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Bayern Munich v Barcelona live stream: How to watch the Champions League from anywhere in the world

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Bayern Munich v Barcelona live stream, BT Sport, Wednesday 8 December, 8pm GMT

Barcelona need to beat Bayern Munich on Wednesday to be sure of a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

Barcelona had the chance to book their spot in the round of 16 on matchday five, but a 0-0 draw with Benfica leaves their continued participation in the balance. Both teams had chances to win that game at the Camp Nou, and Haris Seferovic would have put Barcelona on the brink of an early exit had the Benfica striker not spurned a golden opportunity late on.

The Blaugrana lost the reverse fixture 3-0 back in October, as the Portuguese giants outclassed Ronald Koeman's struggling side. Barcelona had already been beaten 3-0 by Bayern at that point, but back-to-back wins against Dynamo Kyiv brought them back into contention.

Barcelona have their fate in their own hands thanks to a two-point advantage over Benfica. But if the latter beat Dynamo Kyiv at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Barcelona will need to emerge triumphant at the Allianz Arena to secure a top-two finish in Group E.

Barcelona's chances will receive a boost if Bayern opt to name a weakened side on Wednesday. Equally, though, the German outfit might relish the opportunity of knocking out a fellow superclub. Barcelona will benefit from a reduced crowd in Munich due to coronavirus regulations, but that alone will not be enough to bring Xavi Hernandez's side all three points.

This is a huge game for Xavi so early in his tenure. A victory over Bayern, who have won each of their five previous matches in the Champions League this term, would be a real statement. But a draw or a defeat could lead to Barcelona's first group stage exit since 2000/01, when a team managed by Carles Rexach finished third behind AC Milan and Leeds. The stakes could not be any higher for the five-time European champions.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 3 in the UK.

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Use a VPN to watch a Bayern Munich v Barcelona live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal stream that decides to buffer at the worst possible moment. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (more on which below). 

All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.

There are plenty of options out there, including: 

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

NordVPN NordLocker

NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

Surfshark Surfshark VPN

Surfshark offers a great VPN at a fraction of the price

It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).