Champions March on Moscow

Calling all football fans! It's time to get your backsides down to your local Russian Embassy and find out about those visa requirements - the UEFA Champions League Final is coming to Moscow in 2008! UEFA made football history when they announced earlier on in the year that they plan to hold club football's most prestigious event in Moscow, the furthest East the cup final has ever been played. What a chance then for Moscow and Russia to remind the world that they are capable to hosting the big event, and to showcase not just the two best teams of 2008 playing for glory, but also this vast and beautiful metropolis we know as Moscow.

Fans who decide to make the long journey east will be delighted by what they discover in this land which is so often kept segregated from 'the West'. From the towering 'Seven Sisters', to the legendary Red Square and the Kremlin, there's no shortage of things to discover - and football fans being football fans they will no doubt want to explore the raucous, and even raunchy, Moscow nightlife. Pubs, bars, nightclubs and stripclubs - there's a lot to take in!

The Champions League Final takes place on the 21st May 2008, at the impressive Luzhniki Stadium, which once hosted the 1980 Moscow Olympics. You can find Luzhniki Stadium in the southwest of the city near the Sportivnaja Metro Station, which is on the red line (line 1). Click here for a Moscow metro map.

Meanwhile if you're looking for accommodation, head to our sleep section for a selection of excellent hotels and hostels. Of course we've much to offer you in the way of information, so make Moscow Life your first point of call for eating out, shopping, travel, tips and be sure to check out our guide and superb online map too. Finally don't forget to print off your free downloadable PDF guide before you go. It has all the essential info you need and is yours to take with you... See you in 2008!

Comments

bernadette
United Kingdom

Well that's some more silverware for us. We'll have to ask man city if we can use their empty trophy cabinet on loan. Manchester United will live forevermore. BERNIE .

Reply Feb 28th, 2010
Fanny
Sweden

Barcelona!!!!!!!The king Z-L-A-T-A-N! ZLATAN is from the best country SWEDEN!!!

Reply Dec 22nd, 2009
Gosia
Poland

Huuurraa!! B-A-R-C-E-L-O-N-A wooooooooonnnn final!!!!!!

Reply May 6th, 2009
STAN
Kenya

CHELSEA WILL WIN

Reply May 6th, 2009
man u fan
United States

lets go man utd the winers of The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final

Reply May 1st, 2009
brookpaul
Thailand

Chelsea is the best for me....Go on! my team.

Reply Mar 29th, 2009
gent
Albania

chelsea is the best

Reply Dec 28th, 2008
Kyle
United Kingdom

manchester united.....haha john terry fort he had won that final....then he missed his penalty !....champions of england...champions of europe!!!! hu the hell are chelsea haha, jokers. mancheter united for ever !!!....viva ronaldo !!

Reply Oct 5th, 2008
Uzbekistan

football is for commoners.

Reply Jul 2nd, 2008
jonatan
Sweden

manchester united is the best team in the world.

Reply May 27th, 2008
Tim Zulu
United States

Man.United is the best team. It has proved it. Am a fan since 1968. Manchester United Fan For Life.

Reply May 23rd, 2008
ARDIAN
Serbia

CHELSEA IS FOREVER CHAMPION

Reply May 22nd, 2008
andy
United Kingdom

champions champions united supporter til i die

Reply May 22nd, 2008
Daniel Maingi
Kenya

MAN U WE LOVE YOU Huyeeeeeeee! cogratulation

Reply May 22nd, 2008
Florian
Russia

WE LOVE UNITED WE DOOOOOOOOOOO WE LOVE UNITED WE DOOOOOOOOOOO WE LOVE UNITDE WE DO OOOOOOOH UNITED WE LOVE YOU

Reply May 22nd, 2008
Moscow Life Admin
Russia

Final score - Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties after extra time. Penalties MISSED by Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United), and by John Terry and Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea)

Reply May 22nd, 2008
RickC87UK in Manchester
United Kingdom

beein in the city for tonights final , it was one of those games where it was a dead 1 , or a brill 1 , and tonight both teams put on a great show ! so so proud of the lads , 50 years on since munich and what a way to embrace it .. we'll never die we'll never die we'll never die we'll never die we'll keep the red flag fyin high coz man united never die well worthy winners of the prem and europe been the best team thoughout , unbeaten in the c.l tops the lot under ferige long live the glory manchester !!!

