UEFA Champions League Match Day 3 | Group Stage Preview


The Champions League group stage is about to go up a gear, starting on Tuesday night. UEFA Champions League Match Day 3 will be shown by pay-TV broadcaster BT Sport in the UK.

Normally, in a standard August to May season, the group stage runs from mid-September until early December but this season because of the World Cup the group stage has to end at the start of November, five weeks earlier than normal. This condensed schedule, alongside the increased demands of shortened domestic seasons, is making things a lot harder for top sides to display their best level this season.

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Here’s a quick preview of our picks of the two must-watch games on the slate in UEFA Champions League Match Day 3, with an early warning that Liverpool’s appalling form eliminates them from contention so the Battle of Britain will not be included.

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UEFA Champions League Match Day 3 | Inter Milan vs Barcelona

Tuesday 4 October | 2000 BST | BT Sport Live Streaming

In the history of the European Cup only eight teams have managed to lift the famous trophy three times. Inter Milan and Barcelona are two of the eight. These sides are European royalty. Their 2010 Champions League semi-final is legendary. Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan, who would go on to defeat Bayern Munich in the final, against Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona was everything major European football should be. Two elite managers, two great teams, outstanding football, physical football and heaps of hostility.

We don’t see that level of physicality and hostility anymore, and obviously the teams have changed massively. Different managers, and of the 22 players who started the second leg only two players remain, the Barcelona duo of Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique. There is a third player from that game that will be involved, as Xavi has swapped his former midfield role for the managers role at Barcelona.

Barcelona have made an excellent start to the season, winning six and drawing one of their seven league matches while only conceding one goal. They sit top of La Liga and are playing with great confidence. They did lose to Bayern Munich last time out in the Champions League after demolishing Plzen in their first game, but they are in rebuilding mode and are ahead of schedule.

Inter have not done so well, with four wins and four defeats and currently sit 9th in Serie A. Like Barca, they lost to Bayern and defeated Plzen. Inter are in disarray at the minute and pressure seems to be mounting on Simone Inzaghi and a poor defeat in this game will see an increase in the calls for his dismissal.

Two teams who play attractive football, this promises to be a really good game. Ajax vs Napoli is the other Tuesday night game that’s definitely worth watching, but Inter vs Barca inches it for me.

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UEFA Champions League Match Day 3 | RB Leipzig vs Celtic

Wednesday 4 October | 1745 BST | BT Sport Live Streaming

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Two clubs with very different reputations face off on Tuesday. RB Leipzig are one of the most unpopular clubs in Europe, because they are merely a marketing tool for Red Bull. They don’t have any real history as a club, given they merely took over another club – SSV Markranstadt, and then attempted to wipe them from history. Their opponents on Wednesday, Celtic, are a European Cup winner with a glorious history and an enormous global fanbase.

Leipzig have had a really disappointing start to the season. They sit 11th in the Bundesliga and have already changed managers. They came into the season with hopes of a title charge having held onto keys players like Nkunku and Gvardiol, while making impressive additions like David Raum, Timo Werner and Xaver Schlager. There was real optimism about them before the season kicked off, but three defeats and two draws in their eight league games have left them struggling in midtable. They’ve also lost their first two games in this group stage, meaning that this game is must-win for the German side.

Celtic sit top of the Scottish Premiership, with seven wins from eight games. Their defeat to St. Mirren is the only blot on the domestic copybook for Ange Postecoglou’s side. Their Champions League campaign began with a 3-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid but that scoreline wasn’t reflective of the game. Celtic went toe-to-toe with Real for 55 minutes but two quick goals took the match away from the Scottish side. Losing to the defending Champions is nothing to hang your head over and they bounced back with a good away draw with Shakhtar Donetsk. Under Postecoglou they are one of the most entertaining teams in Europe and they will go to Germany on Wednesday aiming to win the game.

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How to watch every UEFA Champions League match from anywhere…

UEFA Champions League matches will be streamed exclusively live in the UK by BT Sport on their website, as well as their respective apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV, Now TV, FireTV etc.

But these streaming services are not available to everyone, for example when you load BT Sport in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.

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This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access BT Sport live tv streaming.

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How can I watch BT Sport UEFA Champions League 2022/23 matches live?

Whilst Amazon will shake things up next season, BT Sport remains the exclusive UK broadcaster for UEFA Champions League matches.

BT Sport announced that it will continue to be the home of UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League until 2027. Nothing will change this season but from 2024 BT Sport will show the majority, and not all, UEFA Champions League games, as well as all of the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League. The other matches will be streamed live by Amazon Prime with match highlights available free from BBC Sport. The good news though is that BT Sport will continue to broadcast the finals for free. As for the Premier League, this season BT Sport will show a total of 52 live games.

There are a few options when it comes to signing up to BT Sport, firstly by combining it with BT Broadband. Put your postcode into the website to see what deals are available.

On the TV side, prices start at £16 per month for the duration of a 24-month contract. In exchange, you’ll get all the BT Sport channels and BoxNation, alongside Freeview, AMC and a recordable TV box.

You can also just use the BT Sport app for £16 per month- it works on mobile, tablet, smart TV and console – or  buy the Monthly Pass for £25 per month. If your device supports it, you’ll still be able to watch in up to 4K HDR quality. Sky customers can get BT Sport added for £21 per month.

BT also offers a combined package with Sky Sports via Now, which is £41 per month for 24 months.

Furthermore; BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC Sport aren’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access.  Other UK services like Sky Sports, Now TV, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and BritBox are available. Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora.  Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!