The first UEFA Champions League live match shown on BT Sport Showcase will be Manchester United’s vital second leg play off against Club Brugge next Wednesday, August 26.
The clash, which will determine whether the Red Devils qualify for the next stage of the competition, will be shown for free on BT Sport Showcase, on Freeview channel 59, with coverage starting at 7pm for a 7.45pm kick off.
United lead 3-1 after the first leg at Old Trafford, after a last-minute header from Marouane Fellaini gave them a two-goal lead to protect at the Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are delighted to offer this finely poised second leg match as the first live match that will be freely available on BT Sport Showcase. It will give Freeview viewers the opportunity to enjoy a great live European tie and take a look at the new BT Sport Champions League coverage, if they are not already subscribers.”
The show will be fronted by Gary Lineker and analysis provided by ex-Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand.
BT Sport is the only place to watch all of the 351 exclusively live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches, and will show at least 12 UEFA Champions League matches and 14 UEFA Europa League ties exclusively live on BT Sport Showcase, where customers can enjoy the action for free.
The game will also be shown on BT Sport Europe for existing BT Sport customers.
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