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2013/14: Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon

Lisbon's Estádio do Restelo, the 19,300-capacity home of CF Os Belenenses in the Belem district, will stage the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League final on Thursday 22 May.
2013/14: Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon
Estádio do Restelo ©AFP

2013/14: Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon

Lisbon's Estádio do Restelo, the 19,300-capacity home of CF Os Belenenses in the Belem district, will stage the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League final on Thursday 22 May.

Lisbon's Estádio do Restelo will stage the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League final at 19.30 local time (20.30CET) on Thursday 22 May.

Since the UEFA Women's Champions League's 2009/10 relaunch, the final of the women's club competition has been held two days before the men's decider in the same city. With the Estádiodo SportLisboa e Benfica hosting the UEFA Champions League final on 24 May, the 19,300-capacity home of CF Os Belenenses in the Belem district has been selected for the women's showpiece.

Opened in September 1956 with a 2-1 win for Belenenses against Sporting Clube de Portugal, the stadium could once accommodate 60,000 spectators but has been reduced in capacity since becoming all-seater. Portugal played six friendlies at the ground between 1980 and 2002, beating West Germany 1-0 in 1983, and it also served as Italy's UEFA EURO 2004 training base. The stadium is a music venue too, with many leading rock bands having played there, including a Pearl Jam concert in 2000 later released as a live album.

Ticket details for the final will be communicated at a later date.

2013/14 UEFA Women's Champions League calendar
StageDates
Qualifying round draw27/06/2013
Qualifying round (three matchdays)08-13/08/2013
Rounds of 32 & 16 draw05/09/2013
Round of 32 (two legs)09-10 & 16-17/10/2013
Round of 16 (two legs)09-10 & 13-14/11/2013
Quarter-final, semi-final & final draw21/11/2013
Quarter-finals (two legs)21-22 & 28-29/03/2014
Semi-finals (two legs)19-20 & 26-27/04/2014
Final (Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon)20.30CET, 22/05/2014

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2014/finals/index.html#201314+estadio+restelo+lisbon

Road to the final

The UEFA Women's Champions League comprises a qualifying group stage, four rounds of two-legged knockout ties and a one-off final.

Qualifying round
The lower-ranked champion clubs compete in four-team, one-venue mini-tournaments hosted by one of the competitors.

Knockout phase
The qualifying round winners join the teams given a bye past that stage in the round of 32. From hereon the competition consists of two-legged knockout ties, continuing with the round of 16, which is drawn along with the last 32. The draw for the remainder of the competition is then made, with quarter-finals and semi-finals played over two legs. If scores are level after 90 or 120 minutes of the second leg, the team with the most away goals wins, otherwise a penalty shoot-out is held.

Final
The final is a one-off match held two nights before the men's UEFA Champions League final in the same city. The 2013/14 edition concludes in Lisbon.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

Lisbon 2014

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