When is the Champions League final and where will it be played?

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Timo Werner (left) nodded the ball into an open goal to put Chelsea ahead (Getty Images)
Timo Werner (left) nodded the ball into an open goal to put Chelsea ahead (Getty Images)

Manchester City have booked their place in the Champions League following Tuesday night’s commanding victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

And Pep Guardiola’s side will be joined in Istanbul by Chelsea after they came out on top at Stamford Bridge.

It promises to be another intriguing final in Europe’s most prestigious competition, with City bidding for their first ever title and Chelsea looking to add to their tally.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is it?

The final will be played on Saturday 29 May. An exact kick-off time has not yet been confirmed, but 8pm GMT is most likely.

How can I watch it?

The game will be shown on BT Sport.

Where is it?

Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium was all set to host the final. The 76,761 capacity arena was also the venue for the 2005 final between Liverpool and Milan.

However, the Government’s decision to place Turkey on the high-risk ‘red list’ for international travel on Friday evening has thrown plans to stage the all-English showpiece in Istanbul into disarray.

Uefa are now looking at contingency options with Wembley Stadium leading the way to host in the event the game is indeed moved.

Can I buy tickets?

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has told supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City to not travel to Turkey for the match.

However, if the game is switched to London a crowd of 22,500 is expected with both teams set to get a significant allocation.

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