European giants Real Madrid have returned 1,000 tickets for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool after failing to sell them, UEFA’s president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday, adding the organisation had cancelled tickets sold on the black market.
By Sports Reporter
The remaining tickets for the final in Kiev would be sold to locals, a media officer for European soccer’s governing body told Reuters. Ceferin ruled out selling them to Liverpool supporters on security grounds.
Madrid said 24,268 club members applied for their 17,000 tickets for Zinedine Zidane’s side’s third consecutive Champions League final and they were distributed after a ballot of club members.
But a number of supporters returned their tickets given the cost and the challenge of getting to the Ukrainian capital.
Liverpool have filled their allocation for their first Champions League final appearance since 2007.