Shakhtar Donetsk v Werder Bremen

Few fans travel to Istanbul for UEFA Cup final

May 20, 2009
Fewer than 12,000 Werder Bremen and Shakhtar Donetsk supporters have travelled to Istanbul for Wednesday's UEFA Cup final as money worries and the long trip to Turkey seemed to have kept many at home.

Shakhtar have sold 7,000 tickets for the showpiece match while Werder fans have purchased only 4,500 from their club and supporters said very few people had travelled without tickets.

Groups of Werder fans in green and orange and black-clad Shakhtar followers meandered in Istanbul's ...

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