The journey to the final goes to Sheikh Mansour: The owner of Manchester City pays the fans for the trip to the final of the Champions League against Chelsea FC in Porto. The club announced this on Tuesday, eleven days before the English duel on May 29th.
“Thousands of city fans will benefit from the initiative, which is intended to alleviate the financial pressure in times of the pandemic,” says the Citizens’ statement: “The increased costs caused by COVID in connection with the necessary but expensive PCR tests would have Trip made impossible for many followers. “
The European Football Union UEFA had given both clubs contingents of 6,000 tickets each. It was only at the end of last week that the Portuguese government cleared the way for fans by lifting the corona restrictions imposed on travelers from Great Britain. Manchester City is in the premier class final for the first time.