<a href=”https://www.de24.news/”><img class=”alignnone size-medium” src=”https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png” alt=”© www.de24.news” width=”400″ height=”20″ /></a><p> The sixteenth-final first leg of the Europa League football between the WAC and Tottenham will not take place as planned in Klagenfurt’s Wörthersee Stadium on February 18 (6:55 p.m.). Since the previously granted exceptional landing permit for the English Premier League top club around star coach Jose Mourinho was withdrawn, a new venue had to be found. <a href=”https://www.de24.news/”><img class=”alignnone size-medium” src=”https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png” alt=”© www.de24.news” width=”400″ height=”20″ /></a><p> The game is now going on in the Puskas Arena in Budapest, as the Carinthians announced on Friday. </p><div>
<p>”<a href=”https://www.de24.news/”><img class=”alignnone size-medium” src=”https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png” alt=”© www.de24.news” width=”400″ height=”20″ /></a><p> The decision that the game cannot take place in Klagenfurt despite the federal government’s initial commitment must be respected,” said Carinthia’s governor Peter Kaiser (SPÖ) on Friday evening. This will “avert at least one of the threats of embarrassment due to the decision of the federal government that has been withdrawn”. Kaiser expects, however, “a reparation by the federal government for the damage caused to the WAC by the additional expenditure”.</p>
It is therefore more than questionable whether the Wolfsberg team will be able to play their second leg on February 24th (6:00 pm CET) in London. On Friday evening, UEFA initially only confirmed the relocation of the first leg to the Hungarian capital, which means that all European Cup guest appearances by English clubs in the knockout phase of the Champions and Europa League will now take place on neutral territory.
The reason for the relocations is the corona-related, strict entry rules due to the various coronavirus mutations.
Before that, the second leg in the European sixteenth-finals between Arsenal and Benfica was moved to Piraeus on Friday. Due to British entry restrictions for travelers from Portugal – the country is on the so-called “Red List” of the United Kingdom in contrast to Austria – the match on February 25 cannot take place in London as planned.
The first leg on February 18 will already be played in Rome because the Arsenal players and club staff would have to go into quarantine for ten days after returning from Lisbon.
In the Champions League, the match Atletico Madrid against Chelsea will take place on February 23 in Bucharest, RB Leipzig against Liverpool (February 16) and Borussia Mönchengladbach against Manchester City (February 24) have been moved to Budapest like the WAC first leg.
Real Sociedad and Manchester United will meet in the Europa League on February 18 in Turin.
The move to Italy was due to restrictions on travel from the UK to Spain.
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