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2022 Champions League final: date, location and candidates for Europe’s flagship event as Man United, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea co-target Chelsea crown


The 2021-22 Champions League campaign is set to kick off as the highly anticipated return to the group stage unfolds.

After the qualifiers, this is the moment when the biggest European clubs enter the fray and seek to lay a first milestone regarding their aspirations for the coming season.

The Champions League is underway for the 2021-22 season
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Of course, for everyone involved, there is a prize they dream of: the title of best club in Europe.

While there are plenty of games to be played by the end of the season, the hope for many is that they can get involved in Europe’s biggest game, the Champions League final.

2022 Champions League Final: Date and place

The 2022 Champions League final will take place on saturday 28 may at the Gazprom stadium in Russia.

The Zenit St Petersburg home opened in 2017 after being modeled after the Toyota Stadium in Kisho Kurokawa, Japan, with a state-of-the-art stadium with a retractable roof and a capacity of over 60,000 people.

The Gazprom Stadium was originally scheduled to host the 2021 final before the UEFA Executive Committee made the decision to move the flagship event to Lisbon, Portugal, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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2022 Champions League final: date, location and candidates for Europe’s flagship event as Man United, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea co-target Chelsea crown
It was Chelsea who emerged victorious last season after beating Man City in the final

Last year’s final was certainly a momentous one for English football as Chelsea and Manchester City fought for the ultimate prize.

While Pep Guardiola’s City were considered the pre-game favorites, it was Thomas Tuchel’s side that took the title with a 1-0 victory thanks to Kai Havertz’s well-scored goal.

The Blues are hoping to see them through this quarter, while Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool all hope for chances of reaching the final stages of the competition.

2022 Champions League final: date, location and candidates for Europe’s flagship event as Man United, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea co-target Chelsea crown
Germany’s Havertz sent Chelsea back to Champions League glory last season

However, if they are to do so, they will have to overtake some of the biggest names in Europe including Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

One thing we do know is that whoever takes the pitch at Gazprom Stadium on May 28, they will fully deserve their place as the Champions League competition gets more and more severe year by year.

Champions League group stage draw

group A: Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges

Group B: Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, ​​Benfica, FC Sheriff

Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Seville, FC Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmö

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