Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk live stream: how to watch anywhere in the world

Two former champions go head-to-head tonight with Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk facing off in the second UEFA Europa League semi-final. This is our guide on how to watch a Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live stream online, or find the right channel to watch on TV, wherever you are in the world.

Those in the UK can watch an Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live stream on BT Sport. Kick-off is at 8pm BST. In the US, CBS All Access offers coverage from $5.99 per month. US citizens abroad will need to use a VPN to stream the CBS coverage.

Inter are the favourites to add a fourth Europa League title to their hat-trick of wins in the 1990s. Antonio Conte’s side features a few familiar faces including Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku with Victor Moses, Christian Eriksen and Alexis Sanchez on the bench.

Shakhtar will be no pushovers, though. The Ukrainians have long been a tough opponent in European competition, and have already bested Benfica, Wolfsburg and Basel on their way to the semis. Alongside a squad of young South American talent, keep your eyes on veteran striker Júnior Moraes who has been involved in seven goals (five goals, two assists) in the knockout stages so far.

For the first time ever, the Europa League season is ending with a mini tournament in Germany, at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, where the competition will be played to a conclusion from the quarter-final stage due to safety concerns and time constraints caused by the global pandemic.

With these being one-legged ties at neutral venues, there must be a winner on the night. That will come via extra time and a penalty shoot-out if necessary.

The Europa League semi-finals take place on Sunday 16th August and Monday 17th August at 8pm BST, with the final held on Friday 21st August. Read on to find out how you can watch a Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live stream, wherever you are in the world.

Watch Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk anywhere in the world using a VPN

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We’ll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based Europa League fans below, but even after spending all that money on a TV sports subscription you’re still not going to be able to watch the football from another country.

There are certain territories where the Europa League football is free to watch (you can find a full list of the free Europa League broadcasters here, along with the pay channels too). So, if you’re away in one of these places, you may just need to tune in on your hotel TV or find a local bar.

Anywhere else and you’ll want to get yourself a VPN instead. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) can spoof an IP address which is local to the server you’d like to access. That way your service provider will think you’re in the correct country to do so and allow you to watch the Europa League on your subscription as if you were back home.

VPNs are also as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or accessing websites people in your location are not supposed to do. They encrypt the data passing between you and the server, so that the information remains private.

So, whether you want to watch live football, enjoy another country’s Netflix library or just keep your browsing data private, then a VPN is well worth considering.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service and would recommend the following:


You can get three months free when you sign up to a year-long plan, bringing VPN access to smart devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, laptops, TVs and both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets. Express also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


Which comes in at as little as $2.99 (£2.29) per month and features 24/7 assistance

Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

You can find a full list of the world’s broadcasters with rights to show live the Europa League football here.

Watch Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live in the UK

Rights to show the UEFA Europa League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you’ll also be able to enjoy the Champions League.

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However you subscribe to BT Sport, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app. That means you can watch games on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN.

Watch Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live in 4K

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BT Sport comes in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you’re hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it’s also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £25. No contract required.

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For 4K sports on BT TV, it’s a case of upgrading or purchasing the Max 4K package, which will cost you £20 a month to add to an existing BT subscription, or £54.99 for the full shebang if you’re a new customer starting from scratch.

Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they’re getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

Watch Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live in the USA

Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk live stream

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UEFA Europa League fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch some of the European football action free on Spanish language network Univision. The rest, you’ll have to pay for and the rights are shared out between Univision Deportes Network and CBS All Access.

Take a look at the schedules on their website to work how to follow your favourite team, and don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re watching from abroad.

Europa League fixtures

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All times in BST.

Monday 17th August

Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk, 8.00pm – BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Friday 21st August

Final, 8.00pm – BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate / BT Sport YouTube