Madrid set to host CL final to show recovery with Corona outbreak | Right away

Madrid have serious plans to host the Champions League final in August. Mayor José Luis Martinez-Almeida sees this as the way to show that the Spanish capital has recovered from the coronary eruption.

UEFA is likely to confirm on 17 June that the Champions League season, which was suspended in the quarter-finals, will end in August. The remaining games are reportedly finished in a short time in empty stadiums in one country. Germany and Portugal would be in the race.

Madrid now says it only wants to host the final after more than 25,000 people died as a result of the virus in Spain. In recent weeks, the figures have been much more positive and the measures have been relaxed.

“A Champions League final would be great for Madrid,” Martinez-Almeida said in an interview on Spanish television on Tuesday. “We can then show that Madrid has recovered from a tragedy in a short time. That would be a message for the whole world.”

Last year Liverpool won the Champions League final in Madrid. (Photo: Pro Shots)

“The plan has my full support”

According to the mayor, relatively little needs to be done because Madrid has a good infrastructure and a lot of experience in organizing the last fight. Last year’s Champions League final was held at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, home of Atlético Madrid, and in 2010 Real’s Estadio Santiago Bernabéu was the venue.

“Everything is ready for another final,” Martinez-Almeida said. “The plan has my full support.”

It is not clear whether Madrid wants to use Wanda Metropolitano or Bernabéu as a backdrop. The final was originally supposed to be held in Istanbul, but UEFA no longer sees this as an option.

Remaining quarter-final duels CL

  • Manchester City – Real Madrid (2-1)
  • Bayern Munich 3-0 Chelsea (3-0)
  • Juventus-Olympique Lyon 0:1 (0:1)
  • BARCELONA-Napoli (1-1)

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