Bayern Munich stars Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller ahead of Uefa Super Cup match in Budapest - in pictures

Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich battle for possession during a training session ahead of their UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla at Stadium Puskas Ferenc on September 23, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary.

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has played down the risk of Thursday's Uefa Super Cup clash with Sevilla becoming a super spreader event despite host city Budapest being designated a coronavirus risk zone.

"After all, I live in Munich which is almost a corona hotspot," Flick said Wednesday with numbers of new infections also rising in the Bavarian capital.

"We came here to play football, these decisions are made elsewhere. We have one goal: to win the Super Cup."

Champions League winners Bayern face Europa League winners Sevilla at Budapest's Puskas Arena for the Super Cup with up to 20,000 fans allowed to attend in a stadium which has a capacity of 67,000.

The likes of star striker Robert Lewandowski, flying wingers Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry and goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer all took part in training.

The showcase clash has taken on a political dimension since the German government declared Hungary's capital city a risk zone.

As a result, hundreds of Bayern fans have returned their tickets with club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge anticipating "less than a thousand" will be at the game.

Sevilla expect to have around 500 supporters in Budapest.

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