Europe's most prestigious tournament is back, and you can be there by buying Champions League tickets here at StubHub. Will Real Madrid win a record third trophy in a row? Will Manchester United regain their former glory? Or will we have a first-time winner for the first time since Chelsea won in 2012? With qualifying matches taking place throughout the summer, and the Champions League final not until May 26, there's plenty of world-class football to be watched. Don't miss out and get your Champions League tickets today.
Champions League Final 2018
The final of the Champions League will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Ukraine. This stadium, located in Ukraine's capital Kiev, is the main sports stadium in Ukraine and the second largest stadium in Eastern Europe, behind Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Once having a capacity of over 100,000, it now can seat over 70,000 football fans eager for Champions League action. A fitting venue for what will surely be a great Champions League final.
The Champions League - A Short History
Founded in 1955, The Champions League has become one of the greatest sporting events of today. The competition was specifically created so that the top football clubs of Europe could compete for the title of the best in the continent, so one can only imagine the talent to be witnessed at each and every match. The Champions League is contested annually and is known to be one of the top competitions in the world and the number one competition in European football.
The Champions League has changed its format since its early years. The competition begins in the middle of July with three qualifying rounds in the knockout form, followed by a play-off round. The teams then go through the group stages, which is followed by a knockout phase. This is contested by the eight group winners and eight runners-up. After all of these exciting stages, the epic final takes place in May, where one team is crowned footballing King of Europe. This is the ultimate ending to one of the biggest football competitions in the world.
Real Madrid is by far the most successful club in Europe, with an astonishing 12 titles. Spain itself has provided the most champions, with 17 wins from two clubs (Madrid and Barcelona). England has produced the most amount of winning clubs with 12 wins from 5 different clubs. Who will be crowned European champion in 2018?