The question was whether the players and fans could handle the heat just hours before Bayern Munich play Paris St Germain in the Champions League final.
The PSG players could be seen walking inside the complex of the Myriad hotel near the river as temperatures outside rose above 30 degrees Celsius.
With the final in Benfica’s Estadio da Luz taking place without spectators for the first time in the competition’s history, there aren’t many fans around, but those who have made the trip were eager to be there.
Paris St Germain fan Kevin Chatelet said he had booked immediately, extending his stay the longer PSG remained in the tournament and he now believes the Parisian club will win the Champions League.
Lisbon has hosted UEFA’s final eight mini tournament featuring the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. UEFA has adopted a single-game knockout format for this tournament rather than the usual two-legged games.
The format was changed in order to allow the competition to be completed in a shorter time-span after the COVID-19 pandemic halted play for several months across Europe in March.
Bayern are aiming for their sixth European title and first since 2013 while for Paris St Germain this is the first final in the club’s history.