Real Madrid and Chelsea will clash in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, April 27.
In the United States, the match (3 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on CBS Sports Network (English) and TUDN (Spanish). But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways viewers in the US can watch a live stream of Real Madrid vs Chelsea–and every other remaining Champions League match–online for free:
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Note: This is the same as Paramount+ (more on that below), but you’ll watch through Amazon Prime’s streaming platforms instead
Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of every Champions League match on the Prime Paramount+ channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Amazon Prime Paramount+ Free Trial
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
You can watch a live stream of CBS Sports Network, TUDN and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most matches on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” CBS Sports Network and TUDN are only included in “Ultimate” and “Premier,” but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
AT&T TV Free Trial
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
Note: This is the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s streaming platforms instead
You can watch a live stream of every Champions League match on Paramount+, which comes with a free trial:
Paramount+ Free Trial
Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea live on the Paramount+ app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Paramount+ website.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Preview
Real Madrid is looking for its fourth Champions League trophy since Zinedine Zidane took over as the team’s manager in 2016. They’re coming off a 0-0 draw against Real Betis Saturday, and they have failed to score a goal in three of their last four matches. Now, they’re facing a Chelsea squad that has gone 2-1-1 in its last four contests.
“Chelsea are a side who’ve done their work in the Champions League and deserve to be in the semis, just as Real Madrid do. It’s going to be a tough, different game, and Chelsea are side with plenty of experience at this level, too. We’ve got a month of the season to go and we’ll fight until the end, come what may. We’ll have difficulties, of course, but so will all teams. What motivates us is to go out onto the pitch and give everything we can,” Zidane said about facing Chelsea.
The Madrid gaffer also made note of the team’s lineup changes heading into the match. “Hazard will not be there and Toni Kroos will not be there,” Zidane said at a news conference, via Football London.
As for the Blues, they’re coming off a 1-0 win over West Ham Saturday, and manager Thomas Tuchel is confident in his squad even though he knows they’re about to face a football juggernaut.
“Zidane has an incredible record, especially in the Champions League, which he won three times in a row which is pretty much impossible to do,” Tuchel told the media this week. “We arrived in the semi-final and on the highest level, we will play Real Madrid and it cannot be harder. That’s because they are the most experienced team in this competition. They will play these games with full confidence and awareness. They are on a very good run at the moment. Sixteen or so games unbeaten. I am sure we will arrive with confidence and true inner belief.”
On the injury front, midfielder Mateo Kovacic won’t play in the first leg for Chelsea due to a thigh injury.
Danny Makkelie has been named the referee of the match, and Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries will be the assistant refs.
Here’s a look at the potential starting lineups for both teams:
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Carlos Casemiro, Luka Modric, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Federico Valverde.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner / Kai Havertz.