For the second time in three years, Saturday's UEFA Champions League final will be an all-England encounter.
Premier League champion Manchester City will take on Chelsea FC for the UEFA Champions League title. This comes two years after Liverpool defeated Tottenham in the 2019 final.
This is the first time that Manchester City has reached the UEFA Champions League final. Chelsea, meanwhile, won the competition in 2012 and are in the final for the third time.
Domestically, while coach Pep Guardiola's Manchester City won the Premier League title for the third time in four years, coach Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea finished fourth to qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League competition. The two squads met three times this season, twice in Premier League play (splitting the games, with Chelsea winning the most recent matchup on May 8) and in the FA Cup semifinals (Chelsea prevailed 1-0 to reach the final, where it lost to Leicester City on May 15).
For U.S. men's national soccer team fans, an American player will be on the winning side no matter which club wins Saturday's final. Chelsea features midfielder Christian Pulisic, while Zach Steffen is the backup goalkeeper for Man City. Jovan Kirovski, who was a member of Borussia Dortmund's 1996-97 UEFA Champions League title-winners, is the only male American player to win the prestigious competition.
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Christian Pulisic and Chelsea take on EPL rivals Manchester City in this year's UEFA Champions League final. (Photo: SHAUN BOTTERILL, POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Here's what you need to know for the UEFA Champions League final:
Where is the UEFA Champions League final being played?
The match will be played at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal. It was originally scheduled to be held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, but was moved so that fans could be in attendance. Last year, the Champions League competition was completed in Porto, with the quarterfinals through final being held in Lisbon, Portugal.
How can I watch the UEFA Champions League final?
The final is set for a 3 p.m. ET start. CBS will air the UEFA Champions League final, with streaming available on Paramount+. The match also will be available on fuboTV.
A "UEFA Champions League Today" pregame show will air on CBS starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.
What are the odds for Manchester City vs. Chelsea?
According to BetMGM, the money line for the UEFA Champions League final is Manchester City (-225), Chelsea (+160).
Who are recent UEFA Champions League finals winners?
- 2019-20: Bayern Munich (Germany) over Paris Saint-Germain (France), 1-0
- 2018-19: Liverpool (England) over Tottenham Hotspur (England), 2-0
- 2017-18: Real Madrid (Spain) over Liverpool (England), 3-1
- 2016-17: Real Madrid (Spain) over Juventus (Italy), 4-1
- 2015-16: Real Madrid (Spain) over Atletico Madrid (Spain), 1-1 (Real Madrid won penalty shootout, 5-3)
- 2014-15: Barcelona (Spain) over Juventus (Italy), 3-1
- 2013-14: Real Madrid (Spain) over Atletico Madrid (Spain), 4-1
- 2012-13: Bayern Munich (Germany) over Borussia Dortmund (Germany), 2-1
- 2011-12: Chelsea (England) over Bayern Munich (Germany), 1-1 (Chelsea won penalty shootout, 4-3)
- 2010-11: Barcelona (Spain) over Manchester United (England), 3-1
- 2009-10: Inter Milan (Italy) over Bayern Munich (Germany), 2-0
- 2008-09: Barcelona (Spain) over Manchester United (England), 3-1
- 2007-08: Manchester United (England) over Chelsea (England), 1-1 (Manchester United won penalty shootout, 6-5)
- 2006-07: AC Milan (Italy) over Liverpool (England), 2-1
- 2005-06: Barcelona (Spain) over Arsenal (England), 2-1
- 2004-05: Liverpool (England) over AC Milan (Italy), 3-3 (Liverpool won penalty shootout, 3-2)
- 2003-04: Porto (Portugal) over AS Monaco (France), 3-0
- 2002-03: AC Milan (Italy) over Juventus (Italy), 0-0 (AC Milan won penalty shootout, 3-2
- 2001-02: Real Madrid (Spain) over Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), 2-1
- 2000-01: Bayern Munich (Germany) over Valencia (Spain), 1-1 (Bayern Munich won penalty shootout, 5-4)
- 1999-2000: Real Madrid (Spain) over Valencia (Spain), 3-0
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