Champions League: Final in Istanbul still planned with spectators

Regardless of the dicey Corona situation, the final of the Champions League is scheduled to take place in Istanbul and even in front of spectators. Turkey is going into a tough lockdown for three weeks in the face of currently around 40,000 corona cases per day. They are “sure” that the temporary lockdown “should not have any impact on the game,” said UEFA SID-Inquiry with.

“The UEFA Champions League final will take place on May 29 in Istanbul with a limited number of spectators,” the statement said clearly. They will “continue to work closely with the Turkish Football Association and local and national authorities to ensure the game is played safely.” Information on the exact stadium occupancy and the modalities of ticket sales will be available at a later date.

In any case, German national players will also be in the final. With Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer (both Paris St. Germain), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) and Timo Werner, Antonio Rüdiger and Kai Havertz (all FC Chelsea), all four semi-finalists of the premier class have DFB players in their ranks.

The final in the Ataturk Stadium should also be a kind of test run for the EM. There, at least partial admission of fans is planned for all games; UEFA had demanded spectator guarantees from the individual venues in advance.

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