Where to watch Real Madrid vs. Watch Borussia Dortmund: Champions League Final Live Stream Online, Time, TV Channel

Only 124 matches were needed to get from the group stage of the competition, which started in Milan and Bern, to the final match of the UEFA Champions League, with the Champions League final taking place on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. This year, a whopping 374 goals have been scored and just 53 clean sheets kept, so there is a real chance that the biggest match of the year will differ from previous editions, with the last four title games ending with a 1-0 scoreline. The 2023-2024 season was one full drama, plot twists and, certainly best of all, statistics. Even alone Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund remain standing, there are still individual accolades to be claimed, history to be written and curiosities to be discovered.

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  • Date: Saturday June 1 | Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Place: Wembley Stadium – London, England
  • TV: CBS | Live stream: Biggest+
  • Chances: Borussia Dortmund +420; Sign +330; Real Madrid-165

Champions League final broadcast schedule

Always US/East

  • Morning Footy, 11am (CBS Sports Golazo Network)
  • We need to talk, 12:30 (CBS, Biggest+)
  • UEFA Champions League Today, 1:00 PM (CBS Sports Golazo Network, Biggest+)
  • UEFA Champions League Today pre-match, 1.30pm (CBS, Biggest+)
  • CBS Sports Golazo Match Day, 1:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Golazo Network)
  • Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, 3 p.m. (CBS, Biggest+)
  • UEFA Champions League Today after the match, 5.30pm (CBS Sports Network, Biggest+)
  • Result, 5:30 PM (CBS Sports Golazo Network)
  • The Champions Club, 6:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Golazo Network)

Here's a look at the league's individual leaders:

golden boot

On a day that will undoubtedly be dubbed the Cristiano Ronaldo Award, it appears to be done and dusted before the competition itself has ended. Two players occupy the top spot, Bayern Munich's Harry Kane and Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappé, with eight goals to their name. You may recall that the semi-finals didn't go to plan for either superstar and even a player of Mbappe's speed can't push his move to Madrid that far. Contrary to FIFA's strange insistence that the player with the most assists should win the World Cup award for its best scorer, UEFA does not apply tiebreaks to points counting in the Champions League. It will only have to be half a trophy for Kane.

With their closest rivals, Antoine Griezmann and Erling Haaland, having reached the Champions League clubhouse with a total of six to their name, it looks like this will be a prize shared by Kane and Mbappé. Their eight goals will mark the first time the Golden Boot has been won by a player who has not reached double figures since 2009/10, when Lionel Messi scored a high watermark of eight, in José's less-than-illustrious days. Mourinho's ball of suffering.

This is the Champions League again and there are honors to be handed out. The use of words like 'done and dusted' usually has a remarkably restorative impact on Real Madrid. Three of their players – Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and semi-final hero Joselu – have five goals to their name so far. Three of the four players who scored hat-tricks in the European Cup final did so in the colors of Madrid. I'm just saying.

1.

Harry Kane

Bayern Munich

8

36

6.78

1065

1.

Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain

8

51

8.16

1080

3.

Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid

6

22

4.8

822

3.

Erling Haaland

Manchester city

6

43

6.99

778

Oh about Dortmund? Niklas Fullkrug is in third place. Probably not then…

Assist leader

Now we have a struggle on our hands! The man with his numbers on the prize is currently a typical example of Borussia Dortmund's well-timed preliminary round in the spring. Marcel Sabitzer has completed 213 passes, created 13 chances and provided 1.32 expected assists (xA) for the cause. That has resulted in five assists, more than anyone in the competition so far. Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi will be wondering what to do to get such players after the chances they create.

However, it is still all to play for at Wembley Vinicius and Bellingham just one assist away from tying with Sabitzer. The former in particular has been on a creative tear in the new year, one that rivals David Bowie in Berlin. Eleven of the 19 chances he created came in the high-stakes knockout stages, as did 1.61 of his 2.58 xA. Whether he tops the goalscoring charts or the assist charts, who knows, but if you continue this form into Wembley and the Copa America, you might just read about the next Ballon d'Or winner.

