Chelsea’s Champions League venue confirmed

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Due to Covid-19 rules, Spain has temporarily banned UK clubs from entering Spain.

Covid-19 rules in Spain do not currently allow people coming in from the UK due to the mutated strain present in England.

Reports had claimed that Chelsea may have to travel to Poland or Romania for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid.

UEFA has now confirmed that Chelsea’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg match away against Atletico Madrid will now be played at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest in Romania.

Atletico will host Chelsea in the first leg on 23 February, and the second leg will be played at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 17 March at 8pm.

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