UEFA president Michel Platini has insisted
Although largely well attended, there have been a large number of empty seats at certain games.
Spaces were notable at England's opening match with
Huge costs of travel and accommodation have been blamed for relatively small number of fans who went to
Yet Platini insists the issue had more to do with seats allocated to corporate partners not being used rather than tickets not being purchased.
"We sold 100 per cent of tickets and had 98 per cent of stadia filled," said Platini. "That's enormous.
"We also had 12,000 accreditations and there were partners who had tickets and expensive hotel rooms. 98 per centof those seats were filled, the 2 per cent who don't come is up to them."
Kashiwa Reysol sealed its progression in the AFC Champions League with a 5-2 aggregate win over Korea Republic club Jeonbuk Motors.