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Manchester City vs Chelsea Champions League final: Match date, TV channel and fan ticket information

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The identity of the two teams in the Champions League final have been confirmed, after Chelsea booked their place alongside Manchester City after beating Real Madrid.

Manchester City booked a place in the final for the first time in their history with an emphatic victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night, and Chelsea followed suit after overpowering Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.

Timo Werner and Mason Mount found the back of the net as the Blues took a 3-1 aggregate victory, meaning an all-English Champions League final is on the cards for the first time since Liverpool and Tottenham in 2019.

Now, fans are waiting on travel and ticketing information, along with TV channels and stream providers for the biggest match in club football. 

With the final now quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important information.

Manchester City and Chelsea will battle out for the Champions League trophy in Istanbul

Manchester City and Chelsea will battle out for the Champions League trophy in Istanbul

Manchester City and Chelsea will battle out for the Champions League trophy in Istanbul

When is the Champions League final?

The final of the 2020-21 Champions League will be played on Saturday, May 29. 

The official start-time is yet to be confirmed, though it is likely to be 8pm BST, as has been the case with all four of the semi-finals.   

Where is the final being played? 

The Champions League final is scheduled to take place at Attaturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The 76,761-capacity stadium was host to the historic final between Liverpool and AC Milan in 2005, where the Premier League side overturned a 3-0 half-time deficit to lift the trophy. 

It had originally been scheduled to hold the final last year, but it was moved to Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz because of the restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  

How to watch the final

As has been the case throughout the tournament in its entirety, the match will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Subscribers will be able to watch the game on both the BT website and app. In previous campaigns, BT have also streamed the final on their YouTube channel, though this is yet to be confirmed this year. 

Sportsmail will also be running a live blog, so you can keep up-to-date with us. 

Will supporters be allowed to attend?

It will be down for Turkish officials to decide how many tickets are available for sale, with UEFA placing no restrictions on the number. 

UEFA have revealed that further information on the ticket sales – including application deadlines, ticket prices and their availability – will be communicated early in May. 

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However, travel restrictions are certainly going to play their part. 

The Ataturk Olympic Stadium, home of Fatih Karagumruk, has yet to host any fans this season, with the Turkish Super Lig campaign having been played entirely behind closed doors. 

However, now Chelsea have joined City in the final, both sets of fans should be able to make it to Turkey, with the UK Government planning to end their ban on non-essential travel on May 17. 

Assuming that goes ahead as planned, a traffic-light system will then be introduced, whereby countries rated “green” would require a negative coronavirus test both when leaving and returning to the UK. 

Meanwhile, “amber” and “red” countries – of which Turkey could well be one – would require a quarantine upon return.    

Who is the favourite to win? 

Manchester City defeated PSG to reach the Champions League final for the first time ever

Manchester City defeated PSG to reach the Champions League final for the first time ever

Manchester City defeated PSG to reach the Champions League final for the first time ever

After Manchester City dominated to a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain, it comes as no surprise that they are the overwhelming favourites to claim a first-ever Champions League trophy.  

The already-qualified side are favoured at 2/5 to lift the prestigious cup. 

Meanwhile, Chelsea are the second-favourites to prevail at 7/2, with new boss Thomas Tuchel aiming to be the first Blues boss since Roberto Di Matteo to achieve Champions League glory.

*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication. 

Champions League semi-final results

Champions League semi-finals 

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

  • Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid
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