At a press conference, at the headquarters of the European football governing body, about the measures to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic implemented during Euro2020, the event's medical director, Zoran Bahtijarevic, understood that “it is very easy to point the finger at the final” between Chelsea and Manchester City, in Porto.
“In the same week, Portugal started to open [the borders] to British tourists. It's very easy to point fingers at the final, but to my knowledge all the fans who have traveled from the UK have taken a PCR test and just entered the stadium with that. I don't know how many cases are directly related, as a lot of things happened at the same time and it's impossible to know why,” the Croatian told reporters.
In the Champions League final for the 2020/21 season, played on 29 May at Estádio do Dragão, in Porto, Chelsea were crowned European football champions for the second time, by beating Manchester City by 1-0. The city of Porto was chosen to replace Istanbul, as the 'stage' of the 'Champions' final, following the insurmountable travel difficulties of English supporters, taking into account that Turkey was part of the 'red list' of the United Kingdom, given the restrictions imposed in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of English supporters headed to Porto to watch the final of the most important European club competition, at Estádio do Dragão, in an influx that caused a strong presence in places like Ribeira, where there was contempt, in addition to not complying with rules such as the use of a mask or social distancing. After the end of the game, two English fans were arrested by the PSP for having attacked police officers. At the end of the game, around 50 planes with fans of the two teams departed Sá Carneiro airport towards London and Manchester.