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 the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium was originally set to host the 2020 final, but due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was instead held at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.
The stadium was the venue for the 2005 Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan, in which the Reds staged one of the most memorable Champions League final comebacks of all-time when they overcame a 3-0 deficit after half-time to ultimately win the game.
Manchester City will play either Real Madrid or Chelsea in the Champions League final.
Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals.
The make-up of the 2021 showpiece will be confirmed on May 5, when the last of the semi-final matches is completed.
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.
UEFA has lifted their cap on fans attending stadiums and supporters are allowed to travel to the Champions League final.
On October 1 2020, UEFA announced that they would only allow 30 per cent of spectators to attend games.
They have since reversed their decision, but now the responsibility will lie with the Turkish government on how many fans will be allowed to attend, and what supporters need to provide upon entry into the country – e.g. a negative Covid-19 test, or proof of vaccination.
The 2020 final contested between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern was contested behind closed doors to no fans in Lisbon.