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Bayern Munich fans protest Champions League pricing

Fans of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich protested over UEFA Champions League ticket prices at its 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The German club’s away following revealed a banned 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.”

The ‘Twenty is plenty’ campaign was launched in England by the Football Supporters’ Federation for clubs to cap ticket prices for visiting supporters at £20.

In August, the governing body for European football agreed to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League this season.

Away tickets will cost a maximum of €70 (£63.50/$77) in the Champions League and €45 in the Europa League as of next month’s opening group-stage fixtures, which represents the level of the lowest category ticket price of the two competition’s finals.

At the time of the announcement, UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin, said: “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.

“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.”

Bayern fans made a similar protests during their Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool at Anfield last season. In addition, the European Club Association (ECA) and UEFA set up a working group last year after Bayern Munich and Liverpool fans complained about ticket prices at Anderlecht and Porto, respectively.

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