Footballing legends Cole and Toure were among a number of stars who joined fans to watch the Champions League game earlier this week.
“The Final is set to be a huge game between FC Bayern Munich taking on Paris-Saint Germain FC. It will be incredibly close and a real nail biter, I can’t call it, but I can say it’ll be a brilliant game.” – Yaya Toure
With supporters barred from the stadium, fans instead turned up in their cars to watch Bayern Munich beat Lyon at the one-of-a-kind venue. The Dream Screen, held at Magazine London, was organised by Hotels.com to help give fans a stadium atmosphere despite being almost 1,400 miles away from the ground in Lisbon, Portugal.
And as fans weren’t able to enjoy the beautiful Lisbon coastline, they were treated to their own beach setup – including deck chairs – where they discussed all of the match’s big talking points over traditional fish and chips.
Yaya Toure, who won the Champions League as a player with Barcelona, was joined by Ashley Cole and fellow famous football faces Adebayo Akinfenwa and Scott Minto for the unique event. Louisa Johnson, Tallia Storm and Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp also attended.
“I was buzzing tonight to be able to swap my sofa for a sun-lounger. The Hotels.com Dream Screen made us feel exactly as if we were in the stadium ourselves…and what a view. The Final can’t come soon enough.” – Finley Tapp
Hotels.com, which is an official partner of the UEFA Champions League, organised the event to give fans a stadium atmosphere despite being almost 1,400 miles away from the ground in Lisbon. Supporters dusted off their football shirts and practised their chants in the build-up to the match, which was broadcast in front of an incredible London skyline.