Reply May 21st, 2008
david sierra
Argentina

how is the score now?????????

Reply May 21st, 2008
jhakas
India

man u will be d undisputed champions just wait 4 d final score...........

Reply May 21st, 2008
Moscow Life Admin
Russia

Half time score - Chelsea 1-1 Man United. Goals by Cristiano Ronaldo (26 mins) and Frank Lampard (45 mins)

Reply May 21st, 2008
Lisa
United States

Man Utd all the way!!!! Your dedicated fan in the USA. I love you all.

Reply May 21st, 2008
Moscow Life Admin
Russia

We're all set - enjoy the match!

Reply May 21st, 2008
lucas nuÒez
Argentina

win manchester aguante tevez!!!! goles de tevez y ronaldo manchester 2-0 chelsea

Reply May 21st, 2008
iloh chukwuka i
Nigeria

i know it ll be hard but at end chelsea must win by 2 goals to 1.

Reply May 21st, 2008
PradaPrince
United States

I know in my heart that MAN-U will WIN & Sir. ALex can retire. We're going to WIN 2-goals to-0, with Tavez scoring both goals....

Reply May 21st, 2008
toby
United Kingdom

man.u will win on penalties ronaldo will score the winner

Reply May 21st, 2008
Danso Asiedu Wilberforce
Ghana

Chelsea will beat Man Utd by 3 goals to 1

Reply May 21st, 2008
Obyno
Nigeria

I see the blue taking the trophy already without any penalty shot outs. It actually going to be a cracker but Chelsea will have their way, u no why? Man those guys and damn determined. Am not a chelsea fan but of Barcelona but I suport them. Up Blues in advance

Reply May 21st, 2008
MAria
Zambia

finally we're gonna see who is the champ of the premier league..

Reply May 21st, 2008
Daniel Boon
Singapore

Manchester United is going to beat Chelsea 2 - 0

Reply May 21st, 2008
Aakash
India

it all depends upon the forwards...if its rooney and tevez followed by ronaldo on the right and giggs on the left then no one can stop man u from winning.

Reply May 21st, 2008
Dr Isaac Asiedu
Ghana

Anyone who reads history knows that its much easier for history to be repeated than history being made. Man U all the way.

Reply May 21st, 2008
Charles
South Africa

Man.United's arrogance will be their downfall- CHELSEA 2 - MAN. U 1

Reply May 21st, 2008
sudip
Nepal

Chelsea is gonna level their pride over Man U with a 3-1 victory.

Reply May 21st, 2008
Dylan
United States

Manchester United will once again be atop the Cahmpions League when they crush Chelsea today.

Reply May 21st, 2008
Mohsin Mumtaz
Pakistan

Manchester United, you rule .... You haven't disappointed your fans in the 3 previous UEFA finals ..... We expect the same this time. Best of Luck !!! Both the teams are in good form, and we hope for a thrilling final.

Reply May 21st, 2008
Isa
Nigeria

CHELSEA IS BETTER BUT MAN UTD IS THE BEST. BUT I THINK IT IS 50-50 GAME. THOSE WHO MAKE MISTAKE IN DEFENCE WILL SUFFER.

Reply May 21st, 2008
sontu tonsing
India

lampard and terry....... you are the best

Reply May 21st, 2008
Roy kipkoech
Kenya

MANCHESTER ARE GOING TO WIN THIS GREATEST CUP IN THE WORLD BEACAUSE THEY ARE THE GREATEST TEAM IN THE WORD

Reply May 21st, 2008
Amaechi
Nigeria

Ronaldo, Tevez, Roony please dont let us down. I want you to take Chesea on aware in 1st half. I need at least 3 goas in 1st half. Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Brown - please take care of our keeper. Giggs, Scholes, Anderson, Hagreaves - please take good care of the mid-fied. The Lord will see you through in Jesus name. Amen

Reply May 21st, 2008
Marina
Russia

We have got 2-room apartment for 4 persons near the centre, 2 minutes to metro station on foot. If you need, transfer airport-apartment-airport and apartment-UEFA-apartment. leporella@bk.ru

