UEFA will refund Liverpool fans who attended last season's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris, European football's governing body confirmed on Tuesday.
"Refunds will be available to all fans with tickets for gates A, B, C, X, Y and Z, where the most difficult circumstances were reported. In addition, all fans who, according to the access control data did not enter the stadium before 21:00 CEST (the originally scheduled kick-off time), or who were not able to enter the stadium at all will be eligible for a refund," UEFA said in a statement.
"Finally, UEFA will offer refunds to all fans who purchased accessibility tickets along with those of their accompanying persons," it added. The special refund scheme will cover all 19,618 tickets of the Liverpool FC ticket allocation for the Final.
The Champions League final kick-off was deferred for more than 30 minutes because of late-arriving fans on Saturday night. Thousands of supporters were stuck in queues as security teams were buckling under the pressure to handle the ticketless crowd. The metal gates were jammed due to fake tickets, and several supporters broke through the security cordons to enter the stadium, spurring police to fire tear gas.
Vinicius Junior's goal brought the Champions League trophy to Real Madrid last year.
Source: Anadolu Agency