KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The Europa League second round first leg match between Austria’s Wolfsberger and Tottenham will now take place at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest. The date of the match (February 18) remains the same.
Earlier on Friday Arsenal’s home leg Europa League tie against Benfica joined the catalogue of venue switches in the European federation’s efforts to circumvent national travel restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The first leg had already been switched from Lisbon to Rome. Now the return will be played at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, Greece still on February 25.
This is the updated list of venue changes – eight so far – in the imminent two main UEFA competitions:
16 February: Leipzig vs Liverpool (to be played in Budapest, Hungary)
23 February: Atlético vs Chelsea (to be played in Bucharest, Romania)
24 February: Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City (to be played in Budapest, Hungary)
18 February: Molde vs Hoffenheim (to be played in Villarreal, Spain); Wolfsberger v Tottenham (to be played in Budapest, Hungary)
18 February: Real Sociedad vs Manchester United (to be played in Turin, Italy)
18 February: Benfica vs Arsenal (to be played in Rome, Italy)
25 February: Arsenal v Benfica (to be played in Piraeus, Greece)