Why did the Final Four teams arrive in Cologne on Tuesday?

Traditionally the week of the Final Four of the Euroleague passes between Wednesday and Sunday regarding the activities of the teams at the competition venue. For this edition of 2021 in the middle of the pandemic, the arrival of the four continental finalists occurred last night, a Tuesday, by way of exception.

The reason is that the continental competition wants heal in health and have one more day of margin to perform all the necessary tests to confirm health security during the course of the event.

Barça arrived at the concentration hotel at night in Cologne, Germany, and after dinner the mandatory PCR tests were performed according to the protocol established by the competition.

The pandemic has also caused the absence of the fans in the stands of the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, which repeats as the venue for the Final Four after the 2020 edition of the maximum continental competition that was to host the same scenario as the current edition was canceled.

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