Manchester City and Chelsea players reach Porto for Champions League final - in pictures

Estadio do Dragao to be filled to 33 per cent capacity for Saturday's clash

Manchester City and Chelsea players have landed in Portugal to fight for the biggest prize in Europe.

The Premier League heavyweights face off in the Champions League final at Porto's Estadio do Dragao on Saturday with both sides carrying some momentum into the match.

Pep Guardiola's City are still basking in the glory of the Premier League crown – their third title in four years – and now face their biggest challenge after making it to the showpiece clash for the first time.

Chelsea, on the other hand, will be buoyed by the fact that they hold the upper hand in recent games between the two sides. City started the year with a 3-1 victory in January but Chelsea pulled things back by by knocking them out of the FA Cup semi-final and defeating Guardiola's team at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month.

What will also add to the atmosphere is Portuguese authorities' decision to allow the Estadio do Dragao to be filled to 33 per cent capacity. That means there will be 16,500 spectators in attendance on Saturday, including 6,000 supporters of each club.

Also, authorities relaxed Covid-19 safety rules for thousands of English fans coming to Porto, no longer requiring them to stay in bubbles after lifting restrictions on movement.

Published: May 28, 2021 10:19 AM


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