The UEFA Champions League Final, which will take place on May 29, in Porto, Portugal, at Estádio do Dragão, is as always the main football event of the year in Europe. Yes, maybe all over the world. A kind of icing on the icing on the cake. Immediately after the end of the National Championships.
This time, two English teams face each other in the deciding match: Chelsea and Manchester City, from the city of the same name. In addition, the final of the second most important club tournament in Europe will feature the Premier League team. And the most interesting thing is that he is also from Manchester. According to the media, City’s arch enemy is Manchester United.
For decades, the citizens (as they are called City) were on the sidelines, and United fans would sympathize with their opponents. And there wasn’t much in town. But after 13 years, when Mansetti was acquired by a group of Arab billionaires, the situation began to change.
At first the “townspeople” gradually took the first places in the national championship and defeated their opponents there. And then, of course, with billions being poured in, the Arab leaders ’appetite began to grow, the cast became one of the most powerful players in the world, and coach Pep Guardiola was invited, who won everything with Barcelona. And now the owners want to take the main European trophy. Interestingly, both the resulting club titles, for the Champions League and European League, can be registered in the same city – Manchester for next year.
Chelsea, on the other hand, is owned by Abramovich’s Russian oligarchy. But he has long since acquired the team, even selling part of the shares, and his team has already won the main trophy. But who would refuse to do it again? In addition, before the “aristocrats” (as the London club) on the coaches bridge, there is an aspiring specialist, the German Thomas Tuchel, who also dreams of European success. Last season, his former club Paris Saint-Germain reached the final, but lost to Bayern Munich (0-1). And here is the second attempt.
Another curious moment. For the third year in a row, the German coaches participated in the main match of the season. It is without a doubt the best training school in the world at the moment. Judge for yourself. In 2019, Liverpool won the Champions League, which was their German coach Juergen Klopp. Last season, he faced two Germans in the final match. Bayern was led by the local expert, Hans Dieter Flick, and Paris Saint-Germain, led by the aforementioned Tuchel. Here again the German in the final. And while Mansetti is the favorite, you can’t escape the stats. In recent years, teams led by German coaches have won the Champions League.
Well, for the city where the final match will take place, Porto was chosen instead of Istanbul, as Turkey’s strict restrictions system was extended on May 17. Portugal belongs to the category of “green” countries, and six thousand fans from each English team will be able to go to Porto. After all, having such a match with the spectators was one of the desires and conditions of UEFA. In addition, Europe is gradually returning to normal life. And in soccer, in the Spanish and English leagues, they can actually play. They already had the FA Cup Final at Wembley.
Therefore, UK fans will be able to reach the final and the excitement has increased. according to daily Mail, Portugal tickets from London and Manchester, despite the sharp rise in prices, have already been sold by fans of the teams!
In general, every footballer dreams of playing in the UEFA Champions League Final! And most importantly, it’s great to have fans in the game. After all, football is dead without them!