Europa League, Arsenal and Tottenham Change Location of Match


Suara.com – Several games of the last 32 of the European League, which involved Arsenal and Tottenham Hostpur, had to move locations. This is due to the COVID-19 regulations which make travel to and from opposing countries impossible.

Arsenal’s two-legged match against Benfica has been moved to neutral due to travel restrictions in England related to arrivals from Portugal.

The first leg, which will be played at the Estadio Da Luz on February 18, has been moved to Rome while the second leg will be played in Athens at the Olympiacos Piraeus stadium a week later.

Arsenal’s home game on February 25 was moved because Portugal was on England’s ‘red list’, meaning those arriving from the country had to self-isolate for 10 days, with no exception for elite athletes.

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“UEFA can confirm that the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg between Arsenal and Benfica will now take place at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in Piraeus, Greece,” European football’s governing body said in a statement. Reuters.

Meanwhile Spurs said their first leg, which originally traveled to Austrian club Wolfsberger’s headquarters, was moved to Budapest, Hungary next week.

“The new Puskas Arena … will host the match due to the COVID-19 regulations in Austria, so we can no longer play at the Worthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt,” the London club said.

Manchester United’s Europa League last 32 match at Real Sociedad has been moved from San Sebastian to Turin due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Spain that prevented the English team from entering the country.

Liverpool’s Champions League first leg to RB Leipzig on February 16 has been moved to Budapest as a result of travel restrictions in Germany, as has Manchester City’s first leg at Borussia Moenchengladbach on February 24. (Among)

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