How to live stream Real Madrid vs Chelsea: watch Champions League quarter-final online from anywhere

Here's how to live stream Real Madrid vs Chelsea no matter where you are, as the Champions League holders look to pull off a sensational comeback in their quarter-final second leg

A panorama of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain
(Image credit: Daniel Schroeder)

Real Madrid are in the driver's seat for the return leg of their quarter-final tie against the Champions League holders thanks to a Karim Benzema masterclass, but Chelsea aren't out of it yet. Read on for your full guide to getting a Real Madrid vs Chelsea live stream and watching the Champions League game online from anywhere. 

Madrid have a 3-1 aggregate lead, but they could and probably should have put the tie to bed last week. They were unplayable in the first half but dreadful in the latter stages, and with Éder Militão suspended, Chelsea might just fancy their chances of a turnaround.

After all, the Bernabéu can be a jittery place on nights like this, and Thomas Tuchel's men will know that a fast start may be enough to whip the home crowd into a self-destructive frenzy.

We've got all the info on how to live stream Real Madrid vs Chelsea online from anywhere. And if you're out of the country and can't access your preferred domestic broadcaster, you can always use a VPN to bypass any geo-restrictions.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea kick-off time

The Real Madrid vs Chelsea game is being played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, and kicks off at 8pm BST on Tuesday, April 12

That makes it a 3pm ET / 12pm PT start in the US. It'll be a very early morning for Champions League fans in Australia, with kick-off at 5am AEST at the crack of dawn on Wednesday.

How to live stream Real Madrid vs Chelsea if you're abroad

If you're out of the country right now, you can still get access to a live stream - simply drop a shoulder and a shimmy, and use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions. 

With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of Paramount Plus or Stan Sport when you're overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop on a server within the US or Australia (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea: live stream in the UK


BT Sport has the rights to the Champions League in the UK, with Real Madrid vs Chelsea being shown on BT Sport 2. Coverage begins at 7pm BST, ahead of kick-off at 8pm.

For £25 you can get a BT Monthly Pass, which will let you watch Champions League, Europa League and Premier League football, as well as UFC and MotoGP without paying out for a full TV package.

Not in the country right now? Using a VPN will let you watch the game just as you would if you were at home.

Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea lifts the Champions League Trophy following their team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021

(Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

How to live stream Real Madrid vs Chelsea anywhere else in the world

If you're looking to tune in from elsewhere, there's a Real Madrid vs Chelsea live stream for you that'll let you catch every pass, dribble and shot - and, of course, any dark arts too.

The game is being shown on CBS in the US. If you don't have the channel on cable, it's also being shown on streaming service Paramount Plus, which starts at $4.99 a month. However, you can tune in for free thanks to the 7-day FREE Paramount Plus trial. Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Tuesday afternoon.

Those timings also apply in Canada, where you can tune in on DAZN, which is live streaming not only every game of the Champions league season, but all of the Premier League action too. A subscription costs $20 a month or $150 for a year.

Fans based in Australia need to wake up early to watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea, as kick-off is set for the unsociable time of 5am AEST on Wednesday morning. It's being shown on Stan Sport, which costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day FREE trial.

Abroad? Why not install a VPN so you can tune in just like you would if you were at home?

How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions

If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and watch a Real Madrid vs Chelsea live stream as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.

  • VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
  • As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
  • Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
  • When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, as well as nifty free VPNs.
  • Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it
  • To live stream Real Madrid vs Chelsea, all you need to do is select the right server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with your broadcaster of choice opening its online gates to you.
  • We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.