A new UEFA Champions League campaign kicks off in September with 32 teams dreaming of lifting the trophy on May 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Chelsea enter the competition as the defending champion, but there are a plethora of teams looking forward to the challenge, including new powers such as PSG and Manchester city and traditional competitors such as real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
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The competition will begin with a group stage which will reduce the field to 16 teams which will advance to the round of 16 consisting of a home and away heats. The club which scores the most goals in the two matches advances to the next round. The final is a single match played in a neutral venue.
All the big games up to the final will be available to soccer fans in Canada. Full details follow below:
How to watch the Champions League in Canada
The CBS and Univision platforms will broadcast the matches, including on each broadcaster’s streaming service:
- Appointment: 29 days from September 2021 to May 2022
- TV channels: –
- Direct: DAZN
The Champions League is available exclusively, live and on demand, on DAZN in Canada. And DAZN is offering new customers a free 30-day trial period.
Champions League TV and streaming program
There are only three places left to conquer on the 32-team grid of the UEFA Champions League. The winners of the following round-trip playoffs will join the 29 teams that have already reserved their places for the group stage.
On Wednesday, as the last three return matches approach, a surprise Moldovan team Sheriff built a considerable advantage after his first leg, while the Austrian champions RB Salzburg came back from behind to win their first leg thanks to a late goal from USA international Brenden Aaronson. french club AS Monaco will seek to return on the road to Shakhtar Donetsk.
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Another United States national team player Jordan Pefok Siebatcheu played 85 minutes in the second leg with his team. BSC Young boys followed up their opener win with another road triumph to advance 6-4 on aggregate. Benfica kept their narrow one-goal lead in the first leg with a 0-0 draw in their decisive second leg against PSV Eindhoven. And Malmö FF barely survived a trip to Bulgaria, losing 2-1 but winning 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 2-0 home win the week before.
Champions League playoffs (1st stage)
|Tuesday August 17th||RB Salzburg 2, Brondby 1||Strong points|
|Tuesday August 17th||AS Monaco 0, Shakhtar Donetsk 1||Strong points|
|Tuesday August 17th||Sheriff Tiraspol 3, Dinamo Zagreb 0||Strong points|
|Wed 18 Aug||Benfica 2, PSV Eindhoven 1||Strong points|
|Wed 18 Aug||Malmö FF 2, Ludogorets 0||Strong points|
|Wed 18 Aug||BSC Young Boys 3, Ferencvaros 2||Strong points|
Champions League playoffs (2 matches)
|Dated||Meet||Time (ET)||tv channels||Flux|
|Tuesday August 24||PSV Eindhoven 0, Benfica 0|
|Tuesday August 24||Ludogorets 2, Malmö FF 1|
|Tuesday August 24||Ferencvaros 2, BSC Young Boys 3|
|Wed 25 Aug||Brondby vs. RB Salzburg||3 p.m.||Galavision||fuboTV, Paramount +|
|Wed 25 Aug||Shakhtar Donetsk v AS Monaco||3 p.m.||TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount +|
|Wed 25 Aug||Dinamo Zagreb vs. Sheriff Tiraspol||3 p.m.||TUDNxtra||fuboTV, Paramount +|
Champions League teams by country
Here are the 26 teams that have secured direct places in the UEFA Champions League group stage due to their league rankings in their respective domestic competitions. In addition, the top three qualifiers for the playoffs have been added to the roster (Malmö FF, BSC Young Boys and Benfica).
spanish side Villarreal also joins the fray after winning the UEFA Europa League, which awards a place in the UEFA Champions League to the winner each season. This gives Spain a record of five clubs competing for the title.
|Number of teams||Country||Qualified teams|
|5||Spain||Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Seville, Villarreal|
|4||England||Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea|
|4||Germany||Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg|
|4||Italy||Inter Milan, Atalante, AC Milan, Juventus|
|3||Portugal||Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica|
|2||France||Lille, Paris Saint-Germain|
|1||Russia||Zenit St. Petersburg|
Champions League in Canada: how to watch on DAZN
DAZN’s is the exclusive home of the rights to the UEFA Champions League in Canada. UCL fans can join DAZN on monthly or annual plans. Every UCL match will be available to DAZN subscribers, both live and on-demand.
What is DAZN?
DAZN is a global sports streaming service that provides exclusive coverage of every Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League game in Canada, live and on demand.
Soccer fans in Canada can also enjoy streaming several other leagues on DAZN, including MLS, EFL Championship, EFL League One and Women’s Soccer. A membership also includes the NFL as DAZN positions itself as the “home of football” in Canada.
How much does it cost to register with DAZN?
DAZN offers a free trial period for new subscribers. It costs either CA $ 20 per month or CA $ 150 per year thereafter, depending on the plan you choose.
What devices are supported by DAZN?
DAZN offers apps 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’s a full list of devices DAZN is available on, in addition to web browsers on DAZN.com:
|Mobile devices||TV and 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||..|