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UEFA Youth League: all you need to know about Nyon 2018

Chelsea and Barcelona contested the 2018 UEFA Youth League final in Nyon on Monday.

Victorious Barcelona players throw coach Francisco Pimienta into the air
Victorious Barcelona players throw coach Francisco Pimienta into the air ©Getty Images

The 2018 UEFA Youth League finals were played on 20 and 23 April at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon.


Semi-finals (Friday 20 April)
Chelsea 2-2 Porto, Chelsea win 5-4 on pens
Manchester City 4-5 Barcelona

Final (Monday 23 April)
Chelsea 0-3 Barcelona

  • If any match was all square after 90 minutes, it went straight to penalties. The overall winners received the Lennart Johansson Trophy, named after the UEFA honorary president.


How could I watch the matches?

Our full guide to all the official broadcasters where you are, or live streaming if there is not one in your territory. UEFA.com also has free highlights.

What happened in the previous finals?

2017: Salzburg 2-1 Benfica (beaten semi-finalists: Barcelona & Real Madrid)
2016: Chelsea 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain (beaten semi-finalists: Anderlecht & Real Madrid)
2015: Chelsea 3-2 Shakhtar Donetsk (beaten semi-finalists: Anderlecht & Roma)
2014: Barcelona 3-0 Benfica (beaten semi-finalists: Real Madrid & Schalke)

  • Chelsea were effectively going for a third title in a row as they did not qualify to enter last season. The only team ever to knock them out are Schalke in the 2014 quarter-finals.


How could I buy tickets for the games?

There were two ticket sales points:

MIGROS Nyon – La Combe, Rue de la Morâche 6, 1260 Nyon
1 February to 10 April
Monday to Friday: 08:30CET to 19:00CET
Saturday: 08:00CET to 18:00CET

Centre Sportif de Colovray – Route de Genève 37, 1260 Nyon
1114 April and 1619 April, 13:00CET to 19:00CET

The stadium can accommodate 4,000 fans. Tickets were for standing positions only; there were no main stand tickets available. There were no ticket sales on match days.

Email UYLFticketing@uefa.ch for further information or call +41 22 707 22 11.

How much did tickets cost?

Under-19s: 10 CHF
Adults: 15 CHF

Payment was exclusively in cash, Swiss Francs only.

Disabled tickets/access

A disabled person is someone who is permanently impaired in his or her ability to move or work independently and who requires the assistance of a helper.

A paid ticket is required for the disabled person. The helper receives a free ticket.

Disabled parking is available near the stadium, while there are facilities and access for disabled people in the stadium itself.

Scout tickets

UEFA had a limited number of tickets for scouts. Clubs who have participated in the UEFA Youth League this season had priority for such tickets. Maximum of 2 tickets per club/organisation, no hospitality and parking pass will be reserved.

Apply for tickets here by 12:00CET on 9 April: no requests will be considered after the deadline.

Link for registration: http://bit.ly/2tO1Jkj

Attendance-related documents: follow the relevant links for the ticketing terms and conditions, the refund policy and the stadium policy.

How to get to Colovray Sports Centre

Colovray Sports Centre
Route de Genève 37
1260 Nyon

Due to limited parking, the best way to travel to the stadium is by public transport.

Nearest train station is Nyon (timetable: www.cff.ch).

A special free shuttle bus service will run between Nyon station and Colovray Sports Centre. A specific bus stop will be set up near the train station for this service: on the road to Reverdil, close to the La Combe shopping centre.

Departures from the station (CET)
Friday 20 April: every 20 minutes from 11:00 to 12:40 and from 15:00 to 16:40
Monday 23 April: every 20 minutes from 15:00 to 16:40

Departures from Colovray (CET)
Friday 20 April: every 20 minutes from 15:10 to 16:50 and 18:30 to 19:30
Monday April 23: every 20 minutes from 19:00 to 20:00

In addition to the free shuttle, standard bus services will run as usual. Take the TPN bus numbers 803 or 811 and alight at 'Colovray' or 'Route de Genève' (timetable: www.cff.ch, www.bustpn.ch).

Alternatively, the Colovray Sports Centre is a 20-25 minute walk from the station and two-wheeled vehicle parking is available near the stadium.


For security reasons, spectators are requested to be at the stadium gates one hour prior each match and present a valid ticket.

Spectators might be searched at the stadium entrance: please note Colovray Stadium's prohibited item list.

Food and drink

Soft drinks and snacks will be available in the stadium. Payment in cash (Swiss Francs) only.

Drinks will be served in UEFA Youth League branded return cups (CHF 2 per cup). Any profit will be donated to the UEFA Foundation for Children.

Bottles are not permitted inside the stadium.


There is no cash machine or facility for exchanging money on site.