Champions League 2018-19
Europe's most prestigious football tournament is over for another year. Real Madrid won their third trophy in a row, and fourth in five years, after defeating Liverpool 3-1 in a final that will be remembered for Gareth Bale's sublime goal and Loris Karius' goalkeeping errors. If you are suffering from post-UCL blues, don't worry! Champions League tickets will be back on sale soon as Preliminary Qualifying begins on 28 June. Remember, you can be there watching all the best European football matches that the continent has to offer. Will someone finally manage to dethrone the 13-times champions Real Madrid? Will we see a new first-time winner since Chelsea lifted the trophy in 2012? Get your tickets for the Champions League qualifying, group stages or knockout stages here today at StubHub.
Champions League Final venue 2019
The final of the Champions League will take place at Atletico Madrid's home stadium - the brand new Wanda Metropolitano. This stadium, located in the Spanish capital, was re-opened in September 2017 and has a capacity of nearly 70,000 fans. It will be a fitting venue for the 2019 UCL final as Real Madrid are the current Champions League holders, whilst Atletico hold the 2018 Europa League. Will one of the Madrid teams manage to lift the trophy on home soil? The Champions League final date is 1 June 2019, so put that special date in the diary and make sure you don't miss out on your chance to see one of the great spectacles of club football.
The Champions League - A Short History
Founded in 1955, The Champions League has become one of the greatest sporting events of today. The competition was specifically created so that the top football clubs of Europe could compete for the title of the best in the continent, so one can only imagine the talent to be witnessed at each and every match. The Champions League is contested annually and is known to be one of the top competitions in the world and the number one competition in European football.
The Champions League has changed its format since its early years. The competition begins at the end of June with a preliminary round, then three qualifying rounds in a knockout format, followed by a play-off round. The teams then go through the group stages, which is followed by a knockout phase. This is contested by the eight group winners and eight runners-up. After all of these exciting stages, the epic final takes place in June this year, where one team is crowned footballing King of Europe. This is the ultimate ending to one of the biggest football competitions in the world.
Real Madrid is by far the most successful club in Europe, with an astonishing 13 titles. Spain itself has provided the most champions, with 18 wins from two clubs (Madrid and Barcelona). England has produced the most amount of winning clubs with 12 wins from 5 different clubs. Who will be crowned European champion in 2019? Well, buy Champions League tickets and see all the action for yourself.