Official: Atletio-Chelsea will be played in Bucharest

Official: Atletico-Chelsea will be played in Bucharest


It’s official now. Atletico-Chelsea will be played at the Arena Naţională in Bucharest. It will not be played in the Wanda Metropolitano or in Spanish territory after the Council of Ministers extended the restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom until March 2. The match is scheduled for February 23.

AS advanced that Diego Pablo Simeone preferred to play the match at the Bucharest National Stadium because it brings him the best memories of the Europa League final that he won against Athletic Club de Bilbao in 2012. The other option was for it to be played at the Stadium. from Genoa, the Luigi Ferraris. The positive of this option was in the proximity. However, the prepared Italian stadiums are not free on the match dates.

Real Sociedad is in the same situation as Atlético, which was supposed to play on February 18 against Manchester United in the Europa League round of 32 match in Anoeta. The clash will be played in Turin.

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