RB Leipzig v Rangers live stream, Thursday 28 April, 8pm BST, BT Sport
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Rangers (opens in new tab)’ bid to reach their first European final since 2008 takes them to Germany on Thursday, where they face RB Leipzig in the Europa League semi-final first leg.
The Gers have enjoyed a superb campaign on the continent and are now three games away from winning their second ever European trophy.
Their last came in 1972 with the Cup Winners’ Cup, while they made it to the 2008 UEFA Cup final, only to fall to Zenit.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side took a huge scalp in the first knockout round by eliminating Borussia Dortmund with a 6-4 aggregate win, before taking down Red Star Belgrade and Braga.
Now they have their sights set on another German side, as Leipzig target their first ever European trophy.
The Bundesliga outfit only qualified for Europe for the first time in 2017, but made an impressive run to the Champions League semi-finals as recently as 2020.
They tumbled into the Europa League after finishing third in a tricky Champions League group featuring Manchester City, PSG and Club Brugge, and knocked out Real Sociedad, Spartak Moscow and Atalanta to reach this stage.
Domenico Tedesco’s side were on a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions until Saturday, when they fell to a 2-1 league defeat at Union Berlin that saw them drop into fourth place.
Rangers’ hopes of defending the Scottish Premiership title are looking slim, as they sit six points behind rivals Celtic (opens in new tab)with four games to go.
They will need to put the thought of this weekend’s Old Firm derby out of their heads until after the trip to east Germany.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and UK viewers can watch live on BT Sport 2 (opens in new tab)
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Use a VPN to watch Europa League football from outside your country
If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
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, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. 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.
Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country.
Canada TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers
DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.
The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.
Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above.
Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page.
New Zealand TV rights
How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers
Spark 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 – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial.
It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.
Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.
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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.