Frankfurt / Main (AP) – Club chairman Herbert Hainer does not travel with the FC Bayern Munich delegation to the game for the European Football Supercup in the corona risk area of Budapest.
The 66-year-old reported at the “BILD100” event in Frankfurt that the original schedule had been adjusted to take into account the situation in the Hungarian capital. “We have decided to only go to Budapest with the bare minimum,” said the former Adidas boss. He also stays at home.
The three-time winner decided to only send club representatives who really have to work in Budapest. The team and delegation will fly to Hungary in separate special aircraft on Wednesday. He will watch the game on TV at home Thursday (9pm / Sky and DAZN), Hainer said.
Despite the high number of infections in Budapest, the match between Champions League winners Bavaria and Europa League winners Sevilla will be played in front of fans according to the wishes of the European Football Association (UEFA). A maximum of 20,000 spectators should be allowed in the Puskás Arena. “UEFA wants to bring a bit of normalcy back to football,” Hainer said of the association’s pilot test to once again play in front of an audience in European competitions. A cancellation or rescheduling would have been “not easy”.
Despite tighter quarantine regulations upon return to Bavaria, Munich supporters also want to be there live. However, of the initially 2,100 Bayern fans, many have canceled their trip. Hainer reported that UEFA had assured that it would provide the best possible health and hygiene protection to teams and fans.