Chelsea performed and received in opposition to Sevilla on the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium earlier within the season.© AFP
Both legs of the Champions League quarter-final between Portuguese membership Porto and Premier League facet Chelsea might be performed in Seville, Spain, as a consequence of Covid-19 journey restrictions, UEFA confirmed on Tuesday. The matches might be performed at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, with the primary leg on April 7 and the return on April 13. Portugal was faraway from the British authorities’s listing of nations on a journey ban pink listing earlier this month however anybody coming into the UK from there’s nonetheless required to self-isolate for 10 days.
It is simply the most recent European tie this season to be impacted by journey restrictions associated to the pandemic.
Ironically the primary leg of Chelsea’s last-16 tie in opposition to Atletico Madrid was moved from Spain to the Romanian capital Bucharest.
Spain this week eased restrictions on folks coming into the nation from the UK for sure causes, together with contributors in high-level sporting occasions.
Both legs of the last-16 ties between Liverpool and RB Leipzig, and between Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach, have been switched to Budapest.
Meanwhile the 2 legs of the Europa League last-32 tie between Arsenal and Lisbon giants Benfica have been performed at impartial venues, in Italy and Greece.
Chelsea have already performed on the Sanchez Pizjuan this season, beating Sevilla 4-0 in a gaggle recreation in December.
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