Everything You Need To Know: UEFA Champions League 2020-2021 Final Match –
Manchester City will face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final, the 66th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organized by UEFA and the 29th since the competition was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup. This is also the third all-English Final – “a Premier League civil war” in history.
Time and Place
The UEFA Champions League 2020-2021 final match will be kicked off at 2am, on Sunday 30 May (GMT+7).
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul was set to hold the 2020 final, but due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the final was moved to The Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Therefore, the Ataturk Olympic Stadium will continue to be the place for this year’s final session.
Will fans be able to attend the final match?
It has been reported that because the final match is contested by two England clubs, UEFA can consider moving the location of the final to Wembley, London. However, there is still no change to the place or schedule for the final match. A spokesperson for UEFA said: “The UEFA Champions League final will take place in Istanbul on 29th May with a limited number of audiences and we are assured the temporary lockdown which is in force until 17 May should not have any impact on the match. UEFA continues to work closely with the Turkish Football Federation and the local and national authorities to stage the match safely.”
Previous matches between Man City and Chelsea in UEFA Champions League
The two teams have only met 2 times, which is the semi-finals of the 1970-1971 season when the tournament was still named European Cup Winners’ Cup. In two home and away, Chelsea both won with the same score 1-0. It was also the tournament that Chelsea were crowned champions after defeating Real Madrid in the final match.