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Last Updated: Wednesday May 21 2008 06:10 GMT

In pics: Champions League excitement

Champions League excitement

For the first time ever the Champions League final is an all-England affair, with Chelsea taking on Manchester United.

Chelsea football forward Andriy Shevchenko (L) and goalie Carlo Cudicini (

Here's the Blues arriving at their hotel in the Russian capital Moscow, where the game takes place on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo

And Manchester United football club winger Cristiano Ronaldo on his way into his hotel. He stopped to sign a few autographs too.

Champions League trophy

And this is it - the trophy! Man Utd last played in the Champions League final in 1999, when they beat Germans FC Bayern Munich.

Fan shows off his ticket

About 40,000 fans have travelled to Moscow for the game. Chelsea haven't reached the final since the competition started in 1955.

Chelsea fan

There's real excitement ahead of the match. Check out this Chelsea fan's crazy glasses and Russian hat in honour of the club's Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

The Luzhniki Stadium pitch

But there are worries that the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium isn't up to scratch. A new one was laid in October, but experts said it was too bumpy so a new one's been put down.

Lots of shoes

The game will start with a colourful opening ceremony - boots belonging to some soldiers are lined up ready for the off.