Champions League: City owner promises to pay for fans to watch the final in Portugal – Prime Time Zone


About 6,000 fans of City are expected in Porto, the city chosen by UEFA to host the final to replace Istanbul because of the high levels of Covid-19 in Turkey

EFE/EPA/PETER POWELLMahrez scored twice in Manchester City’s victory against PSG in the Champions League semi

The sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of Manchester City, said, on Tuesday, 18, that he will pay for the plane fans’ team that travel to the City of Porto, in Portugal, on the 29th, to watch the final of the Europe Champions League before the Chelsea. According to the director, the objective is that “thousands of fans” benefit from this initiative and also serves to “alleviate the serious financial situation that many people are going through during this pandemic period”. Approximately six thousand City fans are expected in Porto, the city chosen by the Uefa to host the final in substitution to Istanbul because of the high rates of Covid-19 on Turkey. London it was also an option discarded by the entity that runs European football.

“It is important to give the opportunity to all fans who want to watch this game so special. Even more so those who were with the club in bad times and good times ”, said the 50-year-old sheikh, a member of the UAE royal family. This will be the first time that Manchester City will dispute the European title. The team, led by Spaniard Pep Guardiola is going through a great phase and will try to complete the Triple Crown, after winning the English Championship and the FA Cup this season. In the semi-finals of the Champions League, Manchester City eliminated Paris Saint-Germain, while Chelsea passed Real Madrid.

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