RB Leipzig vs Manchester City live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Champions League match

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RB Leipzig vs Manchester City live stream and match preview, Wednesday February 22, 8pm GMT

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City live stream and match preview

Looking for an RB Leipzig vs Manchester City live stream? We've got you covered. RB Leipzig vs Manchester City is on BT Sport in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Champions League with your subscription (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

Manchester City’s quest for that elusive first Champions League title takes them to Germany on Wednesday, as their knockout campaign begins against RB Leipzig.

City are yet to claim the big-eared European trophy despite enjoying domestic dominance under Pep Guardiola in recent years, but the summer arrival of Erling Haaland has made them an even more formidable force this season.

Haaland’s record of six goals in four games against Leipzig during his time at Borussia Dortmund is a cause for optimism for the Citizens, who head to east Germany on the back of a disappointing 1-1 Premier League draw at Nottingham Forest.  

The two sides went head-to-head last term in the group stage, City winning 6-3 at home but losing 2-1 in Leipzig.

City reached the last 16 by topping Group G ahead of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Copenhagen, while Leipzig were runners-up behind Real Madrid in Group F, but ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. 

Team news

Marco Rose has named the following RB Leipzig starting 11: (4-4-2) Janis Blaswich; Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban (captain), Josko Gvardiol, Marcel Halstenberg; Dominik Szoboszlai, Konrad Laimer, Xaver Schlager, Emil Forsberg; Timo Werner, Andre Silva

Pep Guardiola has selected the following Manchester City starting 11: (4-2-3-1) Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (captain); Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland


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Serdar Gozubuyuk of the Netherlands will be the referee for RB Leipzig vs Manchester City. 


RB Leipzig vs Manchester City will be played at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. 

Kick-off and channel

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City kick-off is at 8pm GMT on Wednesday, February 22 in the UK. The game is being shown on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app (opens in new tab).

In the US, kick-off time is 3pm ET / 12pm PT. The match will be shown on Paramount+ in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Champions League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Champions League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Champions League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.