Liverpool vs Real Madrid delayed after problems, outside Stade de France ahead of , Champions League final; UEFA blames fans, with ‘fake tickets..!’

UEFA has blamed “thousands of fans, with fake tickets” for causing delays outside, the Stade de France ahead of the Champions League final.

Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Kaveh, Solhekol was among those who were targeted with, tear gas as chaos continued ahead of the game, which, eventually kicked off almost 40 minutes late.

Liverpool called for a formal, investigation to probe what occurred outside the stadium before UEFA released its statement.

“We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter, that Liverpool fans faced this evening, at Stade de France,” the club said. “This is the greatest match i,n European football and supporters should not have, to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight.

“We have officially requested a forma,l investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.”

A statement released by UEFA, shortly before the end of the game – in which Real Madrid beat, Liverpool 1-0 – said: “In the lead-,up to the game, the turnstiles at the Liverpool end became blocked by thousands fans who had purchased fake tickets which did not work in the turnstiles.

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“This created a build-up of, fans trying to get in. As a result, the kick-off was delayed by 35 minutes to allow as many fans as possible wit h genuine tickets to gain access.

“As numbers outside the stadium continued to build up after kick-off, the police, dispersed them with tear gas and forced them, away from the stadium.

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