a New Coronovirus Epidemic Countries in Europe continue to worry and New restrictions begin to affect sports calendar. With that, the game between RB Leipzig I LiverpoolFor round 16 Champions League, Will be held outside Germany. New stage is Puskas ArenaBudapest, Hungary and departure is due on the 16th of this month.
The move is due to local German authorities refusing to offer official layoffs to the English club. The German government blocked all travelers to the United Kingdom by 17 February. This initiative is an attempt to upgrade the new Kovid-19 variants that have recently emerged in England.
RB Leipzig made an effort and asked the responsible officials for an exception to obtain the defending European champion, but failed. The German Interior Ministry informed the club that the match did not meet the necessary requirements for waivers. With that, UEFA, which organizes the Champions Champions League, announced the departure of the venue for Budapest.
“UEFA can confirm that the first match of the 16th round of the Champions League between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC will now take place at Puskas Arena in Budapest. The date (16 February) and time (17 hours, Brasilia time).) Will remain the same “, Said the unit in an official statement.
UEFA has “a point of thanks to RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC for their close cooperation and finding a solution to the problem at hand, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their support and the commitment in question” Make. ”
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp also defended his team, saying the English team has strict prevention protocols. However, he accepted the change of departure location. “I don’t know who’s decided, but they said it wouldn’t be possible. We’re not infected, we have the same problems as everyone else with the same wave, but we’re in a bubble and we’re in Leipzig without spreading. Can play virus. ”
The comeback game is scheduled to take place on 10 March at Liverpool’s home Anfield.