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My name is Lennart Klem and I will keep you informed about the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea.

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Live: Watch the Champions League final Manchester City-Chelsea

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It is scanning in Porto.

Both clubs in blue have not yet found any holes in the opponent's defense.

Chelsea just had a moment with Havertz, City has not yet come close to the enemy target.

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4 'Timo Werner looks for the spaces as a striker and sinks to the sides.

That provides a moment for Kai Havertz, but his cross ends up in the hands of City goalie Ederson.

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3 'No moments of excitement in the first minutes.

City is putting a lot of pressure, but that does not create any opportunities.

Chelsea is trying to build up, but hardly has the time to do so.

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1 'Kick-off!

 The Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz blows his whistle and so we are free.

Manchester City and Chelsea have started this year's Champions League final!

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The stage is set 🔥 #UCLfinal

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Avatar Author Football on BT Sport Moment of Places 18: 57 - May 29, 2021

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The players enter the field in Porto! 

We have to wait for the world famous hymn and then we will start with this Champions League final ...

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Ten more minutes! 

The ball is about to roll in Porto.

The players have already entered and are making final preparations.

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The Champions League final is not new for both coaches, Josep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel.

Guardiola already won the final battle in 2009 and 2011 as coach of FC Barcelona.

Tuchel was there last year as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, but he lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

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It will be the third time that the Champions League final is between two English clubs.

In 2008 Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties and in 2019 Liverpool was too strong for Tottenham Hotspur.

What will it be tonight?

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But that certainly also applies to Manchester City fans.

In about twenty minutes the ball will start rolling ...

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Anyway, Chelsea fans are ready!

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The players of Manchester City and Chelsea are currently warming up.

It's nice to see that happening with fans in the stands.

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Many eyes will be on this man: Kevin De Bruyne.

The taste maker of Manchester City is logically in the base.

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This is the whole line-up of Chelsea, including the substitutions:


Chelsea detailed Starting XI, subs and formation.Latest Odds👉https: //t.co/6zXFcvTazO #MCICHE #UCLFinal

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Avatar Author Noxwin Moment of places 18: 34 - May 29, 2021

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This is the whole line-up of Manchester City, including the substitutions:

Manchester City detailed Starting XI, subs and formation.Latest odds👉https: //t.co/lLDeuiurZs #MCICHE #UCLFinal #UCL

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Avatar Author Noxwin Moment of places 18: 35 - May 29, 2021

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Manchester City and Chelsea have never met in the Champions League before, but have faced each other three times this calendar year.

It went like this:



PL: Manchester City-Chelsea 

1-2


FA Cup: Chelsea-Manchester City 

1-0


PL: Chelsea-Manchester City 

1-3

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Hakim Ziyech is also on the couch tonight.

The former Ajax player does have good experiences with Manchester City, because he scored in the last two encounters with the Premier League champion.

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The only Orange-international who can win the Champions League tonight: Nathan Aké.

The defender, who is part of the European Championship selection, does start on the bench.

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These were knocked outwedstrijden City and Chelsea:



Eighth-finals


Borussia Mönchengladbach Manchester City 0-2


Manchester City Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0



Atlético Madrid 0-1 Chelsea


Chelsea Atlético Madrid 2-0



Quarterfinals


Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund 2 -1


Borussia Dortmund-Manchester City 1-2



FC Porto-Chelsea 0-2


Chelsea-FC Porto 0-1



Semi-

finals


Paris Saint-Germain-Manchester City 1-2


Manchester City-Paris Saint-Germain 2-0



Real Madrid-Chelsea 1-1


Chelsea-Real Madrid 2-0

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Road to the final! 


How did Manchester City and Chelsea reach the Champions League final?

Well, like this:



Manchester City


Manchester City finished first in a group with FC Porto, Olympiacos and Olympique Marseille.

The English were then too strong in the knockout phase for Borussia Mönchengladbach (4-0 over two duels), Borussia Dortmund (4-2) and Paris Saint-Germain (4-1).



Chelsea


Chelsea also became group winners, leaving Sevilla, Krasnodar and Stade Rennes behind.

Then Atlético Madrid (3-0 over two matches), FC Porto (2-1) and Real Madrid (3-1) were eliminated.

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For these fans, those of Manchester City, it will be the first Champions League final.

City has become an English superpower in the last twelve years through external investments, but in Europe it has never been possible to win anything tangible.

Today City can take the Champions League for the first time.

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They hope that Chelsea will win the Champions League for the second time in club history.

The team from London was already the best in 2012 (win after penalties against Bayern Munich) and also lost the final of 2008 (after penalties from Manchester United).

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The first fans are already in the stadium.

They still have to be patient, because the ball will only really start rolling in an hour ...

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This is Chelsea's dressing room, about an hour before the Champions League final.

Hakim Ziyech will have to put on an extra outfit over his shirt, because he starts on the couch.

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This is what it is all about tonight in Porto.

Will it be Manchester City or Chelsea?

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Lineups! 

These 22 names have to do it from 9 pm for the English clubs!

For the time being no Dutch contribution, because Nathan Aké (City) and Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) are on the bench.



Manchester City

: Ederson;

Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko;

Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva;

Mahrez, Sterling, Foden.



Chelsea

: Mendy;

James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger;

Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell;

Mount, Havertz, Werner.

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The Manchester City players are already showing themselves on the field in Porto.

We now have to wait for the line-ups of both teams.

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UEFA insisted that supporters of the clubs would be present tonight, so relocation appeared to be the only option.

Wembley was also thought, but that turned out not to be possible.

So the final will be played in Porto and there are eight thousand supporters of both Manchester City and Chelsea!

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This is the battlefield for tonight!

The Estádio do Dragão in Porto.

The final was actually supposed to be played in Istanbul, but was removed from there because the British government has issued a code red for Turkey due to the corona crisis, forcing fans to go into quarantine for longer.

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The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea starts at 9 p.m.

Until then, you can read everything here prior to the final battle.

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