Here’s everything you need to know to stream Real Madrid vs. Manchester City in the the UEFA Champions League live on Wednesday.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
- When: 3pm ET on Wednesday, Feb. 26
- Where: Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid
- Broadcast: TNT, Univision, TUDN
- Streaming Services: Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: Preview
Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola head south on Wednesday to take on Real Madrid, which is currently sitting at the top of the La Liga table in Zinedine Zidane’s first full season back. Karim Benzema is a top-scorer with 18 goals in all competitions this season, while summer signing Eden Hazard’s time has been limited, with just one goal in 14 appearances. Man City has fallen behind in the title race and will be focused on the Champions League as the biggest trophy to win this year. Two-time winner Guardiola has gone without winning one since 2011, and the club has never won a European title.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City live stream: How to watch Champions League matches
The match is on TNT, Univision and TUDN; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch Champions League action throughout the tournament.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 beIN SPORTS channels for La Liga and Ligue 1FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.
If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To add beIN SPORTS and ESPN Deportes and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
4) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $65-$135 per month
- AT&T TV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: Recent form, summary of last match, odds
Real Madrid (11 points, 2nd in Group A) has incredibly flown under the radar after the 5-3 loss to Ajax in the Round of 16 last season. Other great teams like Liverpool and Man City have been hailed as favorites to win the UCL, seemingly forgetting how Real won the trophy four times from 2014 to 2018. The pressure in Spain is solely back on Barcelona after Ernesto Valverde’s firing and Quique Setien’s tough start. Zinedine Zidane’s team looks like it could be winning the two biggest trophies again this season. Getting a big win over a billion-dollar squad in the first knockout game can be a signal to other big clubs that Madrid is back in business.
Manchester City (14 points, 1st in Group C) has already said goodbye to its hopes of a third-straight Premier League, so City’s only hope at a better season than last is to finally win the UCL. Drawing Real Madrid from Pot B in the first round is tough, but to be serious about this competition you have to go through these big clubs at some point. The reception at the Bernabéu for Guardiola will be warm, and a win in that environment on Wednesday could be season-defining for the Cityzens—and for Guardiola.
Real Madrid is a slight home favorite at +150, with Man City at +160 and a draw at +280, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Second leg: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
4pm ET on Tuesday, March 17 at Etihad Stadium
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