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How to watch the Champions League: Five British teams in action this week

How to watch the Champions League

Arsenal, Celtic, Newcastle United, Manchester City and Manchester United are all gunning for Champions League glory

Newcastle and Manchester United are back in Champions League action this Tuesday, while Manchester City, Arsenal, and Celtic play on Wednesday.

As it stands, only two of the five British teams will see qualification to the Champions League knockout stages. Arsenal and Manchester City secured the top spot in their groups, with The Gunners remaining resolute in their 6-0 battering of RC Lens, and City securing their fifth straight win of the campaign with a 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig.

Celtic’s exit from the competition was confirmed after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Lazio, while United rely on a victory over Bayern Munich and a tie between FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray to achieve qualification following their three-all draw against the latter.

Newcastle’s hopes of qualifying to the knockout stages for the first time in the club’s history remain alive following their 1-1 draw against Paris Saint Germain, with the Magpies needing a win against AC Milan and a Dortmund victory over PSG, who currently sit 2-points ahead of the Toon Army.

This Tuesday sees Arsenal travel to the Netherlands for their clash against Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven at 5.45pm on TNT Sports 2, while Manchester United host Bayern Munich at 8pm on TNT Sports 1.

The following evening will see Manchester City face Crvena zvezda on TNT Sports 2 at 5.45pm, Celtic vs Feyenoord at 8pm on TNT Sports 2, and Newcastle take on AC Milan in their crunch game at 8pm on TNT Sports 1.

There are of course a number of other group games that don’t involve British sides taking place and you can find a list of these, along with the channels they’re being broadcast on, below.

How to watch the Champions League

How to watch the Champions League: Upcoming group stage fixtures

Tuesday, 12 December

  • PSV Eindhoven vs Arsenal at 5.45pm on TNT Sports 2
  • RC Lens vs Sevilla at 5.45pm on TNT Sports 4
  • FC Copenhagen vs Galatasaray at 8pm on TNT Sports 2
  • Inter Milan vs Real Sociedad at 8pm on TNT Sports 6
  • Manchester United vs Bayern Munich at 8pm on TNT Sports 1
  • Napoli vs SC Braga at 8pm on TNT Sports 7
  • RB Salzburg vs Benfica at 8pm on TNT Sports 8
  • Union Berlin vs Real Madrid at 8pm on TNT Sports 4

Wednesday, 13 December 

  • Crvena zvezda vs Manchester City at 5.45pm on TNT Sports 2
  • RB Leipzig vs Young Boys at 5.45pm on TNT Sports 3
  • Antwerp vs Barcelona at 8pm on TNT Sports 6
  • Atlético Madrid vs Lazio at 8pm on TNT Sports 4
  • Borussia Dortmund vs PSG at 8pm on TNT Sports 3
  • Celtic vs Feyenoord at 8pm on TNT Sports 2
  • FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk at 8pm on TNT Sports 7
  • Newcastle United vs AC Milan at 8pm on TNT Sports 1

How to watch the Champions League in the UK: TNT Sports (part of Discovery+ Premium)

TNT Sports replaced BT Sport in July 2023 and is the only place to legally watch live Champions League action during the 2023/24 season. It will show every single game in the competition live across its four core channels (TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports 2, TNT Sports 3, TNT Sports 4), six red-button digital channels (TNT Sports 5 to 10) and TNT Sports Ultimate, which supports 4K resolution and HDR.

The rebranded platform is part of the Discovery+ network, which is included with BT TV. If you’re an existing BT TV subscriber or have a BT Sport Monthly Pass, you can activate your Discovery+ subscription here. You can also access TNT Sports via the old BT Sport app, though this will be phased out at some point during the season.

New customers can check out the various BT TV packages available here, with fibre broadband and access to the TNT Sports channels currently priced at £47/mth for 24 months plus an upfront fee of £30. Sky TV owners, meanwhile, can add TNT Sports to their Sky package for £25/mth on a 24-month deal.

The simplest way to access TNT Sports, however, is by subscribing to Discovery+ Premium, which doesn’t require you to sign up for a long-term contract and costs £29.99/mth.

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How to watch the Champions League: DAZN

If you’re a football fanatic, then the up-and-coming sports streaming service DAZN caters to most of your needs – provided you live in Canada, Austria or Germany. The Canadian version of the service, for example, broadcasts the Champions League, Europa League, EFL, and other popular tournaments such as the NFL – and it has a free trial for news users. Prices for DAZN differ based upon where in the world you live and if you’re abroad, you’ll need to access the service using a VPN (see below section).

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How to watch the Champions League abroad: Use a good VPN service

It’s good practice to use a VPN because it protects all your browsing traffic from everyone, including your ISP. VPNs are especially useful if you travel often because public Wi-Fi networks can be easily breached.

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NordVPN shares many features with ExpressVPN, including a strict no-logs policy, multiple simultaneous connections, 30-day money-back guarantee, and a wide range of servers to let you watch the Champions League regardless of where in the world you are. Its desktop app has a nice map-based interface to let you instantly find the best servers based on what you want to watch. A single subscription also lets you use it on six devices simultaneously.

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