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All set to embark on road to Munich

The UEFA Champions League finals for men and women will be in Munich next May and we hear from Holger Badstuber and look at the key 2011/12 dates for both competitions.

All set to embark on road to Munich
All set to embark on road to Munich ©UEFA.com

The 2011/12 UEFA Champions League will conclude at the Fußball Arena München on Saturday 19 May next year – with the city also staging the UEFA Women's Champions League final two days before.

FC Bayern München defender Holger Badstuber is hoping to play in the men's final, and told UEFA.com: "The pitch is perfect. The atmosphere is amazing. The spectators are very close to the pitch, and that creates a great atmosphere. I just think it's a beautiful stadium, it looks great. I love to play in it, and it's nice to watch."

Meanwhile, the two biggest attendances in the history of UEFA women's club competition were in Germany – 28,112 for the 2009 final second leg between FCR 2001 Duisburg and Zvezda-2005, and 27,400 watching 1. FFC Frankfurt meet Umeå IK the year before.

National coach Silvia Neid, whose side will be watched by huge crowds at the forthcoming FIFA Women's World Cup on home soil, said: "Women's football is pretty popular in Germany, and I hope it will stay like that after the World Cup. Then it will definitely be nice in Munich, with the stadium filled with many people, or even sold out, if there is a German team playing in the final."

UEFA.com looks at the key dates in both competitions as 2011 Wembley winners FC Barcelona and female champions Olympique Lyonnais put their European club titles on the line.

2011/12 UEFA Champions League calendar
All draws in Nyon unless stated
First & second qualifying round draw
20 June
First qualifying round
28/29 June & 5/6 July
Second qualifying round
12/13 & 19/20 July
Third qualifying round draw15 July
Third qualifying round
26/27 July & 2/3 August
Play-off round draw5 August
Play-off round
16/-17 & 23/24 August
Group stage draw (Monaco)
25 August
Matchday 1
13/14 September
Matchday 227/28 September
Matchday 318/19 October
Matchday 41/2 November
Matchday 522/23 November
Matchday 66/7 December
Round of 16 draw16 December
Round of 16
14/15/21/22 February & 6/7/13/14 March
Quarter-final, semi-final & final draw16 March
27/28 March & 3/4 April
Semi-finals17/18 & 24/25 April
Final (Fußball Arena München)
Saturday 19 May

2011/12 UEFA Women's Champions League calendar
All draws in Nyon
Qualifying round draw23 June
Qualifying round (three matchdays)
11, 13 & 16 August
Rounds of 32 & 16 draw23 August
Round of 32
28/29 September & 5/6 October
Round of 16
2/3 & 9/10 November
Quarter-final, semi-final & final draw17 November
14/15 & 21-22 March
14/15 & 21/22 April
Final (Munich, stadium tbc)
Thursday 17 May

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