Champions League final live score: Dortmund vs. Real Madrid results, updates, highlights from 2024 UCL title match

WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON — Real Madrid are favourites to win a record-extending 15th UEFA Champions League title and their fifth in the past 11 seasons at Wembley on Saturday.

Standing in their way are Borussia Dortmund, finalists at this stadium 10 years ago and the club that came fifth in the 2023/24 Bundesliga.

But Edin Terzic has hit upon a winning formula in Europe’s top competition, with Dortmund seeing off Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to reach the showpiece.

Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is aiming to win the fifth Champions League of his decorated career, while Los Blancos stars Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior have the chance to put in performances that could prove decisive for their Ballon d’Or ambitions.

The Sporting News is at Wembley following Dortmund vs. Real Madrid live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Champions League final live score

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Starting lineups:

Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1, right to left): Kobel (GK) — Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen — Emre Can, Sabitzer, Brandt — Sancho, Fullkrug, Adeyemi.

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2, right to left): Courtois (GK) — Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy — Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos — Bellingham — Rodrygo, Vini Jr.

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Champions League final 2024 live updates, highlights, and commentary

All times local (BST)

7:15 p.m.: Tonight there will be storylines all over the pitch but this is quite something. 

7:00 p.m.: Jude Bellingham has taken to the pitch to check on the surface and he’s loudly cheered by the Madrid fans. What a night this is for him.

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6:55 p.m.: Dortmund have announced their team so these are your starting lineups for the 2024 Champions League final in London:

Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1, right to left): Kobel (GK) — Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen — Emre Can, Sabitzer, Brandt — Sancho, Fullkrug, Adeyemi.

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2, right to left): Courtois (GK) — Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy — Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos — Bellingham — Rodrygo, Vini Jr.

6:45 p.m.: Back in Germany, the Dortmund fans are in position to watch this evening’s game. 

6:30 p.m.: Jurgen Klopp has just been shown on the jumbotron inside Wembley and he gets the first Dortmund chant of the night going. Jose Mourinho was then put on the screen and received loud boos from the German support. What an atmosphere this is going to be!

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6:15 p.m.: The Champions League final is club football’s finest spectacle and with that comes an enormous audience. The match will be aired in more than 200 territories and is projected to reach 450 million people globally across all media touchpoints.

The match will attract an estimated live global average viewership of 145 million. Social media will also see staggering numbers, where UEFA Champions League Final content will generate an estimated 3.3 billion social and UEFA web & app interactions.

6:00 p.m.: Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid last faced each other in the Champions League in 2017/18, with Los Blancos winning both games in the group stage. Neither side has previously managed to win three consecutive games in this fixture in European competition.

5:35 p.m.: We may still have over two and a half hours until kickoff but Real Madrid have released their starting lineup for tonight’s game:

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2, right to left): Courtois (GK) — Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy — Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos — Bellingham — Rodrygo, Vini Jr.

5:30 p.m.: It’s the Dortmund fans who are inside the home of football early and setting up their flags ahead of kickoff. The Yellow Wall will be recreated on the east side of Wembley this evening.

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4:45 p.m.: Dortmund have been the most committed defensive side in this season’s Champions League. They have recovered more balls (529), gone in for more tackles (207) and attempted more clearances (251) than any other side in 2023/24.

But there’s apparently no danger of them parking the bus today.

3:46 p.m.: Carlo Ancelotti could win the Champions League for the fifth time as a coach today. Having twice won the European Cup with AC Milan as a player, it’s very much a competition he has made his own over the years.

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But how does he rank among the most successful coaches in the tournament’s history? Find out here.

3 p.m.: Today could be a special day for Marco Reus. Arguably Dortmund’s greatest ever player, the forward is leaving the club after this final, with a move to MLS potentially on the cards. Here, we look back at his impressive career and his chance of a dream farewell to BVB.


2:25 p.m.: This is the biggest game in the career of Jude Bellingham, who has already enjoyed success at this level of football of which most players can only dream. The 20-year-old is back in England, lining up against his old club and ready to lead Real Madrid’s charge for another Champions League trophy, and perhaps put himself in pole position to win the Ballon d’Or in the process. And he’s still 28 days away from his 21st birthday.

You can read all about his remarkable rise — including the time Birmingham City retired his jersey number when he was still a teenager — right here.

1:30 p.m: Today is the day, then. Will it be European title number 15 for Real Madrid or can Borussia Dortmund upset the odds and gain sporting immortality alongside their heroes of 1997? There’s also the small matter of Jude Bellingham versus Jadon Sancho at Wembley Stadium and farewells for modern greats Toni Kroos and Marco Reus. Not bad, all in all.

Champions League final 2024 kick off time

Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Jun 1 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Jun 1 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Jun 1 8:00 p.m. BST
India Sun, Jun 2 12:30 a.m. IST

Dortmund vs. Real Madrid lineups, team news for Champions League final

Sebastien Haller is the main injury absence for Dortmund and Julian Brandt is expected to start over the departing Marco Reus in attacking midfield. Terzic can stick with the XI that started both legs of the semifinal against Paris Saint-Germain and their quarterfinal, second-leg fightback versus Atletico Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Kobel (GK) — Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen — Can, Sabitzer — Sancho, Brandt, Adeyemi — Fullkrug.

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Borussia Dortmund subs (12): Matchday squad released one hour prior to kickoff

Ancelotti has already confirmed France star Aurelien Tchouameni is set to to miss out through injury, giving him a “minor option of being fit for Wembley”.

Thibaut Courtois is fit again and is expected to start ahead of Andriy Lunin, who had starred in Los Blancos’ run to the final. There had been questions around whether Ancelotti would stick with the Ukraine keeper, but the 25-year-old reportedly came down with flu this week and may not even be in the matchday squad. David Alaba is a long-term absentee.

Toni Kroos is set to start in midfield for the final time at club level. The Germany international will retire after Euro 2024.

Real Madrid predicted lineup (4-3-1-2, right to left): Courtois (GK) — Carvajal, Nacho, Rudiger, Mendy — Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga — Bellingham — Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid subs (12): Matchday squad released one hour prior to kickoff

Champions League final 2024 live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Champions League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: The UEFA Champions League final is available to stream on Paramount+ (English). New users can currently get a FREE seven-day trial. For this game there will be additional broadcast options on TUDN and CBS with Fubo also streaming all the action from Wembley and the streaming service also offering a free trial.

ViX, TUDN and Univision are the places to go for Spanish subscribers.

Canada: Every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.

UK: This final showdown will be broadcast on TNT Sports 1 and streamed on discovery+. Every UEFA Champions League and Europa League match this season is available on TNT Sports for only £30.99 / month.

India: Sony Ten 2 is the broadcast option for this match, while JioTV and Sony LIV are the live streaming options for this game.

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