Women's Football

Women's Champions League group stage attracted over 14 million views

Jamie Spencer
Barcelona vs Arsenal was DAZN's most viewed match of the Women's Champions League group stage
Barcelona vs Arsenal was DAZN's most viewed match of the Women's Champions League group stage / Eric Alonso/GettyImages
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The Women’s Champions League group stage attracted over 14 million views in more than 210 countries and territories around the world thanks to DAZN’s ground-breaking coverage this season.

Coinciding with the launch of the group stage this season, DAZN’s free and easily accessible coverage on YouTube has provided a level of consistent coverage that has never before been seen in the history of the competition.

In addition to YouTube, there were also millions of streams on DAZN’s own online platform.

48 group games were collectively broadcast in 11 different languages. France was the country with most DAZN YouTube views, followed by the UK, Spain, Germany, the United States and Italy. Barcelona vs Arsenal on matchday one was the single most viewed match.

Prior to this season, Champions League coverage was sparse, meaning that the best players in the world didn’t have a platform to be seen.

“Finally, our fans, friends, and family have all been able to follow the entire competition, no matter where they live, all season long,” Lyon superstar Ada Hegerberg said. “That’s been game-changing and it’s fantastic to see the numbers going up and viewership grow.”

Visibility has been the main driver behind the incredible numbers and that only stands to grow now that the Champions League has reached the knockout stages.

Barcelona are hosting Real Madrid at Camp Nou for the second leg of their quarter-final tie later this month and the sell-out contest is expected to break the all-time attendance record for a women’s club match. But plenty more eyes will be on the huge game around the world.

Barça will travel to Madrid for the first leg on Tuesday night, with Bayern Munich to host Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the evening. On Wednesday, Juventus host Lyon, before Arsenal face Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium.

All of the additional DAZN content this season, including interviews, analysis, history and highlights, has helped package the Champions League as an incredible overall product for fans to consume and engage with beyond matches alone.


The UEFA Women’s Champions League knockout action begins on Tuesday as the top eight contenders go head-to-head in pursuit of championship glory – live on DAZN and onDAZN’s YouTube channel.


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