Mohamed Salah’s early penalty and a late goal by Divock Origi steered Liverpool to a sixth Champions League title on June 1, as they beat Tottenham 2-0 in an all-English final in Madrid.
While the Liverpool fans are still celebrating the grand victory in Champions League, the European governing body for football, UEFA, has announced the venue for the next year.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the best team in Europe. It has been confirmed that the 2020 UEFA Champions League final will be staged at the Atatürk Olimpic Stadium.
UEFA Final returns to the Ataturk Olimpic Stadium after 15 years. The venue had played host to the decider in 2005. The home of the Turkish national team, the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium is the country’s largest stadium, and famously staged the 2005 Champions League decider, when Liverpool came from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan on penalties.
Champions League 2019 winners Liverpool will have an extra incentive to defend their title next season as the final returns to Istanbul’s legendary venue in Liverpool lore.
The venue, named in honour of Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, was opened in 2002 and has held major athletics events, a U2 concert and has been a home for Istanbul clubs Galatasaray (2003/04), İstanbul Başakşehir (2007–14) and Beşiktaş (2013–16) as well.
The stadium holds 76,092 and has European pedigree as the location of Liverpool’s famous Champions League victory in 2005.
The final match of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League will be the 65th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 28th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League. The final takes place on May 30, 2020.