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Watch the Champions League in Canada from CA$30 per month

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Watch the Champions League in Australia from AU$10 per month

14-times European champions Real Madrid face a tough encounter on Wednesday when they travel to RB Leipzig in Germany for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie.

Goal-scoring Leipzig have found the back of the net an impressive 13 times throughout this season's UCL and have put defending champions Man City in battle to finish top of Group G.

Leipzig are strong at home, and Real Madrid's hopes of taking all three points in Germany tonight have been hampered by the loss of midfielder Jude Bellingham, who twisted his ankle in his team's victory over Girona at the weekend.

Below we will describe the best live TV streaming services to watch all the games anywhere in the world.

Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr. celebrates with his arms outstretched.

Vinicius Jr. opened the scoring for Real Madrid in a 4-0 victory over La Liga title rivals Girona FC on Saturday.

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RB Leipzig x Real Madrid: when and where?

RB Leipzig face Real Madrid at the Red Bull Arena in Tuesday, February 13th. Kick-off is scheduled for 21:00 CET local time, making it a 8pm GMT UK release (3pm ET, 12pm PT in the US and Canada, and 7am AEDT on Thursday, February 14 in Australia).

How to watch RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid online from anywhere using a VPN

If you're unable to watch Champions League games locally, you might need a different way to watch the action; That's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN can prevent your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea if you want an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins while traveling and using multiple Wi-Fi networks.

With a VPN, you can virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to access the game. If your ISP or mobile carrier assigns an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can resolve this issue by providing an IP address in your correct, blackout-free area. Most VPNs, like ours Editors' Choice, ExpressVPNmake it very easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK, and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming from. Make sure your VPN is configured correctly to avoid leaks: Even when VPNs are legal, the streaming service can terminate the account of anyone it suspects of circumventing properly applied blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is our current top VPN pick for people who want a VPN that's reliable and secure, and it works across a variety of devices. It normally costs $13 per month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 35% – the equivalent of $8.32 per month – if you get an annual subscription.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Live stream RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid in the US

American football fans can stream this season's tournament through Paramount Plus, which has exclusive English-language live streaming rights in the US for UEFA Champions League games.

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Paramount Plus has two main subscription plans in the US: Essential for $6 per month and Premium for $12 per month. Both offer Champions League coverage.

The cheapest Essential option has ads for on-demand streaming. It also lacks live CBS feeds and the ability to download shows to watch offline later. Newcomers can enjoy a 30-day free trial, while students can qualify for a 25% discount. Black Friday savings are also still available, although we don't know for how long.

Read our Paramount Plus review.

Live stream RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid in the UK

TNT Sports (formerly known as BT Sport) has live broadcast rights to the Champions League in the UK.

The logo of the British TV channel TNT Sports. The logo of the British TV channel TNT Sports.

TNT Sports

Formerly BT Sport, TNT Sports is offering Champions League games exclusively live this season to viewers in the UK. You can access TNT Sports in the same way as its predecessor, including via Sky Q as a TV package, as well as online streaming. It costs £30 anyway and comes in a bundle that includes Discovery Plus' library of documentary content.

Live stream RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid in Canada

If you want to stream UCL games live in Canada, subscribe to DAZN Canada. The service has exclusive rights to broadcast the Champions League this season.

A DAZN subscription costs CA$30 per month or CA$200 per year. It will also give you access to the Europa League and EFL Championship football, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis.

In addition to dedicated apps for iOS and Android, there is a wide range of support for set-top boxes and smart TVs.

Live stream RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid in Australia

Football fans Down Under can watch UCL games on the Stan Sport streaming service, which has exclusive rights to broadcast the Champions League live in Australia this season.

Stan Sport will cost AU$10 per month (on top of an AU$10 Stan subscription), but the streaming service is currently offering a seven-day free trial.

A subscription will also give you access to Europa League and Europa Conference League action, as well as international rugby and Formula E.

Quick tips for streaming UEFA Champions League games using a VPN

  • With four variables at play (your ISP, browser, video streaming provider, and VPN), your experience and success when streaming Champions League games may vary.
  • If you don't see your desired location as the default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search city or country” option.
  • If you're having trouble getting the game after turning on your VPN and setting it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered to the account is in the correct viewing area. Otherwise, you may need to change the physical address registered to your account. Secondly, some smart TVs, including Roku, don't have VPN apps that you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll have to install the VPN on your router or mobile hotspot you're using (like your phone) so that any device on your Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main websites for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after installing a cable network's sports app, you will be prompted to scan a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address registered to your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, as both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
  • Keep in mind that browsers can often reveal a location despite using a VPN, so be sure to use a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We recommend Brave.