Sevilla ‘stole’ the flight before the match in the Champions League, many passengers were stranded

Arsenal’s upcoming Champions League opponents Sevilla have been involved in one of the strangest stories this week.

The Europa League winners travel to the Emirates on Tuesday after being beaten 2-1 by the Gunners in the first leg in Spain last month.

Sevilla are still looking for their first win in the Champions League this season, with two points from the first three games.

But Diego Alonso’s side have grabbed the headlines ahead of this meeting after they ‘stole’ a flight at the weekend. Sevilla drew 1-1 with Celta Vigo on Saturday and were scheduled to fly home on a chartered flight that evening.

However, according to The Telegraph, their plane crashed due to a technical fault.

The alternative from the flight company Air Nostrum was to put all Sevilla players and staff, of which there were 56 in total, on a commercial flight. They then boarded the plane, bypassing the ticket-paying customers who were members of the general public.

The 80 people had all paid for their tickets but were told their flight had been cancelled.

They were therefore left stranded at the airport and encouraged to fill out a complaint form. Air Nostrum has since issued a statement apologizing and stressing that it will compensate those affected.