According to recent news, fans will be permitted to watch the 2021 Champions League final in the stadium.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, most games have been played in vacant stadiums throughout Europe. However, UEFA sources have told ESPN that there is reason to be optimistic about this season’s final, which is set for May 29 at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium. This season’s rivalry has been able to continue, but there have been losses for certainties.
Due to travel constraints, Liverpool and Manchester City played RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach in Hungary and Romania, respectively. Countries around the continent have started the vaccine process, but the percentage of citizens vaccinated remains very poor.
Furthermore, owing to fears over side effects, others have begun to enforce provisional restrictions on the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon last season. The tournament is rumored to be getting a major reboot in the coming years, which would have a significant effect on Premier League clubs.
According to the Daily Star, a redesigned tournament will allow 36 teams to participate through qualifying rounds. The existing format consists of six games played between groups of four, while a new format will be a 10-match Swiss with all opponents open. Because of their co-efficient, the Premier League will be granted an additional spot in the tournament.
Other countries agree the extra slots should go to winners of middle leagues,’ which would normally qualify.
Andrea Agnelli, chairman of the European Clubs’ Association (ECA), recently addressed the reforms and thinks they will be more balanced.
“I think we’re similar to my dream Champions League, and I think the Swiss structure is beautiful. I believe it would have excellent prospects for the teams competing in that sport. It will include the knockouts that are essential to every rivalry,” he said.