NUSADAILY.COM-JAKARTA – Mayor of Madrid volunteered to host this year’s Champions League final. He promised to provide total support if the city is considered as a potential host of the Champions League final.
The Champions League final will initially be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on May 30. Before the Champions League was finally postponed in March with only half of the last 16 matches completed.
Last season’s final was held between Liverpool and Tottenham at the Atletico Madrid Stadium, Wanda Metropolitano. While the Real Madrid Stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, hosted the final of the 2010 season between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.
“I know steps are being taken in this regard. And on behalf of the city council, I want to show my total and absolute support for the Champions League final held in Madrid, “Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida told Spanish television channel Trece.
Spain claims to have been able to control the corona virus in recent weeks. And Madrid entered phase two or the final stage of the government’s de-escalation program on Monday.
But overall there were more than 27,000 deaths caused by the corona virus in the country.
“I think holding an international event like the Champions League final is very important, especially in the current situation,” Almeida added.
“What he will show is Madrid’s ability to recover in a very short time from the dramatic situation we can go through.”
Almeida added “the security conditions are adequate. We have the infrastructure and public services to accommodate it. And that will send a message to the world that Madrid, regardless of what we have experienced, do not give up and are ready to return again. “
UEFA has not confirmed how or whether the tournament will continue with the expected updates after the UEFA executive committee meeting on 17 June.
Lisbon Favorite Arena Eighth Final
The BBC in England reported on Tuesday that Lisbon was the favorite to host the Champions League eight-team knockout tournament in August. While awaiting UEFA approval.
Neither city team – Benfica and Sporting Lisbon – qualified in the competition. But both of their bases were able to host top-level matches. Meanwhile most of the virus restrictions will be removed this month.
Domestic leagues such as La Liga in Spain and the Premier League in England will also be completed in July. This allows European competition to continue the following month. (yos)