2019 UEFA Champions League Final

2019 UEFA Champions League Final
2019 UEFA Champions League Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event2018–19 UEFA Champions League
Date1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
VenueWanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Man of the MatchVirgil van Dijk (Liverpool)[1]
RefereeDamir Skomina (Slovenia)[2]
Attendance63,272[3]
WeatherSunny
30 °C (86 °F)
15% humidity[4]
2018
2020

The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was rebranded the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2019,[5] between English sides Tottenham Hotspur, in their first European Cup final, and Liverpool, in their ninth final overall and their second in a row, having been defeated by Real Madrid in 2018. It was the seventh Champions League final – and the fourth of the decade – to feature two teams from the same association, and the second all-English final after 2008. It was also the first final since 2013 to not feature at least one Spanish team, with Real Madrid and Barcelona having shared the previous five titles between them.

Liverpool won the final 2–0, with a penalty which was converted after 106 seconds by Mohamed Salah and a strike by substitute Divock Origi after 87 minutes. As winners, for the sixth time overall and the first time since 2005, Liverpool earned the right to play in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, as well as against Chelsea, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. They also secured qualification for the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League. However, as Liverpool already qualified through their league position, the reserved berth was given to the champions of the 2018–19 Austrian Bundesliga, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[6][7]

In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution would be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes would be increased from 7 to 12. The kick-off time was also changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST.[8] The match was also the first Champions League final to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.[9]

Teams

In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
England Tottenham Hotspur None
England Liverpool 8 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2018)
Other Languages
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