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Most of this year’s Premier and Champions League games have been played in empty stadiums due to coronavirus restrictions.
But last night’s gripping Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea reminded fans of the thrill of live sport – with 6,000 followers of each team in attendance in Porto, Portugal.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says the event “was a great success”.
He adds: “The organisation and co-operation of the Portuguese FA and the local and national authorities was exemplary but the whole occasion was made so much more special because at last we had fans back, cheering their teams on and giving us the reminder of what a beautiful occasion it is.
“This game, watched by millions all around the world, has given everyone hope and a glimpse of light at the end of this very dark tunnel that has dictated our lives for so long. Normality is slowly returning and we can all celebrate that.
“Chelsea were worthy winners.“
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