The UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off next month, but teams have already been active for weeks looking to grab the final few berths in the tournament.
We've reached the final steps prior to the competition proper, with 12 clubs left vying for the remaining six spots. Perennial group-stage participants like Shakhtar Donetsk and Benfica are joined by hopefuls like Malmo and FC Sheriff Tiraspol in the playoffs, with the winners of each pairing advancing to the Champions League while the losers will be placed in the Europa League.
It may not be the Champions League proper just yet, but the stakes are just as high.
Here's the complete schedule for the Champions League playoffs, along with broadcast info and how to watch in Canada:
Champions League 2021-22 Playoffs: Schedule, fixtures
|Aug. 17||3:00 p.m.||Monaco vs. Shakhtar Donetsk||DAZN|
|Aug. 17||3:00 p.m.||RB Salzburg vs. Brondby||DAZN|
|Aug. 17||3:00 p.m.||Sheriff vs. Dinamo Zagreb||DAZN|
|Aug. 18||3:00 p.m.||Young Boys vs. Ferencvaros||DAZN|
|Aug. 18||3:00 p.m.||Benfica vs. PSV||DAZN|
|Aug. 18||3:00 p.m.||Malmo vs. Ludogorets||DAZN|
|Aug. 24||3:00 p.m||Ferencvaros vs. Young Boys||DAZN|
|Aug. 24||3:00 p.m||Ludogorets vs. Malmo||DAZN|
|Aug. 24||3:00 p.m||PSV vs. Benfica||DAZN|
|Aug. 25||3:00 p.m||Shakhtar Donetsk vs, Monaco||DAZN|
|Aug. 25||3:00 p.m||Brondby vs. RB Salzburg||DAZN|
|Aug. 25||3:00 p.m||Dinamo Zagreb vs. Sheriff||DAZN|
Champions League live streams: How to watch in Canada
UEFA Champions League matches stream exclusively live and on-demand on DAZN.
DAZN, the global sports streaming service, will stream every match of the UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 season in Canada.
Can I watch the Champions League for free in Canada?
DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.
How much does DAZN cost?
- 1-month subcription: $20 CAD
- 1-year subcription: $150 CAD
DAZN offers a free-trial period and then costs $20 per month afterward. A yearly option of $150 is also available.
The subcription gives users access to all live and on-demand Champions League content, as well as DAZN's other sport offerings, including MLS, Premier League, Europa League, NFL and more.
For current subscribers, Champions League games are already included in the cost of subcription.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
|Mobile Devices||TV & Streaming Devices||Game Consoles|
|iPhone, iPad||Amazon Fire TV||Playstation 4, Pro|
|Android phones, tablets||Amazon Fire TV Stick||Playstation 5|
|Amazon Fire tablet||Android TV||XBox One, One S|
|Apple TV||XBox One X|
|Google Chromecast||Xbox Series X | S|
|LG Smart TV, Smartcast|
|Panasonic Smart TV|
|Samsung Smart TV|
|Sony Smart TV|