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UEFA’s stance on moving Champions League final venue if it’s Man City vs Chelsea

Christian Pulisic of Chelsea FC celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with his teammates during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Real Madrid and Chelsea FC at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on April 27, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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Manchester City and Chelsea are in pole position to meet each other in the Champions League final. However, UEFA will not be moving the Champions League final away from Turkey, even if both finalists are English clubs. The final is scheduled to be played on May 29 in Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium.

Chelsea played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in an away leg, while Manchester City beat PSG in Paris with a 2-1 score.

Turkey announced on Thursday that it will go into lockdown after a surge in coronavirus cases with stay-at-home orders until May 17. UEFA however, are still optimistic that a “limited number” of fans can still attend the Ataturk.

“The Champions League final will take place in Istanbul on May 29 and we are assured that the temporary lockdown which is in force until May 17 should not have any impact on the match,” UEFA said in a statement.

UEFA also dismissed speculation that this year’s final could be moved to Wembley if both Manchester City and Chelsea reach the end of the tournament.


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