The draw for the most lucrative prize in club football takes place today at 5pm GMT.
There are 6 British sides in the hat – that’s pretty rare.. normally there’s 5.
Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Celtic, Rangers are all in the hat this year.
Man Utd reached the semi-finals last year along with Liverpool and Chelsea (Ac Milan eventually won the final).
I’d tip another English side to get into the final – Utd or Chelsea. We could in fact have an all english final as imo, the english sides are stronger than ever before and now have the squads to cope with multiple tournaments..
The final will be held in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia… quite a journey for any British fan.. but tickets will be a little easier to come by than previous finals as it’s an 85,000 seater stadium. I applied for tickets last year (it’s basically a lottery) and may well have gone to the final had Man Utd got there.. but it wasn’t to be..
A quick check shows flight prices at €300+ to Moscow for the May 21st final.. staying 2 nights…expect that to role into the 4 figures in a few months time.. Some Liverpool fans last year were charged €3000+ per person for everything 🙄
If you were clever, you’d book a hotel with a good cancellation policy, plus book the flights as early as possible with an airline that allows name changes for the passengers, that way you could also sell the flights on to someone else and get your money back..
I’m always one step ahead when it comes to football travel 😈 Leave it too late and you’ll be priced out of it..