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By Chineze Ogugua

UEFA has confirmed the Allianz Arena and Krestovsky Stadium as two contenders to host the ultimate match of the 2021 tournament.

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Bayern Munich announced earlier today that they have submitted a bid to host the Champions League final in 2021.

Bayern last held the final in 2012 and featured in it only to be beaten by Premier League side Chelsea, who won following a penalty shoot-out.

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement today said: “I can confirm that Bayern, together with the city of Munich, will officially apply to host the 2021 Champions League final at the Allianz Arena.”

“Despite the disappointment of the defeat to Chelsea in 2012, we still look back fondly on the ‘Finale dahoam’ [final at home]. We would be very grateful if UEFA gave us the opportunity to again welcome the football world to Munich.”

Krestovsky Stadium, the home of Russian club Zenit, is the only other contender to host the 2021 Champions League final.

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