UEFA Champions League 2022 semifinals schedule, bracket, matches, dates, times, TV & streaming

UEFA Champions League 2022 semifinals schedule, bracket, matches, dates, times, TV & streaming

The stakes are high as the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League has reached the final four stage of the competition. Three of the four remaining clubs are no strangers to the Champions League final, and two of the four have never won the trophy.

Record 13-time winners Real Madrid are through to the final four after surviving a thriller against defending champions Chelsea, and their reward is a matchup against last year’s runners-up and current Premier League leaders Manchester City. The Citizens barely got by Real’s intra-city rivals, Atletico Madrid, in the previous round. The series got off to a spectacular start with a 4-3 instant classic in the first leg.

Meanwhile, a second Spanish side Villarreal shocked the world in the quarterfinals by ousting German champions Bayern Munich in dramatic fashion with a late goal in the second leg. The only other time the Yellow Submarine reached the semifinals of this tournament was in 2005-2006, when they lost out to an English team (Arsenal). There’s an English club in the way this time, too, in the form of Liverpool, which overpowered Benfica 6-4 on aggregate in the quarterfinals.

The Champions League schedule through to the final follows below. Each semifinal home-and-home series is played over two legs, and the team with the most goals scored at the end of the second leg advances to the final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, just outside Paris. 

There is one major rule change to keep in mind for these knockouts: For the first time since 1965, there is no away goals tiebreaker in the case that an aggregate-goal series is tied after 180 minutes of action. Teams will head straight into a 30-minute extra time session, followed by a penalty-kick shootout if the deadlock persists.

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Champions League semifinals schedule

1st Legs

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Streaming
Tues, April 26 Man City 4, Real Madrid 3 Highlights    
Wed, April 27 Liverpool vs. Villarreal 3 p.m. CBS, Univision, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+

2nd Legs

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Streaming
Tues, May 3 Villarreal vs. Liverpool 3 p.m. CBS, Univision, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Wed, May 4 Real Madrid vs. Man City 3 p.m. CBS, Univision, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+

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UEFA Champions League final

The Champions League final will be played at Stade de France in Saint-Denis just outside Paris, France in May. It was originally scheduled to be played in St. Petersburg, Russia, but was moved after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

There are clubs from four different countries still remaining in the competition, but what’s for sure is that a French club will not be playing the final in its home nation, as both remaining French sides in the knockouts — PSG and Lille — were eliminated in the Round of 16.

Date Match Time (ET) TV Channel Streaming
Sat, May 28 TBD vs. TBD 3 p.m. CBS, Univision fuboTV, Paramount+

Champions League quarterfinals

1st Legs

Date Match  
Tues, April 5 Manchester City 1, Atletico Madrid 0 Highlights
Tues, April 5 Benfica 1, Liverpool 3 Highlights
Wed, April 6 Chelsea 1, Real Madrid 3 Highlights
Wed, April 6 Villarreal 1, Bayern Munich 0 Highlights

2nd Legs

Date Match  
Tues, April 12 Bayern Munich 1, Villarreal 1
(Villarreal advance 2-1 on agg.)
Tues, April 12 Real Madrid 2, Chelsea 3 (a.e.t)
(Real advance 5-4 on agg.)
Wed, April 13 Liverpool 3, Benfica 3
(Liverpool advance 6-4 on agg.)
Wed, April 13 Atletico Madrid 0, Man City 0
(Man City advance 1-0 on agg.)

How to watch the UEFA Champions League in USA

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League knockout stages are carried in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish) across a number of TV and streaming platforms.

  • Dates: 17 matchdays from Feb. 2022-May 2022
  • TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select matches only)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision, TUDNxtra (TUDNxtra available through select cable, satellite & streaming providers)
  • Streaming (English): Paramount+
  • Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, PrendeTV, TUDN.tv, TUDN app (authenticated users)

CBS Sports has live pregame, halftime and postgame studio shows (UEFA Champions League Today) which air on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+. Univision mirrors that coverage with its own pregame show (Fútbol Central) and postgame show (Misión Europa).

Every remaining Champions League match is available to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers. The streaming platform carries all the Univision family of channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision and TUDNxtra.

Univision will stream select matches on its free ad-supported platform PrendeTV available free of charge across mobile and connected TV devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple (iOS and tvOS), Google (Android phones and TV devices), Roku, and via the web on Prende.tv.