How to watch Champions League in the USA: Full TV schedule, channels, live streams for 2021-2022

Written By Simon Borg
UEFA Champions League ball - 2021
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A new UEFA Champions League campaign kicked off on Tuesday with 32 teams dreaming of lifting the trophy on May 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The competition kicks off with a group stage that will whittle the field down to 16 teams which advance to the knockout rounds consisting of two-leg, home-and-home series. The club that scores the most goals over the course of the two games advances to the next round. A new twist is that away goals will not be a tiebreaker beginning with the 2021-22 European season. The UEFA Champions League final is a single match played at a neutral venue.

Every match through to the final will be available for soccer fans in the USA. All the details follow below:

MORE: Updated Champions League group standings

How to watch the UEFA Champions League

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League will be carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms.

  • Dates: 29 matchdays from Sept. 2021-May 2022
  • TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select matches only)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra (TUDNxtra available through select cable, satellite & streaming providers)
  • Streaming (English): Paramount+
  • Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app (authenticated users)

CBS Sports will have live pregame, halftime and postgame studio show (UEFA Champions League Today) which will air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. Also back this season is the RedZone-like whiparound show called “The Golazo Show”, also on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+, with all the goals and best chances from the concurrent matches.

Univision will mirror that coverage with its own pregame show (Fútbol Central) and postgame show (Misión Europa). Its whip-around show is called “Zona Fútbol”.

Every Champions League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.

Champions League TV & Streaming Schedule

The first of six matchdays in the Champions League group stage will take place between Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15. Home teams are listed first:

Tuesday, Sept. 14 (Matchday 1)

Group Matches  
Group F Young Boys 2, Manchester United 1 Highlights
Group G Sevilla 1, RB Salzburg 1 Highlights
Group E Barcelona 0, Bayern Munich 3 Highlights
Group E Dynamo Kyiv 0, Benfica 0 Highlights
Group F Villarreal 2, Atalanta 2 Highlights
Group G LOSC Lille 0, Wolfsburg 0 Highlights
Group H Chelsea 1, Zenit St. Petersburg 0 Highlights
Group H Malmo 0, Juventus 3 Highlights

Wednesday, Sept. 15 (Matchday 1)

Group Matches Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group C Besiktas vs. Borussia Dortmund 12:45 p.m. UniMas, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Group D Sheriff Tiraspol vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 12:45 p.m. Galavision fuboTV, Paramount+
Group A Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group A Club Brugge vs. PSG 3 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Group B Atletico Madrid vs. Porto 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group B Liverpool vs. AC Milan 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group C Sporting CP vs. Ajax 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group D Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid 3 p.m. Galavision fuboTV, Paramount+

Tuesday, Sept. 28 (Matchday 2)

Group Matches Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group C Ajax vs. Besiktas 12:45 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group D Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Inter Milan 12:45 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group A PSG vs. Manchester City 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group A RB Leipzig vs. Club Brugge 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group B Porto vs. Liverpool 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group B AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group C Borussia Dortmund vs. Sporting CP 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group D Real Madrid vs. FC Sheriff Tiraspol 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+

Wednesday, Sept. 29 (Matchday 2)

Group Matches Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group F Atalanta vs. BSC Young Boys 12:45 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group H FC Zenit vs. Malmo FF 12:45 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group E Bayern Munich vs. Dynamo Kiev 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group E Benfica vs. FC Barcelona 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group F Manchester United vs. Villarreal 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group G VfL Wolfsburg vs. Sevilla 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group G RB Salzburg vs. LOSC Lille 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+
Group H Juventus vs. Chelsea 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV, Paramount+

Champions League teams by country

Here's the breakdown of the 32 teams that earned berths to the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League group stage. A total of 26 clinched direct spots into the group-stage draw by virtue of their league finish in their respective domestic competitions. In addition, six playoff qualifiers were added to the list.

Spanish side Villarreal also joins the fray after winning the UEFA Europa League, which awards a UEFA Champions League berth to the winner every season. That gives Spain a tournament-high five clubs competing for the title.

No. of Teams Country Qualified Teams
5 Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal
4 England Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
4 Germany Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
4 Italy Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus
3 Portugal Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
2 France LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Austria RB Salzburg
1 Belgium Club Brugge
1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1 Netherlands Ajax
1 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
1 Sweden Malmo FF
1 Switzerland BSC Young Boys
1 Turkey Besiktas

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