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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 10: Ilkay Guendogan of Manchester City lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy after the team's victory  during the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 final match between FC Internazionale and Manchester City FC at Atatuerk Olympic Stadium on June 10, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by David Ramos / Getty Images)

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When is the Champions League final and how to watch it in the UAE?

Manchester City dominated Real Madrid in the semi-finals. Getty Images

City and Inter both came through their respective semi-finals in style.

Here is everything you need to know about the biggest game in European club football.

When is the Champions League final?

The final will be played on Saturday, kick-off 11pm UAE time.

Where is the final?

The match will be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in ‎Istanbul, Turkey.

It will be the second time the stadium has hosted the final, following the famous 2005 match when Liverpool fought back from 3-0 down at half-time against AC Milan to win on penalties.

Who is playing in the final?

Manchester City and Inter Milan will battle to be crowned the champions of Europe.

City are pursuing their first European Cup, having been defeated in their one previous final against Chelsea in 2021, while Inter are aiming for their fourth title. Inter last won the Champions League in 2010.

City's route to the final

City sailed through the group stage with four wins and two draws, before crushing RB Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate in the last-16, which included five goals for Erling Haaland in the second leg.

Pep Guardiola's side then tamed two giants of European football, cruising past Bayern Munich (4-1) in the quarter-finals and outclassing Real Madrid (5-1) in the semi-finals.

Inter Milan's route to the final

Inter were drawn in the group of death alongside Bayern Munich and Barcelona, and finished runners-up to the Germans with three wins, a draw and two losses.

The Italians edged past Porto 1-0 on aggregate in the last-16 and defeated Benfica (5-3) in the quarter-finals. Inter then eliminated rivals AC Milan (3-0) in the semi-finals.

How to watch the final

The Champions League final will be broadcast live on beIN Sports in the UAE.

How to get beIN channels in the UAE

While the channels are no longer available on etisalat by e&'s eLife service, they are still on du's Home TV service until the end of this month.

Customers with a subscription can watch the channels through the beIN Satellite Network, online portal beIN Connect or beIN's own streaming app, TOD, which can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play store.

The Ultimate Package, which is available in 4K, offers 81 channels of the best sports and entertainment. It costs Dh202 a month.

The Premium Package has 74 channels and costs Dh110 while the Kick Off Package, which features 65 channels, costs Dh73 a month and the Together Package, with 58 channels, costs Dh48 a month.

Device packages include the beIN TV VIP Package, which requires a one-off fee of Dh720 ($192), the beIN TV package which costs Dh459 ($125) or the beIN PVR Plus, which costs Dh213 ($58).

The 24-month plan has a one-off fee of Dh4,848 ($1,320) while the 12-month plan has a one-off fee of Dh2,424 ($660).

The six-month plan requires two payments of Dh1,212 ($330) while the three-month plan requires Dh606 ($165) every three months. The monthly plan costs Dh202 ($55) a month.

How can I use the TOD app?

Two packages are available for the TOD app.

These include the TOD Total Package, which costs Dh66 a month and the TOD Theatre package, which costs Dh36 a month.

The streaming app can be used on desktops, as well iOS and Android devices.

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Updated: June 11, 2023, 12:00 AM