Football fans around the world are exceptionally lucky this year. Less than a month away from the world’s largest footballing competition, the Russia 2018 World Cup, football enthusiasts will get a chance to savor the finale of club football’s elite competition, the Champions League, on May 26. The crowning game will pit the competition’s most decorate outfit, Real Madrid, against a resurgent Liverpool under German Manager Jurgen Klopp, eager to restore the club’s glory days.
Off the pitch, while the teams prepare for the clash, fans are preparing for the viewing of the final. There are a number of broadcasters that will present the game live online.
Where to Watch the Game
Football fans in the UK are perhaps the luckiest of the bunch, as BT Sport has announced that it will be streaming the game for free on Youtube.
Together, broadcasting giants Bein Sports, Fox Sport, ESPN, SuperSport, and Canal+ will be showing the game in much of the rest of the world. For a detailed list, click here.
I Don’t Have Access Where I Am, What Can I Do?
Don’t panic. Download a VPN, Now. Using a Virtual Private Network will allow you to reach any streaming channel regardless of where you are. By concealing your IP, and assigning you another of your choosing, you can access any of the major networks’ streaming channels.
- Look for VPN providers that run servers in the country where a stream of the game is available
- Connect to a server there
- Now go back to your browser or app, start the stream, kick back and enjoy!
Our pick for the best overall VPN is BulletVPN. Its wide global coverage, ease of use, and speed makes it our favorite.
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You can also use Smart DNS proxies to access geo-restricted content. Keep in mind that Smart DNS proxies cannot unblock YouTube – which means that you won’t be able to catch BT Sport’s free stream – but they can circumvent any other regional blocking. Here our recommendation has to fall on Unlocator, which offers a 7-day free trial that doesn’t require a credit card.
The Road to Kiev
Liverpool, who had to make their way right from the bottom – starting with a pre-tournament qualification game against Hoffenheim – reached the final after having impressively decimated AS Roma in the semis. Real Madrid on the other hand, failed to win their group in the first stage of the competition, but had to plow their way against a string of European elites – PSG, followed by Juventus, and culminating in a laborious encounter with German giants Bayern Munich.
Who will come out on top at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev? Will Cristiano Ronaldo lead his team to an unprecedented Champions League title hattrick, or will Moe Salah drag Liverpool over the final line yet again?