Mayhem meets blind faith in a Champions League final between two teams who genuinely believe they have a divine right to the trophy. Liverpool and Mohamed Salah in particular have a burning desire for revenge after an agonizing loss to the same opponents four years ago, while Madrid don’t need a game plan when they have miracle-maker Karim Benzema on their side. Follow our guide on how to watch a live stream between Liverpool and Real Madrid from anywhere, including FREE broadcast of the 2022 Champions League final.
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Los Blancos’ way to the final is legendary. Torn to pieces and looking as resilient as a wet paper towel at every step during the knockout stage, PSG, Chelsea and Man City somehow held on and summoned three of the most unlikely victories UCL has ever seen. Benzema was utterly unplayable, but even his exploits would have counted for little if that magic dust hadn’t also rubbed off on Rodrygo and the wall that is Thibaut Courtois.
Speaking of comebacks, Liverpool have more than a little experience of their own in this regard, although Jurgen Klopp would undoubtedly prefer his Red Machine to start quickly and pick up the pace from there. In theory, Madrid’s aging side and suspect defense look like perfect fodder for Liverpool, who are explosive physically and up front in midfield.
Their attacking unit of Salah, Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota, Luis Díaz and Roberto Firmino is among the best in the world, but when Real Madrid are involved, things only get weirder. Read on for all the info on how to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream from anywhere in the world.
When is the 2022 Champions League final?
The final of the Champions League 2022 will take place on Saturday, 28.
It’s not quite the last high-flight game of the season as both the EFL Championship play-off final and the second leg of the Ligue 1 relegation decider will be played the next day.
Kick-off time for the 2022 Champions League final
The 2022 Champions League final is scheduled to kick off at 21:00 CEST local time, which means 20:00 for fans in the UK, 21:00 for fans in Spain and 15:00 ET and 12:00 PT for fans in the US.
Free live stream of Champions League final 2022
Football fans usually don’t agree, but if there’s one they can see face to face, the best thing about the Champions League final is that it’s free to watch.
The easiest way to tune in is via BT Sport’s YouTube channel, but remember the free stream is only available to UK-based viewers.
If you’re currently outside the UK but want some of that free coverage, you’ll need to get a VPN following the instructions further down the page.
Viewers based in Australia can also tune in for free thanks to 9Gem and the streaming service 9Now.
In the US, the Champions League Finals will be held on Paramount Plus, which offers a 7-day FREE trial for new subscribers.
Champions League final: team news from Liverpool
Two heavy blows have been dealt to Liverpool, with Thiago Alcantara and super-sub Divock Origi unlikely to be available for the Champions League final.
Thiago, who has established himself at the heart of the Reds’ midfield in recent weeks, limped out of Liverpool’s last Premier League game on Sunday after apparently pinching his hamstring.
Origi, who has been Liverpool’s match-winner on so many big occasions, not least in their recent Champions League triumph, picked up an injury during a training session last Saturday meaning he will almost certainly have played his last game for the club.
Champions League final: Real Madrid team news
Real Madrid have numerous injury worries but David Alaba’s status is by far the most significant. The importance of the Austrian can hardly be overestimated, his defensive colleagues are not exactly paragons of reliability.
Alaba has spent the last month recovering from an adductor injury. The understanding is he will play in the finals but his fitness remains to be seen.
Gareth Bale was the match-winner when Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2017/18 final but his relationship with the club has deteriorated to such an extent that he withdrew from La Liga title celebrations with an apparent back injury. However, Carlo Ancelotti has hinted the Welshman could play a role if he is ready to play.
Eden Hazard, Isco and Marcelo have also spent lengthy periods on the touchline this season and are unlikely to return for the Champions League flagship.
Where is the 2022 Champions League final?
The 2022 Champions League final will be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris. The stadium has a capacity of 80,698 but this was reduced to 75,000 for Liverpool versus Real Madrid.
Built for the 1998 World Cup, the Stade de France was the site of two Champions League finals: Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Valencia in 2000 and Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Arsenal in 2006.
UEFA’s original plan was to host the match at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, but that was scrapped after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Tickets for the 2022 Champions League final
UEFA awarded just 39,236 of the 75,000 tickets available to Liverpool and Real Madrid fans. A staggering 23,764 tickets went to corporate sponsors, and the remaining 12,000 were made available via a public vote.
Tickets are no longer available from UEFA, which had raised them to €70 for a seat behind one of the gates from a high or low vantage point, and to €180, €490 and €690 for an increasingly better view of the storyline.
The extremely limited supply of tickets means that many of the fans lucky enough to snag a ticket put them up for sale at grossly inflated prices.
On a resale site, prices range from £1,700 for a €70 seat to £9,995 for a €690 seat at the time of publication.
What channel is the 2022 Champions League final on?
In the UK, the Champions League final will be shown on BT Sport 1 and in 4K on BT Sport Ultimate. However, as explained above, you don’t need to be a BT Sport subscriber to tune in as the game is live streamed for free on YouTube.
You can read on for details on Champions League broadcasts in more football-loving countries around the world.
How to Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Live Stream Champions League Final for FREE in the UK
How to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid from outside your country
We’ve detailed below all the ways you can watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid in a number of countries around the world. However, if you’re traveling for work or pleasure, chances are you won’t be able to watch the Champions League final like you normally would at home.
That’s because of the pesky digital restriction known as geo-blocking, which prevents certain streaming services from being accessed outside of the region they’re in.
However, help is at hand. If you encounter this problem, you can use a VPN to set your preferred coverage no matter where you are in the world.
Use a VPN to watch a live stream between Liverpool and Real Madrid from anywhere