UEFA confident fans will be able to attend Champions League showdown

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UEFA are said to be confident spectators will be able to attend the Champions League final in Istanbul this May.

That’s according ESPN, who relay the belief a reduced crowd at the Ataturk Stadium is possible after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Turkey.

A few fixtures throughout Europe have hosted fans in recent months, with Liverpool welcoming 2,000 Kopties to the stands for a Premier League clash with Wolves back in December.

This didn’t last long, though – with games again put behind closed doors as the pandemic worsened in the UK.

Even if Liverpool are able to win their seventh Champions League title this season, it’ll be a while before we can expect scenes like this again

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Thankfully, vaccinations are being steadily rolled out in England and it seems like we could all get a taste of normalcy before the end of the season.

2020’s Champions League final between Bayern Munich and PSG was played behind closed doors, but UEFA’s hope for a reduced crowed at the Ataturk this year is exciting.

Watching and listening to the 2,000 Liverpool fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ inside Anfield in December was emotional enough – but let’s hope even more will be safe to gather in the Turkish capital to cheer on the Reds after progressing through the quarter and semi-finals.


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