How to Watch the UEFA Champions League Final from Anywhere
Updated May 26, 2019
June 1st, set yourself in for a treat. We’ve just seen two of the most remarkable semi-final comebacks in recent history whetting the appetites of football fans around the world. Do not miss this, the first all-England final since 2008 is sure to be a belter. No matter where you find yourself around the world you’ll be able to tune in to the UEFA Champions League Final as long as you’ve got a VPN!
After less than convincing group stages for both competing sides, they sure have made an entrance into the final. After finishing runners up in the group stage and making it through to the knockouts stages on a tiebreaker, Liverpool have been on a tear with super convincing wins over Bayern Munich and Porto before their ridiculous 4-0 win to comeback after a 3-0 loss in their first leg of their semi-final encounter despite not being at full strength.
The story for Tottenham is amazingly similar, having made it out of the group stages as runner up on tiebreaks. First up in the knockout rounds was a blowout against Dortmund followed by a hugely tense encounter against Premier League champions Manchester City, allowing them to advance after the video assistant referee determined a Sterling goal to be scored while off-side. A 4-4 aggregate but once again advancing on tiebreakers having scored more away goals over the two legs.
What followed was even more heartbreaking for Tottenham’s opposition Ajax. After losing to Ajax at home in the first game 1-0 and being down 2-0 at half time in the second leg came a miraculous hat-trick from Lucas Moura, completed in the very last seconds of play time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and make their way to their first Champions League Final.
So, basically what I want you to know is. Do not miss it!
How to Stream the Game from Anywhere
There are several streams that will be broadcasting the event. The only issue is that they are under broadcasting restrictions. This means that you must be located in the area that the broadcaster is permitted to. In order to navigate around these barriers and watch from anywhere, the first thing you will need is a VPN (Virtual Private Network). By using a VPN you can make it appear as if you are located anywhere in the world that you like, specifically the region that is allowed access by the specific stream.
For those in the US:
The Bleacher Report ($3 US for the game)
For Fubo and SlingTV you can utilize the free trial
For those in the UK:
Through the BT Sport app you can get your first three months for free, then $11.50 p/m following
For those in Australia:
Optus Sport ($10.80 p/m)
Obviously, most of these options aren’t ideal as they result in subscriptions, therefore I believe your best bet is utilizing the 7-day free trial with Fubo or SlingTV in conjunction with a VPN connecting to a US server.
What is a VPN? Where to Find One?
A Virtual Private Network makes you harder to track and increases your online security. For us sports viewers, the main benefit is the ability of connecting to servers from all over the world and having it appear to be your location. This allows you to navigate around the geo-blocks placed on you by broadcasters.
Depending on how often you use your VPN will be a good determinant of which you should buy.
The stream you choose to access is up to you if you’re willing to pay etc. For those, like me who are a little cheap, the NordVPN and Fubo or SlingTV combo is the most enticing. As for the result of the match, I’m feeling a 2-1 victory to Liverpool, but that doesn’t matter since my all time favourite European team the Swiss BSC Young Boys failed to advance. Just kidding, should be a ripping match!