The Champions League group stages are a joy for any football, futbol, and soccer fan alike because it means double the games during the week to watch your favorite club compete in Europe. Plus, it’s not everyday that Juventus, Manchester United, or Paris St. Germain come through town for a match.
Yet, the sky blue in the north of England must have missed the memo about City’s match against Juventus in the first group stage match of the year. The expanding Etihad Stadium that is soon to house over 60,000 spectators was having trouble selling out the stadium.
#CITYvJUVE: It's not too late to buy a ticket for tonight's @ChampionsLeague game. Tickets available from £5: http://t.co/SEb49Aa4h7 #mcfc— Supporter Services (@MCFCHELP) September 15, 2015
Doesn’t really look too good for a club who just spent close to 50 million pounds on a teenage winger, and double Sterling’s price tag for the stadium expansion. Premier League fans came to life to mock City for stooping down to five quid tickets at a match they ended up losing.
@MCFCHELP @fourfourtas @ChampionsLeague Hahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha massive club— Marcos (@Marcos96R) September 15, 2015
@MCFCHELP @ChampionsLeague God! Even teams in the Championship would sell out that stadium for CL games— Dirty Leeds Scum (@DirtyLeedsBlog) September 15, 2015
@MCFCHELP @ChampionsLeague Can't fill all the seats with £5 tickets hahahaha.— Alex. (@Mufclogical) September 15, 2015
Maybe Mourinho can take some pleasure out of this result after suffering a hard loss at the Etihad stadium only a few weeks ago.