Atletico-Chelsea in Madrid is in danger for extending the restriction on flights from the United Kingdom until March 2. In the case of the United Kingdom, only flights or disembarkation of passenger ships to Spain that are occupied by Spanish or Andorran citizens, as well as residents in both countries, may be made. Atlético met with UEFA yesterday to discuss the possible setting for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea. Atlético’s intention continues to be to play in the Wanda Metropolitano, although it does not depend on them.
AS advanced yesterday that in the event that it is not possible to play at Wanda, Diego Pablo Simeone prefers to play the game at the National Stadium in Bucharest because it brings him the best memories of the Europa League final that he won against Athletic Club de Bilbao in 2012. The other option is to play it at the Genoa Stadium, the Luigi Ferraris. The positive of this option lies in the proximity.
Ferando Fariza, director of the social area of Atlético de Madrid, is in charge of taking steps to find a stadium to the liking of the sports area in case you have to play outside of Spain. Atlético wants to rush all the possible options to play in their stadium and face the tie on level playing field against Chelsea.