Covid mutations: Spurs are latest to head to Budapest for ‘German’ away game

February 15 – Tottenham Hotspur have become the latest English Premier League club to have its next European game moved to a neutral country because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Six of the seven English clubs in either the Champions League or Europa League have been forced to play their first-leg games in neutral countries, with Tottenham’s fixture at Austrian side Wolfsberger now switched to Budapest.

Liverpool and Manchester City are already going to the Hungarian capital in the next two weeks for Champions League games because they are barred from entering Germany where they were to face RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach, respectively.

Arsenal were moved for a second time last Friday, and will go to Greece to host Benfica in the last 32 of the Europa League. The second leg game will be played at the home of Olympiakos on February 25, one week after Benfica’s ‘home’ game takes place in Rome.

Chelsea are going to Bucharest to face Atlético Madrid in a Champions League first-leg game while Manchester United travel to Turin to play Real Sociedad in the Europa League instead of in Spain.

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