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2024 Champions League final: All you need to know

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League final will take place at London's historic Wembley Stadium.

Wembley Stadium in London will host the 2024 Champions League final on Saturday 1 June
Wembley Stadium in London will host the 2024 Champions League final on Saturday 1 June UEFA via Getty Images

This year's UEFA Champions League final will take place on Saturday 1 June at London's Wembley Stadium.

This is the 69th season of Europe's elite club competition and the 32nd since it was renamed the UEFA Champions League.

Who is playing in the Champions League final?

Borussia Dortmund were first to confirm their place in the final with a 2-0 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain. They will take on 14-time champions Real Madrid, who secured their own ticket to London with a dramatic 4-3 aggregate victory over Bayern München.

Real Madrid vs Dortmund previous meetings

Where is the Champions League final?

The highlight of European football's club calendar returns to the London venue for a record eighth time, and the third in the UEFA Champions League era following the 2011 and 2013 finals.

Wembley has undergone a massive transformation since it hosted the last old-style European Champion Clubs' Cup final in 1992, the famous twin towers arena making way for a new venue symbolised by the gigantic arch. Boasting a seated capacity of around 90,000, the new Wembley reopened its doors in 2007 and is once again home to the England national side, as well as host to the nation's premier domestic cup finals.

Wembley Stadium also hosted all three of England's Group D games at UEFA EURO 2020, as well as two round of 16 matches, both semi-finals and the final itself, with the hosts only denied their maiden triumph in the competition on penalties against Italy. The outcome was more successful for England at UEFA Women's EURO 2022, as the Lionesses overcame Germany 2-1 after extra time to become European champions for the first time.

Women's EURO 2022 final highlights: England 2-1 Germany

How to watch the Champions League final

Details of where to watch the Champions League final will appear here.

Is there extra time and penalties in the Champions League final?

Yes. If the score is level 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 is declared the winner. If the score remains level after extra time, the winner is determined by a penalty shoot-out.

Who is the referee for the Champions League final?

Slovenia's Slavko Vinčić will referee the game. He will be officiating his second UEFA club competition final after his appointment as the referee for the 2022 UEFA Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers. The full refereeing team can be found here.

Classic Wembley Champions League goals

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.

Lastly, the European champions also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League in the 2024 UEFA Super Cup in Warsaw, Poland.

Who's performing in Saturday's Final Kick Off Show?

Legendary rockstar Lenny Kravitz will take to the stage ahead of the most anticipated club match of the year between Dortmund and Real Madrid on 1 June at London's iconic Wembley Stadium for the UEFA Champions League final Kick Off Show by Pepsi®.

The show starts at 20:45 CET and will be streamed on UEFA.com here.

Who's performing at the Friday Night Show?

Rudimental will headline the first Friday Night Show in five years on 31 May to kick off UEFA Champions League final weekend in London.

Staged in in collaboration with Rockstar Energy Drink®, the Friday Night Show will take place at an iconic central London location, with Rudimental the main attraction on what promises to be an unforgettable music experience ahead of the biggest event in world club football.

Where are the other 2024 club competition finals?

2024 Europa League final: Dublin Arena, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2024 Women's Champions League final
: San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao, Spain
2024 Europa Conference League final: AEK Arena, Athens, Greece