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Stream Champions League group stage live for free

It's that time again. The UEFA Champions League 23/24 starts again and I'll show you how you can stream live the games of the Champions League group stage for free. All you need is a streaming device, a stable Internet connection with 5 Mbit/s and a VPN service that can reliably trick the geo-blocking of foreign broadcasters. For me, this worked just fine last season with Stream Champions League for free using NordVPN* and CyberGhost* (price-tip).

Champions League Group Stage - Free Live Streams can be found on these legal websites abroad:

How to stream the Champions League group stage for free:

If you want to watch UEFA Champions League group stage matches for free, I'll show you how. Follow the steps and apply them to the live stream you want.

Total Time: 15 minutes

Get a VPN

As already mentioned, the first thing you need is a reliable and good VPN. Only then, you can be sure that you will be able to watch the entire Champions League group stage match in full and in good quality. I had the best experience with CyberGhost* last season and can recommend it to you.

Install the software

All popular operating systems are supported by the CyberGhost client. So you can install it on your devices with which you want to watch the Champions League group stage.

Server connection

In order to watch the match you want on one of the channels listed above, you need to bypass their geoblocking. You can do that by connecting to a VPN server at the location of the streaming service or their broadcast area. This way, your device will be masked with a local IP address and you can watch the CL group stage match accordingly without any problems.

Start the Champions League Live Stream

Now you just have to go to the corresponding website of the live stream and enjoy the soccer match. Have fun with it!

What mode is the UEFA Champions League played in?

The UEFA Champions League is normally played in a knockout system consisting of several rounds. There is a group stage, followed by the knockout rounds, including round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and finally the final. In the group stage, participating teams are divided into groups and play each other in back-to-back matches. The top two teams in each group qualify for the knockout rounds, where matches are played in round-robin matches until the final two teams meet in the final and decide the title among themselves in a single match.

When does the UEFA Champions League group stage 23/24 start?

The 32nd UEFA Champions League season starts on June 27, 2023 and runs until June 1, 2024.

Before the exciting CL group stage starts, the preliminary rounds, qualifying matches and finally the Champions League play-offs will take place.

Matchdays of the Champions League 23/24 at a glance

CL qualifying and play-offs:

  • Preliminary round semifinals: June 27, 2023
  • Preliminary round finals: June 30, 2023
  • First qualifying round: July 11/12 and 18/19, 2023
  • Second qualifying round: July 25/26 and August 1-2, 2023
  • Third qualifying round: August 8/9 and 15/2023
  • Play-offs: August 22/23 and 29/30, 2023

CL Group Stage:

  • Matchday 1: September 19/20, 2023
  • Matchday 2: October 3-4, 2023
  • Matchday 3: October 24/25, 2023
  • Matchday 4: November 7/8, 2023
  • Matchday 5: November 28/29, 2023
  • Matchday 6: December 12/13, 2023

CL Knockout Round:

  • Decond round: Feb. 13/14/20/21 and March 5/6/12/13, 2024
  • Quarter final: April 9/10 and 16/17, 2024
  • Semifinal: April 30/May 1 and May 7/8, 2024
  • Final: June 1, 2024

Who qualifies for Champions League group stage 23/24

  • Winners of the 2022/23 Champions League
  • Winners of the 2022/23 Europa League
  • Top 4 of the 2022/23 season from the Premier League
  • Top 4 of the 2022/23 season from La Liga
  • Top 4 of the 2022/23 season from the 1. Bundesliga
  • Top 4 of the season 2022/23 from Seria A
  • Champion and runner-up of the season 2022/23 from League1
  • Champion and runner-up of the season 2022/23 from Liga Portugal
  • Champion of the season 2022/23 from the Eredevisie
  • Champion of the 2022/23 season from Bundesliga Austria
  • Champion of the 2022/23 season from Premiership Scotland
  • Champion of the 2022/23 season from Serbia Super Liga
  • Six winners of Champions League League qualifiers in 2023/24

Note: If the CL winner 22/23 qualifies for the Champions League via the league, the Ukrainian champion 22/23 advances in its place. If the EL winner 22/23 qualifies for the top flight via the league, the third-placed team from League1 moves up.

FAQ - CL group stage free streaming questions and answers

Is it legal to stream the CL group stage abroad for free with a VPN?

In some countries, bypassing geoblocking measures to access content abroad may be against the terms of use or even the applicable law.
To be safe, you should check the laws and terms of use in your country and seek legal advice if necessary to make sure you're not committing copyright infringement or violating other legal requirements.

Who is already qualified for the CL group stage 23/24?

At the time of writing this article, 17 out of 32 teams have already qualified for the Champions League group stage. Among the firmly qualified teams are Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle from England, FC Barcelona as well as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid from Spain. Also qualified are SSC Napoli from Italy, FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig from Germany, Paris Saint-Germain from France, Feyenoord Rotterdam from the Netherlands, Benfica Lisbon and FC Porto from Portugal, Celtic FC from Scotland, RB Salzburg from Austria and Red Star Belgrade from Serbia.

Can I stream Champions League group stage matches live with a free VPN?

Streaming Champions League group stage matches with a free VPN service may be technically possible, but there are some important aspects to consider when doing so.
First, free VPN services often offer limited bandwidth and speed, which can result in poorer streaming quality. Streaming live sporting events usually requires a stable and fast internet connection to ensure a smooth streaming experience. Free VPN services may not have the required performance to provide this.
Secondly, free VPN services can usually offer a limited number of server locations. To bypass geographical restrictions and stream Champions League group stage matches abroad, you might need to access servers in the relevant countries. However, it is unlikely that free VPNs offer a wide selection of server locations necessary to access the content you want.
Moreover, free VPN services may also come with limitations or privacy-related concerns. Some free services might collect your data and use it for other purposes, which can pose a potential risk to your privacy.
Therefore, I recommend you to use a trustworthy and reliable VPN service that offers good performance and a wide range of server locations. Paid VPN services like CyberGhost are definitely the better option to ensure a high-quality and secure streaming experience during a Champions League match over 90 minutes.

By: Michael Miller
Michael is the CEO of VPN Online, one of the fastest-growing media companies in the cyber-security space. VPN Online was started in 2019 after Michael consulted with many Fortune 500 companies and saw the lack of understanding about cybersecurity many of their employees had.