Champions League: Liverpool’s last-16 away tie in opposition to RB Leipzig moved to Budapest, says UEFA
Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 away tie in opposition to RB Leipzig will now be held at Puskas Enviornment in Budapest. The change of venue occurred as a result of coronavirus restrictions bar Liverpool from travelling to Germany.
Paris: Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 away tie in opposition to RB Leipzig will probably be staged in Budapest as coronavirus restrictions bar the English champions travelling to Germany, UEFA introduced on Sunday.
The 16 February first leg “will now happen at Puskas Enviornment in Budapest,” European soccer’s governing physique confirmed.
UEFA’s assertion thanked the 2 golf equipment “for his or her shut cooperation and help to find an answer to the difficulty at hand, in addition to the Hungarian Soccer Federation for his or her help and agreeing to host the match in query.”
Affirmation of Budapest as hosts ended any doubt concerning the tie going down after the imposition of strict entry guidelines in Germany to fight the unfold of the pandemic.
UEFA’s laws stipulated that the house facet should discover a manner of internet hosting the match or danger forfeiting it as a 3-0 defeat.
Liverpool’s German supervisor Jurgen Klopp had stated he believed an exemption ought to have been made for his facet to journey.
The choice from the German authorities on journey bans additionally locations a query mark over one other Champions League last-16 match, as Borussia Moenchengladbach host Manchester Metropolis on 24 February.
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