The 2017/2018 Champions League football tournament is already underway. Football, and soccer, fans the world over are highly anticipating many exciting matches this year. No matter where you are in the world, there is a way for you to watch Champions League soccer online for free. These are the Champioooooons, the Champioooonnnssss.
Watch Champions League soccer online
If you want to watch champions league soccer online, there are many different options available to you. Unfortunately, many of them are blocked through geo-restrictions. This blocks you from watching the content if you are not in the correct country.
Fortunately, you are able to unlock this problem by using a VPN service. These tools will give you an IP address from within the country you need. A great VPN provider for this, because they’re in so many countries, is IPVanish VPN.
Paid options to watch Champions League soccer online
Once you have a VPN, you may as well have a way to watch some of the games with paid options. They are all restricted based on your location. You have to be in the host country of the network in order to watch it… Unless you have a VPN. Here are some of the best ones:
- FoxSoccer MatchPass: Fox has all of the rights to Champions League games in the USA. They charge $20 dollars per month, which is a bit much. With this subscription you get to watch all 145 Champions League matches, as well as Europa League and Bundesliga matches. You can try them free using a seven day free trial if you want to try out how it works. It is available on Roku, Android, Xbox One, Chromecast, and iOS devices.
- Sling TV: This is a cord-cutting service which will give you access to Fox Sports 1 and 2. It is also $20 per month, but it will give you access to many other popular sports networks such as ESPN, and NFL Network.
- BT Sport: This is the network which has all Champions League broadcasting rights in the UK. Unfortunately, you must have a cable subscription in the UK in order to watch this. For those who do have a subscription, or travel abroad, you will want to have a VPN so that you can be virtually inside of the UK and not blocked due to your foreign IP address. I am going to recommend that if you do not live in the UK you look at the two subscription options above, or keep reading for ways to watch Champions League soccer online for free.
These are all fine and perfectly legal ways to watch Champions League soccer online. They’re guaranteed to work, but what if you cannot afford it…
Watch Champions League soccer online for free
First, there is always a risk to watching illegal streams online. Your ISP can easily track you. They can also give you a DMCA notice if they are compelled. Your VPN will once again save you because it encrypts your communications so that your ISP cannot spy on you. Private Internet Access doesn’t keep any logs, and are a great choice because of this.
The best place to find streams is on Reddit, specifically the subReddit r/soccerstreams. Websites which stream vary from day-to-day, match-to-match, and can be shutdown. You can’t rely on one website. This Reddit thread is always available with something new. Here are some popular choices:
- Ace Sports
I am not going to bother linking to these sites as they could be shut down by the time I publish this. You’ll have a much better time finding free Champions League soccer streams using the Reddit thread I listed. Before you choose to watch Champions League soccer for free using any website, be sure to check out what other Reddit users are saying. You can see also that they have Verified streamers who are trusted.
No matter what you do, be sure to have your VPN on so that you’re protected from your ISP, and DMCA notices. A quality anti-virus tool never hurt either, especially in the world of risky illegal streams.