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How to watch 2024 UEFA Champions League live in Australia

All games are available to watch live in Australia. Here's how you can tune in.

The men's UEFA Champions League (UCL) back for another season, with 32 European clubs vying for one of the most prestigious tournaments in all of football. It determines which club is the best in Europe and is the trophy that every player and club wants.

Manchester City are the defending champions of Europe, after winning their first UEFA Champions League title during the 2022/2023 campaign.

The line-up for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League features 15 domestic title holders and 14 former European champions.

This year's addition will feature football heavyweights Man United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Man City, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

How to watch UEFA Champions League live in Australia

The only place to watch the UEFA Champions League in Australia is on Stan Sport and will be through to the 2026/27 season.

Every match of the UEFA Champions League from the group stage onwards will stream ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport. Select matches are available in 4K Ultra HD.

Subscriptions to Stan Sport start from $15 a month. But to access the service, you also need to be a regular Stan subscriber. Subscriptions to Stan cost between $10 and $21 a month, so the true cost of Stan Sport is $25 to $36 a month.

Stan Sport does not come with a free trial, so if you want to watch Champions Leagues games, you'll be paying for them straight away.


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How to watch the Champions League teams on beIN SPORTS CONNECT

You can watch some of the teams that take part in the Champions League in their domestic competitions on beIN SPORTS CONNECT, which broadcasts various football leagues from around the world.

The rights to Scottish Premiership football, the German Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1 are with beIN SPORTS CONNECT. That means you can view those competitions week in, week out on beIN SPORTS. Teams from those competitions in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League include Bayern Munich, Napoli, Union Berlin, Inter, Lazio, Celtic, PSG, Dortmund, AC Milan and RB Leipzig.

Although the rights to the Premier League season rest with Optus Sport, you can watch certain EPL clubs with beIN SPORTS CONNECT as well. It hosts the channels for Man United and Arsenal, who are part of the the Champions League in 2023/24. You can watch games from those clubs on delay via these channels.

Subscriptions to beIN SPORTS CONNECT cost $14.99 a month. It also has a 7-day free trial for new customers.


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Champions League tournament format

The tournament has several different preliminary and qualifying rounds, but the real fun begins in the group stage with 32 teams.

Clubs are divided equally into 8 different groups consisting of 4 teams, with previous years performances determining seeding. The top 2 clubs from each of these groups will progress to the next round of the tournament, while 3rd place will be moving onto the Europa League.

Each team plays its group opponents in a home-and-away round-robin format. From the 2024/25 campaign, it will increase to 36 teams.

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage starts on 20 September 2023 AEST and runs to 14 December 2023 AEDT. It is held over 6 match days. Teams from the same nations are also split up to ensure parity.

After the group stage is complete, the Champions League moves to the knockout stage.

Starting on 14 February 2024, the 16 remaining teams will be play each other in a home-and-away 2 leg format. The 8 group winners are seeded against the 8 runners-up.

At this point, teams still can't be drawn against clubs from the same country or who were previously in their group. Then from the quarter-finals onwards, there are no restrictions on who will play each other through to the semi-finals and final.

Teams will continue to play in a home-and-away format until the final, where they will play 1 game at a predetermined ground in Europe.

When is the UEFA Champions League final?

The Champions League final will be played at Wembley Stadium, London, on 2 June 2024. This will be the third Champions League final to take place at the rebuilt Wembley Stadium, but 5 other finals were also held at the original venue.

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