The UEFA Champions League final will be played on Saturday, May 28, 2022, kicking off at 3:00 p.m. ET. It’s set to be held at Stade de France, located just north of Paris. Unlike the rest of the knockout rounds, the final is only one leg, with the winner lifting the trophy at the end of the match. If needed, the game will go into 30 minutes of extra time followed by a penalty shootout if the teams remain tied. The final will be shown on CBS in the United States with a livestream option on Paramount+.
The Champions League final will take place at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, located just a few miles north of Paris. This year’s final was originally set to be played at Allianz Arena in Germany, but due to the 2020 final being relocated because of COVID-19, the host venues were moved back by a year. That would have given the hosting duties to Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, but UEFA pulled the match out of Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
This will be the third time the final is hosted at Stade de France, with the previous two being played in 2000 and 2006. Stade de France is the home of the French national soccer team but doesn’t house any domestic clubs on a regular basis.
The current favorite to win the final is English Premier League side Liverpool, with odds at -110 to hoist the trophy according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Reds have won the tournament six times so far, and a seventh win would move them into second place on the all-time winners list, tied with AC Milan. Liverpool’s last title came in 2019 when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur with a 2-0 score.
EPL giants Manchester City aren’t far behind Liverpool, with odds at +120 to win. City made their first-ever UCL final appearance last year, but were defeated by Chelsea 1-0. Real Madrid is installed at +1000 on the board, followed by Villarreal with a distant +5000.
Chelsea FC earned their second UCL title last year after defeating fellow EPL side Manchester City with a 1-0 final score. Kai Havertz notched the contest’s lone goal in the 42nd minute, giving Chelsea the edge and securing the win for the Blues.
Chelsea’s first win came in 2012 when they defeated Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout. The match ended 1-1 after regular and extra time, and Chelsea was able to secure a win with a 4-3 edge in the shootout.
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