Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Champions League: how to watch on TV, stream it online
All the information you need on how to watch Real Madrid’s Matchday 2 clash with Leipzig at the Bernabéu on Wednesday night.
Real Madrid play their first home game of the 2022/23 Champions League with RB Leipzig as guests at the Santiago Bernabéu, which is still being refurbished but looking very different from when the last European game was played here back in May. The Matchday 2 group game will kick off at 3 p.m. EDT/12 noon PDT at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid on Wednesday 14 September 2022 for viewers in the United States - that’s 9 p.m. local time (CEST) or 8 p.m. in the UK (BST). Find out what time the game kicks off wherever you are in the world here.
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Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Leipzig in the US and the UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the Real Madrid vs Leipzig game:
US: In the United States, you will be able to watch the game live on: Paramount+, SiriusXM FC, TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA, VIX+, Univision NOW, UniMás
UK: BT Sport App, BTSport.com, LiveScore App, BT Sport 4, BT Sport 5
Text coverage of Real Madrid vs Leipzig, for info no matter where you are in the world
You can follow all the action of the Real Madrid vs Leipzig game live here on AS USA, with our minute-by-minute coverage. We’ll be building up to kick-off from an hour before with team news and analysis, so no matter where you are, so long as your phone’s connected you can find out exactly how things are going.
European champions back on home soil
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City were the last team to visit the Bernabéu back on 4 May. Four months on, the stadium is almost unrecognizable and Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid have a different look about them too. After lifting the trophy, the club’s fourteenth, the team appears even more self-assured and brimming with self-belief than ever. There have also been personnel changes - Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo and Casemiro have moved on, the defence has been strengthened with Antonio Rüdiger and the midfield rejuvenated with Aurélien Tchouaméni’s arrival from Monaco.
Ancelotti’s team have won all of their matches since the new season started. They top LaLiga after five games and are just behind Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League group, although with the same number of points. The title holders had to be patient in their opening group game away at Celtic, but as always, once the first goal goes in, Madrid were pretty much home and dry and ended up winning comfortably 0-3. The only sore point of the evening was losing Karim Benzema to injury during the first half. Madrid will be without their talismanic striker for this game against Leipzig but hopefully he’ll be back for Sunday’s derby against Atlético. Ancelotti will also be without Lucas Vázquez and Éder Militão.
Leipzig go into the game third in Group F after losing 1-4 to Shakhtar on Matchday 1. Domestically, Marco Rose’s boys have had a mixed bag of results in the Bundesliga, winning two, drawing two and losing two - they are mid-table in tenth on eight points. The German side arrived in Madrid without four first team players - Dani Olmo, Lukas Klostermann and Konrad Laimer all miss the game with ligament injuries while left-back Marcel Halstenberg is serving the last of a three-game suspension carried over from last season. There will be one familiar face in the opposing line-up - Timo Werner, once linked to Real Madrid, joined Leipzig from Chelsea over the summer. This is the German club’s fifth appearance in the Champions League but the first time they have crossed paths with Real Madrid.
Prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 Leipzig
Who is refereeing Real Madrid vs Leipzig?
Italian match official Maurizio Mariani will be overseeing the game. He will be accompanied by line officials Daniele Bindoni and Alberto Tegoni, while Massimiliano Irrati will be on call in the VAR room.