The Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica will stage the UEFA Champions League final on 23 August. Get the lowdown on the 2019/20 decider.
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When and where does the final take place?
The Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal, will stage the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League final on Sunday 23 August 2020.
Also known as the Estádio da Luz (Stadium of Light), the home of 37-time Portuguese champions Benfica was rebuilt to host games (including the final) of UEFA EURO 2004, and more recently staged the 2014 UEFA Champions League final, in which Real Madrid beat city rivals Atlético 4-1 after extra-time to become European champions for a tenth time.
What does the road to the final look like?
The 2019/20 Champions League calendar has all the draw and match dates that lead to this season's showpiece.
What if the final is level after 90 minutes?
Then the match will go to extra time: two periods of 15 minutes. If it is still level after 120 minutes, the final will be decided on penalties, with teams taking five alternately before sudden death.
Do the UEFA Champions League winners qualify for the UEFA Super Cup?
Yes. The UEFA Super Cup is a one-off fixture between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The Puskás Aréna in Budapest will host the 2020 UEFA Super Cup on 24 September, and Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland will stage the 2021 edition.
Where has the UEFA Champions League been held before?
Since the competition’s rebrand in 1992/93, the final has been played in 14 countries and in 20 different cities. Munich has staged three finals, while Saint-Denis, Athens, Rome, London, Milan and Madrid have all held the final twice; the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon is set to be next on that list, having already hosted the final in 2013/14.
1992/93: Olympiastadion, Munich
1993/94: OACA Spyros Louis, Athens
1994/95: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
1995/96: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
1996/97: Olympiastadion, Munich
1997/98: Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam
1998/99: Camp Nou, Barcelona
1999/00: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
2000/01: Stadio San Siro, Milan
2001/02: Hampden Park, Glasgow
2002/03: Old Trafford, Manchester
2003/04: Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen
2004/05: Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, Istanbul
2005/06: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
2006/07: OACA Spyros Louis, Athens
2007/08: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
2008/09: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
2009/10: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
2010/11: Wembley Stadium, London
2011/12: Football Arena Munich, Munich
2012/13: Wembley Stadium, London
2013/14: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon
2014/15: Olympiastadion, Berlin
2015/16: Stadio San Siro, Milan
2016/17: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
2017/18: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv
2018/19: Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid
Are there any past winners in this year’s edition?
This season’s round of 16 included seven clubs that have previously won the UEFA Champions League/European Cup: Real Madrid (13 wins), Liverpool (6), Barcelona (5), Bayern München (5), Juventus (2), Chelsea (1) and Dortmund (1). Liverpool and Dortmund have been eliminated, but the other five sides are still in contention.
Who has won the UEFA Champions League/European Cup?
Real Madrid hold the record for the most titles, winning 13 times since the inaugural European Cup season in 1955/56. Twenty-two sides in total have lifted the trophy, and since the competition’s rebrand in 1992/93, 13 clubs have been crowned champions: Real Madrid (7 wins), Barcelona (4), Milan (3), Manchester United (2), Bayern München (2), Liverpool (2), Marseille (1), Ajax (1), Juventus (1), Dortmund (1), Porto (1), Internazionale (1), Chelsea (1).
1997/98: Real Madrid
1998/99: Manchester United
1999/00: Real Madrid
2000/01: Bayern München
2001/02: Real Madrid
2007/08: Manchester United
2012/13: Bayern München
2013/14: Real Madrid
2015/16: Real Madrid
2016/17: Real Madrid
2017/18: Real Madrid
Which final has had the most goals?
Milan 3-3 Liverpool (aet, Liverpool win 3-2 on pens – Istanbul, 2004/05)
An incredible second-half comeback saw Liverpool erase a three-goal half-time deficit to force extra time before beating Milan on penalties in an extraordinary decider. Paolo Maldini scored for Milan before Hernán Crespo struck twice to put the Rossoneri ahead. However, three goals in seven minutes from Steven Gerrard, Vladimír Šmicer and Xabi Alonso took the game to a shoot-out. Andriy Shevchenko’s penalty was saved by Jerzy Dudek to give Liverpool victory.