UEFA Super Cup: European football governing body decides to try partial spectator presence in stadiums during the match.
UEFA announced on Tuesday on their website that they will allow a limited number of spectators in the match between Bayern Munich and Sevilla at the UEFA Super Cup on 24 September in Budapest.
UEFA has decided that it will allow up to 30% of spectators inside the stadium in order to study precisely the impact of spectators on the UEFA Return to Play Protocol.
It was decided by the governing body and other football associations that all the match from July onwards will be played behind closed doors until situation related to Coronavirus spread doesn’t die down.
The statement by UEFA further states that it will keep monitoring the situation and advise the UEFA Executive Committee if any change is required or recommended in respect of either the 2020 UEFA Super Cup and/or the decision that UEFA matches shall be played behind closed doors until further notice.
Commenting on the decisions, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: “While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character.
“We hope to use the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest as a pilot that will begin to see the return of fans to our matches.” He further said.
“We are working closely with the Hungarian Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in the game. We will not take risks with people’s safety.”
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The super cup clash is a seasonal encounter between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League. Sevilla won the Europa League final in an exciting final against Inter Milan.
Whereas Bayern Munich won 1-0 against PSG in Lisbon, allowing them to earn a treble for the second time in their history, the second club to achieve this feat, after Barcelona.