The German government blocked Liverpool from entering the country to face Leipzig in the Champions League

The German government blocked Liverpool from entering the country to face Leipzig in the Champions League

The German government blocked Liverpool from entering the country to face Leipzig in the Champions League

The German government blocked Liverpool from entering the country to face Leipzig in the Champions League / Press Release / Internet

The German government insisted that it would not allow the Liverpool team to enter the country. The English will visit Leipzig in a clash valid for 16 rounds of the Champions League. Leipzig should take a neutral seat for the match.

With a measure by the German government to block flights from the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Portugal until 17 February, the Leipzig team appealed to the country’s officials earlier this week – an exception to Liverpool’s hosting.

Leipzig will receive the British on 16 February, a day before the possible end of the measure. The appeal was denied by authorities on Thursday.

The German team will have to find a neutral country, another country to carry out the confrontation. German newspapers placed bets on Salzburg, Austria. Still, Leipzig will have to hurry to make a decision.

The regulation published by UEFA kicks off next Monday, the 8th, as a deadline for teams to notify any restrictions that prevent the receipt of the match in the predicted space.

The alternative, apart from being held on a neutral basis, would be a postponement of the match, a change in the order of the mandate or, in the worst case, an automatic defeat of Leipzig 3–0.

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