Manchester City were quick to brief fans on their plans for the Champions League final after their stunning victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final. The Cityzens beat Mauricio Pocehtiino’s side 2-0 (4-1 overall) at the Etihad on Tuesday as Riyad Mahrez’s brace sent the Cityzens to their first UCL final. Pep Guardiola’s side will now face Real Madrid or Chelsea at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, with fans expected to be present for the event. Here’s a look at how fans can buy tickets for the 2021 Champions League final.
Man City vs PSG: Cityzens make history by reaching first UCL final
Man City made it through the second leg of their semi-final against PSG on Tuesday night at the Etihad. As both sides continued their first-ever Champions League triumph, City headed for the second leg with a 2-1 advantage. Two goals from Riyad Mahrez ensured a 2-0 victory on the night and 4-1 on aggregate, which secured City a place in the UCL final for the first time in club history.
How to buy tickets for the Champions League final? Tickets for the Champions League final in Istanbul
Naturally, after a season of closed-door matches, fans will be keen to support their club in their biggest game ever in Europe, and on Tuesday Man City announced that they would immediately open talks to clarify the situation. The participation of city fans will depend on UK government travel rules, as the roadmap for COVID-19 restrictions is set to allow some international travel from May 17. UEFA will also have to decide on the allocation of tickets while the Turkish authorities will also be involved.
According to reports from Time, Man City and their opponents in the UCL final will be awarded more than 4,000 tickets each according to plans drawn up by UEFA. Ataturk Olympic Stadium is expected to be one-third, which means around 25,000 spectators will be able to attend. Ticket sales for the 2021 Champions League final will be available on UEFA.com. Ticket prices for the Champions League final will also be available on the UEFA website once tickets go on sale.
Final date and venue of the Champions League
Man City will discover their final opponents on Wednesday night, with Chelsea hosting Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. The scores are level 1-1, with Chelsea holding an important away goal. The Champions League final date is May 29, 2021.
Ataturk Stadium is Turkey’s largest stadium, with a capacity of 76,761 and it has hosted the Champions League final once before – the momentous meeting between AC Milan and Liverpool on May 25, 2005, during which the Reds roared after going 0-3 to win the game and the trophy on penalties.
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