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Restrictions endanger Europa League game. Clubs discuss solution, UEFA extends deadline
The possibility of a one-man game between Benfica and Arsenal for Europa League round 32 is on the table, and in light of a link to UEFA rules, this would be the solution if there is no understanding of alternatives.
At the moment, both English and Portuguese clubs maintain direct contacts to find an understanding of the stadiums where 18 hands will play with Benfica as a guest and 25, with those in London, but you know the game has a clear lead to a match on the red side.
Appendix K, at point 1.8, sets the frame for the final scene that decides where to play the UEFA tie. In the face of Arsenal’s and the UK’s health sanctions on Portugal, a visit to Luz could mean forced isolation on his return, while Benfica will be banned from traveling to London next week.
Failure to provide alternative territories could lead to a 3-0 defeat for the host team, and UEFA recommends that clubs choose courses from other clubs already recognized by the company to participate in European competitions. In anticipation of the ban, the UEFA has extended the deadline until March 5 for 32 matches in this Europa League round. Prague are still in contention, but as they face Roma, there is no need for isolation between Portugal and Italy, a negative test for Covit-19, as this elimination does not pose any obstacles, at least for now. In the 16th round of the Champions League, FC Porto face Juventus in a similar situation.
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