Champions League final may be played in Portugal, says The Times

The Times newspaper is reporting today that the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea may well be played in Portugal. For the moment, it’s unclear whether it will be staged in Porto’s Estádio de Dragão, or in Lisbon. The decision comes less than 24-hours since UEFA and the British government failed to reach an agreement over the event taking place in Wembley Stadium. Negotiations are still ongoing, but Portugal seems to be in there with a fighting chance – in which case the event, says The Times, would allow for 6,000 fans from both clubs to attend. The final was meant to have been played in Turkey but the country stands to lose its hosting rights due to issues with Covid-19. It is already on the UK’s travel ‘red list’ – meaning Brits are prohibited from visiting Turkey. The Champions League final is due to be played on May 29.