Manchester City and Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League final on Saturday will be free to watch even without a BT Sport subscription.
Like in the last six years since the broadcaster acquired the rights air to the Europa League and Champions League, both competitions’ finals have been made free-to-air via a number of options.
Following Wednesday’s Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United, Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel’s sides will face off in Porto at the Estadio do Dragao, backed by 6,000 supporters each.
The Citizens are looking to win their first-ever UCL, while the Blues are hoping to conjure up the spirit of 2012 and win their second title.
What time is the Champions League final?
The match will kick-off at 8pm UK time, with BT Sport’s coverage starting at 6pm on their 1 and Ultimate channels.
The show will be hosted by Gary Lineker while Rio Ferdinand, Joleon Lescott, Joe Cole, Steve McManaman, Glenn Hoddle, Darren Fletcher, and Des Kelly will make up the rest of the team.
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Where can I watch Champions League final for free?
BT Sport’s YouTube channel will be showing the match for free from 6pm.
This means you can view the game on your smart TV or gaming console, and Virgin channels 532 and 533 (ultra HD) will also be airing the colossal clash.
BT Sport will also make their ‘Watch Together’ function available on their app, allowing you to split-screen so you can talk to friends while still streaming the match.
What has been said?
Head of BT Sport, Simon Green, said: “After a difficult year for everyone, it’s exciting to be approaching the end of the football season with three English teams making it through to the European finals and the option of being able to go to the pub or watch it at home with other fans or family and friends in person.
“Anyone can watch the final, on BT Sport or for free online or on YouTube, or by downloading the BT Sport App and trying out Match Day Experience features such as the enhanced player and Watch Together.”
Manager Director of YouTube UK, Ben McOwen Wilson, added: “We’re proud and excited to partner BT Sport to bring the two biggest matches in European club football to British viewers for the sixth year running, including our third all-English final in this year’s UEFA Champions League.
“With restrictions lifting, no doubt many fans will be looking forward to meeting with friends and family to watch the beautiful game on the big screen.
“This year BT and YouTube will deliver the highest quality streams in Ultra High Definition and for the first time high frame rate (60fps) to allow all our viewers to have the best possible free viewing experience, wherever they are.
“Football is in this country’s DNA and the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League finals have always attracted record-breaking viewing figures on the platform. YouTube’s committed to ensuring that digital Britain builds back better and after a tough year for sports fans, we expect this year to be one of the biggest yet.”