Live football on TV: UK match schedule this week, online streams & free to air websites

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If you are planning to take in some live football on television this week, Goal has a comprehensive guide to what's on

Trying to figure out what football is being shown live on TV this week? Look no further!

There is plenty of action taking place across the globe, not least in Europe's top leagues, with some interesting match-ups that are bound to get you excited.

The Champions League and the Europa League returned during the week, with last-16 and last-32 ties taking place.

Later in the week, Tottenham and Manchester United continue their FA Cup quests and there is a Turin derby between Torino and Juventus in Serie A.

To help you choose what to watch, Goal has taken a look at all the football on TV in the UK todaytonight and this week, including some that you can watch for free and live stream.

There are a number of games throughout the week that can be watched live for free on a variety of different channels.

National broadcasters such as BBC, BBC Scotland and S4C occasionally show matches from the UK, with a few available to watch this week.

Free-to-air channel Freesports shows games from Portugal's Primeira Liga and Belgium's Jupiler Pro League, while BritAsia TV broadcasts games from the Indian Super League.

See the table below for the free games on UK TV this week.

Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel
The New Saints vs Dumbarton Irn Bru Cup semi-final Feb 17 / 19:35 S4C
ATK vs Mumbai City Indian Super League Feb 18 / 12:00 BritAsiaTV
Rochdale vs Tottenham FA Cup 5th round Feb 18 / 16:00 BBC One
Numancia vs Cadiz La Liga 2 Feb 18 / 17:00 FreeSports
Iverness CT vs Crusaders Irn Bru Cup semi-final Feb 18 / 17:15 BBC Alba

Furthermore, highlights from all Premier League matches are shown on BBC One's  Match of the Day programme, which generally airs on Saturdays at 22:30 .

On Channel 5, you can watch highlights from the Championship on Football on 5: The Championship, which airs on Saturdays at 21:00.

Sky Sports News, which regularly shows clips and highlights from games, is available to all Sky and Virgin Media subscribers regardless of package.


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As well as being able to watch football on TV in the UK, fans can stream games live online and using various apps.

Sky TV customers, for example, can access the Sky Go facility, which allows users to stream matches live and on demand on any mobile, laptop or tablet device.

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BT Sport, similarly, offer the BT Sport app, through which customers can stream games live and on-the-go on a variety of devices.

The likes of Sky Go and the BT Sport app are generally available for most Apple iOS and Android devices.

Furthermore, for games that are broadcast on BBC, viewers can opt to use the BBC iPlayer, which is a streaming service compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and a host of other platforms.

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