The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) has changed venues for Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool’s first leg matches of the champions league due to COVID-19 outbreak in England.
Germany has banned entry on all arrivals from England and areas affected by coronavirus mutations until at least February 17, 2021.
Premier League defending champions, Liverpool, were scheduled to travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig on 16 February 2021. The match has been shifted to Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, from Red Bull Arena in Germany.
Like Liverpool, Manchester City’s first leg tie against Borussia Monchengladbach on 24th February has also been affected and thus prompting the change of it’s venue. The match has been moved from Borussia Park to Puskas Arena in Budapest.
United Kingdom(UK) has implemented strict coronavirus quarantine rules around people returning from Spain. This move has led to the change of the Chelsea’s trip to Spain to face Atletico Madrid.
The Match has been moved to a neutral groound; Arena Naţională in Bucharest. on 23rd of February. The second leg shall be played on 17th of March at Stamford Bridge.