Where can I watch football matches online

Football Live Stream: See all games online

Almost all soccer games can be seen online in the live stream, some of them free of charge, but they are spread across many different providers. We give you an overview of where you can see which games in the live stream.

German football in live stream

The German professional leagues and cup competitions are shown online by a wide variety of providers. Most of them are chargeable.

  • You can only watch the Bundesliga for free on three dates. On the 1st, 17th and 18th matchdays. There the corresponding games run in the live stream of ZDF.
  • Most of the Bundesliga games are shown by Sky. That's all Saturday games and 60 games on Sunday. There you also have the opportunity to see the conferences on all Saturdays and match days during the English weeks.
  • DAZN shows 30 Bundesliga games on Friday as well as 5 Sunday and Monday games in the live stream. In addition, this provider also offers all relegation games.
  • The rights of the 2nd Bundesliga are entirely owned by Sky, which is why all games are broadcast in their live streams.
  • Many games in the 3rd division are shown online by the respective ARD broadcasters. These are the BR, the rbb, the WDR, the NDR and also the sports show.
  • In its paid service Magenta Sport, Telekom shows all games in the 3rd division in a live stream.
  • Sport1 broadcasts 4 games of the DFB Cup. More precisely, that's one game each from the first round to the quarter-finals.
  • The ARD also shows some games from each round of the DFB-Pokal in the live stream, especially the final.
  • Sky is also at the forefront of the DFB Cup. Here you can see all the games.

Football of the top leagues in the live stream

You can also watch games from other countries in live streams from various providers. Especially in the strongest leagues, you have the opportunity to see all the games.

  • While DAZN still had all rights to the Premier League in the 18/19 season, Sky now broadcasts all games in the top English division.
  • Even if they lost the rights in the Premier League, DAZN still broadcasts the matches of the Italian Serie A.
  • All games of the Spanish Primera DivisiĆ³n are also broadcast by DAZN. Most of the games have an English commentator, but selected top games are also available in German.
  • DAZN is also the point of contact for live streams in the top French league, Ligue 1. All games are broadcast there.

International competitions and the national team in live stream

In addition to the leagues in the individual countries, various providers also show other international competitions and the national team's games.

  • 104 Champions League games are shown by DAZN, which is the largest proportion of the total of 125 games.
  • 34 Champions League games are shown in the Sky live stream. Even if there are significantly fewer games than at DAZN, you can see the absolute top games and the most interesting games on Sky.
  • A special rule comes into force when a German team is in the final of the Champions League. Then the final can be broadcast on German free TV, which can also be streamed.
  • The Europa League can be seen completely on DAZN. The provider shows all 205 games.
  • One game per game day, a total of 15, is shown by RTL Nitro. However, their live stream can only be accessed via the paid TVNOW service.
  • The games of the German national team can largely be found in the live streams of ARD and ZDF. RTL only shows the qualifying games for the World Cup and EM on TVNOW.

In the next article we will explain how streaming works.

(Tip originally written by: Daniel Albrecht)