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2017 final: Cardiff

The 2016/17 UEFA Women's Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time, at Cardiff City Stadium, on 1 June.
2017 final: Cardiff
Cardiff City Stadium ©Getty Images

2017 final: Cardiff

The 2016/17 UEFA Women's Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time, at Cardiff City Stadium, on 1 June.

The 2016/17 UEFA Women's Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time, at Cardiff City Stadium, on 1 June, two days before the men's decider at the National Stadium of Wales.

• The home of Cardiff City was opened in 2009, across the road from their old Ninian Park home.

• The expansion of the Ninian Stand in 2014 took the capacity to more than 33,000.

• The stadium hosted the 2014 UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid beating Sevilla 2-0.

• The stadium has also hosted Wales senior internationals, major rugby games and concerts.

Tournament calendar
Qualifying round draw: 24 June
Qualifying round: 23–28 August
Round of 32 draw: 1 September
Round of 32: 5/6 & 12/13 October
Round of 16 draw: 17 October
Round of 16: 9/10 November & 16/17 November
Quarter-final & Semi-final draw: 25 November
Quarter-finals: 22/23 & 29/30 March
Semi-finals: 22/23 & 29/30 April
Final (Cardiff): 1 June

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2017/finals/index.html#2017+final+cardiff

 

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 participants.

Knockout phase
The qualifying round winners join the teams given a bye past that stage in the round of 32. From here on the competition consists of two-legged knockout ties, continuing with the round of 16, 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 on 1 June at Cardiff City Stadium, two days before the men's final at the National Stadium of Wales.

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