When is the 2021 Champions League Final? Manchester City vs Chelsea Date, Venue, Kick-Off Time

Manchester City will face Chelsea in the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final following their semi-final victories over Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid respectively. 

It is the first time that City have reached the Champions League Final in their history, with it also being manager Pep Guardiola’s first time back in the final since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011.

They comfortably saw off the challenge of Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG after a 4-1 aggregate victory, keeping their composure as their French opposition saw red in a petulant exit from the competition.

As for Chelsea, their last appearance in the Champions League Final came in 2012 when they defeated Bayern Munich on penalties at the Allianz Arena. 

Thomas Tuchel’s team were well deserving of their place in the final after seeing off Real Madrid in their semi-final, emerging as 3-1 winners over the two legs. They will now be looking for their second Champions League victory in what will be the second all-English Champions League Final in three seasons, all of which have featured four different clubs.

Man City and Chelsea met in the semi-finals of the FA Cup last month in a game that saw the London club come out on top. Hakim Ziyech’s second-half goal was enough to secure a 1-0 win for his side, though they will come into this final as the underdogs.

Guardiola’s side are priced as the early favourites with the bookies as they look to claim a historic treble. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Champions League Final:

When is the 2021 Champions League Final?

The 2021 Champions League Final will take place on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The match comes a week after the conclusion of the Premier League season.

Where is the 2021 Champions League Final being held?

The 2021 Champions League Final will be held at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. It is a ground that will be familiar with many football fans, with it being the host of the famous 2005 Champions League Final between Liverpool and AC Milan.

It was scheduled to host last year’s Champions League Final before it was moved to the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon due to the restrictions of the pandemic.

What time does the 2021 Champions League Final kick-off?

The 2021 Champions League Final will kick-off at 8pm BST and 10pm local time in Istanbul.

Where can I watch the 2021 Champions League Final?

UK residents can watch the Champions League Final on BT Sport, as has been the case throughout the tournament to date. In previous years they have streamed the final on their YouTube channel, though they are yet to confirm whether they will do so again for the 2021 Champions League Final.

Will there be fans at the 2021 Champions League Final?

There will be fans in attendance at the 2021 Champions League Final, though the final decision on how many will be allowed is at the discretion of the Turkish officials.

UEFA themselves have placed no restrictions on the number of tickets that will be available and are planning on releasing information such as ticket prices and application deadlines later this month.

In theory, fans of Manchester City and Chelsea could be allowed to travel to Turkey when the UK Government ends the ban on non-essential travel on May 17.

If those plans are upheld, a traffic-light system will be introduced between nations. ‘Red’ and ‘amber’ countries will require a quarantine upon return, while ‘green’ countries will require a negative Covid test upon leaving and returning to the UK.

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The hopes of Manchester City and Chelsea fans may well depend on the category that Turkey falls into on the traffic-light system.


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