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UEFA transferred the games valid for the quarter-finals due to restrictions imposed by some countries to prevent the spread of Covid-19 cases

Reproduction / ChelseaChelsea will face Porto in the quarterfinals of the Champions League

A Uefa continues to have work to reallocate matches from Europe Champions League because of restrictions imposed by some countries to prevent the spread of cases of Covid-19. The quarter-final round-trip games between Chelsea e Porto, scheduled for April 7 and 13, will be played at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, in Seville, Spain. “UEFA can confirm that the Champions League round-trip games between Porto and Chelsea will take place at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in Seville,” the organization said in an official statement released on Tuesday. The first duel would be at the Estádio do Dragão, in the city of Porto, in Portugal, and the second at the stadium Stamford Bridge, in London. Both departures were transferred to Seville’s home in view of the quarantine requirement in the United Kingdom for those traveling from Portugal. “Uefa wants to thank Porto and Chelsea for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF, for its acronym in Spanish), for their help and agreement in receiving the games in question,” added the organization.

In the round of 16, Chelsea faced the Atlético de Madrid by the round trip in Bucharest, Romania. English clubs are prohibited from traveling to some European countries that have adopted restrictive measures in order to prevent the spread of a more dangerous variant of covid-19, which originated in Great Britain. Portugal, for example, is one of them. With that, the option for Spain. In the previous phase of the Champions League, Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid after winning 1-0 on the first leg and 2-0 on the return. Porto eliminated Juventus after winning 2-1 in Portugal and losing 3-2 in Italy, qualifying by the criterion of the away goal.

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