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Real Madrid vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2017 live stream: time, TV channels, and how to watch Champions League online

It’s the biggest, most anticipated Champions League match up of this round.

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Real Madrid CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Champions League matches don’t get much bigger than this. Tottenham Hotspur are in sunny Spain to take on Real Madrid at the historic Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid are two time defending European champions and are one of the best teams in the world. Spurs opened up their Champions League account with wins over Dortmund and APOEL, and if they can get any sort of result today in Madrid, they will be odds-on favorites along with Real to advance out of their group.


Match Date, Time and Location

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:45 p.m. (Madrid), 7:45 p.m. (BST), 2:45 p.m. (ET)
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Match official: Szymon Marciniak (POL)

TV Channels

United Kingdom: BT Sport 2
USA: Fox Sports 2
Canada: TSN4/RDS2
Australia: beIN Sports 1

Other countries can find their match listings at


United Kingdom: BT Sport
USA: Fox Sports Go / Fox Soccer Match Pass / (free 7-day trial)


Audio streamed at (requires free OneHotspur membership), also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport

They don’t come any tougher.

As Spurs fans, we’re used to being fatalistic. Hell, we trend towards predeterminism in our opinion that nothing, and I mean nothing, can keep us from pissing away all that is good and wonderful when it comes to our chosen club.

So we can be forgiven then if after the Champions League draw we looked at today’s fixture, threw up our hands, and mentally pencilled in a giant “L” on the schedule.

It’s Real Madrid. At the bloody Bernabeu.

And yet. What if? Gareth Bale is out with (another) calf injury. Tottenham have surprised teams before. Harry Kane is on an incredible run of form. And Danny Rose is back! Maybe, just maybe, if they defend like hell and hit back quick on the counterattack... could they just possibly... nick... a point?

It seems so unlikely, but that’s why you play the games. Coming out of these back to back Madrid games with any kind of result should be viewed as an accomplishment.

Just remember, nobody expected Spurs to beat the Milan teams in 2010, either. Damn the torpedoes! The Game is About Glory. And there would be NOTHING more glorious than beating this Madrid team at their own temple to modern football.


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