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Golden glove

The football community is now, for the most part, well informed to know that clean sheets are far from the best measure of a goalkeeper's qualities. But look, what else do you want me to use? Saves? That actually benefits busy players in bad teams. Prevent goals? Too nerdy. Property value? What did I just say? It might not be perfect, it might reward the defense as a whole rather than the goalkeepers individually, but clean sheets will do.

Fortunately, this occasion also puts a player in the spotlight who is clearly the best goalkeeper in the 2023/24 Champions League. Gregor Kobel has this in the bag with six clean sheets to his name anyway, but as Chuck Booth points out: having the best goalkeeper in the tournament is a double-edged sword. All credit to Alex Remiro, David Raya, Manuel Neuer and Yann Sommer, but it is the Borussia Dortmund man who receives this award. He would like to mention many other statistical measures that you might want to mention.

Shots faced by Gregor Kobel in the 2023/24 Champions League, ranked by xG value.

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Kobel's 42 saves are four more than anyone else in the league, his 7.09 goals prevented almost double Anatoliy Trubin's next best mark. Sommer has beaten his compatriot Kobel on save percentage and goals conceded per 90 minutes, but look, Inter came through a pretty good group before heading to Atletico Madrid. Half of Dortmund's 12 matches were against oil state soft power vehicles disguised as football clubs. They beat them both into top spot in a group that also included AC Milan… then knocked out PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid before running into another one of those state welfare problems. A tougher test for a team and especially for a goalkeeper is hardly conceivable. Kobel accepted.

Other stats we like

  • The problem with defensive metrics is that some of the best work done out of possession involves no meaningful action taking place. How often does the opposition hit a long ball into the channel because they know it Virgil van Dijk or William Saliba are their centre-forwards going to bully? Yet there is a world where you can celebrate the active side of defending: hitting your opponent firmly but fairly, booting the ball, reading the pass before it comes. Enter Mats Hummels, who leads the Champions League in tackles, interceptions and clearances with the second most ball recoveries. Aaah, you say, but that's only because he has played the most minutes of the tournament. Adjust your figures to per 90, however, and the Borussia Dortmund centre-back still leads the way for tackles, ranks third for interceptions and sixth for clearances. His season was a masterclass in pressure defense.
  • Targets added (SGA) is one of those curious statistics. If you assess the xG values ​​before and after the shot, it doesn't necessarily tell you much more meaningfully over a long time scale than xG itself. The best attackers are not necessarily the ones who hit the corners every time – Heung-min Son might say otherwise – but the ones who keep putting themselves in shooting positions. Yet throughout the relatively short life cycle of a Champions League campaign, SGA serves another purpose: highlighting the men whose Yes games had a major impact on the tournament. Oh Lautaro Martinez (34 shots, two goals, 5.13 xG, -1.83 SGA), if only you had kept up your Serie A form in the big leagues, there might have been another Champions League final on the cards can be game. Fabian Ruiz, we really need you to practice racing.
  • Are we seeing a new post-pressing approach at the top of the European game? Even Borussia Dortmund are no longer the practitioners of Jurgen Klopp's heavy metal, returning to the promised land of Wembley thanks to tight defensive lines and flawless form off the ball. Manchester City's pass success rate of 92.4% is the highest in five years of Champions League football. Real Madrid's 90.1% ranks third, while PSG, Bayern Munich and Feyenoord were among those who were noticeably more accurate than in previous years. For the competition as a whole, the number of passers was 83.6%, in pre-COVID 2019-20 this was slightly lower, at 82.1%. Similarly, teams have won the ball in the middle third 22.6 times per game this year. Five years ago that was 24.3.
  • Maybe part of that is explained by how long everyone hangs out. Twenty players have played more than 150 matches in the history of UEFA club competitions. Four of them: Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Thomas Muller and Ivan Rakitic joined that club this season. With all those Champions League appearances, Muller is now tied with the ageless Xavi Hernandez in 151 Champions League appearances, just one ahead of his compatriot Toni Kroos, who will retire from club football after Saturday's final. For the time being, this means that of the fifteen players with the most Champions League games ever, ten are currently still active. Eight of the top 15 were managed by Carlo Ancelotti. This era of football is over on!

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