The Champions League’s 28th season is quite unlike any that have come before it.
The coronavirus pandemic wiped out almost all elite European football for three months, at a time when the competition was approaching its conclusion.
Now, in what most clubs are treating as an off-season, the Champions League is being decided via a mini tournament in Portugal. Neutral venues mean aggregate scores have been scrapped in favour of one-off ties.
The final will be contested between perennial French champions PSG and five-time winners Bayern Munich, in front of no fans in Lisbon. Here’s how you can watch, wherever you are in the world.
Where can you watch the games in the UK?
BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK, although that’s not the only place you can watch the final.
As has been the case for the last five seasons, the final will be streamed live to the BT Sport YouTube channel.
The match kicks off at 8pm UK time on 23 August, with coverage starting at 7pm.
One point to be aware of is that the stream will be limited to 720p resolution, so for higher quality you’ll need to subscribe.
Check out all the deals on BT Sport on TV, including if you just want access via the app. If you want access to BT Sport via your existing Sky box, you can easily do so by updating your viewing card.
BT Sport is also now offering a Monthly Pass, which gives you unlimited access to all the channels for £25 a month. This is contract-free, so you can dip in and out at any time.
Virgin Media customers will also be able to watch the match completely free of charge by navigating to Channel 100. If you have a V6 Box, go to Channel 481 to watch the match in 4k UHD on BT Sport Ultimate.
How to watch the Champions League final abroad
If you happen to be abroad at the moment, don’t worry. Unlike most of BT Sport’s content on its social platforms, the final will be free for YouTube users around the world.
However, if you are a paying BT Sport or Virgin Media subscriber, you’ll need to use a VPN. This will allow you to still appear as if you’re in the UK and retain access to channels that may otherwise be location-restricted.
Nord VPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad.