Josep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, arrives at the team hotel in Porto, Portugal, before of the Champions League final against Chelsea. According to AFP

Manchester City and Chelsea players have arrived in Portugal to compete for Europe’s most prestigious award.

On Saturday, the Premier League’s heavyweights meet in the Champions League final at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, with both sides coming into the encounter with some momentum.

Pep Guardiola’s City are still rejoicing after winning the Premier League for the third time in four years, but they now face their toughest test after reaching the final for the first time.

Chelsea, on the other hand, will take heart from the fact that they have won the last two meetings between the two sides. City began the year with a 3-1 victory over Chelsea in January, but Chelsea responded by knocking them out of the FA Cup semi-final and beat Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month.


The decision by Portuguese officials to allow the Estadio do Dragao to be packed to 33% capacity will add to the mood. On Saturday, there will be a total of 16,500 attendees, including 6,000 supporters from each club.

Also, after eliminating movement restrictions, officials modified Covid-19 safety measures for thousands of English fans visiting Porto, no longer requiring them to stay in bubbles.

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