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VIDEO SHOWS: PLANE CARRYING BAYERN MUNICH SQUAD ARRIVING TO BUDAPEST AHEAD OF THE SUPER CUP, SQUAD GETTING OFF PLANE, BUSES TAKING SQUAD AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT
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SHOWS: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (SEPTEMBER 23, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. AIRCRAFT CARRYING BAYERN MUNICH SQUAD SITTING ON TARMAC AFTER LANDING IN BUDAPEST
2. VARIOUS OF SQUAD GETTING OFF OF PLANE AND ON TO WAITING BUSES
3. VARIOUS OF BUSES CARRYING SQUAD LEAVING AIRPORT
4. AIRPORT TERMINAL
5. EXTERIOR DOOR TO TERMINAL
STORY: Champions League winners Bayern Munich landed in Budapest on Wednesday (September 23) ahead of Thursday's (September 24) Super Cup match against Europa League champions Sevilla.
Hosted at Budapest's Puskas Arena, the competition will be Europe's first international match open to fans since the coronavirus pandemic began and comes amid a growing second wave of COVID-19 infections.
Although some countries have begun allowing spectators back in small numbers, Thursday's match in Hungary is more ambitious, and arguably riskier, with UEFA and local authorities allowing the arena to fill up to one third of its 67,000 capacity.
It will also feature travelling fans with 3,000 tickets available to followers of each club.
Bayern are unbeaten since December 7, a run of 31 competitive matches which has seen them steamroll several opponents -- including Barcelona who were beaten 8-2 -- on their way to completing a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble.
Sevilla's form has been almost as impressive with no defeats since February 9 -- a run of 21 matches -- as they finished the season by lifting the Europa League.
(Production: Kurt Michael Hall)