It is one of the most important days on the football calendar. Even bigger than the Super Bowl.
Manchester City will face Chelsea in an all-English UEFA Champions League final on Saturday afternoon and the winner will be crowned the best team in Europe. The trophy is the holy grail for reigning English champions Manchester City, who have been preparing for years for this first appearance in the final. Meanwhile, Chelsea will like their chances of winning their second Champions League title after their two recent victories over Manchester City.
Either way, an American will lift the trophy this afternoon as US men’s national team stars Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Zack Steffen (Manchester City) look to become the first American male players to enter a final. of the Champions League.
Sporting News tracks the match with live updates, news and highlights as they happen. Follow below for the full results of the 2021 UEFA Champions League final.
Chelsea vs. Manchester City result
Chelsea vs. Manchester City live updates, highlights from the Champions League final
1:34 pm ET: Counting the minutes.
1:30 pm ET: Chelsea legend Didier Drogba joins his team.
9:03 am ET: The weather in Porto gets nice.
First of all let me tell you, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR FOOTBALL 🤌🤌
I went for a fast run through Porto. Let me tell you this: there is SO MUCH LOVE FOR PULISIC from Chelsea fans. However, opinions differ on whether it starts. Check it in @UCLonCBSSportsIG stories. pic.twitter.com/FqS14ipCgx
– Nico Cantor (@ Nicocantor1) May 29, 2021
MORE NEWS FROM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
Chelsea vs. Manchester City starting lineups
The starting line-ups for both teams will be officially announced approximately one hour before kick-off.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams based on speculation and reports from Portugal:
Projected alignment (4-2-3-1, left to right): Ederson – Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker – Rodrigo, Fernandinho – Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez – Kevin De Bruyne
Subs available: Zack Steffen-GK, Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte, Eric García, Joao Cancelo, Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero
Projected alignment (3-4-3, left to right): Edouard Mendy – Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Reece James – Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta – Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Mason Mount
Subs available: Kepa Arrizabalaga-GK, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Emerson, Mateo Kovacic, Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Tino Anjorin, Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud
How to watch the Champions League final in the USA
- Hour: 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
- TV channels (English): CBS
- TV channels (Spanish): Univision, TUDN
- Live broadcasts: Paramount +, TUDN.TV, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
CBS and Univision / TUDN will provide coverage in English and Spanish of the 2021 UEFA Champions League final with pre-match coverage starting at 1:30 pm ET on both networks.
Both networks are available to broadcast over fuboTV as part of a 7-day free trial.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.