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‘Stop clubs’ pricing insanity!’ demand protesting Bayern fans

Bayern's supporters unfurled a banner during the last-16 first-leg tie in London that read: "Away end CFC 55€ FCB 59+1€," a reference to Chelsea and Spanish club Barcelona. "Stop clubs' pricing insanity! Twenty is plenty.""Twenty is plenty" is a reference to the campaign launched in England by the Football Supporters' Federation for clubs to cap ticket prices for visiting supporters at £20 ($26).In August, European governing body UEFA announced that it had reached agreement with clubs to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League this season.The agreement stipulated that away tickets would cost a maximum of €70 ($76) in the Champions League and €45 ($49) n the Europa League."Fans are the lifeblood of the game and those who follow their teams to away matches must have access to tickets at a reasonable price, bearing in mind the cost they have already had to incur for their trip," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin."By capping ticket prices, we want to make sure that away fans can still travel to games and play their part in making the atmosphere inside football stadiums so special."The Bayern fans made a similar protest during their Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool at Anfield last season.The supporters of the German club have also made their displeasure known about the cost of European football matches during Champions League games against Anderlecht in 2017 and Arsenal in 2015.If the Bayern fans were left counting the cost of their trip to Stamford Bridge, at least they left London having been thoroughly entertained by their team ruthlessly dismantling Chelsea — and all but securing a place in the Champions League quarterfinals.Thomas Mueller hit the bar in the first half for Bayern and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero made a series of saves to thwart Read More – Source