Liverpool denied entry to Leipzig for UCL match

The Champions League match between Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and Premier League champions Liverpool on Feb. 16 will never be played at Leipzig’s arena, the German Ministry of this Interior confirmed on

Last thursday Saturday, flights from the U.K. and other high-risk countries were banned by the government that is german stop the spread of this brand new variation of this coronavirus.

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While RB Leipzig pressed for an exception, the German Ministry of this Interior confirmed to German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Wednesday that you will have “no rules that are special professional sports.”

The government agency added they had informed RB Leipzig on that their case did not fall under the handful of exceptions outlined in the government order.

Leipzig wednesday will have until Monday to propose an alternate place — that could take a neutral nation — to UEFA.

“The Corona Protection Order consented by the government final Friday envisions only some exceptions with no unique arrangement for expert athletes,” the ministry stated in an statement that is emailed. “the police that is federal told the RB Leipzig club today that the circumstances of this offered instance don’t meet with the needs for an exemption.”

The Bundesliga club additionally is in a position to journey to Anfield and right back for the leg that is first as German passport holders and residents are allowed to travel to Germany, where they’d be tested straight away.

Under the COVID-19-related regulations for the Champions League released by the European football’s governing body earlier this week, the home side are responsible for the organisation of a neutral venue.

Leipzig could also try to convince Liverpool to swap the games, but, according to outlet that is german, the Premier League part aren’t prepared to do this.

The two feet of this Champions League round of 16 should be finished by April 2. If Leipzig don’t propose a venue that is suitable UEFA could decide to rule the match 3-0 in Liverpool’s favour.

The German club are confident they will be able to find a venue that is neutral

“We have been in speaks and now we will work on a remedy. We are playing someplace,” Leipzig Oliver that is executive Mintzlaff the news agency SID late on Thursday.(*)In the Europa League, Arsenal’s house and away games against Benfica might be afflicted with Uk limitations on visit and from Portugal.(*)

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