Reply May 20th, 2008
sam selwood
United States

Got 2 tickets cat2(Chelsea Section), happy to meet in and around london to exchange tonight/tomorrow, call 07747509578, £300 each, thanks

Reply May 19th, 2008
Joanne+Stuart
United Kingdom

2 TICKETS - MAN UNITED END - TRIBUNE B, SECTION 9 - Happy to meet you anywhere near/around London to give you our tickets. £325 each, Joanne and Stuart (07736 929042)

Reply May 19th, 2008
Stuart
United Kingdom

I have 2 tickets in the Manchester United end, Tribune B - unfortunately I can no longer make the game. I was lucky yo buy the tickets for £900 2 weeks ago but now, reluctantly I am willing to sell them for a reduced price of £325 each. Please contact me on this e-mail. Joannne. x

Reply May 19th, 2008
lisa
Italy

Chelsea and Manchester are two very good teams....but Manchester has someone that could made the difference!!!!

Reply May 17th, 2008
Anonim
Azerbaijan

Manchester United champoin....

Reply May 16th, 2008
www.florim-info.tk
United Kingdom

Manchester United is the best in europe because have c.ronaldo,rooney,teves,anderson,ferdinadn and recket Paul Scholes

Reply May 5th, 2008
Florim
Albania

manchester win in moscow 3-0 ronaldo 2'25'65'

Reply May 5th, 2008
thepimpmaster101
United Kingdom

Man Utd > Chelsea We're going to win the double!

Reply May 5th, 2008
Michael
Australia

Ive got to book my ticket and visa and i'm travelling from Sydney, Oz to watch Fergie create history - anybody have 1 ticket?

Reply May 2nd, 2008
S Bath
Canada

coming all the way from canada to support our reds, anyone know if theres anyway to get my hands on a ticket?

Reply May 2nd, 2008
aden
Australia

anyone know what time does the game start in australia? go MAN U

Reply May 2nd, 2008
brian
United States

So i guess the game airs in the U.S. at 22:45? am i correct

Reply May 1st, 2008
Brian Clough
United Kingdom

Hi Lasse, yes you are right that was GMT, now we are in British Summer Time so add an hour 22.45pm.

Reply May 1st, 2008
lasse
Norway

Hey Brian ... hopefully my ticket is correct .......... not you :-)

Reply May 1st, 2008
Lasse
Norway

hey Dave, the stadium opens at 19.45, and the game starts 22.45 local time ... and I have a ticket for sale ... at C field

Reply May 1st, 2008
Brian Clough
United Kingdom

For all those who are interested the game will kick-off at 21.45pm. Russia or rather Moscow being 3 hours in front of UK time

Reply May 1st, 2008
Fiona Foote
United Kingdom

To Dave, don't know kick off time but if it helps we have sky coverage in UK from 6pm

Reply May 1st, 2008
dave
Australia

any idea what time the game will kick off moscow time??

Reply Apr 30th, 2008
Andy
United Kingdom

Personally I can't wait for the final in Moscow. If they held it in the UK it wouldn't be any different from another FA Cup Final. I got my travel arrangements done this month, organise it yourself and it isn't that expensive. I'm staying in a hostel, good central location, and got my visa through with absolutely no problems. I agree MUFC travel is ripping its fans off with its own deals but we've got to support the team, and there are ways to get there without breaking the bank.

Reply Apr 30th, 2008
kevin bell
United Kingdom

COME ON MAN U DOUBLE THIS YEAR

Reply Apr 30th, 2008
Fernando Jose Torres
United Kingdom

I am ready for chelsea tonight, I am looking forward to try my best to score at stamford bridge! !!!Venga en Liverpool!!! Liverpool have won it without me before, so with me it really puts the icing on the victory cake! !Amo hollie! !Usted sabe a quiÈn usted es mi esposa!

Reply Apr 30th, 2008
Turkish homes
Turkey

Come on Chelsea

Reply Apr 30th, 2008
GB
United Kingdom

Great result last night. Now begging for tickets. Anyone, who has got them, but can't get there, failed visa tests ...etc please contact me.

