Uefa launches independent probe into Champions League final

Liverpool fans react as they queue outside the Stade de France prior to the Uefa Champions League final on May 28, 2022 (by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

European football’s governing body Uefa has announced an independent review into the scenes that marred Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, with French authorities blaming “industrial-scale” ticket fraud for the issues at the Stade de France.

The match, which Real won 1-0, was due to kick off at 9pm (CET) but was pushed back by 36 minutes amid slow security checks and claims that ticketless fans tried to force entry into the stadium, which is located in the Saint-Denis commune of Paris.

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