Article 42 Match protocol - Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UCL
FullSeasonYears
2021/22
EnforcementDate
1 May 2021
42.01

The UEFA flag and the Respect flag (or other flag, as instructed by UEFA) must be flown at the stadium at all matches in the competition. They will be provided to the clubs by their association. From the play-offs onwards, the competition flag must also be flown. It will be provided by UEFA to the clubs concerned in due time.

42.02

Both teams must be at the stadium at least 75 minutes before kick-off.

42.03

As from the play-offs, the walk-on music provided by UEFA must be played from when the players emerge from the players’ tunnel until they have lined up, at which point the UEFA Champions League anthem provided by UEFA must be played. National anthems may not be played.

42.04

At all matches in the competition, the players are invited to shake hands with their opponents and the referee team after the line-up ceremony as well as after the final whistle, as a gesture of fair play.