The premier club football league in Europe, the UEFA Champions League was held in 2020-2021 with new rules because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The UEFA Champions League cup was won by Chelsea Football Club in a thrilling final against Manchester City, which you can watch at 해외축구중계. The 2020-2021 season was the 29th Season of the UEFA Champions League.
54of the 55 member associations of the UEFA took part in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League. 79 teams participated in 2020-2021. Four teams qualify from the first four associations, three from the fifth and sixth associations, two teams qualify from each of the 7th to the 15th associations and one team qualifies from each of the 16th to 54th associations. Liechtenstein is the only country that does not have a domestic league. An additional entry is given to the winners of the 2019 -2020 Champions League and the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League even if they did not qualify through their domestic league for the UEFA Champions League. Additional berths may be given by associations for UEFA Champions League title holders and UEFA Europa League title holders. Four teams played in the Champions League for the first time this season. The teams were Istanbul Basaksehir, Krasnodar, Rennes and, Midtjylland.
The UEFA Champions League 2020-2021 qualifying rounds were held between 8th August and 30th September 2020. Matches began on October the 20th, 2020. The draw to sort teams into groups was held on the 1st of October. The knockout stage of the season where 16 teams played against each other took place in February and March 2021. The knockout stage took place from 6th April to 29th May 2021 and the final was played on 30th May. The UEFA Champions league had special rules because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Stadiums were allowed 30% capacity with the permission of the local authorities.
The final of the UEFA Champions League was played between English football clubs, Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC on the 30th of May 2021. The venue was the Estadio do Drago in Porto, Portugal. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the scheduled venue was the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Istanbul Turkey’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium was the other venue choice. The final was relocated to Porto in Portugal because of the pandemic in Turkey. Chelsea FC was playing in the UEFA Champions League Final for the third time and Manchester City FC for the first time. Chelsea FC won the finals 1-0 against Manchester City.
Despite new rules and problems caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the UEFA Champions League final match was enjoyable for fans across the world. N’Golo Kante, the Chelsea FC midfielder was instrumental in the victory of the team while the only goal in the match was scored by Chelsea’s Kai Havertz The season’s top scorer was Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund FC.