Both Ajax and Tottenham have surprised in their run through this season’s UEFA Champions League tournament. Whoever emerges Wednesday from the second match of the two-leg playoffs will arguably be the most surprising Champions League finalist in recent memory. Ajax has a leg up, scoring an away goal to win 1-0 in Spurs’ sparkling new stadium last week. However, it’s certainly not an insurmountable mountain for Spurs to overcome. If they can do it, they’ll join Liverpool as the first English finalists since Chelsea won in 2012; conversely, Ajax would be the first Dutch finalists since, well, Ajax, back in 1996.
Ajax vs. Tottenham
- When: 3pm ET, Wednesday, May 8
- Where: Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Streaming: TNT, UniMas, Univision Deportes
Ajax vs. Tottenham live stream: Watch UEFA Champions League matches for free
Each of the following services carries TNT, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch UEFA Champions League matches for free.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- 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 actions 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: $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 a basic package of channels that offer soccer and other sports program, and the options increase at the Core, 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 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.)
Ajax vs. Tottenham: Why it matters
A Champions League final appearance hangs in the balance for one of two unlikely teams. Tottenham comes into this match with a lacking end-of-season form in domestic play. The good news is that, because of even more dismal play from their closest challenges, they still look more likely than not to finish in Champions League position for next year. The worrying news for Spurs fans is that landing in the Champions League finals is far from guaranteed even for teams firing on all cylinders, and this is an opportunity Spurs won’t want to squander lest they don’t get this chance again. (Especially since Spurs-Liverpool would be the first all-English Champions League final since Manchester United bested Chelsea in 2008.)
Harry Kane, who would help Tottenham’s cause immensely right about now, is still recovering from an ankle injury, so they’ll have to rely on other pieces in the very good lineup they’ve assembled.
Should Ajax advance, it’ll be in a remarkable run in which they’ve already overcome Real Madrid and Juventus, with away wins in all three knockout rounds.
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