Manchester City vs Chelsea Champions League Final: Match Date, TV Channel and Fan Ticket Information
Manchester City and Chelsea meet in Istanbul in an all-English Champions League final: everything you need to know about the match – Date, venue, TV details, travel and fan attendance
- Manchester City will meet rival Chelsea in the Champions League final
- Chelsea made progress after beating Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge
- Fans are now waiting for ticket information for the final in the Turkish city
- Sportsmail takes you through the all-important details of the Champions League final
The identities of the two teams in the Champions League final have been confirmed after Chelsea booked their place next to Manchester City after beating Real Madrid.
Manchester City entered the final for the first time in their history with an emphatic win over Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night, and Chelsea followed suit after overwhelming Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
Timo Werner and Mason Mount found the back of the net as the Blues took an aggregate 3-1 win, meaning a full English Champions League final is on the cards for the first time since Liverpool and Tottenham in 2019.
Now fans are waiting for travel and ticket information, along with TV channels and stream providers for the biggest game in club football.
Now that the finale is fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the most important information.
Manchester City and Chelsea compete for the Champions League trophy in Istanbul
When is the Champions League final?
The 2020-21 Champions League final will be played on Saturday 29 May.
The official start time has yet to be confirmed, although it will likely be 8pm BST, as was the case with all four semifinals.
Where will the final be played?
The Champions League final will take place at the Attaturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
The 76,761 capacity stadium hosted the historic final between Liverpool and AC Milan in 2005, where the Premier League side broke a 3-0 half-time deficit to lift the trophy.
It was originally scheduled to hold the final last year, but it was moved to the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon due to the restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
How to watch the final
As has been the case throughout the tournament, the match will be broadcast live on BT Sport.
Subscribers can watch the game on both the BT website and in the app. In previous campaigns, BT has also streamed the final on their YouTube channel, although this has yet to be confirmed this year.
Sportsmail will also have a live blog so you can stay up to date with us.
Are supporters allowed to be present?
It is up to Turkish officials to decide how many tickets are on sale, with UEFA putting no restrictions on the number.
UEFA has revealed that more information about ticket sales – including application deadlines, ticket prices and their availability – will be released in early May.
However, travel restrictions are definitely going to come into play.
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium, home of Fatih Karagumruk, has not received any fans this season as the Turkish Super Lig campaign was played entirely behind closed doors.
However, now that Chelsea have joined City in the final, both sets of fans should be able to reach Turkey as the British government plans to end their ban on non-essential travel on May 17.
Assuming this goes as planned, a traffic light system will then be put in place whereby countries rated “green” would require a negative coronavirus test both on departure and on return to the UK.
Meanwhile, ‘amber’ and ‘red’ countries – of which Turkey could be one – should be quarantined upon return.
Who is the favorite to win?
Manchester City beat PSG to reach the Champions League final for the first time ever
After Manchester City dominated to a 4-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain, it is no surprise that they are the overwhelming favorites to claim a first-ever Champions League trophy.
The already qualified side will be preferred at 2/5 to win the prestigious cup.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are the second favorite to triumph on 7/2, with new boss Thomas Tuchel aiming to be the first Blues boss since Roberto Di Matteo to achieve Champions League glory.
* Odds according to Betfair and correct at time of publication.
Champions League semi-final results
Semi-finals of the Champions League
Tuesday, April 27
- Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
Wednesday, April 28
- Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Manchester City
Tuesday, May 4
- Manchester City 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Wednesday May 5