Champions | Atlético will play at home against Chelsea in Bucharest

The Atlético de Madrid has made it official that he will play as home against Chelsea in Bucharest the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League due to the restrictions that prevent the English from flying to Spain. The Madrid team saw forced to change scenery their first European duel against those of Thomas Tuchel due to the extension of the Spanish Government on the entry restrictions in Spain for flights from the United Kingdom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Atlético, concerned with cases of coronavirus.

Atlético remarked that given the impossibility of Chelsea being able to move to Madrid, they have sought “alternatives during the last days in different countries due to entry restrictions that affect several territories and finally “.

This venue, where they play their home games the star (FCSB), Dynamo Bucharest and the Romanian national team, brings “great memories” to the current leader of LaLiga Santander since there he won his second Europa League by defeating Athletic Club 3-0, in what was the first title with Diego Pablo Simeone.

“Atlético de Madrid would like to thank the Romanian Football Federation for their help and collaboration to host this match in Bucharest,” said the rojiblanco team.

This is a new game that UEFA has had to relocate from the first crosses of the Champions League and the Europa League due to similar restrictions imposed in other countries such as Germany, Norway and Portugal.

Thus, in the highest continental competition he has chosen the Puskas Arena de Budapest for the first round of 16 between Leipzig and Liverpool (16/2), and between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City (24/2), while, with respect to the round of 32 matches of the Europa League on February 18, Real Sociedad will play at the Allianz Stadium in Turin against Manchester United. In addition, the Villarreal Ceramic Stadium and the Olympic Stadium in Rome will host Molde-Hoffenheim and Benfica-Arsenal.


Source: Cuatro – Noticias de última hora, deportes, programas y series by www.cuatro.com.

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