The Stade de France in Paris will host this Saturday (9:00 p.m.) the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Initially, the match was going to be played in Saint Petersburg but, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, UEFA decided on February 25 that the duel would be played in France.
The Stade de France, to the north of the French capital, has the honor of being the stadium with the largest capacity in the country, with a total capacity of 81,338 spectators. Inaugurated in 1998, the venue premiered with a match between the French and Spanish national teams that same year, in which the locals won with a goal from Zinedine Zidane.
Since then, it has become one of the most emblematic stadiums in France, as it hosts various sports competitions, such as athletics and rugby, and where the French team plays all its home games. It was also one of the venues for the 1998 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship.
The duel between Real Madrid and Liverpool will be the third Chamions final that it hosts, after the one in 2000, in which Madrid beat Valencia (3-0), and the one in 2006, where Barcelona beat Arsenal ( 2-1). Three other finals were also played when the competition was called the European Cup, in 1956, 1975 and 1981.