UEFA confirm return of fans for Bayern Munich vs Sevilla Super Cup clash

Next month's UEFA Super Cup final between Bayern Munich and Sevilla will be held in front of fans in Budapest.

In what UEFA are hoping can be seen as a pilot event for the safe return of supporters across Europe, up to 30 per cent of the 67,215 capacity Puskas Arena will be available to supporters.

Bayern will play their first Super Cup match since 2013 after clinching the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, while Sevilla lifted the Europa League trophy for the sixth time after being Inter Milan 3-2.

A UEFA statement read: "It was confirmed that all other UEFA matches shall continue to be played behind closed doors until further notice, as initially decided by the UEFA Executive Committee on 9 July 2020.

"The UEFA Administration 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.

"These decisions follow the consultative meeting that UEFA held with its 55 member associations and where such matters were discussed on 19 August 2020."

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin added: “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.

“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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