Real Madrid vs Liverpool FC: The Champions League final promises to be a real treat for fans. And there is good news: the game will be broadcast on free TV.
Lionel Messi no longer plays at FC Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United and the Champions League is no longer on Sky: football fans had to adapt to many changes in the 2021/22 season. With FC Bayern Munich, the last German representative was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Of course, the final is still interesting – also from a German point of view.
Where is the Liverpool FC – Real Madrid final taking place?
While all other games in the Champions League only at Streaming provider DAZN* or Amazon Prime Video* could be seen, the final will also be broadcast on free TV. ZDF shows the game live as well as DAZN. During the season there were only highlights on ZDF.
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When does the final take place?
The final will be held in Paris on Saturday, May 28th. Kick-off is at 9 p.m.
When do the preliminary reports start?
ZDF goes on the air at 8:25 p.m., DAZN starts reporting at 7:30 p.m.
Who will comment on the final?
Béla Réthy is the commentator on ZDF. Jochen Breyer and the experts Per Mertesacker and Christoph Kramer are responsible for the preliminary reports. At DAZN, Jan Platte comments on the game together with Sami Khedira as an expert. Laura Wontorra and Alex Schlueter present the preliminary and follow-up reports.
Who showed the other Champions League games live?
Streaming provider DAZN* secured a comprehensive rights package and showed most of the games live. 15 of 16 games per matchday were broadcast live on DAZN in the group phase. All but eight games are or were in the knockout phase. Was new as rights holder Amazon Prime Video*, which broadcast one game exclusively on Tuesdays. A total of 14 matches were broadcast on Prime Video: six group stage matches and eight knockout round matches. All other games were broadcast on DAZN.
Was the Champions League also on free TV?
ZDF will broadcast the final live on May 28, 2022, otherwise no games could be seen on free TV. However, on a total of 14 match days, ZDF always showed highlights and detailed summaries on Wednesdays as part of “Sportstudio UEFA Champions League”. Each broadcast began at 11 p.m. and lasted an hour. Wednesdays from 11 p.m. were also online ZDFheute.de and in the ZDFheute app the summaries of the games with German participation, another top game from Wednesday and three to four minute compact clips with all the goals and highlights can be called up.
Which German teams were there?
FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg had qualified for the Champions League. However, only Bayern survived the group stage. BVB and RB were relegated to the Europa League as third in the group, VfL left Europe completely. Bayern then lost out in the quarter-finals against Villarreal.
Which games ran on DAZN, which on Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon Prime showed one Tuesday game live and exclusively per game day. All other games were broadcast on DAZN, as a single game and as a conference. The Amazon games were not part of the DAZN conference.
How much does a subscription to DAZN cost?
The streaming provider has recently increased its prices significantly due to its expanded range (more games in the Bundesliga and most of the games in the Champions League). Instead of EUR 14.99 per month, the service now costs EUR 29.99 for new customers. An annual subscription paid in monthly installments costs EUR 24.99 per month. Fans get the cheapest offer overall if they pay for the annual subscription (EUR 274.99) in advance. You can take out a subscription here.*
How much does an Amazon Prime Video subscription cost?
The subscription costs 7.99 euros per month or 69 euros per year. No additional subscription is required for the Champions League broadcasts. You can take out a subscription here.*
Who are the experts, moderators and commentators?
At DAZN, Laura Wontorra has been part of the team around Alex Schlueter and Daniel Herzog since this season. On the commentator side, Michael Born switched from Sky to DAZN before the season and Joachim Hebe also came back and comments on the UEFA Champions League for DAZN. In addition, the contracts of commentators Jan Platte and Marco Hagemann, who have worked for the streaming service since DAZN started in 2016, were extended. When it comes to experts, the streaming service relies on the expertise of Sandro Wagner, Ralph Gunesch, Sebastian Kneißl and Jonas Hummels.
Sebastian Hellmann moderated on Prime Video. Jonas Friedrich commentated on the games and was supported by co-commentator Benedikt Höwedes. Other experts were Patrick Owomoyela, Mario Gómez, Josephine Henning and ex-Bundesliga referee Wolfgang Stark. Annika Zimmermann and Shary Reeves were field reporters.
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