May 16, 2021

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Up to 9,500 supporters to attend Europa League final in Gdansk

Up to 9,500 supporters will be allowed to attend the Europa League final this month in Gdansk, Poland, UEFA announced.

The governing body said in a statement that Polish authorities have confirmed that the stadium will have a 25% capacity for the May 26 game.

He could see an all-English final for the first time since 2018/19, when Chelsea beat London rivals Arsenal 4-1 in Azerbaijan.

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Manchester United lead Roma 6-2 ahead of their semi-final second leg on Thursday.

Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes scored two goals each in a Dominant victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

The other semi-final involves Villarreal and Arsenal in a much tighter affair.

Arsenal lost the first leg 2-1 away, Nicolas Pepe converting a penalty in the second half to give them an away goal.

Manager Mikel Arteta is hoping for a great performance in the second leg in the Emirates on Thursday to reach the next round.

Fans traveling from overseas to the final will need to comply with border entry restrictions, with no exemptions granted to ticket holders.

The two finalists will each receive 2,000 tickets, with another 2,000 going on general sale.

The remaining tickets will be allocated to the local organizing committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters.

UEFA said it would reimburse fans who bought tickets if the stadium’s capacity were to be reduced.

It is not yet clear how many fans will be allowed to take part in the Champions League final at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Turkey on May 29.

Last week, UEFA said a ‘limited number’ of people would be allowed to enter, despite the fact that the host nation has been nationally locked down.

The Champions League could also have an all-English final, with Manchester City and Chelsea both vying for a spot.

City produced a great comeback in the second half to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at Parc des Princes in the first leg.

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez put them ahead in the second leg at the Etihad.

Chelsea also have the advantage in their second leg against Real Madrid. They drew 1-1 with Los Blancos in Spain and picked up an away goal courtesy of American star Christian Pulisic.