Lyon vs Bayern Munich live stream: How to watch the Champions League semi-final online from anywhere

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We're just one game away from the Champions League final as German giants Bayern Munich take on Olympique Lyonnais in this last-four clash. Read on to find out how to watch this crucial match between Lyon and Bayern Munich, no matter where in the world you are.

The tournament approaches its climax in Portugal with tonight's semi-final game being played behind closed doors at the neutral venue of Sporting's Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon. The winner will face Paris Saint-Germain in the final on Sunday.

Five-time Champions League winners Bayern Munich go into tonight's game as clear favorites. The team won the German league at a canter this season, picking up a record eighth consecutive Bundesliga title. FCB also took home the DFB-Pokal for the domestic double.

Hans-Dieter Flick's side have not only looked impressive in their home nation, but they have also been a force in Europe, defeating the Premier League's Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate in the round of 16 and humiliating La Liga's Barcelona in the quarter-final with an 8-2 victory. That was Barça's heaviest defeat since 1951 so it's fair to say Bayern are in form going into tonight's tie.

On the other hand, Olympique Lyonnais are looking to progress to their first-ever Champions League final. The team finished in seventh place in France's Ligue 1 this season. Given their disappointing domestic form, getting to this point in the Champions League has come as a surprise for Rudi Garcia's side.

The semi-final spot wasn't gifted to Les Gones, though, as they fended off stiff competition from some of Europe's biggest sides en route. Lyon scraped past Italian champions Juventus on away goals in the first knockout round and saw off one of the world's most well-funded clubs in Manchester City in their quarter-final outing with a convincing 3-1 win.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of this Champions League semi-final clash between Lyon and Bayern Munich with our guide below.

Lyon vs Bayern Munich: Where and when?

This Champions League semi-final clash is a one-legged match which is being played at the neutral venue of the Estádio José Alvalade, in Lisbon, Portugal behind closed doors.

Kick-off is set for 8pm (WEST) local time today, August 19. That also makes it an 8pm BST start for those tuning in from the UK and Ireland and a 3pm ET / 12pm PT kick-off start for folks tuning in from the U.S.. If you're looking to watch the match in Australia, it's a 5am AEST kick off on Thursday morning.

Watch Lyon vs Bayern Munich online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this match further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching Lyon vs Bayern Munich, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet, or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to watch Lyon vs Bayern Munich online in the U.S.

CBS Sports is now the exclusive English-language home of the Europa League and Champions League in the United States. All of the remaining games of the 19/20 Champions League campaign will be available to stream live via CBS All Access, including this blockbuster clash. Alternatively, TUDN has Spanish-language coverage of the game and you can use FuboTV to watch live.

If you find yourself unable to access local coverage because you're out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above remains one of the best services currently out there.

It's a 3pm ET / 12pm PT kick-off in the U.S. for tonight's match.

How to stream Lyon vs Bayern Munich live in the UK

Friday's match will be available to watch on BT Sport 1, with coverage from the Estádio José Alvalade beginning at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm BST kick-off.

If you're looking to stream matches via mobile, tablet, or PC, then BT Sport app or the BT Sport website is where you subscribers need to head to.

If you don't have a subscription BT now has a monthly pass that costs just £25 that also gets you access to BT's European football, Australian A-League, French Ligue 1, UEFA Women's Champions League, UFC events, and more. You can start and stop your membership whenever you like.

How to stream Lyon vs Bayern Munich live in Canada

DAZN is the rights holder for live Champions League matches this season in Canada and will be showing all the remaining fixtures live, including this showdown between Lyon vs Bayern Munich, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT.

The online-only network is offering a one-month free trial that will allow you to watch every remaining Champions League match without paying a dime. If you decide to keep DAZN, you'll pay $20-a-month or an annual subscription of $150. The dedicated DAZN app is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV plus most modern Smart TVs. Canadians outside of the country can follow the VPN route above and tune in with a DAZN log-in all the same.

Live stream Lyon vs Bayern Munich live in Australia

If you're planning on watching Lyon vs Bayern Munich in Australia, then you'll need to be an Optus Sports subscriber as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the Champions League Down Under.

Kick-off in Australia is at 5am AEST in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Adam Oram
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