UEFA has announced that the Champions League match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, will now be played in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
Spanish authorities have banned travel from the UK, leading to a search for a neutral venue.
“UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea FC will now be played at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest.
“The date of the match (23 February 2021) and the kick-off time (21:00 CET) will remain the same.
“UEFA would like to express its gratitude to Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea FC for their support and close cooperation, as well as the Romanian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to stage the match,” a statement released on Wednesday, European football’s governing body, read.
It is understood that Chelsea’s match at Stamford Bridge isn’t under threat as the UK has not banned visitors from Spain.
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