UEFA Champions League schedule: How to watch, live stream group stage matches in Canada
The first four teams have qualified to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 after Liverpool (Group B), Ajax (Group C), Juventus (Group H) and Bayern Munich (Group E) all maintained their perfect record and mathematically clinched spots in the knockouts with two games to go.
Meanwhile, three clubs will be playing out the string: RB Leipzig (Group A), Besiktas (Group C) and Malmo FF (Group H) were the first teams eliminated from the Champions League. But Leipzig and Malmo are still hoping to finish in third place to qualify for a playoff berth in the knockout rounds of Europe’s second-tier competition, the Europa League.
Plenty more verdicts will come down in Matchday 5 (Nov. 23-24) after which there will only be one final set of group matches to be played in December. Following a winter break in the competition, the Round of 16 kicks off in February 2022.
Canadian fans can take a special interest in watching a number of homegrown heroes in action throughout the group stage. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Jonathan David (LOSC Lille) and the Besiktas duo of Cyle Larin and Atiba Hutchinson are regulars for their clubs, though Davies will be out this week. Calgary-born defender Fikayo Tomori is a starter for AC Milan in Italy, and if Club Brugge can advance past the group stage, then Tajon Buchanan will be another player to keep an eye on.
How to watch the UEFA Champions League
The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League will be carried exclusively by DAZN in Canada:
- Dates: 29 matchdays from Sept. 2021-May 2022
- TV Channels: —
- Streaming (English): DAZN
The Champions League is available exclusively, live and on-demand, on DAZN in Canada. And DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free trial period.
Champions League schedule: Group stage, Matchday 4
Home teams listed first
Tuesday, Nov. 2 (Matchday 4)
Wednesday, Nov. 3 (Matchday 4)
Champions League schedule: Group stage, Matchday 5
Home teams listed first
Tuesday, Nov. 23 (Matchday 5)
|Group E||Dynamo Kyiv vs. Bayern Munich||12:45 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group F||Villarreal vs. Manchester United||12:45 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group E||FC Barcelona vs. Benfica||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group F||BSC Young Boys vs. Atalanta||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group G||LOSC Lille vs. RB Salzburg||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group G||Sevilla vs. VfL Wolfsburg||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group H||Malmo FF vs. FC Zenit||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group H||Chelsea vs. Juventus||3 p.m.||DAZN|
Wednesday, Nov. 24 (Matchday 5)
|Group C||Besiktas vs. Ajax Amsterdam||12:45 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group D||Inter Milan vs. Shakhtar Donetsk||12:45 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group A||Club Brugge vs. RB Leipzig||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group A||Manchester City vs. PSG||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group B||Atletico Madrid vs. AC Milan||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group B||Liverpool vs. FC Porto||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group C||Sporting CP vs. Borussia Dortmund||3 p.m.||DAZN|
|Group D||Sheriff Tiraspol vs. Real Madrid||3 p.m.||DAZN|
UEFA Champions League 2021-2022: Tournament Format
The 2021-2022 edition of the UEFA Champions League returns with a familiar format and one major new twist.
As usual, the tournament starts out with a group stage (eight groups of four teams each), and only the top two finishers in each group advance to the Round of 16 that kicks off in February 2022. Two-leg, aggregate-goal knockout rounds are played the rest of the way through to the single game final that will be held on May 28, 2022 in Russia.
- Group Stage: Sept. 14-15, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 23-24, Dec. 7-8
- Round of 16: Feb. 15-16, March 8-9 / Feb. 22-23, March 15-16
- Quarterfinals: April 5-6, April 12-13
- Semifinals: April 26-27, May 3-4
- Final: May 28, 2022 (St. Petersburg, Russia)
No away goals tiebreaker
Here’s a twist: For the first time since 1965, there will be no away goals tiebreaker used in the knockout rounds of UEFA competitions, including the Champions League. It was abolished in June 2021.
Series that are tied on aggregate goals after the conclusion of the second leg will go straight to extra time and, if necessary, a penalty-kick shootout.
UEFA Champions League clubs by country
|No. of Teams||Country||Qualified Teams|
|5||Spain||Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal|
|4||England||Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea|
|4||Germany||Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg|
|4||Italy||Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus|
|3||Portugal||Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica|
|2||France||LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain|
|2||Ukraine||Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk|
|1||Russia||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|1||Switzerland||BSC Young Boys|
Champions League in Canada: How to watch on DAZN
After DAZN’s acquisition of exclusive Champions League rights in Canada. European soccer fans can sign up for DAZN on monthly or yearly plans. Every Champions League match will be made available for DAZN subscribers, both live and on demand.
What is DAZN?
DAZN is a global sports streaming service that offers exclusive coverage of every Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match in Canada, both live and on demand.
Soccer fans in Canada also can enjoy streaming of several other leagues on DAZN, including MLS, EFL Championship, EFL League One and women’s soccer. A subscription also includes the NFL as DAZN positions itself as the “home of football” in Canada.
How much does it cost to sign up for DAZN?
DAZN offers a free trial period for new subscribers. It costs either $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD per year thereafter, depending on the plan you select.
What devices are supported by DAZN?
DAZN has apps available for all of the following platforms: Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Fire Tablet, Android Phone & Tablet, iPhone & iPad, Android TV, LG, Smart TV, Panasonic Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, SmartCast, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Roku.
Here is a full list of the devices where DAZN is available, in addition to web browsers on DAZN.com:
|Mobile Devices||TV & Streaming Devices||Game Consoles|
|iPhone, iPad||Amazon Fire TV||Playstation 3|
|Android phones, tables||Amazon Fire TV Stick||Playstation 4, Pro|
|Amazon Fire tablet||Android TV||XBox One, One S|
|..||Apple TV||XBox One X|
|..||LG Smart TV, Smartcast||..|
|..||Panasonic Smart TV||..|
|..||Samsung Smart TV||..|
|..||Sony Smart TV||..|