UEFA have made a decision on the venue of the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.

The fixture was due to take place at the Ataturk Stadium on May 29, but pressure mounted for the venue to be changed.

This came after the UK government placed Turkey on the coronavirus red list and was pushing the game to be played in England.

But there was a sticking point over waiving quarantine rules for the 2,000 staff, sponsors, VIPs and foreign media.

UEFA has now decided to move the final to Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal which has a capacity of 50,000.

The governing body is now in talks with the Portuguese government to allow 20,000 to attend the final. That would mean up to 6,000 tickets for fans of each club.

Announcing the decision, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: “I think we can all agree that we hope never to experience a year like the one we have just endured.

“Fans have had to suffer more than twelve months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football. To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found…

“The Turkish football federation and the Turkish authorities have recognised the UEFA’s efforts to give fans of the competing clubs a chance to watch the game. The Turkish Football Federation and the authorities have always been reliable partners of UEFA and Turkey has hosted many UEFA events over the years with great success. I hope to be in Istanbul and Turkey for a Champions League final and many other events in the near future.

“I hope the final will be a symbol of hope at the re-emergence of Europe from a difficult period and that the fans who travel to the game will once again be able to lend their voices to showcase this final as the best in club football.”