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How to watch 2020 UEFA Champions League matches live

The UEFA Champions League is ready to return and all games are available to watch live in Canada. Here's how you can tune in.

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SUMMARY: The UEFA Champions League is exclusive to DAZN. You can start watching for free with a full 30-day trial, which gives you access to all its live sports.

The UEFA Champions League (UCL) is one of the most prestigious tournaments in all of soccer. It determines who’s the best club in Europe. With several teams worth more than $1 billion, this is the trophy that every side covets.

Liverpool are the defending champions after they managed to defeat English rivals Tottenham in last year’s final. There will be a new winner this year as the Reds bowed out to Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. Before Liverpool’s sixth crown, it was Real Madrid who won an astonishing three UCL titles in a row.

Barcelona, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG, Chelsea, Atletico and Real are among the teams still vying for this year’s crown. The tournament will now be concluded over a 16-day sprint, with all matches from the quarter-finals onwards to be held in Portugal.

How to watch every UCL match on DAZN

In Canada, the UEFA Champions League is exclusive to DAZN. You can check out the Champions League on DAZN by using this 30-day free trial.

Stream Champions League on DAZN

DAZN is a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to sports streaming. It’s a growing service that is presently available in nine countries worldwide with big expansion plans set for later in 2020. The month-long free trial is a great way for users to test it out. After that, you can continue on for $20 per month or take a discounted rate by opting into the $150 yearly pass.

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If you decide DAZN isn’t for you, then simply cancel at least 24 hours before your 30 days are up. DAZN has plenty of sport on offer, including the NFL, English Premier League, MLB, Europa League and more. You can see the full list of sports available and an extensive DAZN guide here.

DAZN has an app available to download on iOS and Android devices plus Amazon’s Fire tablet. If you’re stuck at work, then you can watch via laptop or PC. Other viewing options include Chromecast, Smart TVs (LG, Sony and Samsung) or PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

How to stream soccer

To catch matches of non-English teams from the UCL in their domestic competitions, such as Real Madrid, PSG and Barcelona, you will need to watch via beIN SPORTS.

This leaves you with one of two options. Subscribing to beIN SPORTS directly, which costs $19.95/month or $209.95 for an annual pass. You can also get the channels via fuboTV. Viewers are able to access three beIN SPORTS channels via fuboTV. It costs $15.99/month and also provides additional channels.

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When is the next UEFA Champions League match day?

  • Round of 16, second legs, August 7-8
  • Quarter-finals, one-game elimination, August 12-15
  • Semi-finals, one-game elimination, August 18-19
  • Final, Sunday August 23

Champions League schedule

Champions League tournament format

The tournament has several different preliminary and qualifying rounds, but the real fun begins in the group stage with 32 teams. Clubs are divided equally into eight different groups, with teams seeded before the draw. Each team plays its group opponents in a home and away round-robin format.

The group stage is traditionally played from September to December and is held over six match days. Teams from the same nations are also split up to ensure parity. After the group stage, the UCL progresses to the knockout phase, which usually begins in February and is contested by 16 clubs.

The 16 teams who finished as the top 2 in each group advance and play matches over 2 legs. Those who finished in third place in their group enter the UEFA Europa League. The knockout phase begins with the round of 16 and sees the 8 group winners seeded against the 8 runners-up.

At this point, teams still can’t be drawn against clubs from the same country or who were previously in their group. Then from the quarter-finals onwards, there are no restrictions on who will play each other through to the semi-finals and final.

When is the UEFA Champions League final?

The final was originally scheduled for May 30, 2020, at Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. Due to the coronavirus, it will now be on August 23 at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.

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