UEFA has announced that the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea had been moved from Istanbul to Porto.
Champions League Final Moved From Istanbul To Porto
The match on May 29 has been switched to the Estadio do Dragao to allow English spectators to attend as travel between the UK and Turkey is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The body also announced that 12,000 Chelsea and Manchester City supporters are set to be in attendance.
“We accept that the decision of the British Government to place Turkey on the red list for travel was taken in good faith and in the best interests of protecting its citizens from the spread of the virus but it also presented us with a major challenge in staging a final featuring two English teams,” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement.
“After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season,” he added.