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

Luka Modric playing for Real Madrid
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Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream and match preview, Tuesday May 9, 8pm BST

Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream and match preview

Looking for a Real Madrid vs Manchester City live stream? We've got you covered. Real Madrid vs Manchester City is on BT Sport in the UK and on free-to-air RTE in Ireland. Away from home for the game? Use a VPN to watch the Champions League with your subscription from anywhere.

A second-successive season where Real Madrid and Manchester City meet in the Champions League semi-final, with Pep Guardiola's side out for revenge.

City won the first leg of last year's tie in a thrilling 4-3 encounter at the Etihad, before Madrid proved their Champions League pedigree with a 3-1 win in Spain.

This year sees the Bernabeu host the first leg, but neutrals will be hoping for a game just as exciting as the one we kicked off with 12 months ago.

Manchester City, of course, have never won this competition – and Guardiola is without a winners' medal since 2011 – while Real Madrid secured their fifth title in eight years when they beat Liverpool last May.

Kick-off is at 8pm BST.

Team news

Real Madrid are without Dani Ceballos and Ferland Mendy through injury, while Eder Militao is suspended. Luka Modric made a substitute appearance at the weekend that suggests he's fit for Tuesday's game.

Nathan Ake is the only doubt for Manchester City. Rodri, John Stone, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish were all rested at the weekend but should return.


Real Madrid: WLWLW

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Artur Dias of Portugal will be the referee for Real Madrid vs Manchester City.


Real Madrid vs Manchester City will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

Kick-off and channel

Real Madrid vs Manchester City kick-off is at 8pm BST on Tuesday May 9 in the UK and Ireland. The game is being shown on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app, as well as RTE 1 in the Republic of Ireland.

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 Champions League TV rights

• UK: BT Sport has all the rights to the Champions League.
• USA: CBS, Paramount+ and fuboTV are the places to watch the Champions League.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is DAZN.
• Australia: Stan Sport will screen every game of the Champions League.
• New Zealand: Spark Sport is serving up all the Champions League games.

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.