Where to watch Champions League final for free as Man City face Chelsea in Porto

The UEFA Champions League final will take place on Saturday, with two English teams contesting for the continent’s most prestigious prize in club football.

Manchester City and Chelsea will face off with the aim of becoming just the second side from England to lift the UCL in eight years.

The West London outfit reigned over the continent at the second time of asking in 2012 following a loss to Manchester United in 2008, while the Citizens have never made it to this stage in their 141-year history.

The Blues have won their last three European finals (including two Europa League triumphs), while Pep Guardiola has lifted the trophy twice in his career, compared to Thomas Tuchel’s best being a final defeat with Paris Saint-Germain last year.

Having already met three times this season – with Chelsea beating Premier League champions Man City twice in the last month – many fans are undecided on who to back, but at least will be able to watch the match for free.

Manchester City and Chelsea will be playing for this on Saturday
Manchester City and Chelsea will be playing for this on Saturday

What time is Man City vs Chelsea?

Kick-off for the Champions League final is at 8pm in the UK (9pm local time in Portugal).

Coverage of the match will begin at 6pm on BT Sport channels 1 and Ultimate.

Gary Lineker will host the show, joined by a team made up of Rio Ferdinand, Joleon Lescott, Joe Cole, Steve McManaman, Glenn Hoddle, Darren Fletcher, and Des Kelly.

The match will also be available to view on Virgin channels 532 and 533 (ultra HD).

Can I watch the Champions League final for free?

You will not need a BT Sport subscription to watch the final, like in the last six years.

Various platforms are showing the showpiece for free, not just the TV channels.

You can watch the game at, on BT Sport’s YouTube channel, and on the BT Sport app.

If you have a smart TV or gaming console, you will be able to stream the match through them.

Where is the Champions League final being played?

The match will be taking place at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, having initially been set to take place at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium before a rise in coronavirus infections and Turkey subsequently being placed on the red list.

The venue did not host any Champions League matches last season despite the latter stages of the tournament being moved to Portugal.

The Estadio do Dragao is home to FC Porto, who finished second in their native Primeira Liga this season, while rivals Sporting CP took the title.

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Are fans attending the Champions League final?

Six thousand supporters of each club will be in attendance and UEFA confirmed on Tuesday that the total capacity will be 16,500 (around 33% of the stadium’s 50,033 normal capacity).

Around 1,700 tickets have been put to general sale and spectators will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test result (or a negative rapid antigen test) to access the ground.


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