2023 UEFA Champions League final: Manchester City vs Inter in Istanbul
Thursday, June 1, 2023
The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter will take place at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium on Saturday 10 June 2023.
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When is the 2023 Champions League final and what's the kick-off time?
The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League season will conclude at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium on Saturday 10 June 2023. The final will kick off at 21:00 CET (22:00 local time).
Where is the 2023 Champions League final?
Built to support Türkiye's bid to stage the 2008 Olympic Games, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium opened in 2002 and is home to the Turkish national team. Situated in the Başakşehir area of the city, west of the Bosphorus, it boasts a seated capacity of over 75,000.
This is the second major UEFA competition final to be staged at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, with Liverpool having beaten AC Milan on penalties in the same venue in the final of the 2004/05 Champions League. The Reds triumphed despite trailing 3-0 at half-time, the 'Miracle of Istanbul' regarded as one of the most sensational comebacks in European football history.
Who is playing in the Champions League final?
Manchester City and Inter will meet in the final for the first time. City booked their final spot at the expense of holders Real Madrid, while the Nerazzurri progressed as a result of a a 3-0 aggregate defeat of city rivals AC Milan in the semi-finals.
Upcoming Champions League finals
2023: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
2024: Wembley Stadium, London
2025: Fussball Arena München, Munich
How can I watch the 2023 Champions League final?
The full list of global UEFA Champions League broadcast partners is available here.
How to get Champions League final tickets?
As usual, fans of the participating teams and the general public are being allocated the majority of the tickets for the final. A total of 47,200 tickets out of 72,000 are available directly for fans and the general public to purchase. The two finalists receive 20,000 each; the sale and allocation process for the tickets reserved for fans of the finalists will be organised by the clubs involved.
The ticket application window for the general public ran on UEFA.com from Friday 21 to Friday 28 April. A ballot is conducted to allocate these tickets. The remaining tickets are for the local organising structure, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters.
What's the format of the Champions League final?
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.
Who is performing at the Champions League final?
Brazilian superstar Anitta has been announced as the co-headline act for the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi®. Anitta is in the midst of a record-breaking year that included the release of her fifth studio album, Versions Of Me, and a GRAMMY® nomination for Best New Artist.
Also performing will be GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer Burna Boy. "As a huge football fan myself, I know it doesn't get any bigger than the UEFA Champions League!" said Burna Boy. "That's why I'm so excited to be performing on the Pepsi stage at this year's final."
Who are the 'home' team for the Champions League final?
Man City will be the 'home' side in Istanbul following a draw made for administrative purposes.
Who is the referee for the Champions League final?
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak, who also took charge of the 2022 FIFA World Cup final in December, will officiate the 2023 UEFA Champions League final.
Which kits will the teams wear in the Champions League final?
Both finalists may wear their first-choice colours, but if there is a clash the club designated as the away team (Inter) must use an alternative kit.
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 2022/23 winners are also assured of a place in the 2023/24 Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.