UEFA changes venue of Champions League final from Istanbul to Porto

Source : 112 Ukraine

Manchester City will face Chelsea on May 29
15:13, 14 May 2021

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The final game of UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and Chelsea will not be taking place in Turkey. UEFA official website reported that on May 13.

"The final was originally scheduled to take place at the Atatürk Stadium in Istanbul but, following the UK government’s decision to place Turkey on its red list of COVID-19 travel destinations, staging the final there would have meant none of the clubs’ domestic fans would be able to travel to the game. After a year of fans being locked out of stadiums, UEFA thought that everything needed to be done to ensure the supporters of the two finalist teams could attend", reads the message.

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The Association decided that the venue of this fixture will be moved from Istanbul to Porto. The game will kick off at Dragao stadium on May 29. As UEFA allowed the fans to visit the stadium, 12,000 supporters will be able to watch the game from the rostrums. 

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