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Atletico, Chelsea Champions League match moved to Romania

Chelsea's Champions League tie away to Atletico Madrid will currently occur in Bucharest. 

UEFA affirmed it has moved the match due to Covid-19 travel worries, with the last-16 first leg presently to be arranged at the Arena Nationala in the Romanian capital. 

The UK is actualizing severe Covid-19 isolate rules around individuals getting back from Spain, constraining Chelsea's outing to Atletico to be moved to an unbiased scene. 

"UEFA has affirmed that Chelsea's Champions League round-of-16 first-leg match away against Atletico Madrid will currently be played at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest in Romania," read a Chelsea articulation. 

"The date of the match, Tuesday 23 February, and the commencement (8pm UK time) will continue as before.


"The second leg at Stamford Bridge is on Wednesday, 17 March at 8pm." 

Spain is on a 'red rundown' of nations drawn up by the UK Government, which will vigorously confine movement into and out of those countries. 

Arsenal and Manchester United have likewise seen the primary legs of their Europa League last-32 matches moved for similar reasons. 

The Gunners will take on Benfica in Rome, while United's match with Real Sociedad has been changed from San Sebastian to Juventus' Allianz Stadium in Turin.

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