WELCOME TO THE FINAL!
Ласкаво просимо на фінал!
On behalf of UEFA, I am delighted to welcome you to Kyiv for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. Another fantastic season comes to a close with tonight’s showpiece occasion in the Ukrainian capital. Two high-quality teams featuring some of the world’s top footballers are set to provide us with a match to remember.
The UEFA Champions League final is the premium event in European club football, and the iconic trophy is the one that the stars all want to win – adding their names to the distinguished history of a competition that continues to thrill millions of football fans across the globe.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Football Federation of Ukraine and its president Andriy Pavelko for hosting the final at the magnificent NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium – a fitting venue for an event of this magnitude. The two sets of fans will create a vibrant atmosphere that can only add to the spectacle that we are eagerly awaiting.
The attention of the football world will be focused on Kyiv and this final. I have no doubt that the teams and players will rise to the occasion, and I wish them the very best of luck for an encounter that I hope will be marked by the spirit of fair play and respect.