After seeing 80 sides from 54 associations take part in elite European competition this year, only one can get their hands on the ultimate prize
The climax to another thrilling Champions League campaign is almost upon us in 2021-22, with the countdown on to another star-studded final that will see the most famous piece of silverware in European club football handed out.
Some 80 teams from 54 associations have chanced their arm in the competition this season, but only one can emerge victorious and walk away with the ultimate prize.
It remains to be seen which team will add another entry to a distinguished history book, but GOAL is on hand to bring you all you need to know in the build-up to what promises to be an epic battle on the grandest of sporting stages.
On what date will the 2022 Champions League final take place?
As always, the Champions League final will bring the curtain down on another European campaign.
The last match in the calendar will generate the most interest, with millions around the world ready to tune in and catch a glimpse of some of the finest talent in world football in action.
That contest will take place on Saturday, May 28 and will kick off at 8pm BST/3pm ET.
Which teams are in the 2022 Champions League final?
Liverpool will take on Real Madrid in the 2022 Champions League final.
The Reds saw off Villarreal at the semi-final stage, with a brief scare in the second leg of that contest at El Madrigal overcome as Jurgen Klopp’s side prevailed 5-2 on aggregate.
The Blancos appeared to be down and out heading into the closing stages of their heavyweight last-four showdown with Manchester City, but staged the most dramatic of late turnarounds.
Rodrygo netted twice in stoppage-time time to send an enthralling contest to extra-time, before talismanic frontman Karim Benzema converted from the penalty spot to send Carlo Ancelotti’s side through.
Liverpool are looking for European title number seven, while record-setting Real after pursuing a 14th triumph, and their latest meeting will deliver a repeat of the finals from 1981 and 2018 – with the two sides boasting one win apiece.