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10th Jun 2023

Man City fans forced to walk up to five miles to make Champions League final on time

Callum Boyle

Man City

One Champions League final without chaos. All I ask. Will never happen

Manchester City fans have been trapped in traffic while trying to make their way to the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul for the Champions League final.

Fans have been making their way to the stadium since 1pm however traffic has gridlocked, with some fans opting to walk as far as five miles to ensure they get to the ground in time for kick off.

The main roads in the city have seen cars immobile with the Istanbul metro system is also experiencing while TalkSPORT have reported that all hire cars have been stopped from crossing the boarder into Turkey.

Footage on social media shows fans ditching their methods of transport to walk/run to the stadium.

Smoke has also been spotted filling the air in and around the stadium with reports suggesting that is because of a fire at a nearby warehouse.

The MailOnline have also claimed that large queues have formed around the ground, with kick off just over an hour away at the time of writing and that a lack of available toilets has also been an issue.

One fan told them: “I think they should think carefully about venues for these big finals. This place is two hours from the city centre. If I’m lucky I will be back at the hotel by 3am.”

UEFA were keen to ensure there were no repeats of last season’s chaos at the Champions League final and advised fans to avoid travelling to the stadium by taxi and to make their way with plenty of time in advance.

A win for Pep Guardiola’s side against Inter will secure the Citizens a historic treble – becoming the first English side to do so since Manchester United back in 1999.

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