The Europa League final has hardly been without its controversies this year. Not only did the selection of Baku in Azerbaijan as the leave both sides unable to fill their allocation of tickets, it also meant Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to stay at home for fears over his safety.
But once the game kicked off on Wednesday night, all of that would be forgotten as two of the biggest clubs in the world face off for a chance at a European trophy.
But Uefa being Uefa, things are never that straight forward.
With the smoke still settling from the opening ceremony nobody cared about, fans were given their first look at the camera angle through which they would have to watch the game.
While fans of the Premier League are used to a more intimate broadcast angle, Wednesday night's Europa League decider looked more like someone had been messing around with the settings on FIFA than the official broadcast from a major European final.
Needless to say, supporters immediately took to Twitter to share their bemusement with it all.
Nice to see tonight’s game being played through the Main Stand camera angle 🎥
— Football Manager (@FootballManager) May 29, 2019
This camera angle for the Europa League final has a distinct pre-season tournament in some far flung country being shown on Portuguese TV about it. #UELFinal
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) May 29, 2019
I know Baku is far away, but they could have let the TV cameras into Azerbaijan.
— Max Rushden (@maxrushden) May 29, 2019
Great to watch Europa League final via a TV camera sited on the international space station.
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) May 29, 2019
Amid all the talk of Mkhitaryan and allocations, no-one thought to check what the camera angle might be.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) May 29, 2019
Absolute, cast-iron Gruelling but Lucrative Pre-Season Tour of the Far East camera angle here
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 29, 2019
Camera angle so far away that you can see Henrikh Mkhitaryan watching from outside the country
— Zito (@_Zeets) May 29, 2019
I feel like this camera angle is from an old FIFA 😂
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) May 29, 2019
— Seán Fay (@Sean_Fay) May 29, 2019