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 2023-2024 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 $15 per month add-on to a Stan subscription, meaning it’ll cost you a minimum of $25 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.
When does the Champions League start?
The 2023-2024 Champions League competition will begin in June 2023 with preliminary qualifying matches, with the Group Stage to commence in early September 2023, before the Round of 16 in February, 2024.
Below are the upcoming fixtures for the Group Stages of the Champions League:
- Lazio Vs. Celtic – 2:45am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Shakhtar Donestsk Vs. Antwerp– 2:45am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Feyenoord Vs. Athletico Madrid – 5:00am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- PSG Vs. Newcastle United – 5:00am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Milan Vs. Dortmund – 5:00am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Manchester City Vs. Leipzig – 5:00am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Young Boys Vs. Red Star Belgrade – 5:00am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Barcelona Vs. FC Porto – 5:00am (AEST) Wednesday, November 29
- Galatasaray Vs. Manchester United – 2:45am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Sevilla Vs. PSV– 2:45am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Bayern Munich Vs. Copenhagen– 5:00am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Arsenal Vs. Lens– 5:00am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Real Madrid Vs. Napoli– 5:00am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Braga Vs. Union Berlin– 5:00am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Benfica Vs. Inter Milan– 5:00am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
- Real Sociedad Vs. Salzburg– 5:00am (AEST) Thursday, November 30
When is the Champions League Final?
The final will be played at 5:00am (AEST) June 1, 2024, with the match to be played at Wembley Stadium in London.
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