The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid started with a delay. This is a serious problem for a match of this scale. And the UEFA press service explained what really happened:
“Before the game, the turnstiles were blocked by crowds of fans with fake tickets who did not work at the entrance.
This led to a crowd of fans trying to get to the stadium. As a result, the start of the match was postponed for 35 minutes so that as many fans as possible with real tickets could get to the stadium.
As the number of people outside the arena continued to grow after the game began, police dispersed them with tear gas and drove them away from the stadium.
UEFA sympathizes with those affected and will urgently consider what happened to the French police, the authorities and the French Football Federation. “