Manchester City has had unparalleled success in England over the last four years, winning the league twice and finishing second the other two times in that span. They also have a Community Shield and League Cup trophy to show for their efforts.
But success in that time frame hasn’t carried over to Europe, where they haven’t made it past the last 16 in the Champions League until this year. That’s almost the opposite of Real Madrid, who has managed to win La Liga just once in the last five years, but is in the Champions League semis for the fifth straight year, and won it all in 2014. So the semifinal legs coming up April 26th and May 4th and intriguing indeed. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of ways that cord cutters can watch.
Sling TV: The Best Way to Watch Real Madrid vs Man City Online
Your best option for watching the Real Madrid vs Man City live stream might be Sling TV, which offers multiple base packages for $20 a month. One of these includes Fox Sports 1, which will have the match. That package offers other Fox regional sports networks, and classic channels like AMC, TNT, TBS, and more. All of that comes with a 7-day free trial, and no contract. You can cancel whenever you want.
So, great, but not really *crazy.* Where they get crazy is with this offer: If you pay for three months of Sling TV (review) upfront, you will get credit towards a free Roku 2 (retail price: $69.99) or half off a Roku 3. CNet writes of the difference between the Roku 2 and the Roku 3, “The Roku 2 is just as fast as the Roku 3 and its lower price makes it a better overall value.” So if you take that deal, it’s like getting 3 months of Roku free plus $10 off a Roku 2. Ya can’t beat that. Better still, you can sign up for their Deportes package for an extra $5 a month and watch the Champions League in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
In fact, since Sling TV offers a free 7 day trial, if you time it right and sign up now you could actually watch a Real Madrid vs Man City live stream for FREE!
Watch Real Madrid vs Man City Live Stream With Fox Soccer 2 Go
The worst part of being an American (I’ve checked; it’s the WORST) is that Champions League games are not played during North America-friendly times (weekday afternoons). That doesn’t matter, though, if you sign up for Fox Sports 2 Go. This service provides another great way to watch the Real Madrid vs Man City live stream from home.
They avail their entire lineup of football action (which includes the Bundesliga, Europa League, CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League, Australian Hyundai A-League, and the Scottish Premier League), as well as their entire rugby lineup and some analysis shows to on-demand viewing. That adds up to over 1,400 matches in their library, all for just $19.99 a month (you can still watch live too, of course). That adds up to just under $240 for a year, but if you want to save a little lucre, sign up for their annual package, wherein they bill you $10 the first month and $139.99 for the rest of the year.
PlayStation Vue: Another Quality Cable Alternative
PlayStation Vue is another cable alternative service that will let you watch Real Madrid vs Man City online this week. Crucially, some packages include Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 so you can watch Real Madrid vs. Man City online, and starting at $29.99 a month, it’s much cheaper than even most basic, bare-bones cable packages. Plus, these packages contain 50+ other great channels, so there’s plenty more to watch than just soccer!
One of the only drawbacks to cutting the cable cord is losing your local channels if they don’t come in well over-the-air. But PlayStation Vue solves that problem for viewers in select cities (Chicago, New York, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia) by offering the local CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox channels in those areas. That’s in addition to several nice packages of cable channels that are available anywhere in the country, so even outside of these seven markets, the PlayStation Vue is worth your consideration.
PlayStation Vue is currently available on PS3 and 4, and also on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, iPhones, and iPads. You will want to read the terms and conditions very carefully, because (except for iPhones and iPads), Vue does not let you take your service with you on the road for the most part.
Check out our full cable-cutting soccer guide here for more information.