The Champions League is often abbreviated to the UCL and is the most prestigious competition in club football. It is organized by UEFA, contested by the best clubs in Europe, and the competition is split into two parts.
The first is the Group Stage, with 32 teams drawn into eight groups of four teams. Each side plays six games (three home and three away), and the group winners and runners-up advance to the Knockout Stage. Teams are drawn again to play each other in a double-legged format in the Last 16, Quarter-finals and Semi-finals. The final is contested as a one-off game.
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?
This season’s Champions League will run from September 14th, 2021, to May 28th, 2022. CBS owns the TV rights and will be streaming the majority of the 125 games live on Paramount+. CBS Sports Network will broadcast select games throughout the season. Univision Deportes own the Spanish language rights.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STREAM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?
Paramount+ offers a $4.99 a month plan called Essential that allows you to stream with limited commercial interruptions. You can save 16% with an annual plan for $49.99/year (the Essential plan does NOT include your local live CBS station).
Paramount+ also offers a $9.99 a month plan called Premium that allows you to stream with no ads. You can save 16% with an annual plan for $99.99/year (the Premium plan does include access to your local live CBS station).
You can cancel anytime.
Paramount+ also shows Soccer from Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Europe League, Europa Conference League, Argentina Primera Division, Brazil Campeonato Brasileirão Série A, National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), and CONCACAF.
HIGH PRESS SOCCER RECOMMENDATION
The Group Stage runs from September 14th to December 8th, and the Knockout Stage runs from 15th February to 28th May. You only need to subscribe for 7 months ($34.93) to get access to every game.
WHERE TO BET THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in more than two dozen states. You can bet online in some states, but only in-person betting is allowed in most of them.
DraftKings Sportsbook is available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.