2017 UEFA Champions League Final
2017 UEFA Champions League Final logo
Event 2016–17 UEFA Champions League
Date 3 June 2017
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Man of the Match Juan Manuel Vargas
(Burton Albion)
Referee Felix Brych (Germany)
Attendance 65,842
Weather Partly cloudy
16 °C (61 °F)
56% humidity

The 2017 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, the 62nd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 25th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on 3 June 2017, between English side Burton Albion and Spanish side and title holders Real Madrid. Burton Albion came into the match as a second tier team in England having played the 2016–17 season in the Championship but had been promoted to the Premier League during the season. Burton Albion won the match 1–0 to secure their first ever Champions League title and second European title having won the Europa League the season prior, the only reason they had qualified for the tournament in the first place. On the other hand it was Real Madrid's fourth loss in the final and first since 1981 having won their last five finals.

Real Madrid qualified as the UEFA representative at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earned the right to play against the winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, Manchester United, in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.

Road to the FinalEdit

Burton Albion Round Real Madrid
Opponent Result Group Stage Opponent Result
Juventus 2−1 (A) Matchday 1 Sporting CP 2−1 (H)
Lyon 1−0 (H) Matchday 2 Borussia Dortmund 2−2 (A)
Dinamo Zagreb 5−0 (A) Matchday 3 Legia Warsaw 5−1 (H)
Dinamo Zagreb 3−0 (H) Matchday 4 Legia Warsaw 3−3 (A)
Juventus 4−2 (H) Matchday 5 Sporting CP 2−1 (A)
Lyon 6−1 (A) Matchday 6 Borussia Dortmund 2−2 (H)
Group H winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Burton Albion 6 18
2 Juventus 6 10
3 Lyon 6 7
4 Dinamo Zagreb 6 0
Final standings Group F runners-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Borussia Dortmund 6 14
2 Real Madrid 6 12
3 Legia Warsaw 6 4
4 Sporting CP 6 3
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto 8−2 4−0 (A) 4−2 (H) Round of 16 Napoli 6–2 3−1 (H) 3−1 (A)
Barcelona 5−2 3−1 (H) 2−1 (A) Quarter-finals Bayern Munich 6–3 2−1 (A) 4−2 (a.e.t.)(H)
Monaco 3−2 1−0 (A) 2−2 (H) Semi-finals Atlético Madrid 4–2 3−0 (H) 1−2 (A)


3 June 2017
Burton Albion 23px-Flag of England.svg 1–0 Spain Real Madrid
Bamford Soccerball 22' Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 65,842
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
GK 21 Liechtenstein Benjamin Büchel
RB 3Flag of Greece.svg Stelios Kitsiou
CB 523px-Flag of England.svg Chris Stokes
CB 24 Flag of Peru.svg Juan Manuel Vargas
LB 1423px-Flag of Ireland.svg Damien McCrory (c)
RM 12 Flag of South Korea.svg Paik Seung-ho
CM 7 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg Mário Lúcio
CM 23Russia Aleksei Miranchuk Sub off 55'
LM 1623px-Flag of England.svg Jonathan Leko Sub off 62'
CF 11 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Seung-woo
CF 20 23px-Flag of England.svg Patrick Bamford Sub off 70'
GK 123px-Flag of Scotland.svg Jon McLaughlin
DF 6 Sweden Isak Ssewankambo
DF 423px-Flag of England.svg John Mousinho
MF 8 Flag of Norway.svg Vajebah Sakor Sub on 55'
MF 19 Russia Amir Natkho
FW 1523px-Flag of Ireland.svg Robbie Keane Sub on 70'
FW 17Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Sub on 62'
23px-Flag of England.svg James Harrison
GK 1 Flag of Costa Rica Keylor Navas
RB 2 Spain Dani Carvajal YC 42'
CB 4 Spain Sergio Ramos (c) YC 31'
CB 5 France Raphaël Varane
LB 1222px-Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo
DM 1422px-Flag of Brazil.svg Casemiro
CM 8 Germany Toni Kroos YC 53' Sub off 89'
CM 19Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić
RF 22Spain Isco Sub off 82'
CF 9 France Karim Benzema Sub off 77'
LF 7 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
GK 13Spain Kiko Casilla
DF 6 Spain Nacho
DF 2322px-Flag of Brazil.svg Danilo
MF 16Flag of Croatia.svg Mateo Kovačić
MF 20Spain Marco Asensio YC 90+1' Sub on 82'
FW 11Flag of Wales 2.svg Gareth Bale Sub on 77'
FW 21Spain Álvaro Morata Sub on 89'
France Zinedine Zidane

Man of the Match:
Juan Manuel Vargas (Burton Albion)

Assistant referees:
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Milorad Mažić (Germany)
Additional assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Marco Fritz (Germany)
Reserve assistant referee:
Rafael Foltyn (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.