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Champions League final vs. The Super Bowl
01:49 - Source: CNN

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How does the Champions League final compare to the Super Bowl?

Which generates more revenue?

Which attracts the bigger audience?

CNN  — 

The Champions League final is undoubtedly the biggest annual event on the football calender.

Glory, millions of dollars and a place in history beckon, all played out in front of fans spread across more than 200 countries.

This year, on Saturday, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid – meeting in the showpiece event for the second time in three years – will be the two clubs with the eyes of the world fixed upon them.

But just how does this match compare to the USA’s biggest sporting event: the Super Bowl?

CNN takes a look at everything from revenue generated to worldwide audience to find out.