Almeida shows his “absolute” support to host the Champions League final in Madrid

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has said that “there are steps” to celebrate the final of the Champions League in La Capital, something he has shown his support for “total and absolute” because it would be “a message to the world that Madrid is back” after the pandemic.

“It would be great news for the city of Madrid. Hosting an international event such as the Champions League final is very important, but also in these circumstances, what it would demonstrate is Madrid's ability to redo the situation in a very short time. so dramatic we've been through, “said the mayor in an interview at 13TV collected by Efe.

Almeida added that this possibility it is “largely due to the infrastructures and public services of which we, Madridians, can be very proud

“I want to show total and absolute support for this Champions League final to be played in Madrid. The right security conditions are in place, we have the infrastructures and public services that allow us to host it and, on the other hand, it would be a message to the world that Madrid, of course, despite the drama we have experienced, is not giving up and that Madrid is back “ has underlined.

The pandemic has forced UEFA to postpone or cancel most of its matches, and the competition has been suspended since March 11, with Paris, Atlético de Madrid, Leipzig and Atalanta qualified for the quarterfinals.

The second legs of the remaining four qualifiers have yet to be played and there is no timetable yet. The UEFA executive committee will meet on June 17 and announce the new dates “as well as all other important decisions as soon as they are confirmed”, explains the confederation on its website.