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BT Sport Host Club 2020 - Get ready for a summer festival of European football on BT Sport as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League returns

  • BT Sport will show all 26 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League fixtures live in the UK from the 5th August until the 23rd August

  • Both finals will be made available to viewers for free on the BT Sport app, btsport.com and the BT Sport YouTube channel

  • To celebrate the summer festival of European Football BT Sport is launching a brand-new daily football show which will be available for free on the BT Sport app, btsport.com and BT Sport’s YouTube channel and on TV for BT Sport subscribers

BT Sport has today announced plans for the exciting prospect of ‘Club 2020’ as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League returns on 5th August.

Club 2020 will provide fans with some much-needed knockout tournament fever with 26 games in just 19 days. All games will be broadcast across the BT Sport network with Gary Lineker, Jake Humphrey and James Richardson hosting all the action and support programming live from the BT Sport Studio.

To celebrate the return of European football BT Sport is launching a new show, Club 2020 Daily with James Richardson, which will be broadcast on TV, free on the BT Sport app, online and on the BT Sport YouTube channel. Not only will the show investigate the previous night’s action and look ahead to the day’s matches, the team will also explore the culture around the matches with live chats with UEFA Champions League and Europa League legends.

BT Sport will make both finals available for anyone to watch for free on btsport.com, the BT Sport App and BT Sport YouTube page as the biggest games of the year take place. BT Sport will also provide dynamic crowd noise as an option for viewers from the quarter-final stage onwards.

The festival of football kicks off on 5th August, with Manchester United taking on LASK at 8pm live on BT Sport 2HD. The following day both Rangers and Wolves feature, with Rangers looking to overturn a two-goal deficit to Leverkusen on BT Sport 3HD at 5.15pm and on BT Sport 2HD at 7.30pm Wolves will be hoping to use their away goal advantage from the first leg to book their spot in the quarter-finals.

On 7th August UEFA Champions League football returns with two scintillating fixtures as Juventus look to overturn a one-goal deficit against Lyon on BT Sport 3HD from 7.30pm, while favourites Manchester City take on the most coveted team in the European football as they face Real Madrid over on BT Sport 2 HD at 7.00pm. Chelsea vs Bayern Munich will be broadcast on 8th August from 7.00pm live on BT Sport 2HD with The Blues looking for a miracle after their 3-0 home defeat to Bayern in February.

The quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League will follow the Round of 16 fixtures between the 12th and 15th August, with the semi-finals on the 18th August before the final showpiece from the Estádio da Luz on Sunday 23rd August.

The UEFA Europa League’s Round of 16 second legs will take place on the 5th and 6th August with the quarter-finals following four days later on the 10th and 11th August. The final four will face off in the semi-finals on the 16th August before the last two teams in the competition fight it out for the trophy in Lisbon at 7pm on Friday 21st August on BT Sport 2HD.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport said “August is shaping up to be a fantastic month for football fans with a festival of top-class European action. Every game will be available to watch live for BT Sport viewers plus our brand new show, Club 2020 Daily with popular host James Richardson, which will be available to watch for free and will include special on-location features as well as all the latest news, match highlights and topical chat.”

Fans can catch all the action exclusively live on BT Sport and sign up contract-free with a BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £25 per month. For more info visit bt.com/sport

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