Reply Apr 30th, 2008
Liam
United Kingdom

Go Man United!

Reply Apr 29th, 2008
SHIRI
Costa Rica

ARSENAL WILL WIN THE GAME HA HA HA AH

Reply Apr 25th, 2008
channiere
United Kingdom

Now the three of us, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool have had time to contemplate attending the final I think we should have a collective display of how ludicrous this decision by UEFA really is We have been doing ours sums and without revealing how I'll get there ( if) it will cost me £550 from Manchester inc sharing a twin room for two nights.Then theres a visa and match ticket so say £700. If the Russians wanna play in and host the champions league then there should be a visa on each ticket or drop the visa altogether. I cant understand what these idiots think of. Firstly Leeds fans are murdered in Istanbul and they get the final, next its Rome who have disgraced themselves and the year after its Madrid ( because for tax purposes they cant play at Wembley)Is it that simple to get a top job in the organisation?

Reply Apr 25th, 2008
Keith
United Kingdom

Cristiano Ronaldo - great penalty taker - NOT!

Reply Apr 24th, 2008
bluey
Australia

To the bloke at uk`smostsuccesfulclubever', you are so deluded its really quite funny. So your history consists of winning the good old European Champions Cup when you had to beat the winners of the Albanian and Cyrpus leagues. Well done! By the way can you just remind of who you had in your team at the time and which of these players were home grown. Sorry, but I didn't realise that Daglish, Souness, Hansen were local Liverpool lads. As for your recent success in the Champions league, not only do you not deserve to be there, but taking any glory from it you actually devalue your 'history'. To suggest that Liverpool fans are best behaved, you obviously been to many away games of your illustrious team. Give my regards to Kermit!!!

Reply Apr 22nd, 2008
The Special One
United Kingdom

Go Chelsea!

Reply Apr 22nd, 2008
sammy lee
Albania

rooney is a manc...you're a legend like!! even I hat scousers...since I went to Bolton they called me fat, after everything I did for them winning those titles. We were half decent when everyone was crap, that's why we snook in. At least MUFC are up against decent quality, hats off. scousers are t*****s

Reply Apr 16th, 2008
phil neal
United Kingdom

dead right like...I have a chin like a horse coz i'm scouse. Ugly lot of morons aren't we like. Besides, i've seen tommy smith in the shower like and it aint a pretty sight like...

Reply Apr 16th, 2008
phil thompson
United Kingdom

dead right, I always thought we scousers were w*****s....dead right like. Especially you, giving us a bad name like that...Rio is hot baby!!

Reply Apr 16th, 2008
shankley's a pratt
United Kingdom

Good rant scouse....great to see you can read and write (ooops, sorry maybe you had someone write it for you, definitely not a scouse ha ha). Hey, Aren't you the one whilst your scabby lot were off winning those euro cups, the rest of you scouse scabs were partaking in your usual occupation...thieving ha ha ha. Respect, you wouldn't know what it meant. Remember, you're a scouse, which stands for d*******, ask anyone!!

Reply Apr 16th, 2008
Rooney is a Manc
United Kingdom

Ha Ha, a scouser complaining how others have bought the title how ironic because if Rafa beneathus had spent the money on 4 good players instead of 1 i sure you wouldnt be bemoaning it, and as for the respect you think you earn get over yourselves its probably more fear incase you all decide to go on a trampling spree. That rant over the potential for this years cup final is amazing and if two English clubs do make it lets hope all sets of fans behave themselves and do hte country and their clubs proud.

Reply Apr 15th, 2008
uk`smostsuccesfulclubever
United Kingdom

77`78`81`84`05,to name just a few famous years for LFC in European Cup history.The club is built on tradition and respect which spans the globe.LFC never have to resort to the arrogant and blinkered views from MUFC fans and staff and squad,where they think you can buy the trophy,just as Abramovich had the same idea and fell short.Message to Rio Ferdinand and Alex Ferguson,you will never ever be shown the respect that is shown to Liverpool Football Club,not if you won it 5 times,not if you won every game that you ever played,because you cannoy buy respect.Another thing Ferdinand,you are lucky to be playing after your drugs test dodge,only you know why you missed the test,the rest of us have a good idea,but you will live with the truth.You`ll never walk alone.

