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|21 May 2008 at 20:45 CEST|
|Manchester United||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia||Chelsea FC|
The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final will take place on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 at 20:45 CEST or 22:45 local time at the Luzhniki Stadium, home ground of Torpedo and Spartak Moscow, in Moscow, Russia to decide the winner of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League. The final will be contested by Manchester United and Chelsea, making it an all-English club final for the first time in European Cup or Champions League history. This is only the third time that two clubs from the same country have contested in the same Champions League Final – the others being the 2000 and 2003 finals.
In a series of coincidences, in the week during which Manchester United qualified for this Final in Russia, Russian side Zenit St Petersburg advanced to the 2008 UEFA Cup Final hosted at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England. This sees the Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich bring Chelsea to the first European Cup final staged in Russia. The Moscow location makes this the easternmost final in the tournament's history. It is also Chelsea's first European Cup/Champions league final in their history.
The final will be played on natural grass that was temporarily installed for this match in replacement for the original artificial turf.
In recent years, the Champions League final has been given an identity of its own with a unique logo, a design concept, and an overall theme. The objective is to help promote the final and enhance the prestige of one of the world's biggest sporting events. The initial idea that inspired the creation of a new identity for each final was to develop a design with a distinctive flavour of the host city. On 31 October in Moscow, the Final's new design was presented to public. The ceremony was held in the press conference room at the Luzhniki Stadium and the design was unveiled in presence of the ambassador for the final, former Russian goalkeeper Rinat Dasayev.
|2006/07||AC Milan||2 - 1||Liverpool FC||Olimpico de Luzhniki, Moscu, Rusia|
|2005/06||FC Barcelona||2 - 1||Arsenal FC||Stade de France, Paris|
|2004/05||Liverpool FC||3 - 3 a.e.t.,
|AC Milan||Atat'rk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul|
|2003/04||FC Porto||3 - 0||AS Monaco FC||Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen|
|2002/03||AC Milan||0 - 0 a.e.t.,
|Juventus FC||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|2001/02||Real Madrid CF||2 - 1||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||Hampden Park, Glasgow|
|2000/01||FC Bayern Munich||1 - 1 a.e.t.,
|Valencia CF||San Siro, Milan|
|1999/00||Real Madrid CF||3 - 0||Valencia CF||Stade de France, Paris|
|1998/99||Manchester United FC||2 - 1||FC Bayern Munich||Camp Nou, Barcelona|
|1997/98||Real Madrid CF||1 - 0||Juventus FC||Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam|
|1996/97||Borussia Dortmund||3 - 1||Juventus FC||Olympiastadion, Munich|
|1995/96||Juventus FC||1 - 1 a.e.t.,
|AFC Ajax||Stadio Olimpico, Rome|
|1994/95||AFC Ajax||1 - 0||AC Milan||Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna|
|1993/94||AC Milan||4 - 0||FC Barcelona||Olympic Stadium Spiros Louis, Athens|
|1992/93||Olympique de Marseille||1 - 0||AC Milan||Olympiastadion, Munich|
|1991/92||FC Barcelona||1 - 0 a.e.t.||UC Sampdoria||Wembley Stadium, London|
|1990/91||Red Star Belgrade||0 - 0 a.e.t.
|Olympique de Marseille||Stadio San Nicola, Bari|
|1989/90||AC Milan||1 - 0||SL Benfica||Prater Stadium, Vienna|
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