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Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano to host Champions League final 2019


Valencia - Juventus live: Champions League 2018/19

The Wanda Metropolitano will be the host of the 2019 Champions League final, UEFA officially announced on Wednesday. The home of Atletico Madrid opened last Saturday with a victory for the hosts against Malaga in LaLiga thanks to an Antoine Griezmann goal and it has been selected ahead of Baku where the 2018-19 Europa League final will be held.

UEFA's report successfully rated the Wanda's capacity, accessibility, security and the evacuation procedures. They did not, however, comment on the quality of the surface of the pitch, which was recently laid down and might take some time to bed in.

The Wanda has a capacity of 68,000, which seems sufficient, but there were fears that Atletico might lose out given the lack of VIP seats but this was vehemently denied.

It will be the eighth time that a European Cup has been settled in Spain; Barcelona 1989 and 1999, Madrid 1957, 1969, 1980, 2010 and once in Sevilla 1986.

 

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