UEFA satisfied with fan return trial

UEFA were satisfied with the return of fans at the Super Cup in Budapest on Thursday.
UEFA were satisfied with the return of fans at the Super Cup in Budapest on Thursday.

UEFA has declared the presence of over 15,000 supporters into Thursday's Super Cup was a success.

Javi Martinez netted an extra-time winner as Bayern Munich claimed the trophy with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in front of a socially-distanced crowd at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.

"The match organisation went smoothly," read a UEFA statement.

"Spectators accepted the precautionary measures and followed the sanitary guidelines and instructions provided by the stewards.

"UEFA will now thoroughly assess the various aspects of the organisation together with the Hungarian Football Federation and the local authorities."

"We were delighted to again feel a true football atmosphere and it once again demonstrates that the fans are the lifeblood of the game and that football is so great thanks to their passion and support."

Lucas Ocampos' penalty gave Sevilla the lead in front of an audience of 15,180 but Leon Goretzka equalised before Martinez's decisive header.

Australian Associated Press