Champions League TV schedule: Where to watch this week’s matches

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • September 15, 2021, 10:50 CEST
  • 3 min read

Live football on TV does not get much better than Champions League nights and after a busy start to the club season, the competition is now back for 2021/22.

Some thrilling ties have been drawn out in the group stages, including Paris Saint-Germain being due to face Manchester City. This means Lionel Messi is going head-to-head with former boss Pep Guardiola twice before the competition has even reached the knockout stages.

Juventus’ meetings against defending champions Chelsea and the clashes between Atletico Madrid, Milan and Liverpool in Group B are among the other highlights of the group stages.

Barcelona are in the same group as Bayern Munich while Inter will take on Real Madrid – meaning a host of fantastic Champions League fixtures will be live on TV courtesy of channels such as BT Sport on matchdays one to six.

This page will be regularly updated so you can find out where it is possible to watch the latest UEFA Champions League matches on TV in the United Kingdom and United States.

Our similar page listing where you can watch the latest Premier League football fixtures on TV can be found here.

UEFA Champions League fixtures on TV (UK times)

Wednesday September 15

Group A

Man City v RB Leipzig (20:00)

UK: BT Sport 3

US: Paramount+

Club Brugge v PSG (20:00)

UK: BT Sport ESPN

US: Paramount+

Lionel Messi is eyeing Champions League glory with PSG

Lionel Messi is eyeing Champions League glory with PSG

Group B

Liverpool v Milan (20:00)

UK: BT Sport 2 & BT Sport Ultimate

US: Paramount+

Atletico Madrid v Porto (20:00)

UK: BT Sport Extra 3

US: Paramount+

Group C

Besiktas v Dortmund (17:45)

UK: BT Sport 1

US: Paramount+

Sporting CP v Ajax (20:00)

UK: BT Sport Extra 4

US: Paramount+

Group D

Sheriff v Shakhtar Donetsk (17:45)

UK: BT Sport ESPN

US: Paramount+

Inter v Real Madrid (20:00)

UK: BT Sport Extra 2

US: Paramount+

Who holds Champions League broadcast rights for 2021/22?

Television rights to the UEFA Champions League, which are packaged along with the UEFA Super Cup, are sold on a three-year basis.

The current deal covers the seasons running from 2021 until 2024.

UK TV rights are exclusively held by BT Sport, a pay-per-view service, although the final is usually shown for free.

In the United States, the rights are held by the CBS network and Spanish language broadcaster Univision.

Most matches are shown on Paramount+, which is the new name for the CBS All Access streaming service.

During the group stages, two matches per day will kick off at 17:45 UK time, with the other six matches each night starting at 20:00.

From the knockout rounds onwards, all matches will begin at 20:00.