The European heavyweights are continuing to battle it out for the top continental prize, and here’s what you need to know about the final
Goal brings you all you need to know about when it is, as well as how to watch it live on television in the United Kingdom and United States.
- When is the Champions League 2021 final?
- Where is the Champions League 2021 final?
- Which teams are in the Champions League 2021 final?
- How to watch or stream Champions League 2021 final
- Will fans be allowed to attend Champions League 2021 final?
The 2021 Champions League final will be played on Saturday May 29. The match will kick-off at 8pm BST (3pm ET).
The 2021 Champions League final will be played at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal. Home of Portuguese Primeira Liga side Porto, it has a capacity of 50,000.
It will be the second year in a row that the decider is held in Portugal, with Estadio da Luz in Lisbon staging the 2020 final.
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium was originally set to host the 2021 final, but UEFA moved the venue to Portugal following the UK government’s decision to place Turkey on its Covid-19 travel ‘red list’.
“Fans have had to suffer more than twelve months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
“To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found.”
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium had been set to host the 2020 final too, so the news comes as a blow to the Turkish football authorities, who have now missed out twice due to public health issues.
Manchester City will play Chelsea in the Champions League final this season.
Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, meanwhile, overcame Real Madrid by an aggregate score of 3-1.
The make-up of the 2021 showpiece was confirmed on May 5, when the last of the semi-final matches was played.
It will be Man City’s first-ever appearance in the Champions League final, while Chelsea are contesting one for the third time.
In the UK, the final will be shown live on BT Sport .
In the U.S., the final will be shown live on CBS All Access, and TUDN Deportes .
Fans will be allowed to attend the Champions League final following UEFA’s decision to move the game to Portugal.
While the final capacity has not yet been confirmed, UEFA says that the clubs will receive an allocation of 6,000 tickets each, with the general public free to purchase tickets from May 24.