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PSG-Barca tickets on sale for €1,400

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PSG-Barca tickets on sale for €1,400
Two PSG fans show off tickets to Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona in Paris. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP
17:08 CEST+02:00
A number of Internet sites have been offering tickets for Tuesday's eagerly awaited Champions League quarter-final clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona for more than €1,000.

The French capital's premier club has said that it had received between 700,000 and one million requests for tickets for the last-eight first leg tie at the Parc des Princes, which has a capacity of just 45,000.

As club switchboards and the ticket office went into meltdown, touts stepped in, selling black-market tickets for hundreds of euros in the vicinity of the ground.

But astronomical sums have also been recorded on Internet ticket sites.

On viagogo.com, a resale site with which PSG has a partnership, seats were on sale for between €195 and €1,200 while on the auction site eBay, the asking price ranged from €150 to €1,400.

When the club put tickets on sale to the general public, the cheapest seats were €50 and the most expensive €350.

The club's deputy director-general Frederic Longuepee had previously told Le Parisien newspaper that it was possible to cancel tickets acquired on the black market.

"They've got a number, which allows us to deactive them if it's proven that they were sold fraudulently," he said.

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