05 July 2020

Philanthropist funds Glasgow City’s Champions League quarter-final costs

Philanthropist James Anderson has funded Glasgow City’s Champions League costs to enable them to play in the quarter-finals in Spain.

City manager Laura Montgomery confirmed the money would go towards travel and Covid-19 testing costs.

“He has been amazing. The stark reality is if James hadn't come forward then I don't know how we could ever have played this game,” Montgomery told BBC Scotland.

"He is now taking care of testing and our means to travel, because Uefa want teams to go on their own plane.

"It was the most amazing news last night when he told me he would cover that. He is an incredibly generous man."

On top of covering the quarter-final costs, Anderson also gave £250,000 to the Scottish women’s game and £3 million to the Scottish men’s league.

The Women’s Champions League is being completed from August 21-30 in Spain with one leg knock-out rounds as a result of the coronavirus.

City are scheduled to play Vfl Wolfsburg in the quarters and if they are victorious they will compete against either Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in the semis.

Other clubs to have reached the knock-out rounds are Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain.

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