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How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City: Live stream the Champions League fixture online

Kickoff in the next Round of 16 match is at 8:00pm on 26 February and the match is being shown live on BT Sport

In what could be one of Man City’s last games in the Champions League for a while, Pep Guardiola’s squad head to the Bernabeu tomorrow to take on Real Madrid in the next Round of 16 matches.

Kickoff is at 8:00pm on 26 February and is being shown live on BT Sport.

City were recently banned from the competition for two seasons after allegedly breaching financial fair play rules – an allegation the club has denied and is taking to the appeals court.

If City fail to progress into the Quarter Finals, and their appeal is denied, this upcoming two-leg clash with the La Liga giants will mean Man City will be out of European football until at least 2022. 

As a result – and given the fact City are very unlikely to catch Liverpool at the top of the Premier League – Guardiola will be looking to make a statement. His team will also be buoyed by recent League victories against West Ham (a game that had to be rescheduled due to Storm Ciara), and Leicester. City now sit seven points clear of Leicester, in second place – although a staggering 22 points behind Liverpool.

In last week’s Champions League matches, both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur lost the first leg of their Round of 16 fixtures against Atletico Madrid and Leipzig respectively. Liverpool lost 1-0 away, while Spurs lost 1-0 to RB Leipzig at home.

Chelsea take on Bayern Munich on Tuesday 25 at Stamford Bridge and the second legs of these matches take place at the start of March. 

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City in the Champions League live in the UK

The only channel showing the Champions League is BT Sport. There are a number of ways to watch, depending on how you want to watch and what TV provider you have.

Watch Real Madrid vs Man City in the Champions League live on BT TV

If you have a BT broadband and TV package, BT Sport is included so you can just switch to channels 408-419 for SD or 430-432 for HD.

If you have BT broadband and BT TV but signed up before BT Sport was added as standard (in 2015), you can add BT Sport to your bundle for an extra tenner a month.

If you have BT broadband but not one of its TV bundles, you can add BT TV to your monthly package and BT Sport will be added automatically.

Sign up for BT TV and BT Sport via BT Broadband

Watch Real Madrid vs Man City in the Champions League live on BT Sport on Sky

Sky recently added three new sports packages to its lineup that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time.

Prices start at £35/mth (for 18 months), on top of an existing Sky TV subscription, and this entry-level package works out around 35% cheaper than paying for the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels monthly subscriptions separately. Add Sky Entertainment to the mix for £47 a month, or you can bolt BT Sport onto an existing Sky TV package for £25 a month. 

This gives viewers access to all eight Sky Sports channels plus BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Extra in HD.

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Watch Real Madrid vs Man City in the Champions League live on BT Sport on Virgin Media

Virgin Media broadband customers can upgrade their package to include TV and sign up to the BT Sport Pack (which also comes with two Sky Sports channels in HD) as part of the BT Triple bundle. This is not cheap, though, and costs £80.99/mth for 24 months, has a £35 setup fee, a £30 network installation fee, and, if you also opt for Virgin’s 4K-ready, V6 box, you’ll also need to pay a £99.95 V6 activation fee.

You can, alternatively pay an offer price of £65/mth over 12 months (down from £79) to get the BT Sport Pack in HD and 4K as well as the Sky Sports Bundle on the Bigger Bundle + Sports, which comes with a V6 box. The same installation fees apply, but this is a cheaper way to get access to more channels.

If you’re a Virgin Media TV subscriber, the BT Sport channels are automatically included in Virgin TV Full House and VIP bundles. New and existing Virgin TV customers taking Player or Mix bundles can then add all BT Sport channels, including BT Sport 4K UHD, to their pack for £18/mth.

Virgin Media’s BT Sports channels are found at 527-529.

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Watch Real Madrid vs Man City in the Champions League live on BT Sport on TalkTalk TV

The prices to add BT Sport channels to your TalkTalk TV line-up costs the same as it does to add them Sky TV, but they’re only available in standard definition.

TalkTalk TV channels are the same as those on BT TV.

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City in the Champions League live online on the BT Sport app

Once you’ve signed up for BT TV and/or BT broadband, you can watch all matches including highlights and news on the BT Sport app.

This app is available for iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, Apple TV, Xbox or Samsung Smart TV. You can also attach a Google Chromecast and stream the app from your laptop, tablet or phone to your standard TV.

Prices for the BT Sport app and BT broadband start at £39.99/mth for 18 months which includes line rental but comes with a £29.99 upfront fee. This basic package offers average speeds of 10Mbit/sec.

Alternatively, if you already have a BT broadband account you can add the BT Sport app for a tenner a month.

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City abroad: Use a good VPN service

If you’re not in the UK for the upcoming match, your only option is to stream BT Sport channels over a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN conceals your location, making your device and apps think you’re browsing from the UK. We think you should use one regardless because a good VPN service keeps all your browsing activity private from online snoopers and even from your own ISP.

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