2022 Champions League final: Stade de France to host showpiece on Saturday 28 May
Saturday, May 28, 2022
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League final will take place at Saint-Denis's Stade de France in Paris on Saturday 28 May. From kick-off time and kits to how to watch and how to get tickets, here's all you need to know.
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The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season is heading towards a thrilling conclusion. UEFA.com explains all you need to know about the final.
Who is playing in the final?
Six-time winners Liverpool meet 13-time champions Real Madrid in a repeat of the 1981 and 2018 showpieces. The Reds beat Villarreal 5-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals, while Madrid prevailed 6-5 against Manchester City in an astonishing tie.
When is the 2022 Champions League final and what's the kick-off time?
The game will be played on Saturday 28 May, kicking off at 21:00 CEST.
Where does the 2022 Champions League final take place?
Saint-Denis's Stade de France will host the final. Located just north of Paris, it has a capacity of over 80,000, making it one of the biggest stadiums in Europe.
France's previous European Cup finals
1956 Real Madrid 4-3 Reims (Parc des Princes, Paris)
1975 Bayern 2-0 Leeds (Parc des Princes, Paris)
1981 Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid (Parc des Princes, Paris)
2000 Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
2006 Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
Built to stage games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the Stade de France is the home of the national football and rugby union sides. The first game played at the venue was a friendly between France and Spain on 28 January 1998, with Zinédine Zidane scoring the only goal in a 1-0 home win.
Les Bleus beat Brazil 3-0 at Stade de France in the 1998 World Cup final, and the arena was the focus of the footballing world's attention again in 2000, when Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League final thanks to goals from Fernando Morientes, Steve McManaman and Raúl González.
The final of UEFA EURO 2016 also took place at the Stade de France, the home side losing 1-0 to Éder's extra-time goal for Portugal.
How do I get tickets for the 2022 Champions League final?
A total of 52,000 tickets out of 75,000 (the stadium's capacity for the final) are available for fans and the general public to purchase. The two finalists receive 20,000 each, while 12,000 tickets were offered for sale to fans worldwide via UEFA.com (the window for this closed on Thursday 28 April).
Discounts will be applied to all category 3 and category 4 tickets for the two clubs, following a request to change the allocation system made by the semi-finalists.
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.
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 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 'home' team for the showpiece will be Liverpool, after a draw made for administrative purposes on 18 March determined it would be the winners of semi-final 2.
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 must use an alternative kit.