The Champions League Final is near, and it’s going to be a huge football event. It’s the biggest club competition in Europe and possibly the world.
This match will be between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in a very English showdown final.
The game is only available on cable networks and if you don’t have a cable subscription, you’re going to miss out. Unfortunately, that’s the way premium football has gone.
And things get worse if you live outside Europe because you can hardly find a decent and legitimate live stream of the match. Those sketchy sites aren’t worth the hassle, and they’re illegal!
This is one of the biggest matches of the year, and you’re sure not to want to miss out.
But, I have the solution to this, so keep reading.
How to watch the Champions League Final anywhere
In the UK the game is shown by subscription network, BT Sport. However for the Champions League Final (and the Europa League Final) they’re showing it completely free on their YouTube channel in high quality
But, if you’re outside the UK, the streaming will be blocked due to ‘geo-blocking’.
Geo-blocking is when certain websites, streams or services are restricted to one region or country.
So, what’s the solution to this? A VPN app like ExpressVPN.
A VPN allows you to choose from what location you’re connecting to the Internet and this way you can bypass the geo-blocking. A VPN will enable you to pretend you’re in the UK.
VPN apps are used by millions of users to protect their online privacy, unblocking the football is just a handy side-feature.
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So, how do you use a VPN to watch the match? Just follow these five steps, that’s all:
Subscribe to ExpressVPN (or any other other VPN service you prefer) by creating an account and providing your payment choice.
With the account ready, download the VPN app.
If you’re on a desktop computer (Windows or Mac OS), you’ll find it in the “products” section of ExpressVPN website.
If you’re on a mobile device (Android or Apple iOS), you get it from any of the app stores simply by searching ‘ExpressVPN’.
Install the app on your device and login with your account details.
To watch the match, you need to choose the correct location, in this case, it is the United Kingdom.
To do this, on the desktop app, press the “Server selection” button, locate the United Kingdom, click on it and then connect.
On mobile devices, it is precisely the same process.
Once connected visit the BT Sport YouTube channel and enjoy watching the Champions League Final live wherever you are.
Other VPN choices
Regarding what VPN service to choose, my recommendation is ExpressVPN.
The reason? They offer fast speed which is very important when you’re streaming live video such as in sports events.
Also, they have a 30-day money back guarantee in case you can’t get it to work. And you can take advantage of the yearly package offer with 49% off that allows you to access much more content and events.
NordVPN is another good choice to keep in mind. It’s available for multiple platforms for a very affordable fee. They also have a 30-day money back guarantee.
Another good alternative is IPVanish that offers good speed and support for several platforms/OS. So there are plenty of options if you want to shop around.
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When is the Champions League Final on TV?
The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final will be on June 1st, 2019.
The live transmission will begin at 8 pm (UK time) which is 9 pm local time in Spain
Where is the final taking place?
The Champions League final takes place for the first time in the Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid, Spain.
The stadium is the home to Atletico Madrid, and it was opened just 18 months ago.
It has a total of 67,829 seating capacity after the renovation at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
Sadly, tickets for travelling supporters of both teams are limited and it’s been a criticism against UEFA. At least you can do the next best thing and watch the game live where you are.
How did Liverpool and Spurs get here?
Both teams were fighting against all the odds to get to this final. Actually, it was kind of surprising they made it at all.
Liverpool managed to win over Barcelona with an incredible second-leg fightback winning 4-0 in an epic match. It is a match that is a contender for one of the best comebacks of all time.
The next day, Spurs overcame Ajax 3-2 thanks to their saviour Lucas Moura who scored a goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time, allowing them to be able to reach the final.
If you saw either match then you’ll know just how tense these games were which will make for an even more tightly fought final.
Predictions on who will win
Since both teams qualified for the final in unlikely circumstances, it’s kind of difficult to predict who could win on June 1st.
Liverpool has a reasonable prospect because they finished 24 points ahead of Tottenham in the Premier League table, and they beat them twice in this season’s league.
On the other hand, Spurs have managed very well this season with a kind of limited squad, and they already have confirmed their place in the Champions League next year by finishing among the top four in the league.
Liverpool has the experience of being in last year’s final and won’t want to repeat their loss against Real Madrid. Spurs, on the other hand, are in their very first Champions League Final and with so much at stake, they’re going to fight with everything they’ve got.
The predictions and bets are tight regarding this match because anything is possible.
The Champions League Final is going to be on June 1st, and in almost all countries it’ll be shown on subscription cable networks.
If you don’t have a cable subscription, the other option is the BT Sport YouTube channel which is going to stream it for free.
However, that’s only good news for people living in the UK. If you live in any other country, it’s not going to being officially available, sadly.
So, due to this prospect, you’re going to miss out such an important event, but not everything is bad news.
If you subscribe to a VPN like ExpressVPN, you’ll be able to watch the match only by paying an affordable fee which is much cheaper than any cable subscription and you won’t need a lengthy contract.
Are you ready for this huge match? Who are you thinking is going to win? Liverpool or Tottenham and why?
Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!
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