How to watch Champions League in the USA: Full TV schedule, channels, live streams for 2021-2022
The UEFA Champions League quarterfinals will be decided this week with the second leg matchups that could see some continental heavyweights eliminated earlier than expected.
Real Madrid is close to gaining some measure of revenge against Chelsea for their 2021 semifinal ouster with a 3-1 first-leg win in London. The Blues, who are defending champions, will need to overcome that two-goal deficit in their first-ever Champions League trip to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The other 2021 Champions League finalist, Manchester City, also faces a Madrid side as Pep Guardiola matches wits with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone. City take a narrow 1-0 lead into the Wanda Metropolitano which is expected to be raucous as Atletico attempt a comeback.
Bayern Munich, which won the Champions League in 2020, will be up against it when the German side hosts plucky Spanish club Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine shocked Bayern with a 1-0 home win that it will seek to defend on German soil. Meanwhile, 2019 champions Liverpool comfortably handled Benfica 3-1 in the first leg and are expected to finish the job at Anfield.
The complete quarterfinal second-leg schedule follows below. Each home-and-home series is played over two legs, and the team with the most goals after the second leg will advance to the semifinals. Those semifinal pairings have already been predetermined (see bracket below).
There is one major rule change to keep in mind during these knockout rounds: For the first time since 1965, there is no away goals tiebreaker in the case that an aggregate-goal series is tied after 180 minutes of action. Teams will head straight into a 30-minute extra time session, followed by a penalty-kick shootout if the deadlock persists. None of the Round of 16 series required it.
Champions League TV & Streaming Schedule
Home teams listed first
|Tues, April 5||Manchester City 1, Atletico Madrid 0||Highlights|
|Tues, April 5||Benfica 1, Liverpool 3||Highlights|
|Wed, April 6||Chelsea 1, Real Madrid 3||Highlights|
|Wed, April 6||Villarreal 1, Bayern Munich 0||Highlights|
|Date||Match||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Tues, April 12||Bayern Munich vs. Villarreal||3 p.m.||Galavision||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Tues, April 12||Real Madrid vs. Chelsea||3 p.m.||CBS, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, April 13||Liverpool vs. Benfica||3 p.m.||CBS, Galavision||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, April 13||Atletico Madrid vs. Man City||3 p.m.||Univision, TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount+|
The semifinals will be played on April 26-27 (1st Leg) and May 3-4 (2nd Leg).
|1st Leg Host||2nd Leg Host|
|Man City / Atletico||vs.||Chelsea / Real Madrid|
|Benfica / Liverpool||vs.||Villarreal / Bayern Munich|
Round of 16
|Tues, Feb. 15||PSG 1, Real Madrid 0||Highlights|
|Tues, Feb. 15||Sporting CP 0, Man City 5||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 16||Inter Milan 0, Liverpool 2||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 16||RB Salzburg 1, Bayern Munich 1||Highlights|
|Tues, Feb. 22||Chelsea 2, LOSC Lille 0||Highlights|
|Tues, Feb. 22||Villarreal CF 1, Juventus 1||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 23||Atletico Madrid 1, Man United 1||Highlights|
|Wed, Feb. 23||Benfica 2, Ajax 2||Highlights|
|Tues, March 8||Bayern Munich 7, RB Salzburg 1
(Bayern advance 8-2 on agg.)
|Tues, March 8||Liverpool 0, Inter Milan 1
(Liverpool advance 2-1 on agg.)
|Wed, March 9||Man City 0, Sporting CP 0
(Man City avance 5-0 on agg.)
|Wed, March 9||Real Madrid 3, PSG 1
(Real Madrid advance 3-2 on agg.)
|Tues, March 15||Ajax 0, Benfica 1
(Benfica advance 3-2 on agg.)
|Tues, March 15||Man United 0, Atletico Madrid 1
(Atletico advance 2-1 on agg.)
|Wed, March 16||Juventus 0, Villarreal 3
(Villarreal advance 4-1 on agg.)
|Wed, March 16||LOSC Lille 1, Chelsea 2
(Chelsea advance 4-1 on agg.)
How to watch the UEFA Champions League
The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms.
- Dates: 29 matchdays from Sept. 2021-May 2022
- TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select matches only)
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra (TUDNxtra available through select cable, satellite & streaming providers)
- Streaming (English): Paramount+
- Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app (authenticated users)
CBS Sports has live pregame, halftime and postgame studio show (UEFA Champions League Today) which air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. Univision mirrors that coverage with its own pregame show (Fútbol Central) and postgame show (Misión Europa).
Every remaining Champions League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.
Univision streams select matches on its free ad-supported platform PrendeTV available free of charge across mobile and connected TV devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple (iOS and tvOS), Google (Android phones and TV devices), Roku, and via the web on Prende.tv .
Champions League teams by country
Here’s the breakdown of the teams that advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League.
|No. of Teams||Country||Qualified Teams|
|3||England||Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City|
|3||Spain||Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Villarreal|