The Champions League quarter-final round-trip between Chelsea and Porto will be played in Spain due to Kovid-19-related sanitary restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom, the Portuguese club announced on Tuesday.
“UEFA confirmed that the Champions League two quarter-finals between Porto and Chelsea will be played at the Ramon Sánchez Pizzuan Stadium in Seville,” the Portuguese team said in a statement released on its official website.
The home match against Porto will take place on 7 April, while the second game will take place six days later on 13 April.
“Uefa thanks Porto and Chelsea for their support and close cooperation, as well as the Portuguese Football Federation, the English Federation, the Spanish Federation and Sevilla FC for their help and agreement in the organization of the Games”, the European Union says, the entity said in a statement Football
The Portuguese government on Monday extended the suspension of flights with the UK to 15 April to limit the spread of new variants of the Kovid-19.
There are exceptions for medical emergencies or for residents of both countries, but not for high level athletes.
For that reason, Portuguese clubs, which have many players from English clubs, were to compete in the qualifying match for the Qatar 2022 World Cup against Azerbaijan (1-0 victory) in the Italian city of Turin last week.
En route to the Round of 16 of the Champions League, Chelsea were to play a duel in Bucharest against Atlético de Madrid, back in their stadium before playing the current, match between Spain and the United Kingdom due to sanitary restrictions. London. one month later.
Last year, Ufa had to rejoin the Champions League by setting them in the final leg for the first time, which brought the final eight teams together in a single game to the quarterfinals and semi-finals in a tournament in Portugal, before the final, against Bayern against PSG Won in Munich. (1–0).