Champions League Final Between Man City And Chelsea Could Be Moved From Istanbul to Wembley

Champions League Final Between Man City And Chelsea Could Be Moved From Istanbul to Wembley

- UEFA is already considering staging the Champions League final at the Wembley Stadium in London

- English clubs Manchester City and Chelsea are the two finalists to battle for this season’s title

- With the game scheduled for Ataturk in Istanbul, UEFA will discuss with the UK government over moving the final to England

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The European football governing body UEFA has stated that it will discuss with the UK government about the possibility of staging the Champions League final in London.

Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City have reached the final of the Champions League originally billed to hold in Istanbul on May 29.

However, since restrictions will be relaxed on foreign travel by May 17, UEFA is considering to hold the final in Wembley Stadium.

It is expected that a decision will be made by Tuesday, May 11 whether the match will take place at the original venue in Ataturk, Istanbul or not.

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The final play-off of the Championship is also scheduled to hold at the same venue on the same day, but UK government is reportedly considering moving it.

But the English Football League is understood to be open to moving that, as well as the League One and Two finals, in order to allow the all-English tie to be staged at Wembley later this month.

UEFA to Hold Talks With UK Government Over Moving Champions League Final to London
UEFA wants Champions League final to hold in London. Photo: Clive Rose
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Meanwhile, players that make up the Manchester City first team could get as much as £1million each should they defeat Chelsea to win the Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola’s squad are on track to grab their share of about £15million as they also look good to winning a treble foe first time in their history.

High earners like Kevin de Bruyne have clauses in their respective contracts if they lift the coveted UEFA title.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus were condemned to a 3-0 defeat at the Allianz Stadium by AC Milan as their race to finish in the Champions League position suffers a major setback.

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A goal each from Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic, and Fikayo Tomori handed the visitors their first win over the Old Lady in Turin since March 2011.

The defeat has now seen Juve dropped to the fifth position on the table with 69 points from 35 points while they face Sassuolo, Inter Milan, and Bologna in their remaining fixture.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Old Lady teammates will be playing in the Europa League next season if it ends this way.

Source: Legit.ng

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