Champions League Final Gets New Venue Following Coronavirus Concerns In Istanbul

Champions League Final Gets New Venue Following Coronavirus Concerns In Istanbul

- The 2020/21 Champions League finals will now be played at Porto's Estadio do Dragao

- The Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey was the venue for fixture but it was changed due to coronavirus concerns

- Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea will lock horns for the coveted on May 29, 2021

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This season's Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea will no longer hold in Istanbul, Turkey, it will now played at Porto's Estadio do Dragao, in Portugal. ESPN FC.

There had been a proposal from UEFA to stage the grand finale at the Wembley Stadium but the UK government have allayed concerns about the quarantine rule for over 2,000 staff.

The Ataturk Stadium was slated to play host the event on May 29, but with Turkey on the red list of nations for coronavirus, the UK has urged fans not to travel for the fixture.

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The Estadio do Dragao in Porto is 50,000 capacity and the Portuguese government who are on the green list will allow 20,000 to attend the final with 6,000 tickets each designated for fans of each clubs.

Man City and Chelsea have emerged for this campaign's finals after dispatching French side Paris Saint-Germain and La Liga giants Real Madrid respectively.

Champions League final gets new venue following coronavirus concerns in Istanbul
Champions League final will now be played in FC Porto's homeground Estadio Dragao. Photo by UEFA
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The interesting thing about the fixture is that Thomas Tuchel has had two wins over Pep Guardiola on two occasions since taking over the Blues job.

Chelsea knocked City out of the FA Cup quarter final and recorded a 2-1 win at the Etihad over the Manchester based club.

The rivalry will now become intense when both English clubs clash for the biggest trophy in club football.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Football fanaticism has been taken to a whole new level as Man City fans in Nigeria have organized a 40-day prayer and fasting program to emerge victorious against Chelsea in the Champions League, Twitter.

It might sound funny but since the appointment of former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, the Blues have become City's headache this season.

The west London club came from a goal down to defeat the Citizens by 2-1 in a recent Premier League match played at the Etihad.

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