How to watch Champions League in the USA: Full TV schedule for 2021 on CBS channels, live streams

The 2020-21 Champions League, greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, is finally in the knockout stage.

Even with the global pandemic still looming over the world’s greatest professional club competition, the idea of securing the status of Europe’s top club promises an exciting stage. How those matches are affected by reduced audiences or empty stadiums, however, remains to be seen.

The 2020-21 Champions League final will conclude the tournament on May 29 in Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020-21 Champions League, including dates, times, TV channels and streaming options:

How to watch Champions League games in USA

The Champions League TV and streaming schedule is … slightly convoluted.

Let’s start with the Round of 16: Only two matches from each of the first and second legs will be available to watch on cable (CBS Sports Network); the second-leg matches have yet to be determined. Regardless, only those games that appear on CBSSN can be streamed on fuboTV, which is offering a seven-day free trial. Streaming will be carried by CBS All Access in the first leg. For the second leg, Paramount+ (a rebrand of CBS All Access starting on March 4) will stream the Champions League matches.

The Champions League quarterfinals can only be streamed on Paramount+. The semifinal matches will air on CBSSN and stream on Paramount+.

The Champions League final will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+; fuboTV is also a streaming option for each of the semifinal and final matches.

Champions League TV schedule 2021

Here is the full Champions League schedule for the rest of 2021, including start times and TV channels for games broadcast in the United States.

Champions League Round of 16, first leg

The first leg of the Round of 16 will air on CBS Sports Network and CBS All-Access, though only two of the eight matches will broadcast on cable.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Champions League Round of 16, second leg

The second leg of the Round of 16 will air on CBS Sports Network and CBS All-Access; two matches (one on March 9 and 16) will broadcast on cable; those matches have yet to be determined by CBS.

Tuesday, March 9

Wednesday, March 10

Tuesday, March 16

Wednesday, March 17

Champions League quarterfinals, first leg

The entire quarterfinal round — first and second legs — will only be available on Paramount+.

Tuesday, April 6

Wednesday, April 7

Champions League quarterfinals, second leg

Tuesday, April 13

Wednesday, April 14

Champions League semifinals, first leg

Each of the semifinal games will air concurrently on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+. Another option is fuboTV.

Tuesday, April 27

Wednesday, April 28

Champions League semifinals, second leg

Tuesday, May 4

Wednesday, May 5

Champions League Final

The Champions League final will air simultaneously on CBS and Paramount+, though fuboTV is also an option.

Saturday, May 29

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