The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final will be held on Saturday, 29 May. It will be played in the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Istanbul was not the original host of the 2021 UEFA Champions League final but the 2020 edition. However, due to the massive effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on the football season, they were moved back a year to 2021, while original host city For the 2021 edition was moved back a year to 2022. Krestovsky Stadium, Saints Petersburg Russia will be the Venue for the 2022 Champions League Final.
Due to the effect Covid-19 had on the competition in 2020, for the first time in the History of the tournament, the UEFA Champions League final was played in August. The UEFA Champions League had to be paused early in the year and teams in the knockout stages had to play a World Cup like a knockout tournament in a neutral venue instead of the normal two-legged fixtures we had become accustomed to with the Champions League. Portugal was picked as the venue for the world cup like a tournament, and the final was played in Lisbon. Bayern Munich came out victorious over PSG to be crowned champions.
History Of The UEFA Champions League Final
The UEFA Champions League has become one of the most glamorous trophies in world football since it was rebranded to its present format. The competition is more than 60 years old, but it became more commercially and widely accepted after its reformation. The Champions League is a unique competition. Apart from the fact that it is contested by the best teams in Europe and the world, it is financially rewarding, and it also has a unique theme song.
The UEFA Champions League Final is always scheduled to hold after all leagues must have concluded their domestic seasons. The winners of the champions league get automatic qualification to the next as well as qualification to play in the UEFA Super Cup, which is a one-legged match played between the winners of the Champions League final and the winners of the UEFA Europa League. In addition to this, the winners of the Champions League also play in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Where Is The UEFA Champions League Final Played?
The UEFA Champions League Is played at a location picked even before the start of the tournament. The Champions League Final is originally designed to be played in a neutral location, but some teams have been lucky to have it played on their own turf or country, but History has proven that it does not have any bearing on the support each team will get during the game. Tickets are allocated equally to fans of the two teams playing to make sure one team does not have undue advantage over another. Bayern Munich played a UEFA Champions League final against Chelsea in their stadium, the Allianz Arena and lost. A similar feat befell Manchester United when they lost the Champions League Final in Wembley to Barcelona.
The 2021 UEFA Champions League tournament will return back to normal as the final is scheduled to be played in May. However, we can’t be sure Covid-19 pandemic will not disrupt it again. We hope not.