UCL final

The teams to contest for the 2019 UEFA Champions League glory have been confirmed, and it is an all-English final.

Liverpool booked their place with a famous comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday, and Tottenham did likewise on Wednesday, recovering from a home first-leg defeat and a 2-0 second-leg deficit to win 3-2 at Ajax and progress on away goals.

It will be the first all-English Champions League final since 2008, when Manchester United defeated Chelsea 6-5 on penalties at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

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The Estadio Metropolitano in the Spanish capital Madrid will stage this year’s fixture. The home of Atlético Madrid, the venue was officially opened in September 2017, replacing the club’s former home, the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

The UEFA Champions League final is the first major European decider to be played at the arena. The final was most recently held at the Santiago Bernabéu, home to Real Madrid, in 2010.

The referee for the final will be announced in the weeks leading up to the game.

Tottenham are the nominal home team as a result of a draw made for administrative purposes following March’s draws for the final stages of the competition.

Tottenham route to the final

Qualified: 3rd in Premier League

Group B runners-up

Round of 16: 4-0 agg v Dortmund

Quarter-finals: 4-4 agg v Manchester City (won on away goals)

Semi-finals: 3-3 agg v Ajax (won on away goals)

Liverpool route to the final

Qualified: 4th in Premier League

Group C runners-up

Round of 16: 3-1 agg v Bayern

Quarter-finals: 6-1 agg v Porto

Semi-finals: 4-3 agg v Barcelona

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