Owner of Manchester City will finance the trip of his fans to Porto for the Champions League Final

LONDON – Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour will cover the cost of official flights for his team’s fans to the Champions League final in Porto.

The goal of the club is that “thousands of fans” benefit from this measure and serve to “alleviate their financial situation in the current circumstances of the pandemic.”

Some 6,000 City fans will be able to travel to Porto to watch the Champions League final against Chelsea, after UEFA chose the Portuguese city as the host city, after dismissing Istanbul, the original venue, and London, which had been nominated as an alternative.

“It is important that as many fans as possible have the opportunity to attend this very special match. Especially those who have supported Manchester City through both the good and the bad times,” said Sheikh Mansour.

The match between City and Chelsea on May 29 will be the first final in the history of the ‘Sky Blues’ and the opportunity to close a historic hat-trick after winning the Premier League and the League Cup.