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How to watch the Champions League: Real Madrid win another European title

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Liverpool missed out on a domestic and European treble after losing to Real Madrid in Paris

Real Madrid secured a 14th European crown after beating Liverpool 1-0 in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

The game in Paris kicked-off late following problems outside the ground, with announcements in the stadium blaming the late arrival of fans.

French authorities have since said the issues were caused by a huge number of fake tickets, while UEFA has launched an investigation into the chaos.

When the game finally got underway it was Liverpool who had the better of a tense first half but they survived a late scare when Karim Benzema had a goal ruled out for offisde following a VAR check.

The Reds continue to dominate after the break but found Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois in sensational form. They were then hit by a sucker punch on 59 minutes when Vinicius Junior slotted home from Federico Valverde's cross.

Try as they might, Liverpool simply couldn't get past Courtois, who was named Man of the Match at the final whistle. Victory for Madrid saw them lift the European Cup for the 14th time, while Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach to win the Champions League four times.

Liverpool's defeat was only their fourth of the season but completed a miserable week for the Merseyside club after they were pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City.

BT Sport showed the game live and will continue as the competition's official broadcast partner in the UK next season. Details of the various ways to access its channels are provided below, but the easiest way to do so is via a contract-free BT Sport Monthly Pass costing £25/mth.

We've also provided information about the best VPNs to use if you're wanting to access BT Sport channels abroad.


How to watch the Champions League in the UK: BT Sport Monthly Pass

The only channel/streaming service broadcasting every Champions League game in the UK is BT Sport. There are a number of ways to get the service depending on how you want to watch, and what TV provider you already have. The slight problem is that most of these methods include opting into a long-term (usually 24-month) contract.

Therefore, the best (contract-free) way to watch BT Sport is to get the new BT Sport Monthly Pass. The pass costs £25 per month and gives you instant access to nine exclusive BT Sport channels, four of which are in HD. You can watch games instantly on any device, stream on two devices at the same time and cancel your subscription at any time.

Buy BT Sport Monthly Pass



How to watch the Champions League on BT TV with BT Sport

If you sign up for a BT broadband and TV package, BT Sport is included as standard. If you already have BT broadband you can add BT TV and BT Sport will be added automatically. If you already have BT broadband and BT TV but signed up before BT Sport was added as standard, you can add BT Sport to your bundle, starting from for £15/mth. Note that these packages tie you down to a 24-month contract.

Sign up for BT TV with BT Sport


How to watch the Champions League on BT Sport with Sky TV

If you have a Sky TV package, you can add BT Sport as part of one of three new packages. All three packages come with Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Racing, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix plus BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and BT ESPN and the prices start at £30/mth alongside an existing Sky TV subscription.

Get BT Sport on Sky TV


How to watch the Champions League on BT Sport with TalkTalk TV

Adding BT Sport channels to your TalkTalk TV line-up cost sthe same as it does to add them Sky TV. However, it doesn't come with the option to watch the channels in high definition, only SD.

Get BT Sport on TalkTalk TV


How to watch the Champions League on the BT Sport app

Once you've signed up for BT TV and/or BT broadband, you can watch all the Champions League matches, including highlights and news, on the BT Sport app.

This app covers the same channels as those available via BT TV including BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Extra and is available for iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, Apple TV, Xbox or Samsung Smart TV. You can also attach a Google Chromecast and stream the app from your laptop, tablet or phone to your standard TV.

It's worth noting that some BT Mobile SIM-only deals also include the BT Sport app for free. This alone is worth £10/mth, making it worth it, especially if you want to watch the Champions League anywhere online.

Get the BT Sport App with these SIM-only deals


How to watch the Champions League: DAZN

If you're a football fanatic, then the up-and-coming sports streaming service DAZN caters to most of your needs - provided you live in Canada, Austria or Germany. The Canadian version of the service, for example, broadcasts the Champions League, Europa League, EFL, and other popular tournaments like the NFL - and it has a free trial for news users. Prices for DAZN differ based upon where in the world you live and if you're abroad, you'll need to access the service using a VPN (see below section).

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How to watch the Champions League abroad: Use a good VPN service

If you're out of the country for any of the Champions League games, but don't want to miss out on the action, you can stream BT Sport or DAZN over a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN conceals your location, making your device and apps think you're browsing from any country that you want. So, for example, you can log into BT Sport from the US and watch the game as if you were watching it on your PC at home. It's good practice to use a VPN because it protects all your browsing traffic from everyone, including your ISP. VPNs are especially useful if you travel often because public Wi-Fi networks can be easily breached.

READ NEXT: Best VPN services

ExpressVPN: This is our top-rated VPN for streaming. You can use it on five devices at the same time and it's the only service we're confident will unblock BT Sport or DAZN regardless of where you are in the world. The service has a generous 30-days no-questions-asked moneyback guarantee. Even better, our readers get three months free when they choose the one-year plan, saving you a massive 49%.

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NordVPN shares many features with ExpressVPN, including a strict no-logs policy, multiple simultaneous connections, 30-day moneyback guarantee, and a wide range of servers to let you watch the Champions League regardless of where in the world you are. Its desktop app has a nice map-based interface to let you instantly find the best servers based on what you want to watch. A single subscription also lets you use it on six devices simultaneously.

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