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Uefa investigates claims turnstiles were opened in Baku to fill empty seats

• Local officials alleged to have taken action against Uefa wishes
• Governing body looking into it with stadium authorities

Uefa is investigating claims that local officials opened the turnstiles at Baku’s Olympic Stadium during the Europa League final on Wednesday because of embarrassing pictures of empty seats.

A lack of direct flights, the price of charter options and the usual concerns about high ticket prices and accommodation costs resulted in Chelsea and Arsenal returning around half of their 6,000-ticket allocations.

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