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

Bayern Munich v Villarreal live stream
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Bayern Munich v Villarreal live stream, BT Sport, Tuesday 12 April, 8pm BST

Bayern Munich will be looking to overturn a one-goal deficit when they welcome Villarreal to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

The German champions suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Villarreal (opens in new tab) were the better team at the Estadio de la Ceramica, with Arnaut Danjuma's early strike proving to be the difference between the two sides.

Villarreal might even regret that they did not win by a wider margin. Julian Nagelsmann was happy to admit that Bayern (opens in new tab) were poor on the night, but we can expect the German champions to deliver a stronger performance this week. It remains to be seen whether a 1-0 lead is enough for Villarreal at the midway point of the tie, particularly now the away goals rule has been abolished.

Bayern were below par in Spain but they are a force to be reckoned with on home turf. After drawing 1-1 with Red Bull Salzburg in the away leg of their last-16 tie, Bayern administered a 7-1 demolition back in Bavaria. They have won 12 of their last 13 home games in the Champions League, and scored an average of five goals per home match in this season's competition.

Villarreal's chances should not be dismissed entirely, though. Unai Emery is a master at knockout football: excluding his time at PSG, he has won 21 consecutive two-legged ties in European competition. That is a remarkable record and one which proves why Bayern should not take his current team lightly.

Alphonso Davies is fit again for the Bundesliga leaders and is in line to start here. Lucas Hernandez is also available once more, but Niklas Sule is still ill and fringe players Bouna Sarr, Corentin Tolisso and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are injured.

Villarreal remain without Alberto Moreno, while Boulaye Dia is a doubt. Emery changed his entire team for the game against Athletic Club at the weekend, so his first-choice XI will be fresh for this one.

Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 3 (opens in new tab) in the UK.

Use a VPN to watch a Bayern Munich v Villarreal 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 (opens in new tab) (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: 

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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).