2021 UEFA Champions League Final
The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, the 66th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 29th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It is scheduled to be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 29 May 2021.
|Event||2020–21 UEFA Champions League|
|Date||29 May 2021|
|Venue||Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul|
The final was originally scheduled to be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia. However, due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final, the final hosts were shifted back a year, with Istanbul instead hosting the 2021 final, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League in the 2021 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the champions of the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.
This is the second UEFA Champions League final hosted at the stadium; the first was held in 2005. The city of Istanbul has also hosted the 2009 UEFA Cup Final and the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, both at different venues.
An open bidding process was launched on 22 September 2017 by UEFA to select the venues of the finals of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Women's Champions League in 2020. Associations had until 31 October 2017 to express interest, and bid dossiers must be submitted by 1 March 2018. Associations hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2020 were not allowed to bid for the 2020 UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA announced on 3 November 2017 that two associations had expressed interest in hosting the 2020 UEFA Champions League final.
|Portugal||Estádio da Luz||Lisbon||65,647||Hosted the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final|
|Turkey||Atatürk Olympic Stadium||Istanbul||76,092||Hosted the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final|
The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw to be held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.
- Each team was given only three opportunities to make substitutions, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time.
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