How to Watch the 2020 UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals Live Online
The UEFA Champions League quarterfinals have landed in Lisbon and the final teams are ready to go head to head. All quarterfinal matches will be streamed live on CBS All Access beginning at 3 p.m. ET. While Atalanta already lost in their matchup against Paris Saint-Germain yesterday, fans are still looking to see who will get the upper hand when Leipzig goes against Atlético today.
How to Watch the 2020 UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals
- When: Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. ET
- Stream: Watch with 30-Day Free Trial on CBS All Access
The format for this year’s Champion’s League has had to be drastically altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The traditional ‘two-legged’ home-and-away structure for the quarterfinals and semifinals replaced by a simple one-and-done knockout through to the coronation of a winner. There are no more away goals or aggregate scores; instead, we get 90 minutes for a winner to emerge (or, if that doesn’t happen, another 30 minutes of extra time followed by a penalty shootout),” ESPN reports.
Out of the teams left, only Bayern Munich and Barcelona are the ones to have won the trophy before. The two teams face off on Friday night in a highly anticipated matchup. While both teams are obvious favorites, the rest of the clubs are not necessarily ousted as they, too, are formidable competitors with equally passionate fans.
Outside of the new format, there was also a bit of turmoil behind-the-scenes in terms of distribution for the games. In July, Turner Sports threw the world for a loop when it relinquished its rights for Champions League matches prematurely, according to Sporting News.
Their deal was meant to expire in 2021, which is when CBS was to take over. However, after the change of heart, CBS decided to take over the distribution and “will put the majority of the 2020 tournament on CBS All Access, with only a few games — including the Aug. 23 final — on its cable channel CBS Sports Network. None of this season’s games will be on the main CBS channel,” Sporting News reported.
You can stream UEFA Champions League coverage on a wide variety of streaming players, smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and tablets.
Photo credit: UEFA Champions League Facebook page