Liverpool - RB Leipzig

Europe: Champions League
Liverpool Mohamed Salah (71), S. Mané (74)
Puskás Aréna2-0
RB Leipzig

Leipzig to pay Liverpool €1.5 million in compensation for venue change

By Peter Vice

New details regarding the financial penalties RB Leipzig must pay for moving two Champions' League fixtures emerged on Monday. 

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Under normal circumstances, UEFA fines for a change of venue in its pan-European club competition amounts to a whopping €15.25 million. On Monday, it was revealed that Bundesliga club RasenBallSport Leipzig will have to pay at least 10 percent of that amount for forcing Liverpool FC to play their "home-leg" of the round-of-16 tie in Budapest this coming Wednesday. 

Germany's "SportBild" reports these numbers based on information with internal sources at UEFA. The base-number comes from Section K of the European footballing body's own code. Bild also reports that Leipzig will have to foot half the bill for hosting the match in the Hungarian capital. The club already paid a reported €300,000 to host the first-leg of the tie at the Puskas Arena on February 16th. 

According to the German newspaper, the ten-percent figure (€1.525 million) will be paid directly to the EPL club once UEFA confirms the transfer. 

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