Liverpool and Real Madrid players have been handed a generous ticket allocation for the Champions League final.
The showpiece European club event will take place at the Stade de France in Paris a week on Saturday. Madrid launched an astonishing comeback to defeat Manchester City in the semi-finals, while Liverpool booked their place in the final by seeing off Villarreal.
Los Blancos will be attempting to win their 14th Champions League trophy, while the Reds are seeking to draw level with AC Milan on seven. It is set to be a mouthwatering clash in the French capital, with the game expected to be a sell-out.
But supporters hoping to book a place in the iconic stadium for the final will be left fighting for fewer tickets after UEFA revealed their generous offer to players from each club. According to Mundo Deportivo, each squad member will receive 25 tickets each to give to their family and friends.
In total, that makes up 625 tickets per club, or 1,250 combined, with this figure not even taking into account those tickets allocated to coaching and backroom staff. While that number does seem large on the face of it, it is a 'significant reduction' in comparison to previous finals.
The reason behind that reduction is said to be due in part due to clubs receiving less tickets in total and a desire to 'satisfy fan demand'. The Stade de France holds 75,000 people in total, with UEFA distributing 35,000 themselves and each finalist taking 20,000 each.
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UEFA's allocation will see 23,000 taken by sponsors and other commitments, with 12,000 put up for sale. The club's meanwhile will put their allocations up for sale after taking out those set aside for players, backroom staff and directors.
This will be Liverpool's third cup final of the season, with the Reds having already won both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. Madrid meanwhile were knocked out of the Copa del Rey, but have been crowned La Liga champions.
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