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Report: 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. 

Liverpool
(4-3-3)
1Alisson
66T. Alexander-Arnold
47N. Phillips
19O. Kabak
26A. Robertson ↪90
6T. Alcântara ↪72
3Fabinho
5G. Wijnaldum (C) ↪82
11Mohamed Salah
20D. Jota ↪71
10S. Mané ↪90
Bench
13A.
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
(3-1-4-2)
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
Bench
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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