It’s that time: Our viewing guide for the Champions & Europa Leagues


Champions League, Europa League, 2023-24, how to watch

The Champions League and Europa League tournaments are kicking off and here’s how fans down under can catch the major events.

We’ve reached that point in the footballing season — how good.

With the first international break now behind us and Europe’s major leagues in full swing, here’s where things start to get tricky, tense and stressful for the clubs good enough to qualify for the continent’s biggest annual club tournaments.

The schedule starts to thicken right up for some of Europe’s best club outfits. Brighton, for example, are embarking on their very first EL campaign and play three tough games in a nine day period — hence why the club left no stone unturned to add depth to its squad over the summer and made six changes to the starting XI that beat Manchester United in FPL Gameweek 5. So far so good, but Roberto De Zerbi’s outfit is entering uncharted waters.

And the Seagulls are not alone.

Champions League 2023, Manchester City
Manchester City won the 2022-23 Champions League, beating Inter Milan.

Manchester City have started the Premier League season unbeaten, but enter a run of five games in 14 days — UCL and EFL Cup encounters, along with regular Premier League programming. City, of course, will look to defend their maiden Champions League crown — the juggernaut club beat Inter Milan in the Final last season.

So for those figuring which football is streaming where, here’s what you’re looking for.

How to watch the 2023-24 Champions League

In Australia, streaming platform Stan Sport has broadcasting rights, like last season.

Unlike other inferior streaming platforms (we won’t name names), you can pause and rewind live games on Stan Sport; functionality means that if you decide to watch the action on delay the next morning, you don’t have to wait for the full event to finish and then re-uploaded. It sounds simple, but it’s not universal across sport streaming platforms, unbelievably.

Stan Sport is Stan’s add-on package, costing an additional $15 a month. The platform also has all the major rugby (including the Rugby World Cup), tennis and various other events.

champions league, manchester city, rodri
Rodri‘s 68th minute goal proved the difference in the 2022-23 Champions League final, helping City secure a maiden win in the tournament.

UCL group stage draw

GROUP A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray

GROUP B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens

GROUP C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin

GROUP D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, Real Sociedad

GROUP E: Feyenoord, Atlético de Madrid, Lazio, Celtic

GROUP F: PSG, Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United

GROUP G: Manchester City, Leipzig, Crvena zvezda, Young Boys

GROUP H: Barcelona, FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Antwerp

How to watch the 2023-24 Europa League

Quite like the Champions League, every EL game – and also the Europa Conference League matches – are also available on Stan Sport down under.

Europa League, 2023 Final, Sevilla
Sevilla won the 2023 Europa League Final, outlasting Roma on penalties

Europa League draw

GROUP A: West Ham, Olympiacos, Freiburg, TSC Bačka Topola

GROUP B: Ajax, Marseille, Brighton, AEK Athens

GROUP C: Rangers, Real Betis, Sparta Praha, Aris Limassol

GROUP D: Atalanta, Sporting CP, Sturm Graz, Raków Częstochowa

GROUP E: Liverpool, LASK, Union SG, Toulouse

GROUP F: Villarreal, Rennes, Maccabi Haifa, Panathinaikos

GROUP G: Roma, Slavia Praha, Sheriff, Servette

GROUP H: Leverkusen, Qarabağ, Molde, Häcken

Champions League games

The first of six group stage Matchdays is September 19-20, with the Round of 16 then kicking off in mid-February.

Find UEFA’s full rundown of games here.

champions league, 2021-22
Real Madrid will be looking to return to the summit, after winning the Champions League in 2022.

Europa League games

The first of six Matchdays start September 21, with all the group stage action wrapping up on December 14. Then it’s onto the knockout stage in mid-February. All the dates can be found here.

Champions League final details

Wembley Stadium, London, 2024

Date: Saturday, June 1

It’ll be a record eighth time that Wembley has hosted the UCL Final — the last time was back in 2013.

Europa League final details

Dublin Arena, Ireland, 2024

While the date is still yet to be determined, the deciding fixture is happening over in Dublin, Ireland this season. It’ll be the second time this venue will determine who claims one of Europe’s top prizes.

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