How to watch the Champions League in Australia

The UEFA Champions League is the Holy Grail of world football, with the best club sides from the biggest leagues around Europe competing for the ultimate bragging rights and glory. Steeped in history, the UEFA Champions League is underway for another season, with the world’s best looking to make their mark on the pitch. But for many Aussie football fans, tuning in for kick-off can be a tough ask, so just where can you catch the Champions League action in Australia? Read on to find out.

How can I watch the Champions League in Australia?

The only way to watch the 2021-2022 Champions League tournament in Australia is through Stan Sport, who secured the broadcasting rights over Optus Sport. Stan Sport also secured the rights to the Europa League as well, making it potentially worth investigating for football fans.

You’ll be able to stream Stan Sport and the Champions League via compatible smart TVs, phones and tablets, computers, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Fetch TV, via Chromecast or through gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S.

How to get a Stan Sport subscription

Stan Sport is only available as a $10 per month add-on to a Stan subscription, meaning it’ll cost you a minimum of $20 per month to watch the Champions League via Stan Sport. Check out our article on Stan’s subscription plans and costs to see what you get with your Stan subscription.

Is the Champions League on Optus Sport?

Optus Sport no longer has the broadcasting rights for the Champions League, although will still provide news and updates on the competition, as well as provide coverage for other competitions such as the English Premier League.

Is the Champions League on SBS?

While a staple for free-to-air football coverage in Australia, SBS doesn’t have broadcasting rights for the UEFA Champions League in 2021-2022, although the SBS website does provide articles covering match overviews and previews.

Is the Champions League on Kayo?

While Kayo may cover a number of leagues and matches, including the A-League, La Liga and Major League Soccer, Kayo does not have broadcasting rights for the Premier League or Champions League tournament.

When does the Champions League start?

UEFA Watching Times

The 2021-2022 Champions League competition will begin June 22, 2021 with preliminary qualifying matches, with the Group Stage to commence in mid September, 2021, before the Knockout rounds in February, 2022.

Below are the upcoming fixtures for the Group Stage of the Champions League:

  • Besiktas Vs. Sporting CP – 3:45am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Club Brugge Vs. Manchester City – 3:45am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Ajax Vs. Dortmund – 6:00am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Athletico Madrid Vs. Liverpool – 6:00am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Porto Vs. AC Milan – 6:00am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Inter Milan Vs. Sheriff – 6:00am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • PSG Vs. Leipzig – 6:00am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. Real Madrid – 6:00am (AEST), Wednesday, October 20
  • Barcelona Vs. Dynamo Kyiv – 3:45am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • Salzburg Vs. Wolfsburg – 3:45am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • Benfica Vs. Bayern Munich – 6:00am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • Chelsea Vs. Malmo– 6:00am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • LOSC Vs. Sevilla– 6:00am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • Manchester United Vs. Atalanta – 6:00am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • Young Boys Vs. Villarreal – 6:00am (AEST), Thursday, October 21
  • Zenit Vs. Juventus – 6:00am (AEST), Thursday, October 21

When is the Champions League Final?

The final will be played on May 28, 2022 at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

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