The Champions League has produced some of the best football matches in modern history over the last few seasons. Advertisement Liverpool and Tottenham produced two of the all-time great comebacks in European football when they struck against Barcelona and Ajax respectively in the semi-finals last season. Add the continued brilliance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo into the mix, along with young guns such as Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, and the competition promises plenty more in the way of pulsating drama and edge-of-your-seat excitement. Sport on TV in calendar: How to watch every major event on TV and live stream The full fixture list has been released — but which games are you most looking forward to in the calendar? You can support us by clicking on these as we may earn commission if you make a purchase.
Matchday 2 sees most of the English teams looking for a much needed shot in the arm but for some that next fixture is a tricky one. Tottenham take on Pot 1's Bayern Munich at home, while Chelsea travel to Lille looking for their first group points.
Liverpool too could do with getting off the mark and will be hoping that Red Bull Salzburg at home won't prove too much of a hurdle.
It's all rather different for Manchester City, having banged in three against Shakhtar on matchday 1. Dinamo Zagreb will be praying to the football gods that they're not on the end of a Watford-style tonking at the Etihad.
There are no new rules for the group stage apart from the fact that VAR has been in force since the play-offs and will continue throughout the tournament. Should two teams be tied on points by the end of the group games, then they are separated according to the following criteria: Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams Goal difference in all group matches Goals scored in all group matches Wins in all group matches Away wins in all group matches Disciplinary points Image credit: Shutterstock Watch Champions League football anywhere in the world using a VPN We'll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based Champions League fans below, but even after spending all that money on a subscription you're still not going to be able to watch the group stage from another country.
There are certain territories where the Champions League football is free to watch you can find a full list of the free Champions League broadcasters here along with the pay channels too. So, if you're away in one of these places, you may just need to tune in on your hotel TV or find a local bar.
Anywhere else and you'll want to get yourself a VPN instead. VPNs are also as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or accessing websites people in your location are not supposed to do.
They encrypt the data passing between you and the server, so that the information remains private. There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. Express also offers a day money-back guarantee. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show live the Champions League football here.