What was the final result of the Champions League

UEFA Champions League

Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and by far the most important tournament in European club football. A victory in the Champions League can turn a footballer's life completely upside down.

The competition is hosted by the European football association UEFA, which awards the final to a different city each year.

SPORT1 presents the "premier class" of football:

The mode of the Champions League

Only the best teams from each European league are allowed to play in the Champions League in the following season. The question of how many teams from which countries are allowed to participate is clarified by a special UEFA rating ("five-year rating").

It breaks down all the European Cup results of the last five years of all participating teams by nationality and converts them into points. The higher a country's score, the more European Cup places it can claim.

For a club, the good performance of its national competitors in European competitions is also important in order to secure additional starting places for the country in the European competitions - also for the second-rate UEFA Europa League.

Since the 1999/2000 season, the group stage of the Champions League has consisted of 32 teams, which are divided into eight groups of four teams each. A national duel is not possible in the group stage.

Only the two best in the group make it into the knockout round, in which the winner will be decided in the first and second leg from the round of 16 onwards. Only in the final does a single game decide who is allowed to take home the coveted handle pot.

Important information about the Champions League

In addition to the trophy, the Champions League is a profitable business, especially from a financial point of view. For top European clubs, missing out on the premier class due to the lack of revenue is a medium-sized disaster. In the 2019/20 season, the winner can earn up to 90 million euros.

By reaching the group stage alone, each participant is guaranteed 15.25 million euros. In comparison, the winner of the Europa League can come to a maximum of 28 million euros.

The competition also has its own anthem, which is dedicated to George Frideric Handel Zadok The Priest leans on. It is written in three languages ​​(German, French, English) and gives the audience goose bumps before every game in the premier class.

The current trophy of the Champions League has existed since 2006 and is often called "handle pot" due to its shape. The winners of all years are engraved on the original trophy, which UEFA has owned since 2009.

The current title holder of the UEFA Champions League is FC Bayern Munich, who prevailed against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 final in Lisbon.

Statistics, records and co.

Record winner of the Champions League and the European Cup of National Champions, the previous competition, is the Spanish top club Real Madrid with 13 titles. The most successful German club is FC Bayern Munich with six trophies. In the 2019/20 season, Bayern were the first team to ever win every game in a Champions League season.

Most of the games in the premier class have been played by Madrid goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas, currently a coach at FC Porto.

The record scorer is the five-time world footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with 130 goals. In second place is the Argentine Lionel Messi with 115 goals. (As of September 2020)

Champions League stars

The latter two are also currently the biggest stars in world football. From 2008 to 2017, the world player of the year was always Ronaldo (five times) or Messi (five times). It was only in 2018 that the Croatian Luka Modric was able to break this supremacy.

From a German perspective, the best-known players are world champion Toni Kroos at Real Madrid and midfielder Mesut Özil at Arsenal FC in England.

Important dates for the 2020/21 season

Group stage: September 20, 2020 - December 9, 2020
Round of 16: February 16, 2021 - March 17, 2021
Quarter Finals: April 6 - April 14, 2021
Semifinals: April 27 - May 5, 2021
Final: May 29, 2021: Final - Ataturk Olympic Stadium (Istanbul)

Broadcast rights

It has been splitting since the 2018/19 season Sky the TV rights of the UEFA Champions League with the streaming service DAZN. The pay TV broadcaster will be showing 34 individual games and all premier class conferences live in the coming season. At DAZN there are 104 of the total of 125 games. The Champions League is still not available on free TV.

The final is an exception. Should a German team make it into the final, the game must also be broadcast on free-to-air television. That is what the State Broadcasting Treaty provides.

Who does not have a paid subscription Sky or DAZN owns and does not want to do without the Champions League, offersSPORT1 the perfect program. Every Tuesday and Wednesday on the Champions League evening, the Fantalk offers the ideal accompanying program to the ongoing games. (All information about the transmission rights can be found here)