The Champions League semi-finals draw to a close this week with two show-stopping encounters between some of Europe's heavyweights, rising pretenders and almighty underdogs.


Liverpool and Real Madrid boast a combined 19 European Cup and Champions League trophies, while Manchester City have earned a place at Europe's top table through domestic greatness but there's a feeling they must secure a European trophy in order to remain there.

And that leaves Villarreal, the champions of the people, the one team left in the competition who weren't involved in the European Super League plot. The plucky underdogs will be backed by 23,500 fans on home soil – that's almost half the population of the town they hail from.

The knockout rounds have provided some of the biggest moments in world football over the last few years and full stands of crowds will only add to the spectacle of football heavyweights locking horns across the continent.

Fans across the world will be able to tune in for more live games than their TV setups can handle as the Champions League returns to heat up the late stages of the 2021/22 season.

More like this brings you the complete guide on how to watch Champions League fixtures, including every game you can watch live in the UK and highlights. We'll keep you updated throughout the whole season.

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What channel is the Champions League on in the UK?

BT Sport is back with exclusive rights to show Champions League games live in the UK. Every single game will be shown across its platforms in 2021/22.

Major games – mostly featuring the Premier League teams – are likely to be shown on the main BT Sport 1, 2 or 3 channels, but matches will be spread across numerous channels.

Games on 'BT Sport Extra' can be enjoyed via the red button and all games are broadcast through their online player.

Check out the BT Sport website for the latest deals and explore how to sign up for its channels.

Alternatively, pick up a BT Sport monthly pass for just £25 to soak up a month's worth of games without requiring a lengthy contract.

Champions League on TV 2021/22

All UK time.

Semi-finals – second leg

Tuesday 3rd May

Villarreal v Liverpool (8pm) BT Sport 2

Wednesday 4th May

Real Madrid v Man City (8pm) BT Sport 2

How to watch Champions League highlights 2021/22

BT Sport will air Champions League Tonight following the 8pm kick-offs during every Tuesday and Wednesday of Champions League action.

The show will start around 10:30pm each evening and feature all the biggest talking points and highlights from the round of action.

You can also check out the latest Champions League highlights for free via the BT Sport YouTube channel once the games are over.

Champions League dates 2021/22

  • Group stage Matchday 1 – 14/15th September 2021
  • Group stage Matchday 2 – 28/29th September 2021
  • Group stage Matchday 3 – 19/20th October 2021
  • Group stage Matchday 4 – 2nd/3rd November 2021
  • Group stage Matchday 5 – 23rd/24th November 2021
  • Group stage Matchday 6 – 7/8th December 2021
  • Round of 16 – 15th February 2022 - 16th March 2022
  • Quarter-finals – 5th April 2022 - 13th April 2022
  • Semi-finals – 26th April 2022 - 4th May 2022
  • Final – 28th May 2022

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