In what promises to be a goal-filled showdown, the surprise team of the UEFA Europa League, German side Eintracht Frankfurt, host tournament favorites Chelsea FC on Thursday in a semifinal match pitting two teams that have scored a combined total of 58 goals — 28 for Frankfurt, 30 for Chelsea — in 12 games played each so far, according to Metro UK. But while Chelsea have the pedigree in European competition, with a Champions League victory in 2012 and a Europa League title the following year already in their trophy case, Eintracht Frankfurt have lost only one of their dozen matches — and they won their quarterfinal tie anyway, as they look to keep the run of form going against the English team in a match that will live stream from their home ground.
To find out how to watch the Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Chelsea FC UEFA Europa League semifinal first leg live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time at the 51,500-seat Waldstadion, or Commerzbank-Arena as it is officially named, in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, May 2. That start time will be 8 p.m. British Summer Time in the United Kingdom.
In the United States, fans can watch the game at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or noon Pacific. In the Republic of Indonesia, the Die Adler vs. Blues match starts at 2 a.m. on Friday morning, May 3, Western Indonesian Time, or 4 a.m. Eastern Indonesia Time.
Eintracht, which have never had top-five finish in the German Bundesliga, per Forbes, managed to qualify for the UEFA Europa League via a surprise defeat of Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final.
But they now sit fourth in the league and appear poised to make a serious run at winning the Europa League, with either outcome giving “The Eagle” a first-ever qualification for the Champions League, per UEFA.
To watch the Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Chelsea FC UEFA Europa League semifinal stage first-leg showdown from a packed Commerzbank-Arena, access the streaming video provided by Univision Deportes, streaming through Univision Now — or download the Univision app. Univision also streams live on the Roku set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Frankfurt vs. Chelsea Europa League game streaming live on their TV sets.
But there is a possible way to watch the stream live for free without a cable login. Fans should sign up for a free trial of an online TV package that carries the Univision stream, such as Fubo TV or DirecTV Now. Those providers require credit card information and subscription fees, but each also offers a seven-day free trial, allowing fans to watch the UEFA Europa League semifinal opener stream live for free.
The only English-language stream available in the United States will be provided by B/R Live, which will carry the Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Chelsea FC match for a pay-per-view fee of $2.99.
In the United Kingdom, BT Sport will carry the live stream, while in Germany, DAZN Deutschland is the place to watch — as is DAZN in Canada. In Indonesia, K Vision will stream the match live, and throughout much of Africa, Super Sport 5 will stream the semifinal first-leg live online.
A more extensive list of live streaming sources for the Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Chelsea FC Europa League clash in numerous other countries around the world is available via LiveSoccerTV.