Reply Apr 12th, 2008
Liver Bird
United Kingdom

Just because the mancs, gooners and chelski would crawl on broken glass to sniff our 5 EURO CUP TITLES...and the cup we bought home!! Yep we may not win the league but i may well be getting another star tattooed on my back. Jealousy is such a sad emotion! Oh and our fans are not wild animals...you just know they pi** all over any other clubs.

Reply Apr 11th, 2008
Pete
Russia

Anyone know how to get tickets in Moscow?

Reply Apr 11th, 2008
Arsene's Wanger

I'm off to Moscow's Night Flight club and all those Ruskie blondes...Vive La France and where did my Arsenal go...

Reply Apr 10th, 2008
Roger
United Kingdom

Chelsea v Barcelona 2 - 1 Chelsea

Reply Apr 10th, 2008
craig johnstone
Australia

Concur cobbers...in our day when we played for Liverpool it was half decent, now the Liverpool fans are like a pack of raw prawns giving England a bad name. Man utd for me this year

Reply Apr 10th, 2008
Tommy Smith
United Kingdom

Yeah, I played with you and you were c***...although I nagree, Liverpool are up themselves since we were around. Everyone hates them, even I would go for United...

Reply Apr 10th, 2008
Phil Thompson
United Kingdom

I played for Liverpool and even I hate them!!! Scousers are arrogant and up themselves, simple! Moscow will sort out the ratbags, go United!

Reply Apr 10th, 2008
aussie
Australia

You're kidding....I want Liverpool to get through so United can beat them in the final, logical! What a game, no Liverpool fans will be there as they can't afford it (then again they'll be thieving from Manchester whilst they are away in Moscow!!

Reply Apr 10th, 2008
brian
Ireland

just curious??? Does anyone know what time the champions league final will be kicking off at local moscow time?????

Reply Apr 8th, 2008
gutherzig
Indonesia

Champions League is LIVERPOOL's Playground. Don't mess with the best, or DIE like the rest. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE.

Reply Apr 8th, 2008
William
United States

um tom, the most successful team who has wont the champions league the most is real madrid. anyway i love Manchester United!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply Apr 1st, 2008
A?k?n Erg¸l
Turkey

To be or not to be. This is FENERBAH«E.

Reply Mar 25th, 2008
ROMANI
United States

ROMA MAGICA

Reply Mar 7th, 2008
Adil
Russia

Waiting our Gunners' victory from Moscow. This is our year.

Reply Mar 6th, 2008
dandy
Turkey

Fenerbahce will bring the Cup to Istanbul!

Reply Feb 25th, 2008
Laz
United Kingdom

Come on Arsenal. 2008 is our year. I'm so confident I've even gone out bought tickets for the Champions League Final in Moscow already. Should be a great holiday even if the gunners somehow fail to get there...

Reply Feb 21st, 2008
teekkari
Finland

Forza Milan!

Reply Feb 12th, 2008
George
United States

Chelsea all the way

Reply Feb 10th, 2008
Daniel Dunlop
United Kingdom

Liverool won't even get through to the next stages LOL ! Pity those poor scousers....NOT. This is United's year......follow follow follow......stand up for the CHAMPIONS !

Reply Nov 8th, 2007
lee thorneycroft
United Kingdom

just a reminder to all you man u and liverpool fans that you are gonna lose and chelsea are gonna win

Reply Nov 5th, 2007
D Gill
United States

Just to remind all you United fans: You need to pay for your tickets in advance of the 1st knockout stage. Unfortunately, the fee is non-refundable and, should we fail to get to Moscow, I'm afraid you won't be getting your money back.

Reply Oct 17th, 2007
Rich
United Kingdom

follow follow follow cuz UNITED are goung to Moscow...... L.U.H.G

Reply Oct 17th, 2007
Dan B
United Kingdom

Gotta love the Champions League. 2007 promises to be another great year! Already looking into visas for Moscow

Reply Aug 31st, 2007
Greg
United Kingdom

Come on Arsenal! We need some silverware this year... beside i quite fancy a trip to Moscow

Reply Jul 16th, 2007

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