The location of the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be announced later, with Porto now the favourite.
The Champions League final’s location is set to be announced today, with Porto now the overwhelming favourite, according to the PA news agency.
The match was scheduled to take place in Istanbul, but UEFA has been looking for a replacement after the British government placed Turkey on its high-risk’red list’ for international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The possibility of staging an all-English match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley on May 29 seems to have faded.
During the debates, Portugal was mentioned as a possible alternative. Porto is now in pole position, according to several reports, if UEFA provides clarification on access restrictions and stadium capacity limits at the Estadio do Dragao, the chosen venue.
UEFA will undoubtedly hope that the Portuguese authorities are willing to allow for a larger capacity for the final.