How to watch Barcelona vs. Manchester United online for free

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The Champions League hits a separation point, and one of these European giants won’t survive.

Two of Europe’s most vaunted brands meet on Tuesday when Manchester United travels to Camp Nou for a do-or-die quarterfinal against Barcelona. If you have a cable or streaming live TV login and can watch TNT online, you’re all set. Their apps will accept your subscription’s user ID and you can throw it on the office’s Apple TV. But if you’ve cut the cord like I have, one must compare and contrast. The game is going to be a thriller too—it’s full of more headliners than Coachella and all the pressure is on Messi, Lukaku, Pogba, Suarez, someone to step up and secure a berth in the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Here’s what you need to know to watch Barcelona vs. Manchester United online for free. 

Barcelona vs. Manchester United

  • When: 3pm ET, Tuesday, April 16
  • Where: Camp Nou in Barcelona
  • Streaming: TNT, UniMas, Univision Deportes

Barcelona vs. Manchester United live stream

1) Sling TV

Sling TV is swinging into the big leagues. It’s one of the most affordable ways to watch television and sports today, and it’s highly customizable based on your needs. Sling TV offers two basic packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, for just $25 per month, and both come with TNT, and right now, you can get your first three months for just $15 per month. Alternatively, you can combine the two packages, Sling Orange + Blue, to get more than $60 channels for just $40 per month (or $25 for your first three months with the current deal). No matter which one you choose, you’ll start with a one-week trial, so you can live stream Barcelona vs. Manchester United for free.  Sling TV has quietly become one of the best ways to watch international soccer package, with channels like beIN Sports. Don’t miss out.  (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

TRY SLING TV


2) FuboTV

Some things in life you just have to have, and if you like soccer in this country, FuboTV is a must. FuboTV gets pretty much every game, and it has exclusive English rights to USMNT road games, La Liga, and Ligue 1 in France. FuboTV is also one of only a handful of services to offer Univision. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

TRY FUBOTV


3) PlayStation Vue

The new kid on the block, PlayStation Vue has more rigid tiers of channels than its competitors, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. It’s a solid option if you’re already gaming on a PlayStation or if you need to stream on multiple devices at once, but you don’t need a console to use this service. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


4) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV offers a full buffet of content, with all the big sports networks you could ever need. Plus, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s on-demand library. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

TRY HULU LIVE TV


5) YouTube TV

With YouTube TV, you can watch the Champions League live, and then hop on over to Orlando City SC channel to stay up to date with every single goal the Lions allowed this year (it was 74). Or you can watch specialty channels like NBA TV, MLB Network, and Big Ten Network. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

TRY YOUTUBE TV


Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Why it matters

The first leg at Old Trafford was sleepy and conservative—Barcelona broke through for a 1-0 lead it carries home thanks to a Luke Shaw own-goal. But these UCL quarterfinals have a tendency to start slow and snowball into desperate tactics and brave performances in stoppage time. Plus, there’s a precedent for classic comebacks: Man U is here because, after losing 2-0 at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, the Red Devils trounced Neymar’s boys in Paris 3-1 to knock out a fellow collection of high-dollar mercenaries. However, Manchester United needs to find goals and that means dusting off Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, whom ESPN reports may make his first return appearance in seven games since a hamstring injury. Barcelona? You’re getting Lionel Messi and death by a thousand short passes, though Barcelona hasn’t won the Champions League since, somehow, 2015. It’s hard to imagine a team so dialed in will make it easy for the English opposition.

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Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.