Arsenal, Benfica Europa Game Gets New Venue

English Premier League side Arsenal and Portuguese top side Benfica Europa League last-32 game which was supposed to be in England has been moved to another venue. According to reports, the tie between the two clubs will be played in Greece, Athens precisely because of Covid-19 restrictions.

New Venue for Arsenal and Benfica Game

The date for the match between the two teams still stands, it will be played on the on the 25th of February, and the stadium is Olympiakos’ Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, it will also be played without fans in the stadium.

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It was moved from England due to the UK government imposed strict travel restrictions on people from other countries. The first leg of the fixture, will be on the 18th of February, which will be played in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Arsenal game is no the only affected game, Manchester United game against Spanish side Real Sociedad was also moved to Italy, it will be played in Juventus’ Allianz Stadium. But the second leg will be played at Old Trafford as planned.

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