How to watch Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund (International Champions Cup)

Published by on July 24, 2018 in Sports Streaming

Want to watch Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund online? We’ll show how you can stream this and every other International Champions Cup match live. Outside of your home country? No problem! We’ll explain how you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass geo-restrictions and access your usual streaming platform. This will enable you to watch Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund from abroad.

How to watch Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund

This match will take place July 23 at 1:05 PM PST/ 4:05 PM EST (July 22 at 9:05 PM for British viewers). It will be held at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC — an arena with a capacity of 75,412. Still, as both teams have huge followings, you can expect a packed stadium. The good news is that you don’t have to be there to follow the action: below, we’ll explain where you can catch every moment from the comfort of your own home.

It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official streams. Unlicensed streams are almost inevitable for a high-profile sporting event, but remember: they’re often low-resolution and are prone to being taken down mid-game. For the best experience, we strongly advise sticking to official sources.

Streaming Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund: Use a VPN

VPNs allow you to connect to servers in different countries, thereby making it appear that you’re actually located somewhere different. This makes them an invaluable tool for those who are traveling abroad and still want to stream from their usual services. Plus, VPNs encrypt your internet traffic, meaning your activities can’t be monitored by throttle-happy Internet Service Providers (ISPS).

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We recommend using ExpressVPN to stay safe while streaming the Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund game. It comes packed with advanced security features, is fast enough to stream live HD video with no noticeable buffering, and can unblock a huge range of services, including the notoriously difficult BBC iPlayer.

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How to watch the International Champions Cup with a VPN

New to VPNs? They’re actually very easy to use once you know how:

  1. Choose a VPN designed for HD streaming. We’ve touched upon ExpressVPN above, but NordVPN and CyberGhost are excellent low-cost alternatives.
  2. Install the VPN software. There will be a few different versions, so be sure to get the right one for your device’s operating system.
  3. Select one of the sources from the list below.
  4. Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the appropriate region. British servers can unblock Premier Sports, for instance, while US servers should be used for ESPN.
  5. Attempt to load a video from the site (you may need to reload the page). You should find that any errors disappear and the video starts playing almost instantly.

Where to watch Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund online

With the International Champions Cup being shown in several countries across the world, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to watch your favorite team playing online. Below, we’ve explained how you can watch Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund (and the rest of the tournament) from all of the countries with an official International Champions Cup broadcaster.

UK

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There’s just one service showing the International Champions Cup in the UK: Premier Sports. This service isn’t free, unfortunately, with the basic package costing £9.99 a month. An £11.99 per month option is also available which gives you access to the full library of on-demand content, as opposed to content from just the last seven days.

Whichever subscription you choose, you’ll be able to watch Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund, and 22 other International Champions Cup fixtures live via the web player or Premier Player app. The remaining four matches will be made available on-demand shortly after finishing.

If you already get Premier Sports via your Sky TV subscription, you can watch online at no added cost.

USA

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ESPN is showing this tournament in America. It’ll have live streams of every single fixture, and better still, these will be available in both English and Spanish (the latter via ESPN Deportes). Additionally, you’ll be able to watch the first ever women’s International Champions Cup final.

You can use ESPN’s online streaming platform, ESPN+ for free if your cable package includes ESPN. If you don’t have cable TV, you can pay $4.99 per month to gain access to all of this platform’s content. It offers a seven-day free trial, however, so you can watch some of your favorite team’s matches without paying if you’d like.

Canada

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Canadian soccer fans can catch the entire International Champions Cup tournament live on DAZN. It costs $20 for a month-to-month subscription or $150 for a year. There’s also a one-month trial, so you can watch every single fixture free of charge. Just remember to cancel your subscription once the tournament is over to avoid unexpected charges.

Germany

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Germany has two broadcasters showing the International Champions Cup for free: Sport1 and Onefootball. Note that Onefootball’s website is devoted to live, text-based coverage; you’ll have to install the Onefootball mobile app to watch matches live. While neither platform showed the Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund game, they’ll be live streaming every remaining fixture of this tournament.

Sport1’s site is aggressive when it comes to ad-blockers, incorrectly identifying our VPN connection as one and making much of the content inaccessible. However, this problem can be fixed by disconnecting from your VPN, going to the live stream page, reconnecting to the VPN, and doing a hard refresh of the page (hold the CTRL key and press F5 for Windows, or press the CTRL, SHIFT, and R keys if you’re using a Mac).

Italy

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In Italy, the only way to watch the International Champions Cup is on Sky Italia. It’s showing each and every fixture live, both on cable TV and online with Sky Go. Although you can create a Sky Italia account from anywhere, you’ll have to be a paying customer and provide your Italian social security number before you can actually stream anything.

Spain

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beIN Sports Connect is showing Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund across Spain. This is a premium streaming service, and to get the sports channels required to watch the International Champions Cup, it costs €9.99. Additional channels can be added, but this does increase the price somewhat. By using the beIN Sports Connect mobile app, you can ensure that you don’t miss a second of the action, even if you’re on-the-go when the match starts.

Other locations

At the moment, the countries listed above are the only ones with official International Champions Cup broadcasters. This could change, though: during the 2018 World Cup, Croatia had barely any live coverage. Fast-forward to the later stages of the tournament, and they were showing almost every match. Don’t worry — we’ll keep you up-to-date with any new broadcaster developments.

Who is expected to win: Liverpool or Borussia Dortmund?

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Let’s get one thing out in the open: Both Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are world-class teams so this is guaranteed to be a very exciting match. Last season, Liverpool adopted an aggressive playstyle which worked well, but failure to shut down swift counterattacks meant they ended up conceding more often that they’d have liked to. Borrusia Dortmund would be wise to exploit this weakness; however, they’ll have to take care to avoid introducing the same flaw to their own defense.

There’s significant historical evidence pointing to a victory for Liverpool: first, Liverpool has never been beaten by Borussia Dortmund, ever, period. It has come close before, with a tie in the 2016 Europa League, but that’s it. Liverpool has won the Premier League 18 times, while Borussia Dortmund has won the Bundesliga eight times. While the leagues aren’t necessarily comparable, and both are impressive feats, it appear the numbers are firmly on Liverpool’s side.

Of course, we can’t discount the possibility that Borussia Dortmund will pull off a surprise win. They’re an exceptional team with some of the best players in the world. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gotze; he missed the 2018 World Cup and will be looking to prove that he can reliably score goals like the one that won the World Cup for Germany back in 2014.

International Champions Cup FAQ

When does the International Champions Cup tournament take place?

The International Champions Cup began July 21 with Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund (the final score was 0-1 to Borussia Dortmund), and will end August 11. As this tournament has fixtures in several different countries, it’s important to realize that some games might take place very late at night. As such, you might want to consider using a service which provides on-demand replays as well as live coverage of each game.

For more details, you can check out the complete International Champions Cup schedule.

What are the rules of the International Champions Cup?

There are no knockout stages to this tournament. Once every fixture has taken place, each team’s points are counted and the squad with the most wins. Should two or more teams have the same number of points, a decision will be made by looking at their prior head-to-head performance and the number of goals they’ve scored over the course of the tournament.

No International Champions Cup game can end in a tie. Once extra time is over, the teams settle the game with a penalty shootout. If a team wins via penalties, they only receive two points instead of three and the losing team receives one point instead of zero.

Which teams will be playing?

18 of Europe’s top soccer teams are competing in this tournament. Here’s a complete list:

  • Arsenal
  • Chelsea
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Lyon
  • Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Internazionale (Inter Milan)
  • Juventus
  • Milan
  • Roma
  • Benfica
  • Atlético Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Real Madrid

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