The tie between Arsenal and Benfica could be played on neutral ground

Both teams are in talks since it is not feasible that Arsenal have to quarantine when they return from playing the first leg or that Benfica is confined.

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The Europa League tie between Arsenal and Benfica could be played on neutral ground due to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic that operate in the United Kingdom with respect to Portugal.

According to the travel restrictions introduced this week, everyone from Portugal, South America and South Africa must isolate themselves for ten days in a hotel, without exception for elite athletes, as has happened on other occasions.

This puts the Europa League round of 32 tie that Arsenal and Benfica have to play, first in Lisbon, on February 18, and later in London on February 25, is in jeopardy.

Both teams are in talks to play on a neutral field, since it is not feasible for Arsenal to have to quarantine when they return from playing the first leg or for Benfica to confine themselves before arriving in the United Kingdom to play the second leg.

According to UEFA regulations regarding restrictions like these in European competitions, it is the task of each local team to contact a nation capable of hosting the match and in which there are fewer transport restrictions to ensure that the match is played there.

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