A new UEFA Champions League campaign kicks off in September with 32 teams dreaming of claiming the trophy on May 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Chelsea enters the competition as the defending champion, but there are a variety of teams awaiting a challenge, including new powers like PSG and Manchester city and traditional competitors like real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
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The competition begins with a group stage, in which the field is reduced to 16 teams, which are in the K. The club that scores the most goals in the two games advances to the next round. The final is a single game that is played in a neutral location.
For soccer fans in the USA, all major games up to and including the finals are available. All the details follow below:
This is how you see the Champions League in the USA
CBS and Univision will broadcast the games, including on each broadcaster’s streaming platforms:
- Events: 29 match days from September 2021 to May 2022
- TV channel: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select games only)
- Spanish speaking television: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision (only selected games)
- Streaming (English): Parent +
- Streaming (Spanish): PrendeTV, TUDN.tv (authenticated users)
Games that are broadcast on English and Spanish-language television are also streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
Champions League TV and streaming schedule
There are only six places left in the 32-man field of the UEFA Champions League. The winners of the following two-run home-and-home playoff series will join the 26 teams that have already booked their place in the group stage.
Surprise the Moldovan side sheriff has built up a considerable advantage after the first leg, while the Austrian champions RB Salzburg came to victory from behind thanks to a late goal from American international Brenden Aaronson.
Another US international, Jordan Siebatcheu Pefok, was in action for the Swiss Young boys in their opening win while Benfica will lead to the second leg against with a narrow goal PSV Eindhoven in a heavyweight matchup between famous clubs.
Champions League playoffs (1st first leg)
|Tue, Aug. 17||RB Salzburg 2, Brondby 1||Highlights|
|Tue, Aug. 17||AS Monaco 0, Shakhtar Donetsk 1||Highlights|
|Tue, Aug. 17||Sheriff Tiraspol 3, Dinamo Zagreb 0||Highlights|
|Wed, Aug. 18||Benfica 2, PSV Eindhoven 1||Highlights|
|Wed, Aug. 18||Malmö FF 2, Ludogorets 0||Highlights|
|Wed, Aug. 18||BSC Young Boys 3, Ferencvaros 2||Highlights|
Champions League Playoffs (2nd Leg)
|date||game||Time (ET)||TV channel||current|
|Tue, Aug. 24||PSV Eindhoven vs. Benfica||3 pm||still open||Parent +|
|Tue, Aug. 24||Ludogorets vs. Malmö FF||3 pm||still open||Parent +|
|Tue, Aug. 24||Ferencvaros vs. BSC Young Boys||3 pm||still open||Parent +|
|Wed, Aug. 25||Brondby against RB Salzburg||3 pm||still open||Parent +|
|Wed, Aug. 25||Shakhtar Donetsk vs. AS Monaco||3 pm||still open||Parent +|
|Wed, Aug. 25||Dinamo Zagreb Sheriff Tiraspol||3 pm||still open||Parent +|
Champions League teams by country
Here are the 26 teams that have achieved direct places in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in their respective national competitions as a result of their league degrees.
Spanish side Villarreal even after winning the UEFA Europa League, which gives the winner a place in the UEFA Champions League every season. That gives Spain a tournament with five clubs fighting for the title.
|Number of teams||country||Qualified teams|
|5||Spain||Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Seville, Villarreal|
|4th||England||Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea|
|4th||Germany||Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg|
|4th||Italy||Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus|
|2||France||Lille, Paris Saint-Germain|
|2||Portugal||Sport CP, Porto|
|1||Russia||Zenit Saint Petersburg|