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Youth League finals in Nyon: all you need to know

Porto defeated Chelsea in Monday's UEFA Youth League final.

Porto celebrate after winning the 2018/19 UEFA Youth League title
Porto celebrate after winning the 2018/19 UEFA Youth League title ©Sportsfile


Semi-finals (Friday 26 April)
Hoffenheim 0-3 Porto

  • Romário Baró, Fábio Silva and Tiago Matos score to take Porto to Monday's final

  • Hoffenheim were the first debutants to reach the finals since the inaugural season of 2013/14

Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea (pens:4-5)

  • Karlo Ziger repels Juan Miranda's penalty to edge two-time winners through

  • Barcelona led twice through Anssumane Fati but Luke McCormick and Charlie Brown forced shoot-out

  • Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0 in the 2018 final

Highlights: Porto 3-1 Chelsea

Final (Monday 29 April)
Porto 3-1 Chelsea

  • Vieira, Diogo Queirós and Afonso Sousa score as Porto claim their first title

  • Daishawn Redan briefly makes it 1-1 after half-time but Diogo Queirós strikes back immediately
  • Porto are fourth winners after Chelsea (2), Barcelona (2) and RB Salzburg

The venue: Colovray Sports Centre

Capacity: 4,000 (800 seats)
Opened: 1991

• The Colovray Sports Centre stands opposite UEFA's Swiss headquarters in Nyon on the shores of Lake Geneva. UEFA took over management of the stadium on 1 April 2010.

• Nyon sits at an altitude of 406m and has a population of about 16,000. In winter it provides a base for winter sports enthusiasts. It is also a summer tourist hot spot thanks to its warm climate, lakeside activities, chateaus, Roman museums and music festivals, which attract the best European bands.

• Opened in 1991, the sports complex is home to Stade Nyonnais from the Promotion League, Switzerland's third tier.

• The stadium staged the 2004 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final and from 2008 to 2013 hosted the four-team WU17 EURO as well as other UEFA-organised friendly tournaments.

• The Women's U17s is now an eight-team event with varying hosts, but in 2014 the stadium was designated the venue for the first UEFA Youth League final tournament, also a four-sided knockout, a status it has retained.

Quarter-final highlights: Porto 3-0 Midtjylland

Past finals

2018: Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (beaten semi-finalists: Manchester City & Porto)
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)