When is the Champions League final?

2019 showpiece returns to Spanish capital Madrid for the first time in nine years

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Image: Tottenham and Liverpool will go head-to-head in the Champions league final

With Liverpool and Tottenham through to the Champions League final, here's all you need to know about the 2019 edition...

When is the Champions League final?

Champions League trophy

The Champions League final, the 27th in its current format and 64th of Europe's elite-club competition, will take place on June 1, 2019.

Kick-off is at 8pm (BST), 9pm (CEST).

Who will be in the final?

Liverpool progressed to the Champions League final in sensational fashion by coming back from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

Tottenham thrillingly beat Ajax 3-2 in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, with Lucas Moura completing a hat-trick in stoppage time, to go through on away goals after the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate.

Where will it be held?

The Wanda Metropolitano, home to Atletico Madrid, will host the Champions League final for the first time, just 18 months after opening.

Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium was the venue for a record-breaking women's attendance

How can I follow the Champions League final online?

You can follow all of the action from the Wanda Metropolitano on the Sky Sports app and skysports.com with our dedicated Champions League final live blog, which will feature the best build-up, commentary and reaction from Madrid.

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Image: Real Madrid are the reigning Champions League champions

How many fans will be there?

The Wanda Metropolitano's 67,000-seat capacity will be reduced to 63,500 for the Champions League final.

What's the deal with tickets?

Supporters of the two Champions League finalists will receive around 17,000 tickets each, just over half of the reduced 63,500 capacity at the Wanda Metropolitano.

 during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Image: Liverpool fans received 17,000 tickets for last season's final in Kiev

UEFA have confirmed another 4,000 tickets will be made available to the general public, while the remaining 25,500 tickets "are allocated to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters".

Who is the referee?

Damir Skomina will referee the 2019 UEFA Champions League final. The 42-year-old Slovenian was in charge for Liverpool's win over Napoli in December and also took charge of the semi-final second leg between Roma and Liverpool last April.

Will VAR be in use?

The 2019 Champions League final will go down in history as the first to feature the use of Video Assistant Referee.

VAR at PSG vs Man Utd
Image: Manchester United famously knocked PSG out in the last-16 after a late VAR-awarded penalty

The technology, introduced in the knockout stages of this season's competition, has been at the heart of a number of high-profile incidents. UEFA will no doubt strive for its seamless use in the flagship game of their season.

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