How to watch the Champions League final 2018 on TV today

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Mohamed Salah arrives in Kiev for Saturday's final - AP

Liverpool are bidding to win the European title for a sixth time on Saturday night but they face a tough task against Champions League holders Real Madrid, who are aiming for a third successive victory and 13th overall.

All eyes will be on the final in Kiev - here's our TV guide to ensure you do not miss a moment.

What TV channel is showing the Champions League final?

BT Sport have had exclusive rights to both the Champions League and Europa League since last season and will be the only place to watch the final.

BT Sport 2 will be broadcasting from 6pm with Gary Lineker, while match coverage begins at 7pm on the same channel.

What time does Champions League final start?

The match itself starts at 7:45pm UK time, which equates to a 9:45pm start in Kiev, where the match is being held.

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Is it on free to air?

Yes. Like they did with the Europa League final last Wednesday, BT have decided to make this weekend's Champions League final available to non-subscribers. 

Real Madrid vs Liverpool will be streamed live on YouTube in 4K UHD at

Gary Lineker will present BT Sport's coverage of the Champions League final Credit: Getty Images 

The match will also be available to watch on the BT Sport app.

 If you would prefer to watch the match without the aid of an internet connection, BT Sport are also offering three months free to any customers who sign up to BT Sport between May 23 and May 29. 

What is the latest news?

Liverpool fans have been arriving in Kiev since Thursday  Credit: AFP 

There was anger on Friday evening as a number of flights from Liverpool to Kiev were cancelled at the last minute. 

Liverpool have said that as many as 1,000 fans have been affected by the disruption to travel plans. 

The match itself will feature two of the most in-form goal-scorers in Europe with Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo going head-to-head at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium.

Champions League final 2018 | Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Salah, who broke the Premier League record the most goals in a 38-game season, has paid tribute to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's influence on his debut campaign at Anfield.

"From the first day, we were friends - he treated me like a friend so we are very close to each other, but still he is the boss and I am the player," said Salah.

"As a coach - as you can see - everyone knows him."

Liverpool are the top-scoring team in this season's competition, with their front-three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino contributing 29 of the club's 40 goals.