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Kicker: Leipzig-Liverpool second-leg also set to move to Budapest

By Peter Vice

Current corona-related protective orders in effect in the German state of Saxony look to ensure that RB Leipzig's second-leg UCL fixture will also take place in Budapest. 

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German restrictions on U.K. travelers moved the home-leg of Leipzig's round-of-16 Champions' League fixture against Liverpool to the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary. The very same regulations would apply to the German squad if they were to travel to England to play Jürgen Klopp's Reds in the scheduled return-leg on March 10th. 

Some German Bundesländer (states) allow exceptions for short-term travel involving professional athletes. It has been reported by Britain's "Times" that the Bundesliga's roten Bullen will be granted no such exemption. Hence, UEFA has submitted a request to the club for an alternate plan. 

German footballing magazine Kicker contacted officials at RB for comment on Tuesday, but could obtain no concrete confirmation of plans to move the match. The magazine nevertheless disclosed that an announcement concerning a different venue for the match would come on Wednesday. 

Even though both legs were played on neutral territory, the second fixture would be considered a home match for Liverpool. Accordingly, the away-goals rule remains in effect. RB must beat the EPL side by a 3-1 scoreline or higher to advance to the quarterfinals.

66T. Alexander-Arnold
47N. Phillips
19O. Kabak
26A. Robertson ↪90
6T. Alcântara ↪72
5G. Wijnaldum (C) ↪82
11Mohamed Salah
20D. Jota ↪71
10S. Mané ↪90
53H. Davies
27D. Origi ↩71
21K. Tsimikas ↩90
28B. Davies
46R. Williams
76N. Williams
7J. Milner ↩82
8N. Keïta ↩72
15A. Oxlade-Chamberlain ↩90
17C. Jones
23X. Shaqiri
RB Leipzig
1P. Gulácsi
22N. Mukiele
5D. Upamecano
16L. Klostermann
44K. Kampl ↪46
14T. Adams
25Daniel Olmo ↪72
7M. Sabitzer (C)
18C. Nkunku
9Y. Poulsen ↪60
10E. Forsberg ↪60
33J. Martínez
11H. Hee-Chan ↩60
19A. Sørloth ↩46
21J. Kluivert ↩60
4W. Orban
6I. Konaté
23M. Halstenberg
39B. Henrichs
8A. Haidara ↩72
20L. Samardžić

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