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The Portuguese dergao stadium hosts the final of the European Champions League, with 12,000 fans attending


The European Football Association (UEFA) announced the transfer of the final match of the UEFA Champions League from Istanbul to the Portuguese city of Porto. The final match between Manchester City and Chelsea is scheduled to take place on May 29, with the attendance of 12,000 fans, 6,000 per team.


The decision of the European Union came, especially that the match has two English teams and there are serious concerns about the Corona virus in Turkey after choosing Portugal instead of Istanbul, and the match will be in the "Dergao" stadium of the Porto club, noting that Portugal is included in the English government's green list of places that can travel to And to it without the need for quarantine.


The two teams were apprehensive that if the players went to Turkey, they would have to quarantine for at least 10 days upon returning to a hotel, which could lead to a halt in their preparations ahead of the 2020 European Championship.


This will also be the second year in a row that the Champions League final is played in Portugal. Last season, due to the epidemic, the quarter-finals were played entirely in the knockout tournament directly in various Portuguese cities.


Chelsea succeeded in eliminating Real Madrid, by beating them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals for the current season, noting that the first leg in Madrid ended with a 1-1 positive draw.


On the other hand, Manchester City qualified for the final match of the Champions League competition for the first time in history, thanks to the double scored by the Algerian star Riad Mahrez against his guest Paris Saint-Germain, in the fiery confrontation that took place between the two teams on Tuesday evening, at the "Al Ittihad" stadium, the stronghold of the Citizens. Within the second leg of the semi-final round of the competition for the current season 2020-2021, noting that the coach Guardiola's battalion succeeded in deciding to go with two goals to one.


The Manchester City final against Chelsea is the third in which the two sides are from England in the history of the Champions League competition, as it was preceded by two final matches, both sides of which are from the Premier League, as follows:


The final match, which is the first to be a pure Englishman, was held in the 2008 European Champions League between Manchester United and Chelsea.


The second final was held between the Premier League clubs in the 2018-2019 season, when Liverpool, led by Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, won the sixth title in its history, by beating Tottenham Hotspur with two free goals, in the match held at the "Wanda Metropolitano" stadium in the Spanish capital, Madrid.

Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's first goal from a penalty kick in the second minute, and Belgian Divock Origi added the second goal at the end of the match.

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