Champions League tickets: Liverpool and Tottenham fans call on sponsors to return tickets

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Liverpool and Tottenham fans have asked sponsors to return Champions League final tickets

Liverpool and Tottenham supporters’ groups have called on Champions League sponsors to return tickets so more fans can attend the final on 1 June.

The Premier League clubs have been allocated 33,286 of the 68,000 tickets for the Madrid final.

Spirit of Shankly and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust called on eight major sponsors to “redress the balance”.

The groups said the move would “lift the occasion by increasing the number of passionate fans inside the stadium”.

BBC Sport has contacted the eight companies named in a joint statement issued by Spirit of Shankly and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust – Nissan, Playstation, Gazprom, PepsiCo, Banco Santander, Mastercard, Heineken and Expedia Group.

Mastercard said sponsorship gives the company “access to exclusive opportunities to share with fans”, such as being a Champions League mascot or attending fixtures during the season and including the final.

“Given the proximity to the final, all our and our partner promotions and offers have now closed, with tickets allocated,” Mastercard said.

The other seven sponsors are yet to respond.

In March, Uefa’s website said the two finalists would receive 17,000 tickets each, while 4,000 would be sold to fans worldwide via the Uefa website.