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Champions League: Liverpool’s final away recreation in opposition to RB Leipzig moved to Budapest, UEFA says

Liverpool’s final 16 away recreation in opposition to RB Leipzig will now be performed at Puskas Area in Budapest. The change of location occurred as a result of coronavirus restrictions forestall Liverpool from touring to Germany.

File picture of Liverpool gamers earlier than a Premier League match. AP Photograph

Paris: Liverpool’s final 16 away recreation in opposition to RB Leipzig will happen in Budapest as Corona virus restrictions forestall the English champions from touring to Germany, UEFA introduced on Sunday.

The primary leg of 16 February “will now happen on the Puskas Area in Budapest,” confirmed the European soccer governing physique.

The UEFA assertion thanked the 2 golf equipment “for his or her shut cooperation and help find an answer to the issue in query, in addition to the Hungarian Soccer Affiliation for his or her assist and acceptance to host the match in query”.

Budapest’s affirmation as host has put an finish to any doubts concerning the draw after strict entry guidelines had been imposed in Germany to fight the unfold of the pandemic.

UEFA guidelines stipulated that the house aspect needed to discover a technique to host the sport or danger dropping it to a 3-0 defeat.

German Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp had stated he believed a waiver ought to have been granted for his group to journey.

The choice by German authorities to ban journey additionally locations a query mark over one other recreation within the final 16 of the Champions League, as Borussia Moenchengladbach host Manchester Metropolis on February 24.

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