November 21, 2019

Super Cup: Chelsea, Liverpool handed just 5,000 tickets each

June 18, 2019
Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford, in their first fixture of the 2019/2020 season

Liverpool and Chelsea fans will be disappointed after being allocated just over 5,000 tickets each for the Uefa Super Cup final in Istanbul on August 14.

UEFA had confirmed on Monday that 78 per cent of tickets at Besiktas’ 38,000-capacity Vodafone Park would be available to fans of both clubs and the general public.

But less than 24 hours later Liverpool announced their allocation was just 5,257 for the match in Turkey, although they noted confirmed ticket numbers may change slightly.

Both clubs had ticketing issues for their respective recent finals, with Liverpool given just 16,600 of the 64,000 tickets available for their Champions League victory over Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid earlier this month.

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Chelsea were given 5,800 tickets for the other all-Premier League clash against Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku, although travel issues meant demand was nowhere near as great.

The Reds cancelled a pre-season friendly with Schalke last week, due to the short time between the game and their first Premier League game of the season vs Norwich.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will open the new campaign on Friday August 9, meaning they will have two extra days to rest before the Super Cup than rivals Chelsea.

The Blues, currently without a manager since Maurizio Sarri joined Juventus, play Manchester United on Sunday, leaving them considerably less recovery time.

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