Until early this Saturday morning, 42 charter flights from Manchester and London with English fans will arrive at the Francisco S Carneiro Airport in Porto, where they will watch the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Estadio Drago at 8pm. It is estimated that another 12,000 Britons will join, with thousands of supporters already in the northern city.
At the airport, supporters of each team are sent to different areas and then sent to the fan zones formed at Avenida dos Aliados (Chelsea) and Albondoca da Fe (Manchester City) at 6:30 pm to show a negative PCR test Covit 19. This fan In zones, mixing between supporters of different clubs is not allowed.
But according to an RTP report, fans who landed in Porto last hour have shown interest in joining the thousands on the city streets, especially in the Brana da Ribeira. And not limited to fan zones. The TV station reveals that 69 planes have landed in Porto in the last two days.
In order to cope with the growing number of English supporters, an increase in the number of Metro trains and the number of STCP buses in circulation in the city were implemented.
According to the PSP, three security perimeters will be created around the Estadio Drago, which can only be changed by anyone with a ticket to the final.
At two press conferences, the PSP announced that it was working with the British police to track down English supporters, calling on fans of both clubs to respect social distance and wear masks, something that was not respected by the majority British.
Over the past two days, there have been episodes of clashes between Manchester City and Chelsea fans, which have sparked high beer consumption. Many of these clashes have been stopped by PSP special police units. And they are subject to the news British Press.
According to Expresso, officials estimate that 200 supporters who are considered “at risk” will come to Porto, with about 100 on each team, some of them from far-right clubs such as the Chelsea Headhunters.