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2022 UEFA Champions League final: Saint Petersburg to host showpiece on Saturday 28 May

The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League final will take place at Saint Petersburg's Gazprom Arena on Saturday 28 May.

Gazprom Arena drone footage
Gazprom Arena drone footage

The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season is well under way. UEFA.com explains all you need to know about the final.

When is the 2022 Champions League final?

The game will be played on Saturday 28 May, kicking off at 21:00 CET.

If the score is equal at the end of normal time, two 15-minute periods of extra time are played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during extra time, that team are declared the winners. If the score is still equal after extra time, the winners are determined by kicks from the penalty mark.

Where does the 2022 Champions League final take place?

The Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia will host the 2022 UEFA Champions League final
The Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia will host the 2022 UEFA Champions League finalUEFA via Getty Images

Saint Petersburg's Gazprom Arena will host the final. Built to stage games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the venue was also used at UEFA EURO 2020. It stands a few hundred metres from the Gulf of Finland, on the site of the old Kirov Stadium – which held football matches at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Modelled on Kisho Kurokawa's Toyota Stadium in Japan, the spaceship-style arena has a retractable roof and a capacity in excess of 60,000. A crowd of more than 80,000 was accommodated for a 2018 ice hockey fixture between Russia and Finland.

This will be the third major UEFA club final played in Russia; Parma beat Marseille in the 1999 UEFA Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, before Manchester United overcame Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 UEFA Champions League decider at the same venue.

How can I watch the 2022 Champions League final?

The full list of global UEFA Champions League broadcast partners is available here.

What do the Champions League winners get?

The UEFA Champions League trophy stands 73.5cm tall and weighs 7.5kg. "It may not be an artistic masterpiece but everybody in football is keen to get their hands on it," said creator Jürg Stadelmann.

The magic of the UEFA Champions League trophy
The magic of the UEFA Champions League trophy

The winning team are presented with 40 gold medals and the runners-up with 40 silver medals. Additional medals may not be produced.

The winners are also assured of a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.

Who are the 'home' team for the 2022 Champions League final?

The nominal home team will be decided by a draw made for administrative purposes on 18 March. Both finalists may wear their first-choice colours, but if there is a clash then the club designated as the away team must use an alternative kit.

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