Manchester Utd and Arsenal’ Europa League Ties Moved to Neutral Venues


Manchester United and Arsenal’ Europa League ties moved to neutral venues.

Manchester United were supposed to travel to Spain in order to take on Real Sociedad in the Anoeta Stadium on the 18th of February however the venue has been shifted to the Allianz stadium.

The first leg match which was supposed to happen in Spain was shifted due to tough Coronavirus restrictions which were put in place.

Arsenal’ venue has also been changed due to Coronavirus restrictions

Arsenal were set to travel to Portugal to take on Benfica on the 19th of February.

However with strict Coronavirus regulations in place, the venue has been changed as the Arsenal team would not be able to play in Portugal.

The first leg between Arsenal and Benfica would be played in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico but both the clubs could face a serious issue for the second leg.

According to The Guardian the second leg would be an issue for the clubs as Benfica would be barred from entering the UK due to stringent Coronavirus rules that have been implemented.

Therefore the second leg Venue has to be decided and confirmed by UEFA.

Meanwhile the first legs of Liverpool’s and Manchester City’s Champions League ties against RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach have been moved to Budapest.

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