For the Spartak Moscow trip, Leicester sells fewer than 5% of their ticket allocation.


Leicester City have sold just 25 tickets as Brendan Rodgers’ side make the trip to face Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Russian club

Leicester City have sold just 25 tickets for Wednesday’s Europa League clash against Spartak Moscow, according to the Russian club.

With the Covid situation rapidly changing in Russia, Leicester fans have opted against making the gruelling trek – resulting in the Premier League side selling less than five per cent of their allocation.

The Foxes were given just 675 tickets for the clash in the Russian capital, which kicks off at the unusual time of 3.30pm on Wednesday – a day usually reserved for Champions League football.

Brendan Rodgers’ side of course narrowly missed out on qualifying for Europe’s top club competition for the second season in a row, finishing just a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea last season.

And amid the uncertainty around Covid, only a handful of supporters have been inspired to make the journey of up to 11 hours.

Dmitry Zelenov, the head of Spartak’s press service, said there will be roughly 25 supporters in the away section at the Otkritie Bank Arena stadium on Wednesday – just 3.7% of Leicester’s allocation.

“About 25 people will support Leicester at the guest tribune,” Zelenov told Championat, cited by Mail Online.

Tickets for the game are just £13 each, but it would still be an expensive trip, with a round-trip flight from London costing anywhere between £200 and £500.

And one leg of the journey could take anywhere between six and 11 hours – making the group-stage clash a big commitment.

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Leicester go into the game on a high after beating Manchester United 4-2 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to end a four-game winless run in the Premier League.

Rodgers’ side will play in front of a reduced-capacity crowd at the 45,000-seater stadium in Russia due to the country’s current Covid regulations.

Leicester confirmed on the club’s website that all seats inside the stadium would be socially distanced, with rules requiring masks to be worn at all times.

Fans are no longer required to observe a 14-day quarantine period after landing in Russia, but will need to provide a negative PCR Covid test dated less than 72 hours before travel and will be temperature-checked upon arrival in Moscow.

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