Watch the 2017 UEFA Champions League live online with a VPN

Published: Mar 15, 2016

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

As the UEFA Champions League Semifinals approaches, there are a few unmissable matchups on the cards.

Monaco vs. Juventus will surely revive the old “unstoppable force meets immovable object”  debate while Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid serves up another chapter of the passionate Madrid Derby.

Want to watch Ronaldo, Higuain, and Griezmann pour in the goals? All you need is a VPN and this trusty guide.

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A VPN keeps your data and identity safe online

Want to watch the Champions League online? Should you have to miss the skills of Messi and Ronaldo’s incredible goals just because of threats to your online privacy and data security? No way — just use a VPN.

A VPN, or virtual private network, is like a private road for your internet traffic.

Usually, when you connect to the internet, your data can be intercepted by third parties like your ISP, governments, and cybercriminals. But with ExpressVPN,  your data is secured by 256-bit SSL encryption. Your IP address is hidden too. So you’re safe and anonymous online.

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When are Champions League matches played?

The UEFA Champions League runs alongside each country’s national league, so games are always played mid-week. The tournament starts with a group stage that runs from September to December, with matches played Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8.45pm CET.

The Champions League then switches to a knockout tournament that runs from February until the final in late May. The tournament final will be on June 3rd, 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

What’s next on the Champions League schedule?

Every year, the Champions League delivers dream matchups that make for mandatory viewing. This year, there’s yet another deluge of high-profile clashes to enjoy. Here’s what’s next:

May 10th:

  • Juventus vs. Monaco

May 12th:

  • Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

How to stream the Champions League with a VPN

So you have your VPN and you know when the next Champions League match is on. Watching it safely, in any country, is nice and easy. Here are some of your best options.

Watch Champions League live on BT Sport (UK)

BT Sport recently secured the UK rights to show live Champions League. A selection of games require no subscription — so with a VPN, anyone can stream securely and privately.

Here’s how to stream BT Sport securely with a VPN:

  1. Connect to any UK ExpressVPN server.
  2. Sign in at and click ‘Watch live.’ (A subscription is required for some games.)
  3. Enjoy the match!

Stream live Champions League games on Fox Sports Go (U.S.)

Fox Soccer has a mix of free-to-watch and subscription-only Champions League games. With a VPN, you can stream them without risking your online privacy, anywhere in the world.

Here’s how to stream Fox Soccer safely from anywhere with a VPN:

  1. Connect to one of over 20 U.S. ExpressVPN servers.
  2. Sign in at (A U.S. cable subscription is required.)
  3. Start watching!

Will Real Madrid win the Champions League again?

Well, so much for the Leicester City fairytale this season. The Foxes turned in a heroic campaign but were no match for the formidable Atletico Madrid. At least they managed to stay in the Premier League for another year!

Elsewhere, Real Madrid continues to dominate the competition, dismissing fellow powerhouse Bayern Munich as they continue to defend their crown. Will Atletico or Juventus be able to stop the Ronaldo-led titans? What about high-flying Monaco?

You can share your own predictions in the comments below. And if you want to stream Champions Leagues football safely and securely online, set up your VPN now.

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One thought on “UEFA Champions League

  1. I am Telling You, It’s Barcelona’s Year. Fear the MSN. Visca el barca 😉 We will make history again by at least retaining the CL if not winning the treble back-to-back. Game’s ON!

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