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In an era in which Spanish and German teams have dominated Champions League play, it’s unusual to have one let alone two English teams in a Champions League Final. But on Saturday in Madrid, the world gets exactly that, as two top-four Premier League finishers in Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur face-off. It’s been miraculous for each team to get to this stage. Liverpool overcame a 3-0 first-leg deficit to mighty Barcelona by beating the La Liga champions 4-0 at Anfield—a match that will live on in Champions League lore regardless of what happens on Saturday. Spurs, meanwhile, went down to Ajax in the second leg in Amsterdam but got a trio of goals from Lucas Moura—the last coming on the match’s final kick—to advance to the finals. Now, both English teams bring their dramatic flourishes to what is one of world soccer’s most-watched annual matches.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Liverpool vs. Spurs.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
- When: 3pm ET, Saturday, June 1
- Where: Wanda Metropolitan Stadium in Madrid, Spain
- Streaming: TNT, UniMas, Univision Deportes
UEFA Champions League Final live stream: Watch Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur for free
Each of the following services carries TNT, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch the UEFA Champions League Final for free.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% 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 $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS 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 LaLiga, 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 Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $44.99 for the first month, $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League and Europa 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 and our comprehensive FuboTV review.)
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: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. TNT is part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports program, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.
- Cost: $44.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- 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.)
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- 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 and Europa League matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Why It Matters
First off: It’s the Champions League Finals! It’s arguably the most coveted trophy in soccer, and before Chelsea won it by upsetting Bayern Munich in 2012, the last English team to win it was Manchester United in 2008.
Liverpool won the title in 2005 and have five European Cups in total, the most of any English team. The team vying for this year’s championship is arguably the most talented Liverpool team ever assembled, with an international cadre of creative attacking players (including Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, Senegalese winger Sadio Mane, and Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino), a Dutch anchor in defense (Virgil van Dijk), and an irrepressible German coach (Jurgen Klopp) leading the way.
Spurs have never won the Champions League, last won the league title in 1961 (back when it was known as the First Division), and last picked up silverware in 2008 in winning the League Cup. Clearly, Tottenham fans are hungry for a victory, and much of their success likely hinges on whether English striker Harry Kane can return to action. They’ve clearly advanced in his absence—with Moura and South Korean striker Son Hueng-min deserving much of the credit—but given how instrumental Kane’s been to Spurs’ recent run of success, it wouldn’t be the same without him being part of the festivities.
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Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.