Controversial Noel and Liam Gallagher nearly cross paths as they BOTH attend the Champions League final

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Noel and Liam Gallagher came close to crossing paths on Saturday.

The controversial Oasis players were both present at the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto.

As Noel, 54, made a public entrance, estranged sibling Liam, 48, went under the radar — with fans posting snaps of him on Instagram and blowing his cover.

Near miss: Noel and Liam Gallagher got close to intersecting paths on Saturday. Noel, 54, made a public entrance [pictured]

Alienated sibling: Liam, 48, went under the radar - with fans posting snaps of him on Instagram and blowing his cover

Alienated sibling: Liam, 48, went under the radar – with fans posting snaps of him on Instagram and blowing his cover

Wearing a simple black jacket and sunglasses, Noel looked cool, despite the nerves no doubt running through him before the England game.

Noel paired his black top with crisp blue pants when he entered the stadium and conducted a number of interviews.

He also stopped for some time to greet other Manchester City fans and have their picture taken with them.

Liam, meanwhile, wore a blue windbreaker, often seen hooded up, and tinted aviator goggles.

Disappointed: Liam wore a blue windbreaker, often seen hooded up, and tinted aviator glasses.  He looked angry that his team had lost the game

Disappointed: Liam wore a blue windbreaker, often seen with the hood up, and tinted aviator goggles. He looked angry that his team had lost the game

Superfan: With a simple black jacket and sunglasses, Noel looked cool, despite the nerves no doubt running through him prior to the England game.

Superfan: With a simple black jacket and sunglasses, Noel looked cool, despite the nerves no doubt running through him prior to the England game.

Snapped: Liam poses for a photo with a fan in the stands

Snapped: Liam poses for a photo with a fan in the stands

Meet and greet: he later sneaks out after the game - in which Chelsea won

Meet and greet: he sneaks out later after the game – in which Chelsea won

He was spotted in the stands snapping with fans before sneaking out after the game – in which Chelsea won.

The result proved disappointing for the brothers – both lifelong Manchester City fans, who grew up with the team as children, with their father before them a big supporter of the team.

Both Gallagher brothers have been regular visitors to Manchester City’s Etihad stadium over the years, and Noel was also seen on the pitch when City won the Premier League title in 2018.

Crunch Time: The result proved disappointing for the brothers - both lifelong Manchester City fans, who grew up to support the team as children, with their dad to them a huge supporter of the team

Crunch Time: The result proved disappointing for the brothers – both lifelong Manchester City fans, who grew up to support the team as children, with their father a big supporter of the team to them.

Chat: Noel participated in interviews prior to the match

Chat: Noel participated in pre-match interviews

One of the fans: Noel paired his black top with crisp blue pants when he entered the stadium and did some interviews

One of the fans: Noel paired his black top with crisp blue pants when he entered the stadium and did some interviews

The final between Manchester City and Chelsea was the last European league final with two English teams, with Tottenham and Liverpool recently facing each other in 2019.

And Manchester United also played in an all-English final against Chelsea in 2008.

The brothers’ appearance comes after plans for a new Oasis compilation album and accompanying bonus disc of unreleased material were ‘scrapped’ after the feud between Noel and Liam failed to agree on the direction of the project.

The group broke up in 2009 after a volatile backstage dispute led guitarist and chief songwriter Noel to announce that he would no longer be working with his younger sibling.

Selfie Time: He also stopped for some time to greet other Manchester City fans and take photos with them

Selfie Time: He also stopped for some time to greet other Manchester City fans and take photos with them

Boyhood club: Chelsea defeated Man City 1-0

Boyhood club: Chelsea defeated Man City 1-0

But amid growing calls for a reunion, Noel hoped to capitalize on the band’s enduring popularity by releasing a compilation of hits recorded during their arguably less popular second era, from 2000 to their eventual split.

The album was expected to follow the 2020 release of Don’t Stop …, a previously unheard of acoustic demo recorded by Noel in the mid-2000s.

He told The sun: ‘You know that Don’t Stop demo we set up? We planned to do a 2000s Oasis best as it’s a period of Oasis that the masses aren’t interested in, but for the real fans, there are some great tunes.

“With Don’t Stop it was like,” Well, people are fucking floundering, turn that off, the fans will love it “. Well we did this best and the bonus disc would be all of these unreleased tracks.

“But, ha, unfortunately we couldn’t agree on something and it was shelved.”

Nervous: both Gallagher brothers have been regular visitors to Manchester City's Etihad stadium over the years, and Noel was also spotted on the pitch when City won the Premier League title in 2018.

Nervous: Both Gallagher brothers have been regular visitors to Manchester City’s Etihad stadium over the years, and Noel was also seen on the pitch when City won the Premier League title in 2018.

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