(Reuters) – Liverpool will return to Budapest to face Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16 comeback matches due to the Kopid-19 travel restrictions, UEFA said on Thursday.
Liverpool, who defeated Leipzig 2–0 in their first match in the Hungarian capital on 16 February, are unable to host their German rivals in Anfield, as they will have to remain in isolation for ten days when they return from Britain.
The first leg, originally scheduled for Red Bull Arena in Germany, was moved to Budapest, as German authorities refused Liverpool’s entry into the country due to the Kovid-19 protocol.
Now the return match will take place on March 10 at Puskas Arena.
“The UEFA can officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League round between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig will now be played at the Budapest Puskas Arena,” the European football body said in a statement.
“UEFA would like to thank Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig for their support and their deep cooperation, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and for agreeing to host the match.”
(Por Manasi Pathak, em Bengaluru)