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Live football to watch online today | Live stream the Europa League

By Chris Smith

Published: 9:13, 8 August 2020 | Updated: 19:25, 23 August 2020

Domestic action in Europe’s top five leagues may have come to an end for now but that doesn’t leave us without a feast of football to keep us busy over the weekend.

NB: This article was posted last Saturday (08/08/20) but if you’re based in the US you can stream tonight’s Champions League final between PSG and Bayern Munich by following the steps below.

How to live stream the Uefa Champions League knockout rounds

US ONLY: Fubo* are streaming a selection of Champions League matches live for account holders. Those without a Fubo account already can take advantage of their seven-day free trial by following the simple steps below.

  1. Click on this link.
  2. ‘Start Your Free Trial’ and enter details.
  3. Log in and pick your desired channel to watch.

*Geo restrictions apply. Fubo is currently available in the United States, Canada and Spain. Packages and pricing differ per country.

On Saturday alone, we’re treated to Uefa Champions League knockout action as Barcelona and Napoli, and Bayern Munich and Chelsea seek to resolve their post-lockdown round-of-16 ties.

Meanwhile, qualifying for this season’s Champions League is already underway, too, with Linfield travelling to San Marinese side Tre Fiori in the first knockout round.

There is also action from the League of Ireland Premier Division, Belgian First Division A and beyond, so read on for information on how to watch the games live on TV and via live streaming.

Uefa Champions League — First knockout round

Barcelona (1) v (1) Napoli

Having drawn 1-1 at the San Paolo prior to lockdown, Barcelona and Napoli will now battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals at the Nou Camp.

The Blaugrana finished second to rivals Real Madrid in the La Liga title race and have lifted the Champions League just once in the last eight seasons, so motivation will be high for Lionel Messi and Co to make it past the Partenopei.

That, however, will be easier said than done. Sure, Napoli only managed a seventh-place finish in Serie A, but Gennaro Gattuso’s men lost just three of their 14 post-lockdown domestic games and even beat Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus on penalties to lift the Coppa Italia — their first major trophy since 2014.

How to watch live on TV

UK: BT Sport 2

US: CBS Sports Network, Univision NOW, TUDNxtra

Team news: The hosts will be light in midfield without the suspended Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal, while Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti are major doubts. Nikola Maksimovic is expected to miss out for Napoli, while Lorenzo Insigne is a doubt.

Bayern Munich (3) v (0) Chelsea

While Barcelona vs Napoli looks set to be a tight affair, the same cannot be said for Bayern Munich’s clash with Chelsea, with the German champions carrying a 3-0 aggregate lead into the second leg.

Hansi Flick’s men famously routed Lampard’s Blues at Stamford Bridge before the suspension of play, with Alphonso Davies announcing himself on the European display with a dynamic display against fellow young full-back, Reece James, while Robert Lewandowski grabbed a goal and two assists and former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry helped himself to a brace.

Chelsea have already secured Champions League football for next season thanks to finishing fourth in the Premier League and with the task at hand in this match — facing arguably the strongest team in Europe right now — that’s probably for the best.

How to watch live on TV

UK: BT Sport 1

US: CBS All Access, TUDNxtra

Team news: French duo Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman are sidelined for Bayern, who are unlikely to be without centre-back Nicklas Sule having only just returned to training. Chelsea’s list of absentees is much longer, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Christian Pulisic, Pedro, Billy Gilmour and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all injured, N’Golo Kante doubtful and Marcos Alonso and Jorginho both suspended.

Australian A-League

Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory

Perth Glory’s quest for a top-four finish in the Australian A-League continues when they host struggling Melbourne Victory on Saturday.

Tony Popovic’s men can actually still finish as high as second but sit six points behind Melbourne City with just a handful of games remaining. However, Perth bounced back from a two-game winless streak to beat Western Sydney Wanders 3-1 last time out and will no doubt carry that confidence into their next match.

They face a Victory side stranded in 10th place, two points clear of Central Coast Mariners below them and 10 adrift of ninth, so there is nothing more than pride at stake for Grant Brebner’s men. That said, given that the Victory have lost their last five games, there is plenty of pride in need of rescuing.

How to watch live on TV

UK: BT Sport 1

AUS: Fox Sports 503, ABC

How to live stream

UK: Bet365* are streaming this match live for account holders. Those without a Bet365 account already who are interested in streaming Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below.

  • Click on this link.
  • ‘Join now’ and enter details.
  • Log in and fund the new account.
  • Pick the desired event from among the ‘live now’ or ‘schedule’ sections in Bet365’s ‘live streaming’ category.

*Geo restrictions apply, 18+ only, must have a funded account, BeGambleAware. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of writing (07/08/20, 19:00)

Other leagues being streamed on Bet365 this weekend include the Belarusian Premier LeagueBelgian First Division ALeague of Ireland Premier Division and the J1 League.