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Champions League: Istanbul’s loss is Porto’s gain

The final was scheduled for Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but Turkey was last week put on Britain’s travel ‘red list’
Porto’s Estadio do Dragao (Dragon Stadium) will host the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29.

Reuters   |   Published 14.05.21, 04:17 AM

Porto’s Estadio do Dragao (Dragon Stadium) will host the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29.

The final has been moved from Istanbul to Porto to allow English fans to travel under Covid-19 restrictions, Uefa said on Thursday.

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The final was scheduled for Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but Turkey was last week put on Britain’s travel ‘red list’. Uefa said that each club would receive 6,000 tickets.

The final capacity for the match is yet to be confirmed. There have been discussions over moving the final to London’s Wembley Stadium but Uefa said that despite “exhaustive efforts... it was not possible to achieve the necessary exemptions”.



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