Inter Milan supporters give their players a hero’s welcome back from training as some rowdy fans sneak into their Istanbul hotel to greet them ahead of Champions League final
- Inter fans are building an atmosphere ahead of the Champions League final
- Raucous supporters welcomed the team back from training on Friday afternoon
- Some even got into the team hotel as they waited for players and staff to return
Inter Milan supporters have brought some of their famous Italian atmosphere to Istanbul ahead of their Champions League final clash against Manchester City.
The Serie A side stole the show in the semi-final when the San Siro was rocking as Milan’s two sides played out their bitter rivalry in Europe’s premier cup competition.
Now, both City and Inter supporters are creating a buzz around the Turkish city that will be hosting Saturday’s final as they celebrated Inter players returning from training.
Simone Inzaghi’s side were put through their paces at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium ahead of Saturday’s match, while City also enjoyed a training session at the same venue.
Inter fans have flooded the streets of Istanbul and are in great spirits – and voices – as they celebrate their team reaching a first Champions League final since 2010.
Inter Milan players underwent a training session at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Friday
Inter players were put through their paces ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final
That year saw then-Inter manager Jose Mourinho guide the team to a famous victory over German giants Bayern Munich.
On Friday, supporters packed into crowds outside the team hotel, clapping hands and chanting as they waited for players to arrive back at camp while security monitored the situation.
However, a small crowd of fans were able to sneak past and gain access to the luxury accommodation as they created a matchday atmosphere in the hotel lobby.
Some were dressed in blue and black home strips while others adopted more low-key outfits. However, it appears almost all joined in with the singing as the quaint reception area was turned into a cauldron of noise.
Many filmed the occasion while others raised beers and danced around as excitement boiled over on the day before the Champions League final.
Some Inter supporters got inside the team hotel as they waited for players to return from training
Thousands of Inter Milan supporters have been spotted around Istanbul in the build-up to Saturday’s final
The fans were evidently in no rush to move on and weren’t approached by any hotel staff or security during the portion of video shared on social media from inside the venue.
Inter players eventually arrived back from Friday’s training session, however, it is isn’t yet known if fans remained inside to greet their club stars or if they were moved off the premises before the team arrived.
Man City and Inter fans have been pictured soaking up the historic event around Istanbul ahead of the enticing final, with a live DJ event hosted on Friday evening.
There has so far been no reports of violence or arrests in the build-up to match.