Champions League: UEFA strikes Atletico Madrid-Chelsea match to Bucharest

Champions League: UEFA strikes Atletico Madrid-Chelsea match to Bucharest

Chelsea stated in a press release on their web site that the date of the match, 23 February, and the kick-off time would stay the identical.

Champions League: UEFA moves Atletico Madrid-Chelsea match to Bucharest

Chelsea gamers have a good time a objective in opposition to Burnley. AP Picture

London: Atletico Madrid’s residence match in opposition to Chelsea within the Champions League last-16 has been moved from Spain to Bucharest because of coronavirus restrictions, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday.

Chelsea stated in a press release on their web site that the date of the match, 23 February, and the kick-off time 8 pm (GMT) would stay the identical.

The second leg is scheduled to happen at Stamford Bridge in London on 17 March.

It’s the newest European match to be switched because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Spanish authorities on Tuesday prolonged a ban on flights from Britain, Brazil and South Africa from 16 February to 2 March, in an try and stem the unfold of recent variants of the virus.

Solely authorized residents or nationals of Spain and the neighbouring micro-state of Andorra are presently allowed in on flights from these international locations.

It’s the fourth time that Spain has prolonged its restrictions on arrivals from Britain, which have been initially put in place on the finish of December.

 

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