In the Champions League final on May 29, there will be an English duel between Manchester City and Chelsea.
But only pay-TV customers can see it in this country.
Istanbul - It has been clear since Wednesday evening: Chelsea FC, supervised by German coach Thomas Tuchel, will face Premier League rivals Manchester City and Pep Guardiola in the final of the Champions League.
With a 2-0 win in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, the Londoners sealed their entry into the final around the German trio Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Rüdiger.
Werner scored the important 1-0 in the 28th minute.
Manchester City had already made their first appearance in the final the evening before with a 2-0 (1-0) win against Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea coach Tuchel: Second Champions League final in a row after losing to PSG 2020
For Thomas Tuchel, the success on Wednesday already means his second consecutive final in the most important European club competition.
In 2020 he reached the final with Paris Saint-Germain at the final tournament in Lisbon, but lost to Bayern with 0: 1.
When a CBS reporter remarked that Tuchel apparently had to do some things right, the coach responded with amusement: "Or not, because it's not the same club." If the Blues win the pot, Tuchel can also do the German coach hat trick perfectly do.
In 2019 Jürgen Klopp triumphed with FC Liverpool, in 2020 Hansi Flick followed with FC Bayern.
After moving into the CL final: Löw has to do without Werner, Gündogan & Co. when preparing for the EM
The success of the German national players in club football does not only have advantages.
National coach Joachim Löw has to do without the final quartet from the Champions League at the beginning of the EM preparations.
Because City's Ilkay Gündogan will play for the European club crown on May 29 in Istanbul at Chelsea FC with Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Rüdiger, the four national players will be missing in the first days of the training camp in Seefeld.
Löw plans to assemble his squad for the European Championship in Tyrol on May 25th.
Chelsea vs Manchester City on TV and Stream: Where you can see the CL final
Another bad news for many German Champions League fans: unlike last year, the final of the most important European soccer competition on May 29 will not be shown on free-to-air television.
If you don't want to miss the duel between Chelsea coach Tuchel and City coach Guardiola, you have to use the pay TV broadcaster Sky or the paid streaming service DAZN.
The final of the previous year with the triumph of FC Bayern Munich was broadcast by ZDF in addition to the two pay providers.
12.79 million people saw the 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain.
The public broadcaster had acquired the transmission rights by means of a sub-license.
According to the State Media Treaty, only Champions League finals with German participation must be shown on free TV.
From the 2021/2022 season, the Champions League finals will be back on free TV, by the way - without a German team having to be involved. Sky, on the other hand, loses the rights to the premier class.
(jn / dpa)