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Liverpool vs. Leipzig will be played in Eastern Europe for the coronavirus

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The controversy that revolved around the celebration of the meeting between both clubs was finally resolved this Monday, after UEFA announced the new venue where the match corresponding to the Eighth Final of the current edition of the Champions League can be played.

The German government banned Liverpool squad from entering the territory from your country, due to a restrictive measure against the pandemic. The rule prohibits the entry of people from areas where the mutations of the new coronavirus are highly widespread. England is one of those designated regions.

Leipzig and Liverpool face off for the Champions League Round of 16

For this reason, the first leg for the Eighth Final of the Champions League between RB Leipzig and Liverpool, could not be held on German soil. This is how the Teutonic club was forced to locate an alternate venue to play that match and bear all the expenses that this implies. Otherwise, they could lose the game at the table.

Finally, this Monday UEFA announced that the match will be played at the Puskas Arena stadium in Budapest, in the capital of Hungary. The date of the meeting remains as planned: next February 16. Also, the start time does not change: 5:00 p.m. in Argentina (20:00 GMT).

Through an official statement, the continental body thanked the two teams for their close cooperation in finding a solution to the problem. Also sent greetings to the Hungarian Football Federation for their support and for agreeing to host this important and long-awaited Champions League match.

Days ago, the Federal Police had rejected a request from Leipzig for a special authorization to be granted to Liverpool. On this, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Interior explained that “the case of Liverpool is not contemplated in any of the possible exceptions” to the general rule.

On the other hand, if these restrictions are prolonged in Germany, the same situation would be repeated with Manchester City’s outbound trip. The English club is scheduled to play in this country against Borussia Mönchengladbach, on February 24, for the same competition.

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