In a rematch of last year’s wild semifinal, Real Madrid and Manchester City will once again clash for a spot in the Champions League final, with Leg 1 of their matchup taking place Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In the United States, the match (3 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on CBS and TUDN, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on Amazon Prime, Paramount+, FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which all come with a free trial.
Here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City streaming live online:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all Paramount+ content (which includes every Champions League match) via Prime Channels. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City live on the Amazon Video app or Amazon website.
Compatible devices for the Amazon Video app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch every Champions League match live via Paramount+ (“Premium” plan), which comes with a free trial:
Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City live on the Paramount+ app or Paramount+ website.
Compatible devices for the Paramount+ app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can watch a live stream of CBS, TUDN and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.
Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” CBS is included in every one, while TUDN is in “Ultimate” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.
Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Real Madrid vs Man City Preview
For the second year in a row, Manchester City and Real Madrid are facing off in the semifinal game for a trip to the Champions League finals. The way the semifinals work is that they play two legs totaling 180 minutes instead of a single 90-minute match.
The first leg takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, May 9 with the second leg being held at Etihad Stadium in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 17.
In last year’s matches, Manchester City won the first leg 4-3 but then Real Madrid won the second leg 3-1 and therefore Real Madrid advanced to the final because the aggregate scoring was 6-5 in favor of Real Madrid. Real Madrid then went on to win the finals against Liverpool.
So Manchester City is looking for some revenge against Real Madrid, but it won’t be easy. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said in his pre-game press conference (via AS.com) that they are looking to jump out to a strong start in the first leg.
“Our game plan for tomorrow is to put in a complete performance and play at our best in terms of physicality, technique, and motivation. The second leg will decide the outcome of the tie. But we want to take advantage tomorrow,” said Ancelotti, adding, “A positive result would give us an advantage. Having a small advantage would make us feel good about ourselves going into the match. Not being up against it. It’s not just about the result. If you manage to avoid having problems, that can also be a small advantage. We will try to do well tomorrow.”
The biggest concern is Erling Haaland, a Norwegian soccer phenom who just joined Man City in 2022-2023 season. He is having a very good year and Ancelotti knows he is “very dangerous” to come up against this year.
“He’s very dangerous. He’s incredibly impressive when it comes to scoring goals, that’s obvious. Talking about Haaland means not just talking about one player, but also about a complete team that attacks and has lots of ideas … Our game plan isn’t just to stop Haaland, but rather to stop a team that seems unstoppable. But I think it’s possible for us. We can win,” said the Real Madrid manager.
The Champions League semifinal between Real Madrid and Manchester City kicks off on Tuesday, May 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern time on CBS Sports and Paramount Plus.