After a couple of weeks off, the UEFA Champions League is back for the quarterfinals.
As always, there’s been plenty of excitement in the world’s biggest club tournament, but soccer fans in the U.S. probably know that figuring out where to watch Champions League games can be tricky in the States. To make sure you can catch every game, we’ve outlined a full guide on how to watch the Champions League online this year — including a few options that let you stream Champions League games for free.
Where to Watch Champions League Online: Streaming Guide
Unlike most sports here in the U.S., only select Champions League games will be shown on live TV. If you have a cable or satellite package, you’ll be able to watch some matches on CBS (for English commentary) or TUDN and UniMás (for Spanish commentary). However, you’ll need to get the streaming service Paramount+ if you want to watch every Champions League game live online this year.
Here are all of your options for streaming Champions League games online:
Best Overall: Paramount+
Most Channels: DirecTV Stream
Free Trial: fuboTV
1. Stream Champions League on Paramount+
The best place to watch the Champions League online this year — and the only way to stream every single match — is CBS’s streaming service Paramount+. You’ll need to get the streamer’s Premium plan to watch live Champions League games, which gets you access to CBS livestreams and removes ads for on-demand content.
2. Stream Champions League on DirecTV Stream
With CBS, TUDN, and UniMás in its 100+ Choice package channel lineup, DirecTV Stream is another solid way to get Champions League livestreams online. Again, it won’t get you every match (only Paramount+ offers that), but you can still watch a good portion of the tournament’s matches online.
DirecTV Stream also offers a 14-day money-back guarantee so you can test it out and get your money back at the end of those two weeks. Otherwise, you’ll have to continue paying the Choice package’s $84.99 monthly fee.
3. Stream Champions League on fuboTV
Another way to watch Champions League games online is to get a live TV streaming service like fuboTV. Although you won’t be able to watch every match, you’ll be able to live stream any games shown on CBS, TUDN, and UniMás with your fuboTV subscription.
But, with up to 200+ live TV channels, fuboTV will come in handy for much more than the Champions League — check it out for free with a seven-day free trial. After the free trial, fuboTV plans start at $74.99 a month.
2023 Champions League Teams, Rankings
After the dust cleared in the Champions League round of 16, we’re left with eight teams: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Benfica, Chelsea, AC Milan, Manchester City, Inter Milan, and Napoli
Oddsmakers now have Man City as a favorite to win it all with odds of +225, followed by Bayern, Napoli, and Real Madrid, in that order.
2023 Champions League Schedule
The 2022-23 Champions League started way back in September of last year before a hiatus that lasted from November (for the World Cup) through to Feb. 14. We’re now in the quarterfinal stage, which has two legs from April 11-12 and April 18-19. May will see the semifinals, and everything culminates in the Champions League final on June 10 in Istanbul.
Here’s the Champions League schedule for the next few games:
Tuesday, April 11
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich at 3 p.m. ET
Benfica vs Inter Milan at 3 p.m. ET
Wednesday, April 12
Real Madrid vs Chelsea at 3 p.m. ET
AC Milan vs Napoli at 3 p.m. ET