The Champions League final traditionally provides the climax for the domestic football season around Europe, and it will do so once again – in August.
It was supposed to act as the prelude to the European Championships, with many players in the final likely to be involved for their nations, but the coronavirus lockdown has obviously shifted the goalposts.
The game will go ahead, albeit far later in the year than any of us could have expected when the group stages played out many months ago.
Champions League fixtures will return to our screens very shortly with fans across the globe desperate for another dose of the world class competition featuring some of the biggest stars on the planet.
The current circumstances will do nothing to quell the excitement surrounding the Champions League which has produced some of the finest games of football in the modern era over the past few seasons.
Check out everything you need to know about how to watch the Champions League final on TV and online.
When is the Champions League final?
The Champions League final will finally go ahead on Sunday 23rd August.
It was originally scheduled for the last day of May, and last year’s final between Liverpool and Tottenham took place on the first day of June, but never before has the season ran so late.
UEFA will be pleased to get the competition back on the road, even if fans won’t be in attendance.
What time is the Champions League final?
The Champions League final will kick off at 8pm (UK time).
Finals have been traditionally held at this time to appeal to a maximum audience.
Where is the Champions League final?
The Champions League final will be held at Estadio de Luz, the home of Benfica, situated in Lisbon, Portugal.
The showpiece game was supposed to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Turkey – the scene of Liverpool’s ‘famous night in Istanbul’ for the 2005 final – but that will now be the location of next season’s event.
How to watch the Champions League final on TV and live stream
The game will be shown live on BT Sport.
There are multiple ways to get BT Sport. If you’re already a BT Broadband customer, you can add it to your existing contract for an additional £15.00 per month. For new customers, broadband and BT TV packages start at £39.99 per month.
If you don’t have or want BT broadband, you can add BT Sport to existing broadband or TV services including Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin.
Last season’s final was broadcast live for free on YouTube due to the all-Premier League tie, though it remains to be seen whether BT Sport will provide free-to-air coverage this time around.
Who won the 2019 Champions League final?
Liverpool shook off their 2018 defeat to Real Madrid with a 2-0 triumph over Tottenham to secure their sixth European Cup.
A second-minute penalty from Mohamed Salah put the Reds on track while super-sub Divock Origi struck a hammer-blow in the 87th minute.
For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Champions League fixtures on TV guide.
If you’re looking for something else to watch check out our TV Guide.