When is the Champions League final? How to watch online and on TV
Here’s everything you need to know about the game and how you can check it out at home.
The Champions League Final is perhaps the most exciting fixture in the football calendar, with Europe’s most elite teams battling it out to decide who will lift the coveted trophy. Due to the unique nature of the 2019/20 season, a large amount of the knock-out matches have been playing in tournament form, leaving just two standing as we head into the final.
Who is playing in the Champions League Final?
The final this year is German champions Bayern Munich and French champions Paris Saint Germain. This is PSG’s first ever final, after a number of seasons struggling to fulfill their potential in the competition. To make the final, PSG cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over German side RB Leipzig, and with some of the world’s best players in their roster (including Mbappe and Neymar), they’ll be hoping for their first Champions League win.
Bayern Munich have been easily the strongest side in the competition, crushing Spanish giants Barcelona 8-2 in the semi-final. With the sheer amount of strong players and technical ability at hand, they go into the final as definitive favourites. Whatever the result, this should be a fascinating contest between two teams that have been great to watch this season.
When is the Champions League Final?
The final will be played this Sunday, August 23rd. This is much later than it normally would be in the year, with COVID-19 delaying the competition by many months. The action will kick off at 8pm UK time.
Where is the Champions League Final?
The final will take place at Estadio de Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, where Benfica call home and play during the regular season. This has been the venue for all the matches in this mini-tournament, with every game being played in one location World Cup-style.
The final was scheduled to take place at Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Turkey, but this will now be the venue for the 2021 final instead.
How can I watch the Champions League Final?
If you want to catch all the action, there are multiple ways to do so. BT Sports has the right to all the Champions League, including the final, so if you want to watch that way, here’s how:
If you have BT TV along with BT Broadband, then you’ll already have access to BT Sport automatically. All new BT TV subscribers will get BT Sport as standard, and if you were a customer before this was put into effect, you can add it to your package.
Sport TV with Fibre 1 Broadband
£42.99 a month (down from £50.99)
- Get the latest Champions League action
- Stream faster with superfast fibre
- Watch the most essential series in HD
If you’re a Sky TV subscriber, you can still sign up to BT Sport when as part of a Sky Sports package, which will allow you to watch all 3 BT Sport channels as well as BT ESPN alongside all the standard Sky Sports channels. If you’re already a Sky Sports customer, check to see if you don’t already have access to BT Sport.
Sky Ultimate TV + Sky Cinema + Sky Sports + BT Sport
£72.00 a month (down from £110.00)
- Get the full roster of sports coverage with Sky Sports and BT Sport
- Watch the latest blockbusters with a premiere every day
- Catch essential US series via Sky Atlantic
Virgin Media customers can sign up to BT Sport in the same way they would Sky Sports. Customers can either sign up to BT Sport on its own or get it as part of a wider bundle, which will allow you to watch Sky Sports and other offerings such as ESPN. You’ll also be able to watch BT Sport in stunning 4K, provided you have a 4K TV.
Bigger Bundle + Sports
£65.00 a month (down from £113.00)
- Choose from hundreds of channels
- Watch essential sports coverage
- See all your favourites in HD
Thankfully, those who don’t have BT Sport can still check out the match.
Can I stream the Champions League final?
Unlike the rest of the competition, BT Sport makes the final free to stream via its YouTube channel. This will obviously require an internet connection, and unless you have a decent broadband package, there might be some buffering or low quality thanks to the amount of people who will be streaming at once. However, it still means you’ll be able to tune in for free, which is a nice bonus for such a big game.