TV providers and streaming services carry them.

Editor's choice
fuboTV
Best premium option
DIRECTV
Cheapest
Paramount Plus
CBS CBS Sports Network Galavisión TUDN UniMás Univision Zona Fútbol Details

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Best ways to watch the Champions League

  • Editor’s choice: fuboTV ($64.99–$79.99/mo.)
  • Best premium option: DIRECTV ($64.99–$134.99/mo.†)
  • Cheapest: Paramount Plus ($4.99–$9.99/mo.)

† for 12 mos. plus taxes and Regional Sports Fee w/24-mo. agmt. AutoPay & Paperless bill req’d. Prices higher in 2nd year.

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Editor’s choice: fuboTV

Price:
$64.99-$79.99/mo.
Champions League channels:
CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, Univision, and Zona Fútbol
Streams:
3
DVR storage:
250-1,000 hrs.

Data as of post date. Offers and availability are subject to change.

fuboTV has dozens of sports channels, with some regional sports networks (RSNs) too. Over 30 of those channels air live soccer games—including every channel you need to watch the Champions League. It’s no wonder we’ve named it the best streaming service for sports and the best TV provider for watching soccer.

Pro tip: Oye, Spanish speakers—we understand you love fútbol, so you’ll be muy stoked that 18 of fuboTV’s soccer-friendly channels broadcast en Español.

We recommend fuboTV’s Elite plan because it has 150+ channels, 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage, and 10 simultaneous streams for $79.99 a month. It also includes the fubo Extra add-on (regularly $7.99 a month), which includes Zona Fútbol—one of the soccer channels DIRECTV doesn’t have. So this is a solid deal.

And if you want even more soccer, you can add International Sports Plus ($6.99 a month), which includes GOLTV in English and Spanish, TyC Sports, FOX Soccer Plus, and four more sports channels. There’s even an RAI Italia add-on that has Serie A and Coppa Italia coverage for $8.99 a month.

Best premium option: DIRECTV

Price:
$64.99–$134.99/mo.†
Champions League channels:
CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, and Univision
Tuners:
5
DVR storage:
200 hrs.

† for 12 mos. plus taxes and Regional Sports Fee w/24-mo. agmt. AutoPay & Paperless bill req’d. Prices higher in 2nd year.

You can get most or all of the Champions League channels from any cable or satellite TV provider. But we single out DIRECTV because it’s our best TV provider for sports. And we’d guess that if you like one sportsball, maybe you like ‘em all?

If so, DIRECTV’s packages have an abundance of other sports channels, including ESPN, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, NFL Network, NHL Network, NBA TV, and more. Also, DIRECTV is the only provider with NFL SUNDAY TICKET—and new customers get the current season free with the CHOICE™ package ($69.99 a month) and above.

Beware, though, of DIRECTV’s two-year contracts and sneaky second-year price hike, which makes your payment jump by 37–66% depending on your plan. And if you forget to cancel NFL SUNDAY TICKET, or any other first-year promotional deals (like HBO Max), they will auto-renew, making your payment jump even higher. If that spooks you, then fuboTV might be a better option.

Cheapest: Paramount Plus

Price:
$4.99-$9.99/mo.
Channels:
20+
Streams:
2
DVR storage:
N/A

Data as of post date. Offers and availability are subject to change.

Although Paramount+ is known for on-demand shows and movies, it also airs live sports—including every Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League match.

Pro tip: In case you missed it, Paramount+ is the rebranded CBS All Access.

Paramount+ is one of the most affordable ways to watch Champions League games. The basic plan is only $4.99 a month, and you can go ad-free for $9.99 per month. If you subscribe for a full year, you’ll get a 16% discount, which is a solid deal for the 30,000+ hours of on-demand TV shows and movies from Paramount+, which include these popular titles:

TV series

  • Comedy Central stand-up specials
  • Key & Peele
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  • Star Trek series
  • Survivor
  • Tosh.0
  • Young Sheldon

Movies

  • Grease
  • Indiana Jones quadrilogy
  • Minority Report
  • Nacho Libre
  • Scrooged
  • Star Trek films
  • Up in Smoke

If Paramount+ is still too expensive (no judgment—we feel ya), we might know cheaper ways to watch the Champions League.

How to watch the Champions League free (or cheap)

Wow, penny-pinchers: we do know ways to watch Champions League for free or cheap. What a coincidence.

  • Sharing: If you split the costs of a live TV streaming plan with a friend or relative, you both can stream at the same time from the same account.
  • Free trials: Both fuboTV and Paramount+ offer free trials. You could sign up, watch some Champions League games, and then cancel before the trial ends to avoid paying anything.
  • Over-the-air (OTA) antenna: For a one-time payment of $30–$60, a good digital antenna can pick up all of your local broadcast affiliates—including CBS—with no monthly payment.

Final take

Now you’re all set to watch the 2021–2022 Champions League. In the spirit of sports highlight segments, let’s recap:

  • Satellite TV provider DIRECTV has every Champions League channel but Zona Fútbol.
  • Live TV streaming service fuboTV has every channel needed to watch the Champions League in both English and Spanish.
  • Streaming service Paramount+ allows you to watch every Champions League match live and on-demand (in English, anyway). It also includes all Europa League, and Europa Conference League matches in case your favorite club isn’t on the path to claim Ol’ Big Ears.

How to watch Champions League FAQ

Can I watch the Champions League for free?

You can totally watch the Champions League for free. The best way is to sign up for a free trial from fuboTV or Paramount+. As long as you cancel before the trial ends, you won’t pay a dime.

What channel is the Champions League on?

The 2021–2022 Champions League season airs on CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, Univision, and Zona Fútbol.

Which streaming service has the Champions League?

Streaming service fuboTV carries every channel that airs Champion League matches. CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, UniMás, and Univision all come in the Elite package ($79.99 per month, 150+ channels). Another Champions League channel, Zona Fútbol, is also included in the Elite package as well as in the fubo Extra add-on ($7.99 a month).

Paramount+ also airs all Champions League matches—both live and on-demand—for $4.99–$9.99 a month.

Can I stream the Champions League?

You can stream the Champions League on any live TV streaming service that offers Champions League channels like CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, UniMás, and Univision. We recommend fuboTV because it offers every UCL channel, though Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV have some of the required channels. You can also stream all Champions League matches live and on-demand on Paramount+.

How to watch the Women’s Champions League?

You can watch every game in the UEFA Women’s Champions League from the group stage onwards on streaming service DAZN and for free on DAZN’s YouTube channel.