CBS picked up rights to Champions League broadcasts in the U.S., meaning you’ll want CBS Sports Network and CBS All Access to stream Champions League matches.You can also still stream matches en Español via TUDN and Galavision.The Champions League quarterfinal lineup is set: PSG vs. Atalanta on August 12, Atletico Madrid vs. RB Leipzig on August 13, Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich on August 14, and Manchester City vs. Lyon on August 15. The Champions League features the top professional teams from Europe—including England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, and Italy’s Serie A—in a mammoth 32-team competition. The Champions League knockout rounds involve the first and second place finishers from each of eight four-team groups. It goes from a Round of 16 to quarterfinals, semifinals, and a must-watch final match.Top teams like Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Juventus were knocked out in the Round of 16.All the remaining matches, including the final, will be played in Lisbon, Portugal. The semifinals are scheduled for August 18 and 19, and the final will be August 23.
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Who’s left in the Champions League?
Twelve teams journeyed to Lisbon for the remaining Champions League matches, with four teams getting both their Round of 16 legs in during March.
Eight teams remain in the quarterfinals, with some heavy hitters—including Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Juventus—already knocked out.
Champions League quarterfinalists
Atalanta (beat Valencia 8-4 on aggregate)Atletico Madrid (beat Liverpool 4-2 on aggregate)Barcelona (beat Napoli 4-2 on aggregate) Bayern Munich (beat Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate)Lyon (beat Juventus 2-2 on aggregate with away goal advantage)Manchester City (beat Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate)Paris Saint-Germain (beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate)RB Leipzig (beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 on aggregate)
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Champions League live stream: Quarterfinal schedule
PSG vs. AtalantaWednesday, August 12, 3pm ETCBS All AccessAtletico Madrid vs.RB LeipzigThursday, August 13, 3pm ETCBS All AccessBarcelona vs. Bayern MunichFriday, August 14, 3pm ETCBS All AccessManchester City vs.LyonSaturday, August 15, 3pm ETCBS All AccessFrank Lampard
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(Licensed)PSG vs. Atalanta: Preview
PSG has reached the UCL quarterfinal, a feat which had not yet been accomplished in the time Neymar has been in Paris. The Parisians may have some very tough competition in an attacking Atalanta team. Yet, they’re on the side of the bracket with three other teams who have not won this competition.
Consider the other side of the bracket. It includes five-time winners Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as well as English juggernaut Manchester City. The truncated format makes this the best opportunity a talent-heavy PSG has to become champions since Qatar Sports Investments acquired the team in 2011.
Atalanta will seek to continue its Cinderella story, playing in its first Champions League. Prior to this season, Atalanta had six appearances in second-tier European tournaments over more than 50 years. Even if Atalanta crashes out here, it’s coming back to UCL next year by virtue of a solid Serie A finish.
Atalanta has a thrilling, aggressive style of play which got the club 98 goals in Serie A this season, 17 more than the next closest club. In a 90-minute matchup on a neutral field, don’t expect Atalanta and manager Gian Piero Gasperini to change how they’ve played. Look for this to be a high-scoring affair no matter what the result.
How to stream Champions League matches with CBS Sports Network, Galavision, and TUDN
CBS will carry select matches on CBS Sports Network, including the final. (Though, if you want to watch both semifinal matches, you will need to spring for CBS All Access, or watch on Galavision or TUDN, which will carry select matches throughout.) Here’s how to stream it.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. CBS Sports Network is also part of the Hulu channels list.
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FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
Every English-language FuboTV package, including Fubo Standard, gets you CBS Sports Network, and all Fubo packages bring you TUDN. Galavision, where you’ll find Juventus vs. Lyon on Friday and Bayern vs. Chelsea on Saturday, is part of the Ultra plan.
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AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for TUDN, you’ll find it in the Optimo Mas or Ultimate plan, while CBS Sports Network is on Xtra or Ultimate. Galavision is available on five different plans; only Plus or Max leave you without it.
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The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for CBS Sports Network, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
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How to stream Champions League Matches with CBS All Access
If you want access to all the Champions League matches remaining this season, you’ll want to get CBS All Access. (The TV deal runs through 2024, so it will be an essential item in your soccer streaming arsenal.)
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CBS All Access is the network’s official entry into the streaming arena, and set the tone for other major networks launching their own streaming services. (Looking at you, Peacock.) CBS All Access anchors itself in the vast CBS show library, going into TV history as well as relying on the Star Trek series and the crime dramas that help define it today. It also has a selection of movies tied to Paramount’s ownership by CBS parent Viacom. It’s also a destination for live events like the annual Grammy Awards, and it’s becoming a destination for live sports fans. The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup and a new role as Champions League soccer host makes it a legitimate player in sports programming.
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Champions League: Odds to Win 2019-20 Tournament
(according to BetMGM, as of August 12)
Manchester City+225Bayern Munich+285PSG+500Atletico Madrid+800Barcelona+800Atalanta+1200RB Leipzig+1800Lyon+5000What is the UEFA Champions League?
Started in 1992—building from the European Champions Cup that only featured league winners from Europe’s prime soccer-playing nations—the UEFA Champions League features the top 32 European club teams. In June, UEFA holds play-in matches to select six slots; those teams, plus 26 pre-qualified teams, make up eight groups of four teams each, which play in a group stage, much like World Cup entrants do. That group play happens between September and December, with each team playing six matches total. (Matches are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to fit in between the weekend matches teams play in their respective leagues.)
From that field, the first and second place teams in each group advance to a 16-team knockout round that typically starts in February and goes through May; each round leading up to the final has two legs, with each team playing a home and away match to determine who advances and who goes home.
The final was supposed to be May 30 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul; the Turks will now host in 2021 provided the world returns to normal.
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(Licensed)2019-20 Champions League Groups
Paris Saint-GermainReal MadridClub BruggeGalatasarayGroup B
Bayern MunichTottenham HotspurOlympiacosRed Star Belgrade (Crvena Zvezda)Group C
Manchester CityShaktar DonetskDinamo ZagrebAtalantaGroup D
JuventusAtletico MadridBayer LeverkusenLokomotiv MoscowGroup E
LiverpoolNapoliRed Bull SalzburgGenkGroup F
BarcelonaBorussia DortmundInter MilanSlavia PragueGroup G
ZenitBenficaLyonRB LeipzigGroup H
ChelseaAjaxValenciaLilleUEFA Champions League winners
2019: Liverpool (England)2018: Real Madrid (Spain)2017: Real Madrid (Spain)2016: Real Madrid (Spain)2015: Barcelona (Spain)2014: Real Madrid (Spain)2013: Bayern Munich (Germany)2012: Chelsea (England)2011: Barcelona (Spain)2010: Inter Milan (Italy)Here’s a complete list of the winners and runner-ups, dating back to the first European Cup winners in 1956.
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