The UEFA Champions League Final 2021 is one of those must-see events in the football season for any football fan. When Manchester City takes on Chelsea in this year’s final at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao Stadium on May 30, they will be making their first-ever appearance in a European Cup final.
The club’s owner, Sheikh Mansour, has vowed to pay the expenses of all City fans traveling to Porto, with the club also sharing the news in an official statement.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will play in their third final, hoping to win their second Champions League trophy. Thomas Tuchel’s team has been outstanding in the continental tournament, defeating the likes of Atletico Madrid, Porto, and Real Madrid to reach the final.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour will fund the flight and transfer costs for the Official Club trip to the #UCLfinal in Porto at the end of the month 💙
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 18, 2021
The Blues have won two straight games against Pep Guardiola’s side, and a victory on Saturday will give them a hat-trick of victories.
Indian national team footballer Brandon Fernandes will be watching the much-awaited match between the two Premier League sides with bated breath like millions of others around the world. He’ll be watching the game from Qatar. He’ll be on national duty ahead of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
Manchester United supporter, the 26-year-old midfielder. As a result, he’ll be watching the game as a neutral.
“Since I am a Manchester United fan, I would not be rooting for any other side. As a football lover, I’ll just watch the game ” Fernandes said to goal.com.
— Goal India (@Goal_India) May 25, 2021
As a midfielder, Fernandes is looking forward to seeing Belgium’s Kevin de Bruyne work his magic.
“De Bruyne is one of my favorite players. I hope he does well because if he is on the field, he will pose a danger to Chelsea,” he said.
Just once have two English teams played in a UEFA competition, in the European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-finals in 1970-71. Both legs of the match were won by the London club. Derek Smethurst was on target at Stamford Bridge. This happened before City goalkeeper Ron Healey’s howler sends Keith Weller’s free-kick.