The 2022 Champions League Final (Liverpool vs Real Madrid) will be held at 8 PM BST (3 PM EST) on Saturday May 28 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis. This is the third European Cup final meeting between the two teams. It’s also the first final in front of a full attendance since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to find out how you can stream every minute of the Liverpool vs Real Madrid game online.
It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official live streams. Although streams of the match will almost certainly be hosted elsewhere, these sites are illegitimate and often unreliable. Nobody wants their stream to be taken offline during a penalty shootout, after all. The good news is that the Champions League Final can be watched for free on several different platforms, so there’s no need to resort to any unofficial sources.
Note: the Champions League Final will only air on region-locked services. If you’re outside of your home country and wanting to watch on your usual services, you’ll need a VPN.
How to watch the Champions League Final live online
Even if you’re completely new to VPNs, you shouldn’t have any problems unblocking your favorite streaming services. Below a step-by-step guide to streaming the Champions League Final from anywhere.
Here’s how to stream the Champions League Final live online from anywhere:
- First, decide which VPN you’d like to use. We recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both strong low-cost options as well.
- Download and install the VPN app onto whichever device you’d like to stream the match on.
- Choose one of the official broadcasters below to unblock.
- Connect to a VPN server in the appropriate country. You’ll need a British server to unblock BT Sport from abroad, for instance.
- Try watching something on your chosen service. It should work as though you were actually in the required country. If not, clear your cookies and reload the page or ask your VPN’s support team for help directly.
Where can I watch the Champions League Final live online?
How you watch the game depends on where you are in the world. Below, we’ve broken down the official streams by region, but with a VPN you should be able to watch whichever you’d like.
BT Sport is the only official broadcaster of the Champions League in the UK. Normally, a monthly subscription costs £25 if you’re not already a BT TV customer. However, this broadcaster will also make the final available live on the BT Sport YouTube channel, giving fans a way to stream Liverpool vs Real Madrid for free.
BT Sport is region-locked and only available in the UK. This means that you’ll need a VPN and UK IP address to access it abroad. NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, though, which makes it easy to watch the Champions League Final. If you’re unsatisfied, just cancel after the match to claim a full refund.
The 2022 Champions League Final will be available to stream live on Paramount+. This service costs $4.99 USD per month but comes with a one-week free trial, meaning that if you cancel in time, you can effectively stream Liverpool vs Real Madrid for free. However, Paramount+ content is geo-restricted, meaning, you’ll need a VPN and US IP address to access it from outside of the US.
German viewers can watch for free on ZDF‘s website. The game will also be broadcast on Amazon Prime which is priced at €7.99 a month. Finally, you can stream Liverpool vs Real Madrid on DAZN although this is a much more expensive option at €29.99 monthly.
ZDF, Amazon Prime, and DAZN are all region-locked. As such, you’ll have to be in Germany or using a VPN and German IP address to use these services.
French soccer fans can stream the Champions League Final free of charge on TF1. You will have to create an account beforehand, but this only takes a minute and there’s no need to enter any payment information. Further options include beIN Sports (€15/month) and Canal+ (€34.99/month).
In all cases, platforms are region-locked, so if you’re outside of France, you’ll have to use a French VPN server to unblock it.
If you haven’t seen your location yet, don’t worry. The Champions League Final can be watched from almost anywhere in the world. UEFA has an extensive list of official broadcast partners for each region. Just find your country in the list and browse the sources until you find one that’s free, or failing that, one which has a free trial.
It should be noted that not all of these sources will have an online player. Their inclusion in the list simply indicates that they’ll be broadcasting the game somehow, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be hosting a live stream.
Champions League Final FAQs
When does the Champions League Final start?
Kickoff for the Champions League Final is at 8 PM BST on Saturday, May 28. If the match ends in a tie, there’ll be two periods of extra time (each 15 minutes long). Should the teams still be tied after 120 minutes, the winner will be decided via penalty shootout.
Which team is the favorite in the 2022 Champions League Final?
Liverpool are favorites to win the 2022 Champions League Final. However, Real Madrid possess a strong record against The Reds, most recently defeating them in the quarter-finals of the 2020-21 competition.
Liverpool boast a very strong side featuring the likes of Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Virgil van Dijk. However, Real Madrid also possess some serious talent in the form of Luka Modric and Karim Benzema. Don’t be surprised if this one goes all the way to penalties!
Can I sign up for foreign streaming services?
This really depends on the service. Some require a method of payment registered in a particular country. If the service accepts PayPal, you may be able to sign up regardless, but often, streaming platforms will check the address registered with your account, and if it’s outside of their broadcast area, will prevent you from completing the payment process.
Without a virtual credit card or friend in the target country willing to share their payment information, there’s no easy way to register for these services.