Most viewers all over the world can’t watch the UEFA Champions League on Free TV but the Swiss have much more luck. At least SRF still broadcasts a match on Wednesday. SRF calls it the top match, but in the round of last sixteen it’s a tough call. The other Wednesday game would be Liverpool vs Atlético Madrid and that should be a good game as well. Especially since Liverpool lost in Madrid and now also lost their first game in the Premier League. A period of weakness for Klopp’s team? In any case, Dortmund fans can be happy because they can watch Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund live via SRF. BUT you need a good VPN for this to work.
This is how you watch Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund live
It is really not difficult, but the order is important:
- Get a good VPN with servers in Switzerland — I take NordVPN (big discounts NOW)* — definitely one of the best VPNs for streaming.
- Connect to a server in Switzerland
- If you use Zattoo, then register at Zattoo Switzerland. You will also be able to watch many other channels, including the BBC and itv for rugby. You can also access the live stream of SRF2 directly.
- Have fun with Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund live!
- The only catch? Ccommentary is in German.
Why do I need a VPN for Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund?
The problem are licenses. In other words, it’s all about money. SRF has the rights to broadcast the game in Switzerland, but not in other countries. That’s why the broadcaster is using so-called geoblocking to block viewers from other countries.
SRF checks your IP address and if it is not from Switzerland, you are out of luck. Furthermore, you need a VPN that has proven it can bypass the geoblocking of the broadcasters. Not all VPNs work. NordVPN can handle even the strongest geographical blocks. You can also unblock BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime and so on.
You can only register with Zattoo Switzerland if you are visiting the website from Switzerland. Therefore, you have to log in to a server in Switzerland before you register.
SRF is also great if you want to watch winter sports. If you are abroad, you may need a VPN to unlock other streaming providers. Whenever there is geoblocked content a VPN might help — it’s that simple.
I also had good success with Surfshark (unlimited connections)* to avoid geoblocking in Switzerland. But I use Linux a lot and I prefer the client from NordVPN. Especially NordLynx (WireGuard) is perfect for me because it is simply faster than the protocol OpenVPN. You can read that in my speed test.
NordVPN offers clients for all devices
I recommend NordVPN for several reasons. The provider provides clients for all major operating systems. On Android and Windows the apps are very user-friendly. In Windows you can search for the desired country or just click on Switzerland.
The interface for Android looks similar. For Linux there is a command line client. This sounds complicated, but it is not. The fact that the client is not graphical also has advantages.
For example, NordVPN is one of the few providers to offer the client for the Raspberry Pi as well. This makes it easy to build your own VPN router. It’s useful for devices on which no VPN client can be installed — a good example at this point would be a Chromecast. If you also connect your smartphone to the VPN router, you can stream geoblocked content to the Chromecast. Both devices are now in the same country and have the same IP address from the location of your choice. This works 100%, I use it myself.
With NordVPN you are allowed to connect 6 devices simultaneously and the VPN router is considered as 1 device, even if there are several attached to it.
It’s great that you can test NordVPN for free. There is a 30-day money-back-guarantee. If you don’t like the service, you can apply for a refund and simply get your money back.
However, a subscription over 3 years is worthwhile if you are a sports fan. Firstly, the month costs just under €3 and secondly, SRF has the rights to broadcast the Champions League for the next few years.
CyberSec – built-in adblocker
One of the best features of NordVPN is certainly CyberSec, which is a built-in ad blocker, but it also blocks trackers and malware and protects against phishing.
CyberSec is available for all clients, including Linux. You can also activate it in the add-ons for Firefox and Chrome.
By default, CyberSec is not active. If you want to use the ad blocker, you have to turn it on manually.
By the way, it can happen that CyberSec blocks a bit too ambitiously. Doesn’t often happen, but I’ve seen it happen. In this case, just disable it temporarily.
If you have installed NordVPN for Linux, macOS, Windows, Android or iOS, you don’t need to install an additional ad blocker. This is very convenient. I really don’t want to miss CyberSec anymore.
All advantages of NordVPN at a glance
Here is a brief overview of what makes the provider so attractive.
- The headquarters are located outside the 5/9/14 Eyes Alliance
- There is a zero-logs policy
- NordVPN operates well over 5000 servers in almost 60 countries
- Soon all servers should be running in RAM
- Stealth servers effectively circumvent censorship
- 6 simultaneous connections are allowed
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- I have already mentioned CyberSec
- Clients for Linux, Android, Windows, iOS, macOS and browser add-ons
- The CLI Client is also available for Raspberry Pi / Raspbian
- Installation on router / use as router permitted
- P2P / Torrents / File Sharing allowed
- There are no bandwidth limits
- 24/7 support via live chat
So, there are plenty of reasons to use the service besides football.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund will be an exciting match
Dortmund won at home and defeated Paris 2:1. However, the star ensemble around the former coach of Borussia Dortmund Thomas Tuchel should not be underestimated. The away goal could be decisive. I estimate that Paris will score a goal in their stadium and Dortmund will need at least 2 goals to reach the next round.
But that is easily possible. After all, Dortmund has the new wonder weapon Erling Haaland. The striker just keeps scoring. I am looking forward to the game as it should be a really good one. I am really curious if Dortmund makes it to the quarterfinals.
Leipzig vs re-live
The game Leipzig vs Tottenham will take place on Tuesday and as far as I know there is no possibility to watch it for free on Free TV. However, SRF is repeating the game just before Paris vs Dortmund. The broadcaster calls it re-live and it will be shown in full length.
Maybe you can arrange not to know the result. Then you will have a CL Wednesday with two exciting matches.
Lots of football, which you can watch on Free-TV with a VPN!
Is that legal?
That’s a good question and it may be in some countries. So check yourself, please. Bypassing Geoblocking will most likely violate the terms and conditions of the respective streaming provider. If he finds out about you, he could block your account.
I am not aware of any cases where this has happened. Usually there is only an error message or a hint that a VPN is not allowed.