BBC to show Women’s Champions League semi-finals


The BBC has picked up the rights to broadcast Manchester City and Chelsea’s semi-final ties in the UEFA Women’s Champions League to free-to-air audiences.

Both first leg ties will be broadcast live on BBC Red Button on Sunday, 22 April, starting with Manchester City Women’s home leg against four-time European champions Lyon at the Academy Stadium, kicking off at 1pm.

This will be followed later in the day by Chelsea Ladies’ first leg match against two-time winners Wolfsburg, which kicks off at the Cherry Red Records Stadium at 6.05pm.

The BBC will also broadcast both second legs ties via the Red Button on Sunday, 29 April, starting with Lyon against Manchester City at 1.45pm, followed by Wolfsburg v Chelsea at 4.30pm.

Both WSL sides will be aiming to win the competition for the first time in their history and become the first English winners since Arsenal in 2007, when the tournament was known as the UEFA Women’s Cup.

As well as TV coverage via the Red Button, both matches will also be available to watch online via the BBC Sport website.

The deal with UEFA marks the first time that the BBC has broadcast live coverage of the Women’s Champions League, regarded as the pinnacle of European women’s club football.

It follows the corporation’s coverage of both Women’s FA Cup semi-finals, which were also shown live for the first time on terrestrial television in mid-April.

Both competitions form part of the BBC’s extensive coverage of women’s football, which includes regular live matches and weekly highlights from the FA Women’s Super League, as well as live coverage of Women’s World Cup qualifiers, featuring England, Wales and Scotland.

In addition to the BBC’s live coverage, both legs of Chelsea Ladies’ semi-final will also be broadcast live on its in-house channel Chelsea TV, available via subscription on Sky and TalkTalk TV.


Manchester City Women v Lyon Women
UEFA Women’s Champions League: SF, 1st Leg
LIVE  12.55pm-3.00pm


Chelsea Ladies v Wolfsburg Women
UEFA Women’s Champions League: SF, 1st Leg
LIVE  5.55pm-8.00pm



Lyon Women v Manchester City Women
UEFA Women’s Champions League: SF, 2nd Leg


Wolfsburg Women v Chelsea Ladies
UEFA Women’s Champions League: SF, 2nd Leg


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