UEFA Champions League schedule: Full list of upcoming matches with TV & streaming

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The UEFA Champions League continues with the third of six matchdays in the group stage and there are some teams already facing must-wins at the midway point.

RB Leipzig is still without a point and has to pay a visit to title favorite PSG, who will be without Brazilian star Neymar. Group B is must-watch every matchday and while Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool is the marquee matchup, AC Milan (0 points) will be desperate to pick up points at Porto. Sheriff Tiraspol looks to continue surprising in its Champions League debut when it meets Inter Milan, while the loser of Group C’s Besiktas vs. Sporting CP matchup will be up against it.

Wednesday’s big games will see two giants needing home wins. After two losses to start, FC Barcelona is facing a must-win against Dynamo Kyiv. And Manchester United, which has been heavily criticized for its recent performances, will want to avoid any setbacks at home against group leader Atalanta.

MORE: Latest Champions League group standings

Both matchdays feature two early kickoffs at 12:45 p.m. ET.

Champions League schedule: Group stage, Matchday 3

Home teams listed first

Tuesday, Oct. 19 (Matchday 3)

Group Matches Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group A Club Brugge vs. Manchester City 12:45 p.m. UniMas, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Group C Besiktas vs. Sporting CP 12:45 p.m. Galavision fuboTV, Paramount+
Group A PSG vs. RB Leipzig 3 p.m. Paramount+, PrendeTV
Group B Porto vs. AC Milan 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group B Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool 3 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Group c Ajax vs. Borussia Dortmund 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group D Inter Milan vs. FC Sheriff 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group D Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Madrid 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+

Wednesday. Oct. 20 (Matchday 3)

Group Matches Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group E Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kyiv 12:45 p.m. UniMas, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Group G RB Salzburg vs. VfL Wolfsburg 12:45 p.m. Galavision fuboTV, Paramount+
Group E Benfica vs. Bayern Munich 3 p.m. Paramount+, PrendeTV
Group F Young Boys vs. Villarreal 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group F Manchester United vs. Atalanta 3 p.m. UniMas, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Group G LOSC Lille vs. Sevilla 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group H Chelsea vs. Malmo FF 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+
Group H FC Zenit vs. Juventus 3 p.m. TUDNxtra fuboTV, Paramount+

How to watch the UEFA Champions League

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League will be 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 will have live pregame, halftime and postgame studio shows (UEFA Champions League Today) which will air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. Also back this year is the RedZone-like whiparound show called “The Golazo Show”, also on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+, with all the goals and best chances from the concurrent matches.

Univision will mirror that coverage with its own pregame show (Fútbol Central) and postgame show (Misión Europa). Its whip-around show is called “Zona Fútbol”.

Most every Champions League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.

Univision will stream 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.

UEFA Champions League 2021-2022: Tournament Format

The 2021-2022 edition of the UEFA Champions League features a familiar format and one massive new twist.

As usual, the tournament starts out with a group stage (eight groups of four teams each), and only the top two finishers in each group advance to the Round of 16 that kicks off in February 2022. Two-leg, aggregate-goal knockout rounds are played the rest of the way through to the single game final that will be held on May 28, 2022 in Russia.

  • Group Stage: Sept. 14-15, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 23-24, Dec. 7-8
  • Round of 16: Feb. 15-16, March 8-9 / Feb. 22-23, March 15-16
  • Quarterfinals: April 5-6, April 12-13
  • Semifinals: April 26-27, May 3-4
  • Final: May 28, 2022 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

No away goals tiebreaker

Here’s that twist: For the first time since 1965, there will be no away goals tiebreaker used in the knockout rounds of UEFA competitions, including the Champions League, after it was abolished in June 2021.

Series that are tied on aggregate goals after the conclusion of the second leg will go straight to extra time and, if necessary, a penalty-kick shootout.

UEFA Champions League clubs by country

No. of Teams Country Qualified Teams
5 Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal
4 England Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
4 Germany Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
4 Italy Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus
3 Portugal Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
2 France LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Austria RB Salzburg
1 Belgium Club Brugge
1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1 Netherlands Ajax
1 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
1 Sweden Malmo FF
1 Switzerland BSC Young Boys
1 Turkey Besiktas



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