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2019 UEFA Champions League Final
Event 2018–19 UEFA Champions League
Date 1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
Venue Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Man of the Match Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Referee Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Attendance 63,272
Weather Sunny
30 °C (86 °F)
15% humidity
2018
2020

The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final was the last match of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League. The campaign was the 64th season of Europe's top club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2019. The match was played between English sides Tottenham Hotspur, in their first European Cup final, and Liverpool, in their ninth final overall and their second in a row, having been lost to Real Madrid in 2018.

Liverpool won the final 2–0, with a penalty after 106 seconds from Mohamed Salah and a strike by substitute Divock Origi in the 87th minute. It was Liverpool's sixth European Cup win and the club's first time since 2005.

As winners, Liverpool will play against Chelsea, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the spot reserved will be given to the champions of the 2018–19 Austrian Bundesliga, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution will be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes has been increased from 7 to 12. The kick-off time was also changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST.

Teams

In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup times, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League times.

Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
England Tottenham Hotspur None
England Liverpool 8 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2018)

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

England Tottenham Hotspur Round England Liverpool
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Italy Inter Milan 1–2 (A) Matchday 1 France Paris Saint-Germain 3–2 (H)
Spain Barcelona 2–4 (H) Matchday 2 Italy Napoli 0–1 (A)
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–2 (A) Matchday 3 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 4–0 (H)
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–1 (H) Matchday 4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 0–2 (A)
Italy Inter Milan 1–0 (H) Matchday 5 France Paris Saint-Germain 1–2 (A)
Spain Barcelona 1–1 (A) Matchday 6 Italy Napoli 1–0 (H)
Group B runners-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Spain Barcelona 6 14
2 England Tottenham Hotspur 6 8
3 Italy Inter Milan 6 8
4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 2
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group C runners-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 11
2 England Liverpool 6 9
3 Italy Napoli 6 9
4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 6 4
Source: UEFA
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Germany Borussia Dortmund 4–0 3–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Round of 16 Germany Bayern Munich 3–1 0–0 (H) 3–1 (A)
England Manchester City 4–4 (a) 1–0 (H) 3–4 (A) Quarter-finals Portugal Porto 6–1 2–0 (H) 4–1 (A)
Netherlands Ajax 3–3 (a) 0–1 (H) 3–2 (A) Semi-finals Spain Barcelona 4–3 0–3 (A) 4–0 (H)

Match

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, which was held on 15 March 2019, 12:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.


1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
21:00 CEST
Tottenham Hotspur England 0–2 England Liverpool Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Attendance: 63,272
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
GK 1 France Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 England Kieran Trippier
CB 4 Belgium Toby Alderweireld
CB 5 Belgium Jan Vertonghen
LB 3 England Danny Rose
CM 17 France Moussa Sissoko Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
CM 8 England Harry Winks Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
RW 20 England Dele Alli Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
AM 23 Denmark Christian Eriksen
LW 7 South Korea Son Heung-min
CF 10 England Harry Kane
Substitutes:
GK 13 Netherlands Michel Vorm
GK 22 Argentina Paulo Gazzaniga
DF 6 Colombia Davinson Sánchez
DF 16 England Kyle Walker-Peters
DF 21 Argentina Juan Foyth
DF 24 Côte d'Ivoire Serge Aurier
DF 33 Wales Ben Davies
MF 11 Argentina Erik Lamela
MF 12 Kenya Victor Wanyama
MF 15 England Eric Dier Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
MF 27 Brazil Lucas Moura Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
FW 18 Spain Fernando Llorente Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Argentina Mauricio Pochettino
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GK 13 Brazil Alisson
RB 66 England Trent Alexander-Arnold
CB 32 Cameroon Joël Matip
CB 4 Netherlands Virgil van Dijk
LB 26 Scotland Andrew Robertson
CM 14 England Jordan Henderson (c)
CM 3 Brazil Fabinho
CM 5 Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
RF 11 Egypt Mohamed Salah
CF 9 Brazil Roberto Firmino Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
LF 10 Senegal Sadio Mané Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
Substitutes:
GK 22 Belgium Simon Mignolet
GK 62 Republic of Ireland Caoimhin Kelleher
DF 6 Croatia Dejan Lovren
DF 12 England Joe Gomez Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
DF 18 Spain Alberto Moreno
MF 7 England James Milner Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
MF 20 England Adam Lallana
MF 21 England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
MF 23 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri
FW 15 England Daniel Sturridge
FW 24 England Rhian Brewster
FW 27 Belgium Divock Origi Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
Manager:
Germany Jürgen Klopp

Man of the Match:
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

Assistant referees:
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Offside video assistant referee:
Mark Borsch (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Twelve named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time

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