Chelsea will come into the second leg of the Champions League semifinals feeling as though it has the upper hand following an impressive display against Real Madrid, but the 1-1 scoreline suggests that there is still a fight to be had Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
Christian Pulisic opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 14th minute, becoming the first American international to score in a Champions League semifinal. But Karim Benzema followed up with a superb effort in the 29th minute.
The Blues may come to rue not getting more out of a game they clearly dominated, but a scoreless draw or win of any kind would be enough to see them through to their first Champions League final since their 2012 final victory over Bayern.
How to Watch
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV channel: CBS Sports Network, Univision, TUDN
Live Stream: You can watch the match on fuboTV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also view it via Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access).
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Werner, Havertz.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Nacho, Ramos, Militao, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius Jr, Benzema, Hazard.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, will have to do without starting defenders Raphaël Varane and Dani Carvajal due to injury, though Sergio Ramos returns to captain the side after missing much of the last month.
Real has not won in England since 2014, but Zinedine Zidane has never lost a semifinal tie in his previous three appearances as manager. In La Liga, second-place Real is coming off a 2-0 win over Osasuna this weekend and awaits a showdown between Barcelona and Atlético Madrid on Saturday that has major title implications—as does its own match vs. fourth-place Sevilla on Sunday.
It’s time for the Chelsea vs. Real Madrid live stream — a major moment in the UEFA Champions League. Both teams have a lot to play for at the moment, well positioned to advance to the championship match. Chelsea has a slight edge, having scored an away goal in last week’s first leg in Madrid. That means Chelsea advance with either a win at home or a 0-0 draw in this match.
But Real Madrid has a habit of rising to the moment in the Champions League. This is the same side, after all, that won three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018. (Well, the same team minus Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed for Juventus at the time Real Madrid’s consecutive titles streak came to an end.) With several players returning from injury for this leg of the Chelsea tie, you’d have to give Real Madrid a strong chance of pulling off the away win and making it to yet another final.
So Chelsea vs. Real Madrid figures to be anyone’s match, with the first team to score getting a big edge in this latest match. You can watch the drama unfold — if you know where to find a live stream of the Champions League semifinal. And we can help you do exactly that.
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Chelsea vs. Real Madrid live streams in the U.S.
If you’ve got cable, your best bet is to watch Chelsea vs. Real Madrid on CBS Sports Network. The match will also stream on the CBS Sports website, though you’ll need to sign in with your cable TV login credentials to watch.
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To watch Chelsea vs. Real Madrid on free TV, just tune into the Spanish-language broadcast on Univision. All you’ll need is a TV antenna to get that channel.
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid live streams in the UK
BT Sport 2 airs the Chelsea vs. Real Madrid match with coverage starting at 7 p.m. BST. The match itself doesn’t kick off until 8 p.m.
You can get BT Sport through BT as well as an add-on to Sky. BT Sport subscribers are able to stream Chelsea vs. Real Madrid on the BT Sport website or by using the channel’s dedicated app (Android, iOS). A monthly BT Sport pass will cost you £25.
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid live streams in Canada
DAZN is the place to catch Champions League matches in Canada (at least if you don’t have access to CBS Sports Network). You can sign up for the service to stream Chelsea vs. Real Madrid and get a 1-month free trial. After that, it’s $20-a-month or an annual subscription of $150 for DAZN.
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid in other countries
Here’s where you can find the Chelsea vs. Real Madrid live stream in other parts of the world.
- Australia: Optus Sport
- Brazil: TNT Brasil, TNT Go, GUIGO, Estádio TNT Sports
- Germany: Sky Sport 1/HD, DAZN, SRF zwei, Sky Ticket, Sky Go, Blue Sport, Sky Sport UHD
- India: Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2
- Indonesia: Vidio, SCTV
- Ireland: Virgin TV Go, BTSport.com, BT Sport Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, Virgin Media Two, BT Sport App, BT Sport 2
- Israel: 5Sport 4K, 5Sport
- Japan: WOWOW Live
- Mexico: Fox Sports Cono Norte, Fox Sports App, Fanatiz Mexico, ESPN Norte, Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte, ESPN2 Norte, ESPN Play Norte
- New Zealand: Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
- Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+, Mitele Plus
For more Chelsea vs. Real Madrid live stream options in other regions, visit LiveSoccerTV.com.
Chelsea will welcome Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge in the second leg of the Champions League Semifinals on Wednesday.
In last week’s first leg, it was a defensive battle until the end and both teams were able to score one goal apiece, which ended up in a 1-1 draw. Could we be in for a Champions League tie or will one club be able to pull away and get that goal that they need to advance and take on Manchester City, only time will tell this afternoon?
This should be a fantastic match to watch, here is everything you need to know to stream the Champions League action today!
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid
- When: Wednesday, May 5
- Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBSSN, TUDN, Univision
- Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
- Live Stream: via Paramount+ (stream for free)
UEFA Champions League Starting Lineups
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Silva, Rudiger, Christensen; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Champions League Odds and Betting Lines
UEFA Champions League odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds last updated Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. ET.
Chelsea (+130) vs. Real Madrid (+225)
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