Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream: how to watch Champions League semi-final online and on TV, team news

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Watch a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream

You can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City free on RTE Player in Ireland. It's on Paramount Plus in the US, DAZN in Canada and BT Sport in the UK. Football fans in India can tune into tonight's Champions League semi-final first leg in via Sony LIV. Remember to use a VPN if you're trying to watch your usual stream from abroad. Full details on how to watch a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream just below.

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Kick-off: Tues, May 9 – 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 12.30am IST
TV channel: BT Sport (UK) | Paramount Plus (US) | Sony Ten 2 (IN)
FREE streams: RTE Player (IRE) | Paramount+ 7-day trial (USA)
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Real Madrid vs Manchester City: match preview

After beating Leeds in the Premier League at the weekend, and with the FA Cup final to come in June, Manchester City remain on course for an historic treble – but everybody knows the one Pep Guardiola really wants is the Champions League. The former Barcelona manager hasn't lifted European football's most prestigious trophy since he parted ways with Messi and co, but the Cityzens are arguably the form team in Europe at the moment, with an unbeaten run that stretches back 20 games to the start of February. They've also won three of their last four meetings with Real Madrid. Can they make it four out of five tonight?

Pep rested a number of key players against Leeds on Saturday but one who has kept his place tonight is Ilkay Gundogan, who scored both of City's goals and should've had a hat-trick. Akanji also starts again, with John Stones, Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva returning to the side. Mahrez, Alvarez and Laporte drop to the bench, while Ake misses out through injury.

Real Madrid's recent form is less impressive, with two defeats in their last four games, but they have already lifted one trophy this season, beating Osasuna on Saturday to win the Copa Del Rey for the 20th time. With Barcelona 14 points clear in La Liga, though, Carlo Ancelotti's side can now focus all their attentions on defending their Champions League title. The Spanish giants have already brushed aside two English teams in the competition's knockout stages this season, with clean sheets in their last three games, but that record will be seriously tested when Man City and their long-haired Norwegian goalbot arrive tonight. 

There are just two changes to the side that won the Copa Del Rey, with Modric and Rudiger in for Tchouameni and Militao. The latter doesn't even feature on a bench that includes former Chelsea man Eden Hazard.

Follow our guide to get a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream and watch the Champions League online from anywhere.


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How to watch a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream in Ireland

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Real Madrid vs Manchester City will be shown live on RTE Two in Ireland. RTE Player will offer a free live stream of the match.

Travelling outside Ireland right now? 

Use VPN to unblock RTE Player and watch from anywhere

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City: live stream UCL soccer in the US without cable

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Soccer fans can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on both CBS and Paramount Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Tuesday afternoon.

CBS is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 UCL season. Paramount Plus live streams every game, while select fixtures are shown on CBS.

How to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City without cable

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier. Your first seven days are free.

Alternatively, if you don't have CBS on cable, you can get the channel on a streaming-only basis via FuboTV from $74.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial

Outside of the US? If you're unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City from anywhere

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How to watch a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream in the UK

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In the UK, BT Sport is providing exclusive live coverage of Real Madrid vs Manchester City. Coverage starts at 7pm BST on BT Sport 1, ahead of the 8pm kick-off.

BT now has a £30 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.

The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Champions League like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

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Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream: how to watch UCL soccer online in Canada

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In Canada, soccer fans can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on streaming service DAZN. Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday.

And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.

Use a VPN to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on DAZN while abroad.

Not only do you get every single UCL game, but DAZN is also the Canadian streaming home of Europa League and EFL Championship soccer, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis.

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City: live stream Champions League in Australia

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Footie fans in Australia can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 5am AEST bright and early on Wednesday morning.

The streaming service is showing every single Champions League match ad-free, and it's also the place to watch the Europa League and Europa Conference League, international rugby and Formula E.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Stan Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City: live stream Champions League in New Zealand

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Football fans can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 7am NZST on Wednesday morning.

Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE trial so you can try before you buy, and once that expires, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes every UCL game, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, Europa League football, the European Rugby Champions Cup, F1, MotoGP, NFL and WTA tennis.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

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Real Madrid vs Manchester City: live stream Champions League online in India

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Real Madrid vs Manchester City is being shown on Sony Pictures Networks in India, with coverage stretching across the Sony Ten 2 TV channel and over-the-top streaming service Sony LIV.

You can live stream Champions League games with a mobile-only plan, which costs Rs 599 for a year, or a LIV Premium plan, which costs Rs 999 for a year.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Champions League coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

Tom Wiggins

Tom Wiggins is a Freelance Content Manager. He has been writing for various magazines and websites for the past years including MSN South Africa, MSN UK, MSN, MSN Canada, TechRadar, Yahoo Sport UK, Red Bull, JAMA Oncology, TrustedReviews, FourFourTwo, ShortList, Wareable, Stuff India, Stuff (UK), FACT Magazine, Louder, Metro.News, PC & Tech Authority, The Set Pieces, Decrypt Media, FourFourTwo Australia, In Bed With Maradona, The Ambient, Inside Sport, The Baltimore Post, My Office News.