Watch Portugal Vs. Ukraine UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Live Stream: Cristiano Ronaldo Returns To National Team

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to international play as defending champion Portugal opens its 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying bid by hosting Ukraine.

Cristiano Ronaldo displays his number.
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Cristiano Ronaldo returns to international play as defending champion Portugal opens its 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying bid by hosting Ukraine.

After going out in the Round of 16 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup — the last time five-time Ballon D’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in the jersey of his national team — defending European champions Portugal and Ronaldo both return to the international stage with their opening game in defense of their 2016 title. The 34-year-old Ronaldo has missed Portugal’s last six international matches, per the BBC, and the team has won three and drawn three without him. But Ronaldo will be on the pitch in Lisbon Friday when Portugal welcomes Ukraine in the Group B opener, a game that will live stream from Estádio da Luz.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Portugal vs. Ukraine UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Group B match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Western European Time at the 64,600-seat Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, also known as Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, Portugal, on Friday, March 22. In Ukraine, the live stream will begin at 9:45 p.m., Eastern European Time.

In the United Kingdom, the game gets underway at 7:45 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Friday. In the United States, kickoff is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 12:45 p.m. Pacific. In India, the live stream gets going at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 23.

Portugal won their group in the inaugural UEFA Nations League last year, despite Ronaldo’s post World Cup absence, as The Standard recounts. But with 85 goals in his 154 matches for his national side, Ronaldo is an asset that Portugal can ill afford to do without if they plan to hold on to their European title — the first and only major international championship Portugal has ever won.

Ronaldo has tallied 25 goals in 35 games in his first season with Italian champions Juventus, across all competitions, so far in the 2018/2019 season, per Soccerway, and Portugal is hoping he can transplant that form to the national team, as Portugal will try to cruise through a group that also includes Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Serbia — teams that Ronaldo’s Portugal should, at least on paper, find easy pickings.

Ukraine qualified for Euro 2016 through the qualification rounds, the first time the team had accomplished that feat — after qualifying in 2012 as the host country — and will be looking to get through the group to make it two in a row.

Andriy Shevchenko waves tie the crowd.
Ukraine Coach Andriy Shevchenko hopes to lead his team to only their second Euro qualification. Claudio Villa / Getty Images

To watch a live stream of the Portugal vs. Ukraine UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Group B opening match, use the stream provided by ESPN+, the online subscription service of sports media giant ESPN. The ESPN+ streaming network subscription costs $4.99 per month but comes with a seven-day free trial, giving fans a week-long period to watch the Portugal-Ukraine Euro qualifier at no charge.

Another way to watch the Portugal vs. Ukraine UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier live stream online from Lisbon is to access the streaming video provided by Univision Now or download the Univision app. Univision also streams live on the Roku set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Portugal vs. Ukraine UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match streaming live on their TV sets.

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To view the Portugal vs. Ukraine UEFA Euro 2020 Estádio da Luz showdown live stream for free without a cable subscription, fans can also check out an internet TV streaming service such as Sling TV, or Fubo TV. Both of those “over-the-top” services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they also offer seven-day trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Portugal-Ukraine Group B game streamed live at no charge.

In the Portugal, RTP 1 Football has the live stream while in Ukraine, the Futbol 1 network streams the game. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will be streamed by Sky Go Extra, which means that to access a live stream, fans in the U.K. and in Ireland require a Sky Sports subscription. Subscribers then need to register for the satellite network’s Sky Go streaming service, which is free, but fans must fill out some basic information to obtain a Sky Go login.

Once registration is complete, go to Sky Go Sports’ login page. Then, at last, fans can stream the match live from Brussels. Sky Go is also available on most mobile devices by downloading the Sky Go app. A full list of compatible devices can be found on the Sky Go site.

Throughout much of Africa, Super Sport streams the game, while in the Middle East, BeIn Sports Connect will be the primary live streaming source. For fans in India, Sony Liv will stream the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier. For a full list of further live stream sources for Portugal vs. Ukraine in countries around the world, check out the Live Soccer TV site.